The formula for success for an erosion control and land improvement company isn’t sexy but it works: “We want the best technology in the hands of our field crews so that they can work smarter and save time,” says Melissa Wheeler, landscape designer and purchasing manager at ENCAP Inc.
Soon, about a dozen ENCAP field experts will be more productive, and happy, when they report to job sites equipped with Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s from Sprint. Up to this point, workers had to record data, time tickets, notes and other project information on paper forms, some of which then had to be re-recorded by administrative staff at headquarters in DeKalb, Ill.
“We recently got new software and the timing was perfect to purchase several Samsung Galaxy Notebooks, tablets, iPads and Kyocera Torques from (Chicago-area account executive) Brian Jackson at Sprint,” Wheeler said. “Our crew couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll soon be done with testing our new devices and we’re clearly seeing a huge cost and time savings and there are far fewer recording errors.”
ENCAP has been stabilizing shorelines, restoring riverbanks and prairies and performing maintenance in natural areas in and near Chicago for more than 40 years. The company teams with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, forest preserve districts, municipalities and private land owners on land restoration jobs that require tight budgets and flawless execution. Today it has 12 full-time staff members and about 60 hourly employees.
But as any mobile wireless employee and business owner knows, tablets and notebooks are only as good as the networks they run on. Wheeler is quick to give Sprint a passing grade on wireless connectivity.
“The network has performed very well and the few times we’ve had issues, Brian quickly got things resolved,” she said.
Do you want your small business to be like ENCAP – workers armed with the best technology who work smart and save time? There are a host of wireless devices and solutions that Sprint can suggest to get you there. Simply call Sprint’s Business Inside Sales Organization at 866-634-3843.