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TAAP are pleased to announce today that its working with Mindworks Ltd to provide OnTAAP Forms, a Mobile Pda Technology to further increase the effectiveness and efficiencies of its existing systems and technology solutions.

Mindworks were incorporated in 1989 and have a wealth of experience in designing and supplying software to the NHS, local government and private sector.

Mindworks specialises in Estates and Facilities Management solutions. These systems provide extensive and comprehensive capabilities supporting preventative planned maintenance, defect work, asset registers, helpdesk, job costing, full budget accounting, stores, quotations, portering, transport, approved list of suppliers, tendering, contract management, security, room booking, equipment loans, hazard management and so on.

The integration with TAAP technology and OnTAAP Forms means that those jobs which required jobs sheets to be printed, collected and entered can now be handled via a mobile Pda device.

The forms that are traditionally completed on paper are now replaced with electronic equivalents. The Mindworks systems simply sends the job/form to a worker who receives the request very much like email. The OnTAAP Forms application then prompts the user to enter all the relevant data to complete the job, once complete it is sent back to Mindworks and the data collected goes directly into the Mindworks system.

This saves time because jobs can be sent to workers without them having to come back to a central office. The work is completed and within seconds is back within the Mindworks system. There is no need to print jobs, have it manually entered, or waste paper.

The forms also improve the quality and accuracy of the data captured and reported to the Estates Manager. This in turn makes the Mindworks systems more effective because they hold and can report more effectively on the data being collected, it’s a win win!!

The OnTAAP Forms allows for other systems being used by the Estate to leverage the OnTAAP Forms technology. This means that just one single mobile Pda application is required to satisfy all the Estates Mobile technology requirements, from general surveys, inspections, expenses, holiday forms and so on. This means now that photos, signatures and quality business data can be collected and processed more effectively and efficiently, and all as a consequence of Mindworks deploying this technology.

The cost of ownership is very low, it being installed from a text message and having a secure username and password. It doesn’t use special hardware and runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile devices provided by all the major cellular operators, in some cases the hardware being free or subsidised over an 12 to 18 month airtime contract.

Charles Brown, Managing Director of Mindworks comments “We are delighted that TAAP are enhancing the functionality of our FM Software by providing a mobile data solution to our customers. Cost/Benefit is one of the major design factors behind our Procon Manager Series and Seeker FM software ranges. Due to the huge potential savings a mobile solution could offer our customers we were faced with a choice of designing our own mobile device applications or working with an expert in the field. Choosing TAAP was an easy decision to make as their expertise and sole focus on mobile applications enables them to provide our customers with an incredible return on investment.”

Steve Higgon, CEO of TAAP comments “This is a very exciting opportunity for both TAAP and Mindworks to further improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of its clients. Pda technology when sensibly deployed with established business solutions such as those provided by Mindworks results in phenomenal benefits for our clients.”

About TAAP
OnTAAP Forms allows users to receive and send forms based data like email from their Pda’s and PC’s. The forms like Microsoft’s next generation applications describe their interface in XML and so are infinitely flexible and extensible to each unique clients specific requirements with signatures, photos, industry and custom data sources such as postcodes, online and offline, and much more.

TAAP specialise in real time data solutions that allow you to process your data in a consistent and standardised manner in seconds from SMS, Pda, PC, Web, Flash, Sky TV as well as bespoke client specific channels.

Media Contacts:
Louise Lawson
TAAP Ltd
0208 387 1764
louise.lawson@ontaap.com
www.ontaap.com

Tel: 0845 230 9787 Email: sales@ontaap.com

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