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Retriever Communications

November 11, 2013 09:00 ET

Retriever Communications Earns Frost & Sullivan 2013 North American Award for Global Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2013) - Retriever Communications, a global provider of mobile field force automation, today announced it has received the Frost & Sullivan Global Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. In the category of industrial mobile applications, Retriever was selected due to its flexible and scalable mobile application platform, central focus of the business user in the development process, and deep understanding of the mobility market.

"Retriever operates in an emerging yet competitive market of industrial mobile applications, full of established participants. However, its unique technology, flexibility, extensibility, reliability and business user-centric model gives Retriever a distinct competitive advantage," said Naveen Kumar Ramasamy, senior industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "The value proposition is that Retriever not only sells solutions, but also offers SaaS-based alternatives. This is a major revenue generator for Retriever that also strengthens field force automation for end users in energy and mining, as well as OFSE vendors. With these capabilities, Frost & Sullivan is convinced of Retriever's future success in new markets and geographies."

"Our customers are noting the trends that put a huge demand on IT to support an array of mobile devices and project deployments with an expectation of a fast deployment. At the same time, similar pressure is on the C-level to ensure solid ROI from field staff and related expenses," said Mary Brittain-White, CEO of Retriever Communications. "Retriever has worked hard to develop an enterprise mobility environment that solves the many pain points experienced across an industrial organization. We're honored to receive the Global Entrepreneurial Company Award from Frost & Sullivan, which we feel recognizes our hard work, unique approach to enterprise industrial mobility and differentiators that enable us to excel worldwide."

Retriever's technology includes:

Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP)
Retriever offers both software licensing and cloud models. Its MEAP has a write-once, run-always capability, which allows Retriever products to perform on all mobile devices. It delivers a full native app experience, corporate level security, complex or simple app functionality and the ability to work outside of wireless coverage.

Retriever Application Development Environment (RADE)
RADE enables application developers to build an app once and deploy it natively to all devices that run Windows, iOS or Android platforms. It also allows developers to integrate device-specific capabilities, such as GPS, barcode readers, built-in cameras and RFID scanners into the application. RADE also contains a fast prototyping capability that allows anyone with IT understanding or knowledge of an employee's workflow, but no coding experience, to develop a working application prototype in only a few days.

Retriever Formbuilder
Formbuilder is a standalone tool for easily creating device-agnostic electronic forms. It allows business users to import existing Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, in order, to develop mobile applications. Formbuilder supports workflow and business logic, so users can follow a familiar procedure when collecting and processing data. The tool eliminates any dependency on IT for "development" when creating electronic forms or modifying existing forms. Formbuilder forms can be embedded in an enterprise application or be used as a stand-alone application.

Retriever Dispatch and Scheduler
Retriever's Dispatch and Scheduling is a multi-user, Web-based solution that brings efficiency to the scheduling of jobs, workers and equipment; therefore, this scheduling capability is built for job planning, assignment and dynamic field connectivity. It enables effective field worker utilization and responsiveness to ad hoc, breakdown, or emergency work situations.

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About Retriever Communications
Retriever Communications has been providing field force automation technology internationally since 1996. It is privately held with corporate headquarters in Sydney, Australia, and North American headquarters in Houston, Texas. Retriever's wireless field solutions improve productivity and automate data collection processes for companies with field operations -- Operators to Service Companies in Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Petroleum, and Utilities.

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