Global GBM plans to spatially ‘konect’ field workers

By on 15 June, 2016
GITA President Wanda Skerrett (left) and GITA Director Antoine Burdett  (right) presenting the GITA award to Global GBM CEO Ken Moule (centre).

GITA President Wanda Skerrett (left) and GITA Director Antoine Burdett (right) presenting the GITA award to Global GBM CEO Ken Moule (centre).


Australian software solutions provider Global GBM is riding the digital disruption wave with a new award-winning product set to revolutionise businesses that have personnel who visit locations outside their office or workshop.

Global GBM CEO Ken Moule said the Brisbane-based company’s new product ‘Konect’ has the potential to push Australia to the forefront as a supplier of business automation services to the 1.5 billion workers worldwide who spend part of their day off-site.

Mr Moule said the Konect service means anyone can now set up a map driven field workflow without needing to call in programmers or specialist consultants.

“For the first time we can extend business automation outside the four walls of an office or workshop at a price that makes it attractive to a mass of small and medium enterprises,” he said. “Konect is also appreciated by larger corporations because projects can be implemented very quickly without compromising quality.”

“Konect’s unique map-driven field workflow provides field crews with the operational context that helps them quickly locate work sites and assimilate important information about their surroundings. This drives large productivity gains and improves workplace safety.”

Konect won the prestigious Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) award of excellence at the Locate16 conference in Melbourne in April, 2016.

“The conference was about harnessing digital disruption to drive the nation’s economy and the award for Konect was a tremendous accolade for the company,” Mr Moule said.

“The global enterprise mobility market is valued at $A260 billion a year. It represents the new economy that Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull is depending on to deliver his election mantra of ‘jobs and growth’.”

In their submission for the award, the Global GBM team presented a recent joint project with the Northern Territory Government and Konect.

“That project implemented Konect to allow inspectors  to easily mark road defects onto mobile maps and forward work requests to maintenance crews in a fully integrated electronic workflow involving both field and office personnel,” Mr Moule said. “The project is delivering important operational metrics, improving efficiency and reducing the time between the inspection of each road segment and repair of any defects detected.

To find out more visit Global GBM.


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