iData, Audatex partner to supply tablets
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According to Gartner, enterprises are increasingly feeling the need to provide connectivity to their mobile workforce and the number of global mobile workers is expected to reach 200-million by 2013.
“This trend is becoming evident daily. Mobile technology is becoming a key performance tool as enterprises look for rugged and powerful tablet PCs, which offer full PC functionality in a highly durable, portable device,” says Peter White, executive head of iData Distribution.
In line with this worldwide trend, iData Distribution, leading distributors of automated identification and mobile technologies for the reseller market in southern Africa, supplied Audatex (the world’s leading supplier of vehicle repair data) with 160 Motion Tablet PCs to enable easy access of information and increase productivity.
“We needed a technology that would provide a powerful solution. Our aim is to add value to our customers by making a range of innovative, cost effective and integrated solutions and services that streamline and accelerate the motor repair and claims’ process,” says Ingo von Boetticher, MD of Audatex in South Africa.
“The Motion Tablet PCs loaded with the Abuntex motor vehicle assessing software assist in addressing the needs of our fast-paced and demanding environment. We believe that our solution can improve businesses as it enables them to quote accurately and immediately and ultimately save time and costs.
“With the Audapad, a Motion Tablet PC running the Abuntex software, customers have the ability to calculate an assessment offline, which means there’s no down-time. These tablet PCs are portable and offer convenience of capturing and completing an assessment at the vehicle. They also allow a user to load images and all scanned documentation regarding the assessment,” adds Von Boetticher.
The ranges of Motion Tablet PCs are ideal computing solutions for mobile workforces. Rugged, lightweight and highly versatile, with multiple integrated features, the tablets enable users to access, gather and share valuable data across mobile environments in industries such as health, hospitality, construction, field services, manufacturing, government, point-of-sale and distribution.
“Our on-going contract with Audatex, through our partner iData Distribution, signifies the rapid growth in the need for easy-to-use mobility solutions for gathering and sharing data.
“We look forward to a partnership that will ultimately enable the mobile users that rely on the ability to compute in the field realise even more productivity benefits, including accurate customer information gathered on the road, simplified results tracking and reporting, while eliminating duplicate efforts, such as re-keying data,” concludes Nigel Owens, VP of worldwide sales and GM of EMEA for Motion Computing