BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless won the Andrew Seybold Choice Award in the category of Most Innovative Business Application for Field Force Manager, a mobile business application that enhances a business's ability to manage, update and direct employees' activities including dispatch, time-reporting and job status reporting. Andrew Seybold, Inc. is a wireless industry consulting firm that provides strategic advice on the use and impact of mobile technologies to both Fortune 1000 organizations and emerging companies. The firm annually recognizes innovative products and concepts that are making or have the potential to make a positive impact on wireless mobility. The award was announced at the 17th Annual Andrew Seybold Wireless Dinner in Orlando, Fla. on March 27, 2007 during CTIA WIRELESS 2007®.
Field Force Manager uses location-based services on select Verizon Wireless mobile phones to allow businesses to map the location of its remote workers and job sites, monitor work activities, as well as schedule, dispatch and receive fleet, job and status reports. In addition, Field Force Manager's "Premium" edition provides workers with audible turn-by-turn driving directions to new jobs right from their wireless devices.
"Verizon Wireless is honored that Field Force Manager has been recognized by Andrew Seybold, Inc. as a product that meets the needs of customers," said Andrea Caldini, executive director of business wireless products for Verizon Wireless. "This is a product that can especially help medium and small businesses reduce operating costs, increase worker productivity and streamline business processes for increased efficiency. It is a product that can pay for itself in a fairly short period of time yet the business gains long-term operational benefits."
"Field Force Manager is deserving of this award because it combines the best of Web access, over the air data updates, and an easy to use client on the wireless device," said Andrew Seybold, founder and principal of Andrew Seybold, Inc. "This is exactly the type of well thought out and executed applications that will help drive the adoption of wireless data." Verizon Wireless' Field Force Manager solution is part of the company's suite of advanced offerings for mobile business customers working in a number of industries including manufacturing, distribution, transportation, construction and healthcare.
For more information about Field Force Manager, contact a Verizon Wireless sales representative, call 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or visit http://b2b.vzw.com/businesssolutions.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Andrew Seybold, Inc.Andrew Seybold, Inc., founded by wireless and mobile communications expert Andrew M. Seybold, operates internationally, offering unparalleled analyses of technologies and trends impacting the convergence of wireless, mobility and the Internet. Andrew Seybold, Inc. is known widely for its strategic consulting services, industry publications and industry-specific educational seminar programs. Notable among its offerings are the Andrew Seybold Commentary and Wireless Data University. Sign up for a free subscription of Andrew Seybold Commentary and learn more about Andrew Seybold, Inc. at www.andrewseybold.com.####