MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - Xora, Inc., the #1 company in mobile workforce management, today announced a new release of its flagship mobile workforce management solution, Xora StreetSmart™, adding Mileage Manager to its mobile workforce management solution. With this new capability, mobile workers equipped with the associated Trips mobile app are able to track and submit mileage and related trip expenses more easily than ever before. Managers gain greater visibility into expected versus actual routes by comparing odometer, GPS and Google suggested routes. Mileage Manager supports IRS requirements with configurable trip categories, purpose and reimbursement rates. With these new capabilities companies are able to manage and analyze mileage costs, billing and reimbursements.
Xora StreetSmart is a suite of configurable mobile apps, plus a web-based management application. The mobile apps turn any mobile phone or tablet into a powerful productivity tool. The management application lets managers and office personnel analyze performance for better decision-making. Mileage Manager streamlines mileage and expense submission and analysis. Mobile timesheets save time and reduce errors. Mobile forms and mobile jobs reduce phone tag and manual paperwork. Photo and electronic-signature capture provide proof of service.
"The addition of Mileage Manager is really a game changer for our customers," said Tom Miltonberger, Vice President of Products and Engineering for Xora. "Now, our customers can better track and analyze expenses and reduce the overall trip related costs faster and more effectively."
In addition to Mileage Manager, this release of Xora StreetSmart includes new and improved mobile device insights. Now available in this release are a Device Status Log, new device battery level indicators and alerts that enable managers to proactively identify and resolve issues that arise with mobile devices in the field and improve the way these devices are used for maximum productivity.
Said Lillian Gee, System Administrator at Geese Police, "The battery level indicators and alerts will help us to better understand device issues. This will really help us minimize the amount of time spent troubleshooting the phones." Geese Police, a pest control company that works with border collies to clear Canadian Geese from client properties in NJ, uses Xora to track time on each job, GPS locations and timesheets for its mobile workers.
"Running a mobile workforce means that you need to address the challenges inherent in mobile devices and communications -- from battery life to carrier coverage and GPS limitations. We understand how these issues can impact a mobile workforce and are excited to offer new capabilities to better equip our customers to ensure top performance and productivity from their mobile devices and teams," said Tom Miltonberger.
Said Phyllis Nykamp, the Director of IT NES Rentals, "Having the extra information on mobile device status will be great. We use a lot of iPhones and can see exactly what's going on so that supervisors can instruct their workers on how to fix mobile device issues when they arise." NES Rentals, a leader in the construction equipment rental industry, uses Xora to keep track of inventory in 80 locations across 30 states and to be more responsive to its customers.
Xora helps mobile businesses and their mobile workers work smarter and faster. More than 16,000 organizations rely on Xora every day to save money and grow their businesses. Xora is North America's #1 market leader in mobile workforce management -- an achievement that Frost & Sullivan recognized by honoring Xora with its 2012 Market Share Leadership Award. Visit Xora on the web at www.xora.com.