Spira Data Corp Launches its Beta iPhone Application

(CALGARY, AB) Spira Data Corp is pleased to announce that Recon Utility Search NA and Sonic Oilfield Service have begun beta testing of the new Spira field ticketing application for iPhone.
July 26, 2011 - PRLog -- Spira's new field ticketing application for iPhone has been developed for field service businesses that typically do several field tickets during a normal workday but do not need to enter a significant amount of billing or payroll detail.

Recon Utility Search NA and Sonic Oilfield Service Ltd. are field testing the iPhone application during July and August and are expected to be live in production in September of 2011.

“We have targeted the iPhone towards field service companies that are operating hydrovac trucks and fluid hauling services where it makes no sense for them to be hauling around laptops and printers to create field tickets.”  remarks Craig Latimer, VP Sales at Spira.  “Instead they can carry around an iPhone or an iPad, enter their field ticket, have the consultant sign and approve the work right on the device and then email the consultant the ticket.  It’s pretty slick.”

Craig continues, “The true test of our application is where we can give a hydrovac truck operator an iPhone with our application on it and he can enter a ticket with little or no instruction from us on how it works.  Right now we are very close to achieving this and this is very exciting proposition because the adoption and training cycle for our customers and their drivers is substantially reduced.”

Spira for iPhone will provide field service companies with greater operational efficiency and accuracy by pushing pricing and business rules out to the field.  Drivers in the field can complete an electronic ticket in less time than a traditional paper ticket with greater accuracy, spelling and pricing.  Jobs can be scheduled and dispatched out to drivers while they are out in the field and drivers do not have to make a special trip back to the office just to turn in their daily paperwork.

Darcy Tuer, President of Spira Data Corp explains; “We expect that the two beta tests will wrap up by the end of summer and both Recon and Sonic will be fully live in September this year.  The knowledge and insight we gain from working with these two companies will help us incorporate new functionality into our iPhone application and make it that much better for new customers coming on stream.  We are fortunate to be working with both of these companies because they have taken an industry wide view to the development of the software and have been great to work with.”

The iPhone and iPad project have been spearheaded by Spira’s Chief Technology Officer, James St. Clair and Spira Developer Karl Schulze.  James and Karl have been actively working to incorporate feedback from both Recon and Sonic into the product and are also working on a demo version of the software to be available on the App Store in early August.

About Spira Data Corp.

Spira Data Corp is a Canadian software development and consulting services company based in Calgary, Alberta.  Founded in 2004, Spira powers companies of all sizes to automate and streamline business processes and data from the field to the office with their flagship software solution, Spira Wireless Field Ticketing.  This innovative solution facilitates a myriad of operational and financial oil field data capture, including expenses, equipment, materials, and billing, providing valuable time and cost savings for field-based businesses in Canada and the United States.

About Recon Utility Search NA

Recon Utility Search NA is a Hydrovac and Vacuum truck operation headquartered out of Hardisty, Alberta.  Dean Ness, President of Recon states; “This will allow me to bill my customers 90% faster than when my drivers were writing out paper tickets. No more correcting, re-entering and waiting for tickets to come in so we can bill.”

About Sonic Oilfield Service Ltd.

Sonic Oilfield Service is a Fluid Hauling and Trucking company based out of Medicine Hat, Alberta.  Mark Brown the CFO at Sonic is excited about the new iPhone application.  He comments; “When you have 30 trucks filling out up to 5 paper tickets each day, the numbers add up for processing and administration costs.”  Spira will “get our information into the office immediately and integrate into our accounting system.”

For more information on Spira for iPhone please visit our website at http://www.spiradata.com or contact Craig Latimer, VP Sales by phone at 403-263-6475 or through email at craig.latimer@spiradata.com.

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Spira Data Corp is a software development and operational consulting firm headquartered in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Their core software products are focussed on mobile field businesses in the oilfield service sector, construction, livestock identification and in field data capture for exploration and production companies.

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