Use the power of location to improve coordination and operational efficiency in field workforce activities. Reduce or even replace reliance on paper. Ensure that both fieldworkers and office staff use the same authoritative data to reduce errors, boost productivity, and save money.
Location-enabled field activities
Purpose-built apps working together
Organizations of all types find numerous advantages from a suite of mobile apps that support their field activities in connected or disconnected environments. These easy-to-use apps can be deployed as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution or behind your firewall.
Get the office and the field working in unison. Leverage the power of location to understand where work needs to be done and effectively coordinate and dispatch resources. Your existing authoritative data is the backbone on which field activity planning is done.
Your data, your roads—even while offline. Consistently meet deadlines by using the most efficient routes so you can arrive on time and get the job done. Drivers keep their eyes on the road by using voice-guided routing that even considers the type of vehicle being driven and road restrictions along the route.
Take your organization's digital maps with you, anywhere and anytime. Use a current map to find assets and areas of interest or to see what is in the surrounding area. Promote your spatial awareness and understanding when performing inspections, responding to natural disasters, or engaging in other activities that benefit from spatial context.
Ditch outdated paper-based workflows. Enable field workers to easily perform accurate data collection and asset inspections in any environment with location-aware apps that workers of all experience levels can use. Your field-captured data immediately feeds into your system of record, streamlining life cycle management and supporting informed decision-making.
Make decisions at a glance. Easy-to-understand dashboards and maps support informed decision-making. Communicate the status of field operations to managers by monitoring, tracking, and reporting real-time data feeds, location tracks, and activities that focus on what matters most. Present maps and dashboards to apprise constituents of activities and events that impact them.
Know what happens in the field. Enable those in the field to share their location tracks so you can know where everyone is and where they have been. Location tracking is a capability of ArcGIS that can be realized through multiple solutions. For field personnel, tracking can be accomplished through a mobile app that is controlled entirely by the user. Authorized managers and supervisors can use a web app to visualize and analyze track data to better allocate field personnel to areas of need and to support more effective management of field activities.
Sharing information can be critical to the success of a project. Whether collaborating as a single team or with multiple organizations, the ability to scale to the specific needs of your situation is easily accomplished within a single system. Easily control data access to internal and external stakeholders, so everyone has only the information they need.
Managing emergency response
The Environmental Protection Agency used apps to coordinate emergency response among local, state, and federal agencies following a severe hurricane.
To help you begin planning to deploy maps and apps for field operations within your organization, we've created a pricing calculator and provided some general recommendations for a software-as-a-service deployment.