Alltel releases Workforce Locator

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Alltel Wireless, one of America’s largest networks, announced the availability of Alltel Workforce Locator, a tracking and mobile resource management (MRM) solution designed by Autodesk.

The application is now available on the first in a series of BREW devices enabled with location-based services (LBS) such as the Samsung R430, Samsung U520, LG AX260 and the LG AX300. Alltel Workforce Locator provides a scalable, easy-to-manage solution for monitoring a mobile workforce in real time, the company says.

Alltel Workforce Locator has Web-based maps for quickly locating a workforce and directing employees to the correct job site. It also has the ability to send job updates via text messaging. The scalable platform can accommodate any number of workloads or users for businesses, regardless of size, the company says.

The Workforce Locator software also features:

Location enablement and privacy controls for mobile workforce
Travel directions to and from any location or point of interest
The ability to send text messages from PC to mobile phones
Maintenance-free manageability for IT administrators – no hardware or software to deploy, systems to monitor or custom developments

“Business customers can now more effectively manage and meet their business objectives using Alltel’s Workforce Locator with nationwide LBS coverage, while having greater communication with and control over their mobile workforce,” said David Maddox, vice president of product marketing. “This application is the latest in a series of product launches from Alltel that allows businesses to efficiently manage and communicate to their mobile workforce using Alltel mobile devices.”

The software is available for $15 per month and a one time charge per line of $19.99 on select Alltel phones. For more information log on to www.alltel.com.