New Release includes several new features supporting cross- functional business processes within a highly flexible configuration engine
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. October 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/–Agile Frameworks, LLC, an independent software vendor (ISV) that is a leading provider of field information management systems (FIMS) and laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for the engineering, environmental and construction services marketplaces, is releasing version 2.7 of MetaField® on November 3, 2014.
The new release adds several key capabilities, including:
- Field-integrated, chain-of-custody sample tracking of any sample type (in addition to test order, scheduling, reporting, and billing extract) is designed to enhance the speed, efficiency, and quality of materials or analytical lab operations.
- Scheduling & Dispatch
- Integrating back office resource management with mobile device capabilities, the new module enables field service managers and schedulers to manage project work orders, personnel workloads, and certification compliance on job activities.
- DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Forms
- Designed to support new or existing lines-of-business with on-the-fly data entry forms and report creation, the new Activity module enables businesses to leverage MetaField® for just about any discipline requiring field data collection, quality review, reporting, and data mining. Example lines-of-business include various construction services, environmental consulting, surveying, non-destructive examination, commissioning etc.
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia, founded in 1881 and the oldest independent consulting and testing firm in the United States, has been utilizing MetaField for nearly three years. Robert Mashewske, Vice President, is excited about the new functionality. “We will be able to roll out MetaField to additional lines of business with the new capabilities” stated Mashewske. Each year, the company provides geotechnical, materials testing, and environmental engineering services for thousands of projects across dozens of industries.
Brian Hase, Chief Technology Officer for Agile Frameworks and the architect behind MetaField®, stated “With this new release, almost any business that conducts significant operations in the field can leverage to great effect the integrated solutions platform comprised of MetaField®, AgileStamp®, and AgilePort®. Our customers anticipate even more positive business outcomes including improved speed, quality, efficiency, and ultimately – profitability.”