ALK, Apacheta to collaborate on GPS-enabled mobile solutions

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Updated Dec 16, 2011

ALK Technologies, a provider of geologistics and navigation software, and Apacheta Corp., a mobile workflow application provider, announced a partnership to deliver mobile enterprise applications with integrated voice-guided GPS navigation and vehicle-specific routing.

The companies say that with this joint solution, customers will benefit from the flexibility and productivity gains inherent in Apacheta’s mobile workflow applications while leveraging ALK’s CoPilot software to reduce fuel costs and out-of-route mileage, increase efficiency and improve driver safety.

Through this partnership, Apacheta will resell ALK’s CoPilot Live Professional and CoPilot Truck Professional, embedding CoPilot’s turn-by-turn directions as options in their TransportAce, RouteAce, MerchandiserAce and ServiceAce mobile workflow applications for transportation, pickup and delivery, merchandising and field service operations.

ALK’s CoPilot Truck Professional provides voice-guided GPS navigation with PC Miler truck-specific routing to help reduce out-of-route mileage and increase driver efficiency. Offering an interface with spoken turn-by-turn directions and guidance displays, it calculates truck routing based on vehicle profile information, routing parameters and load type, including hazardous materials. CoPilot Live is a GPS navigation system that runs on iOS, Android and Windows Mobile platforms with features such as 3D maps, Lane Assist arrows, POIs, multistop trip planning and more.

“We are very excited to have Apacheta onboard as a CoPilot Live Professional ISV partner,” says Dan Popkin, vice president of Enterprise Solutions Worldwide at ALK Technologies. “The integration of CoPilot Live and CoPilot Truck Professional into Apacheta’s mobile workflow applications will benefit our customers by creating value while maximizing opportunities in the marketplace.”

Apacheta markets and develops a suite of flexible mobile workflow applications designed to be tailored to a company’s business processes. Apacheta applications are designed to automate and streamline operations for direct store delivery, route sales, merchandising, field service and transportation. All Apacheta applications are available on Windows Mobile and Android rugged handhelds, smartphones and tablets.

“Integrated GPS navigation and voice-guided turn-by-turn directions are an essential part of any mobile work force management solution,” says Don Grust, chief executive officer of Apacheta. “Through this partnership with ALK, we can offer a best-of-breed complete solution from a company that really understands the needs of professional drivers and fleets.”