Send, Receive and Share your business data with mobile staff easily with the AMS mobile platform. Using the simple web based tools you can create flexible mobile applications and instantly share them with your team. Integrate with AMS via web services or just use the provided tools to send messages or convert your messages into PDFs, Excel spreadsheets or anything else. It's up to you. AMS runs on standard mobile phones as well as smart phones and PDA's. It probably already works on your existing mobile devices. So instead of developing, testing, and getting network approval for your own mobile application use AMS to mobilize your business today.
AMS combines the benefits of web computing with mobile messaging. You are in control of your content and get the benefits of offline access and data push. Some of the key benefits of AMS are:
- Simplicity: AMS is easy to use. Creating templates is straight forward and inline help is provided. For mobile users it is as easy as standard text messaging.
- No Risk: You can see what your solution looks like before you buy.
- Standard Phones: It may work on phones you already have.
- Immediate: It's quick to get started. There are no delays in mobilizing your business.
- Offline Access: AMS uses persistent storage to store messages. This means you can create a message when out of coverage and send it later.
- Flexible: You can link AMS into your exisitng systems.
Whittle Knight & Boatwood (WKB), Christchurch Property Management Company
WKB is a member of a group of leading property management companies in New Zealand and has a strong presence in Christchurch, established there in 1966. WKB has experienced substantial growth over the years, completing more than 200 property inspections a month.
WKB last year decided to implement digital technology for property inspection reports. The goals were to:
- Reduce significant staff hours involved in processing inspection reports
- Provide completed reports to clients more efficiently
- Standardise and improve consistency and accuracy of report quality and presentation
- Gain/maintain competitive edge in the market
- Stay “one-step ahead” of technological developments
After considering several other technologies including the PDA system, WKB chose to implement Kinross Group’s AMS system. The decision was based on several factors:
- AMS was easily adapted to suit their needs
- Could be applied immediately to staff cell phones
- No new equipment required
- Reports clear and simple
- Set up costs minimal – cost/benefit ratio shows major ROI
- Kinross Group offered immediate and personal service
After only 4 months, WKB has experienced significant benefits:
- Administration staff hours reduced from 45 a month in processing hand-written reports to 3-4 hours a month processing AMS digital files
- Property inspectors’ hours cut from more than 40 a month on reports to 6-8 hours a month
- Clients receive reports within 48 hours as opposed to up to 3 weeks
- Savings of up to $6000 a year just in terms of staffing
- WKB no longer requires hiring a new staff member – potentially costing around $2,400 a month
- Admin staff freed up to do more important work for firm
- AMS total expenses very competitive with other options
- WKB can now take on more work without hiring more staff
Working with Kinross Group
WKB Manager Property Management Matthew Curtis has found Kinross Group's service to be excellent, immediate and personal.
" John and Ruth have made it extremely easy for us. We had an initial think tank to work out how to streamline the process for our needs and they adapted AMS as discussed to suit our system."
"Working with Kinross Group is fantastic. If something needs changing, they’ll do it immediately."
Take a quick tour of the different parts of AMS.
AMS uses special templates for sending and receiving AMS messages. They are used to both display forms on a mobile and to process messages on the server more...
Cards are used to control what appears on the phones screen. You can spread form elements over multiple cards. This can help group related items together or shift less frequently used items to a secondary screen. There are two types of cards, Form and List more...
3. Mobile Client
The AMS Mobile Client allows you to send and receive AMS messages on your phone. It is a Java application that runs on many different kinds of phones. It is easy to use and works like the SMS function of existing phones more...
Using AMS it is easy to enhance or replace an existing business process or mobilise an new one more...
Kinross maintains a wiki which contains lots of useful information on how to use AMS and integrate it into external systems. There are helpful videos and diagrams that go into details about parts of the system. To learn more visit wiki.ams.io.
The AMS server provides both a SOAP and plain XML over HTTP api to allow integration with external systems. There are methods for sending and receiving AMS messages as well as managing user accounts and templates. More information can be found in the developer section of the wiki, wiki.ams.io/display/DEV/Home.
If you have an existing software product and would like to add a mobile component without the hassles of developing and deploying your own mobile application then consider using AMS. You can have access to the system for free during development. Once deployed you can manage your application's AMS templates for your clients so they don't have to do anything. There are also revenue sharing possibilities as well. If you like to know more email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the wiki wiki.ams.io