Author - Kurt Pimentel

Monitoring Food Temperatures to Reduce Risk

  Monitoring food temperatures has never been more important.  Boy, have times changed since we did this original blog post about food temperatures.  When we first wrote this blog, I believe we were the first company to integrate a Bluetooth probe into a mobile forms solution.  At first we tried to build our own and...

Transformation Takes a Strong Management Team

Transformation takes a strong management team! When we first wrote this blog post we were super excited about building our business, making people aware of how we were disrupting the industry but more importantly, how we felt that the restaurant industry was ripe for moving from the paper based age to the digital age. ...

Simplifying Field Services

While field service operations have traditionally been one of the more costly and inefficient functions for manufacturers, utilities, real estate companies, retailers and hospitality companies, enterprise mobile app technology and solutions are making all that drama and pain a thing of the past.  Key to simplifying field services for technicians starts with being connected,...

Mobile App Development Trends

As much as the mobile app development landscape changed during 2016, the trajectory of the Internet of Things (I0T), the continuing battle between iOS and Android for dominance and the challenge to address mobile app security ensure that 2017 will be equally as dynamic. It's these mobile app development trends that will continue to...

Creating a Better Mobile App

Dynamic economies, ultra-competitive markets, Real-time data and decision making and technology that is galloping forward to incorporate mobile and the internet of things into a seamless whole and you get demand for apps that can address change on a dime. Creating a better mobile app using Software development kits (SDKs) are playing an increasingly...

The Present and Future of Enterprise Mobile Technology

This is a very nice overview of where enterprise mobile technology currently stands and a look forward towards how the technology might be impacted and driven to change by Suhas Uliyar, Vice President, Mobile Strategy Product Management at Oracle. For the past decade, most enterprises took a “ready, fire, aim” approach to deploying mobile technologies....

Measuring Enterprise Mobile Apps

With the continuing growth of mobile app development and deployment across the enterprise, measuring the impact of enterprise mobile apps has become ever more top of mind with senior management.  As with any other aspect of the organization, using key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of enterprise apps has become critical to...

Technology Blame Game

Technology blame game! Anecdotal evidence abounds of enterprises discovering different, valuable and often times unique, ways to employ technology solutions beyond their originally designed purpose.  With mobile apps for the enterprise still emerging as the next generation technology platform across companies large and small, we are seeing customers finding innovative ways to use enterprise...

Ooh La La! Mobile Checklist

We have often discussed and offered examples of how mobile checklists for restaurants and forms apps, such as EZFORMS, have such built-in flexibility and adaptability that they can be used in certain areas of operations across almost every industry.  But an even greater value associated with the solution is its ability to be used...

Facilities Management Gets Digital and Mobile

Facility management goes mobile!  Newer technologies are moving forward more rapidly and are being embraced more broadly as companies of all stripes, sizes and markets recognize that any competitive advantage is fleeting and ephemeral.  Facilities management is one area that possesses great potential for rethinking work flow and reimagining traditional processes.  A combination of...

Telling the EZFORMS Story

Starting as a mobile application development company and shifting to product focus can be daunting. We like to toot our own horn every so often but it is usually in regard to our great solution and all the ways it can improve critical enterprise operating processes. In the past week, we received some flattering coverage in...

Mobile Field Service Workers

Mobile field service workers are a key component of your businesses success and it's future growth.  Recently, a very nice white paper arrived in our inbox from Motorola Solutions, the business focused on enterprise mobility post-spinoff of the handset and networks businesses. The white paper, Are You Making the Most of Your Field Service...

Drive Efficiency in Aviation Maintenance

            Mobile forms automation can drive great leaps in productivity. Managing risks has become a paramount consideration for organizations in every industry today.  One of the key drivers for us in developing EZFORMS was to create a mobile solution that would moderate operational risk and improve accuracy in data gathering and management across almost every industry....

Mobile Drives Real-time Restaurant Analytics

Restaurant technologies can drive real-time analytics.  Nothing challenges and frustrates the owners and management of a business more than not knowing what is going on in a timely manner. In our increasingly connected world, the notion of “timely” more often means “real-time”, so that decisions can be made to positively impact operations at both...

