Agile Frameworks, LLC Signs GFA International, Inc. for MetaField™ Mobile Enterprise Application Platform
MINNEAPOLIS, MN September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/–Agile Frameworks, LLC, a leading provider of field information management systems (FIMS), consulting and managed services for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) marketplace, has signed a new client for its MetaField™solution.
GFA International, Inc. of Delray Beach, FL, specializing in engineering and environmental services, is currently in the implementation phase of the deployment of MetaField. The company was founded in 1988 and has experience working on a broad range of projects including applied earth and environmental sciences, construction observation, geophysics, water resource management, geotechnical engineering, materials and non-destructive testing and drilling.
Frank Frione, president and CEO, stated “We have been looking at automating our field services for a couple of years and we are excited to move forward with this initiative which will greatly enhance our service to clients. The team at Agile Frameworks has done an excellent job with the development of MetaField™, AgilePort® and AgileStamp® and we look forward to utilizing these applications in our business. The benefits for our clients will include faster report turnaround, improved report quality and direct access to deliverables via their own portal.”
MetaField, a mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP), is designed for engineering firms specializing in geotechnical, environmental, non-destructive engineering and construction materials testing to perform onsite data collection. Soil density and concrete field testing represent examples of tests that are supported by MetaField. MetaField’s emphasis on mobility optimization reflects the remote nature of the business, and accelerates the entire field data collection and report generation process in a more accurate way via smart phones or other mobile devices. A return on investment (ROI) of two to five months is typical, dependent upon the size of the firm and the number of field personnel.
“We are excited to partner with GFA International, Inc. in the South Florida territory. We are impressed with their management team and their adoption of new technologies” stated Doug Bonestroo, vice president of business development for Agile Frameworks. Brian Hase, CTO of Agile Frameworks, added “The GFA team intuitively understands that applied technology can be a strategic differentiator enabling them to provide enhanced value services to their clients and to the markets they serve. They are among the trend setters in their industry and we are delighted to be one of their business partners”.
Doug Bonestroo, VP of Business Development, Agile Frameworks, LLC
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