Natural Insight is a leading on-demand solution provider for workforce management. Its technology platform enables companies to efficiently manage the scheduling, monitoring, data collection and reporting for employers who have a distributed workforce.
Since Natural Insight’s clients rely on a workforce that is on-the-go, the company believed that an iPhone® app was a logical fit to add greater value to their current offering. By providing workers with a mobile app to use while in the field, employers could better manage and support their workforce. The app needed to be delivered quickly (4-6 weeks) and had to be simple enough to use without training. As well, the app had to be scalable to support thousands of users and it had to be built so no changes to the back-end platform would be required. This posed a unique challenge, since the app needed to seamlessly integrate new data points (location and time information) and a new data stream (inputs via the iPhone) into the enterprise systems.
Intelliware was engaged to develop a mobile app that enabled the capabilities of Natural Insight’s platform to be accessed via an iPhone app. Intelliware worked closely with Natural Insight’s marketing and technical teams to optimize the end user experience and provide seamless integration to the existing enterprise systems. The result was GPS Check-In, a user-friendly interface that relies on the device’s built-in GPS capability plus real-time integration with the workforce management platform from Natural Insight. Remote workers can now verify their location by simply tapping the screen.