The Future of Mobile: Healthcare

Mobile forms for healthcare is still and area that is ripe for transition.  Here at EZFORMS - Mobile Forms, we focus on those industries and processes where we see tremendous opportunity to unleash efficiencies, streamline operations, and improve business performance in a material and meaningful way. One key sector we believe is ripe for employing...

Productivity Apps Will Drive Business Innovation

The arc of innovation for enterprise productivity apps has moved from mainframe-based ERP products to distributed server-based products to SaaS/cloud-based solutions with little evolution in the way the software was accessed and utilized. Whether desktop or laptop PC, the basic use model never really changed. Even more egregious, the ERP solution and its myriad...

Mobile Apps Field (Services) of Dreams

Field service software can help field workers gain efficiencies and increase productivity. Historically, field service operations have been focused on completing the task at hand but, as mobile technologies have matured and become more cost-effective the field has emerged as the place where information is created, captured, and even analyzed. Mobile accessibility in the field...

Improving Food Safety Compliance Using Mobile Apps

Food safety is a high profile concern, and one that is highly regulated at the federal, state and even local level. This panoply of laws contributes to the complexity of operating a restaurant or other food preparation facility and challenges even experienced food service staff to maintain compliance. Understanding and recalling all the regulation and...

The Win/Win of Reducing Paper By Mobile Forms

Mobile form automation software such as EZFORMS - Mobile Forms deliver a number of material benefits that include ease of data and information entry, increased accuracy, enhanced staff efficiency and real-time incident reporting. Beyond those obvious process improvements, using mobile form apps creates the opportunity to radically reduce the use of paper in and...

Monitoring food temperatures is vital for success

Restaurant temperature logs and centralizing that data is crucial to risk management and your brand. Managing and maintaining a successful restaurant, or restaurant chain, depends on a number of both internal and external factors, but maintaining proper safety and sanitation standards is absolutely critical. In the kitchen, the monitoring of food temperatures is vitally important. A...

Mobile Technologies Take Flight

Mobile forms technology for airlines are undergoing a fundamental transformation as mobile apps permeate every link in their value chain and positively impact core aspects of operations. The 14th annual SITA/Airline Business IT Trends Survey shows 93% of airlines have mobile services for passengers as a top investment priority over the next three years,...

Top Restaurant Technologies for 2015

Restaurant technology and the embracing changed to a degree in 2015. Restaurant Business Magazine recently listed their top 10 technology stories for 2014 and they address all elements of the dining value chain, from the obvious impact at the consumer interface to the emerging importance of mobile apps in the back-of-the-house (BOH).  Since EZFORMS -...

Tablet Computers in Food Processing

Food inspection software can reap big rewards for consumers and producers. The innovators and early adopters of new technologies often travel a solitary road until the general market catches up with potential of the new tools.  Things that possess the potential to provide leaps, whether quantum or simple, in productivity can face pushback from...

Mobile Checklists for Food Inspection

Mobile checklist for food inspection can open awareness to patrons of any restaurant.  Somewhere on almost every city, county or state web site across the U.S., you can find information about that government’s food inspection process.  An example of how involved and detailed the process is can be is found on the Larimer County, Colorado...

Mobile Checklists Drive Audit Accuracy

Mobile drives audit accuracy!  In the areas of Quality Control and EHS Management, the transformation to the mobile enterprise is beginning to gain traction. As with most new technology platforms, the initial trends in adopting mobile apps has been adding functionality to legacy enterprise systems.  However, that is not where the real value of...

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

HACCP data collection.  During our work implementing EZFORMS in large restaurant chains, we have had myriad conversations with customers about the biggest challenges they face in managing their operations.  The one issue that has been consistently mentioned as their hot button issue is the challenge surrounding food safety across operations.  Multiple government agencies are...

The Mobile Transformation of Restaurant Operations

We are excited to share our new white paper, transforming restaurant operations.  Our development focus here at EZFORMS over the past several years has been to create a new standard for checklist and mobile audit solutions for the enterprise.  EZFORMS has experienced tremendous growth and we believe that our philosophy for mobile enterprise platform...

Better Food Safety Using Mobile Food Inspection Apps

Better food safety now!  Ever finish a wonderful meal and about thirty minutes later begin to experience the initial stomach churning impact of a food borne illness? This is never a happy experience and not a rare one. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that one in six Americans (48 million people) become...