Category Archive: Mobile Work Orders

Mobile Tech Expo 2014 – A HUGE Success!

Mobile Tech Expo 2014 PDR OlympicsMobile Tech Expo 2014 hit it out of the park this past week. Kevin Halewood moved the expo to a bigger, nicer venue; The Caribe Royale in Orlando Florida. The larger venue allowed for 30% additional vendors to participate. We also saw a similar increase in auto recon pros attending making for a very busy, high energy event.

The Expo had a great line up of educational seminars. We popped in and out of the packed seminars to get an idea of the attendance.  New this year were a number of seminars hosted in Spanish for Spanish speaking auto recon pros. Always popular were seminars hosted by Mike Phillips of Autogeek.net and Renny Doyle of Detailing Success.
Every seminar was packed
Attendees were not only looking for tools and techniques to improve their skills. They also sought business solutions to better manage their business and field service crews as exemplified by all three of the mobile business solutions seminars having packed rooms. YEAH – you could say mobile solutions is a HOT topic!

Six master Auto Detailers, Bob Phillips, Jim Lafeber, Richard Lin, Jason Rose, Scotty Perkins, and Renny Doyle, gathered to discuss the show, industry trends, new technologies and more in their live podcast. If you are an auto detailer you will not want to miss this podcast. 
AMMO NYC – 6 Master Detailers: Mobile Tech Expo 2014

ZenTouch Booth at Mobile Tech Expo 2014Thank you to all those that stopped by our booth to take a look at ZenTouch. We had a steady stream of visitors – all looking for a mobile field service solution to better manage their business. What a great opportunity to “sit down” with you to discuss your business challenges, goals for 2014 and how ZenTouch can streamline the business process.

On the selfish side it was also great to flee 20 degrees and snow to escape to Orlando for 3 days. While it rained off and on, temps hovered in the mid 70′s making for a great trip.

We look forward to working with those of you who are coming on board this year with ZenTouch.  We’ll see you next year at Mobile Tech Expo 2015.

Zenware - Mobile, Cloud, Web, SaaS and Software Solutions~~~~~~~~~~
Jody Sedrick, CEO
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Zenware is a Boise Idaho based company that specializes In custom mobile software development, custom iOS development, custom Android development, iPad software development, iPhone software development, custom web development, web hosting and SaaS based work order management software. We also have a powerful line up of off-the-shelf mobile cloud solutions; ZenTouch, GlassBiller and Zenwarehouse

Mobile Tech Expo 2013 – Education Day

Auto Recon, PDR, Upholstery Repair professionals and industry vendors gathered in Orlando at the Worldgate Resort for the 2013 Mobile Tech Expo. It was a busy, busy day as auto recon professionals came in from all the world.

Rod Puzey and Renny Doyle at Mobile Tech Expo

Rod Puzey and Renny Doyle at Mobile Tech Expo

A special kudos to Renny Doyle who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his impact on the Auto Recon Industry. I took the time to attend his training session today “Synergize Your Success”. Here are a few tidbits from Renny:

  • “Are you the most recognized in your industry? If not become that person”
  • “Build your family empire before your business empire!”
  • “What are your priorities? “. He showed a picture of a man fleeing a sinking boat with the caption “My girl can swim and my boat has insurance”
  • “How are you staying connected to your customers?”

I also enjoyed Mike Phillips’, of AutoGeek, presentation on “Isolated Scratch Removal”. Excellent tips and techniques for damp sanding and how to quickly remove all traces of the sanding procedure.

A special thank you to Burt McDowell, Nate McDowell and Kelly Vasquez of McDowells Specialty Repair. They presented with Rod on “Driving Your Business To The Next Level” using our software ZenTouch as one of the key components. We had great attendance and a very engaging audience. Thanks to all those who attended.

Looking forward to tomorrow.

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Jody Sedrick
Follow me on Twitter: @jodysedrick and @zenewareinc
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Zenware is a Boise Idaho based company that specializes In custom mobile software development, custom iOS development, custom Android development, ipad software development, iphone software development, custom web development, web hosting and Saas based work order management software.

Extreme Mobile Inspections after Hurricane Sandy

Unless you’ve been living in a hole you know Hurricane Sandy ravished much of the north eastern seaboard. Particularly ravaged by Sandy were New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  One of our customers, Certified Electrical (http://www.cei-ny.com) not only weathered the storm but are now involved in the largest inspection endeavor they’ve undertaken.

Before power can safely be turned every building has to be inspected in the Suffolk County, NY area. Anthony Ceriello owner of Certified Electrical told me, “There are over 20,000 homes in the immediate area that have to be inspected before electricity can be turned on. All of our guys are scrambling to complete these inspections amidst taking care of their own homes.  Getting fuel to drive around town is a challenge and with a Noreaster bearing down on us the urgency is even more critical.”

The ability to conduct inspections with a mobile device has been critical to inspecting every home. With limited or no cellular coverage, working independent of a connection has been essential to the inspection process.  Inspections are created on the fly using a tablet device and ZenTouch as inspectors literally go house to house. “The devastation is unbelievable! The extreme environment we are working under is incredible.”, commented Anthony.

Tenants are understandably anxious to get power restored as over 3.5 million have been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit October 29th . Once inspections are completed tenants receive a certificate, printed on special county approved green paper, authorizing power to be restored. This mobile generated certificate serves as the golden ticket to a warm sanctuary while rebuilding a home and community.

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Jody Sedrick
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Zenware is a Boise Idaho based company that specializes In custom mobile software development, custom iOS development, custom Android development, ipad software development, iphone software development, custom web development, web hosting and Saas based work order management software.