Tuesday, May 13, 2008

AT&T Offers GPS TimeTrack Workforce Management via Blackberrys

AT&T will begin offering Xora's "GPS TimeTrack" workforce management solution to AT&T' business mobile customers.

Xora GPS TimeTrack uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to give businesses timesheet data collection, job/work-order management, payroll integration and location tracking capabilities on AT&T-powered smartphones.

Xora GPS TimeTrack will be available via wireless download on the BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8820, BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and BlackBerry Curve 8310 handsets, as well as the AT&T Tilt, BlackJack II and MOTO Q 9h global smartphones.

The Xora GPS TimeTrack acts as a mobile version of the punch clock on which employees in the field can log starting and ending times for shifts, breaks and specific jobs by using a simple interface. Back at the office, management can view all of the information on a PC in near real time, including detailed maps showing the current location of all workers, detailed location activity, landmarks and street addresses.

AT&T will offer three monthly subscription plans. Xora GPS TimeTrack Standard is $16.99 for each device, Xora GPS TimeTrack Premier is $24.99 a device and Xora GPS TimeTrack Supervisor, which allows work crew leaders to clock team members in and out, is $29.99 a device. All require a monthly AT&T smartphone data plan. There also is a one-time setup fee of $25 for each subscriber. There also are two Xora add-on services available: Xroutes with TrafIQ for an additional $28.99 a month and EZNav, which provides GPS-guided text and audible turn-by-turn driving directions powered by Garmin, for an additional $6.99 a month for each subscriber.http://www.att.com/locationbasedserviceshttp://www.xora.com

  • Xora is a start-up based in Mountain View, California. The company is headed by Sanjay Shirole, who previously spent three years as President of Web Apps, a privately funded enterprise software company that he co-founded. Sanjay also spent five years with Oracle Corporation.

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