Friday, June 16, 2006

Automotive Services Software for PDAs


I am amazed at how much computational power a software application on a handheld computer can have. Let me give you an example - We are finishing up an application for a company that provides mobile automotive services such as vehicle cleaning, washing polishing and detailing. This one handheld solution actually includes all of the following components:
  • Work Orders
  • Payroll records
  • Time Sheets
  • Customer invoicing
  • Mobile Printing
  • Bar code scanning
  • VIN decoding
  • Wireless database synchronization
  • Web enabled access to the data
  • Report printing

All of these components are available from one menu on a Pocket PC handheld device. We developed this application using MobileDataforce's PointSync Suite. This application allows the mobile service providers to effectively communicate with headquarters while remaining on the jobsite making money and providing services.