@Road, a provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, announced on June 28 the availability of the company's newest mobile data integration application, @Road Mobile Enterprise Access (MEA). The @Road MEA service is designed to streamline customers' business processes by improving field force data communications with the enterprise.Developed for use on JAVA and GPS-enabled handsets, @Road MEA lets companies of all sizes access back-office applications from the field, such as customer relationship management (CRM), inventory control and scheduling databases, as well as integrate real-time location-based data directly into these same systems. @Road MEA gives mobile workers using @Road GeoManager Pocket Edition services the ability to automatically:view contract relationship information.
access customer information.
enter field notes after customer visits.
access part numbers, pricing or invoices.
view supply chain status.
schedule orders or update transactions from the field.
"Access to real-time location-based data is critical to effectively managing mobile resources," said Krish Panu, CEO and president of @Road. “@Road MEA can bridge the gap between the corporate environment and field activities, which facilitates productivity in the field within enterprise-level business processes." @Road MEA is the latest addition to the suite of Integrated Data Services offered by @Road which includes:@Road MEA - Allows workers to access back-office application data and collect data from the field with mobile phones.
@Road DirectData - Continuously delivers location-based @Road data directly to third-party databases and applications.
@Road APIs - Enables customers to query @Road databases and integrate the data with third-party applications.
@Road TCP Connect - Enables workers in the field to wirelessly connect PCs, PDAs and other mobile devices to corporate networks.