Nobile Construction Turns To GPS To Save On Fuel

By PRESS RELEASE — August 05, 2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and BRANFORD, Conn. -- TeleNav, Inc. announced that Nobile Construction, a full- service residential remodeling company, has improved employee timecard accuracy, developed more efficient billing processes and saved on fuel with the use of TeleNav Track, a cell phone GPS navigation and tracking service.
 
In operation since 1955, Nobile Construction provides Connecticut's shoreline residents with kitchen, bath and full home remodel services. The company has worked with over 1,500 customers in the past 15 years, with 50 percent of them being repeat business.   
 
Nobile Construction has experienced challenges from the volatile residential construction market, but has always been able to hold its ground. However, after encountering a recent overall decline in remodel requests, the company recognized it needed to find ways to make the business run more efficiently -- especially when it came to collecting employee timecards. With its carpenters traveling from job to job, management gathered timesheets on a weekly basis. In order to submit their hours, carpenters needed to constantly visit headquarters, creating unnecessary expenses for drivers' commute times, as well as added vehicle wear and fuel costs.
 
The company decided to implement TeleNav Track on its AT&T Tilt smartphones to address many of these issues. By deploying TeleNav Track, Nobile Construction is able to implement a more reliable and accurate timecard system. In addition to eliminating unnecessary trips into the office each week to turn in timecards, the fully wireless (and paperless) system enables workers on the road to submit their time on a daily basis, improving the overall accuracy for each job. Additionally, the office is able to do job costing for each client on a daily basis, which has improved the company's cash flow.  
 
"We originally looked to the TeleNav Track service as a way to lessen the time that it was taking our team to get their timecards dropped off at the office," said Traci Knapp, general manager of Nobile Construction. "We didn't initially expect TeleNav Track to help us reduce the number of hours being logged out on the field. Although it may just be a few hours saved each week, those extra hours alone are paying for the service time and time again."
 
"Like many businesses being affected by today's slowed economy, Nobile Construction was looking for a cost-effective solution to better monitor the time being spent on each job. Wireless timecards are an excellent way for companies with a mobile workforce to monitor how time is being spent, as well as eliminate unnecessary paperwork and fuel costs," said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and sr. director, marketing at TeleNav. "In a business where repeat customers are crucial to success, TeleNav Track provides the workforce management tools companies need to keep their efforts running as efficiently as possible." 
 
TeleNav Track enables organizations to optimize mobile workforce operations through mobile GPS tracking and navigation, wireless timesheets, job dispatching and wireless forms -- all using GPS-enabled mobile devices. Currently, more than 8,000 organizations rely on TeleNav Track to help manage their mobile resources.
 

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