September 07, 2012

Vertical Solutions Unveils HTML5-Based Mobile Software

HTML5 is rapidly gaining ground as a popular and valuable solution to the issue of mobile platforms, and has significant implications for the entire mobile computing industry. That much is just a bit clearer thanks to yesterday’s announcement from Vertical Solutions, Inc, touting its new line of CRM software solutions, all mobile, and all built around HTML5.

The new mobile version of VServiceManagement, since it’s built around HTML5, allows businesses to deploy just one version of the software, regardless of what devices are being used. Whether the devices run iOS, Android (NewsAlert), Windows Phone or Windows itself, VServiceManagement works with the lot, and allows companies to have a little easier access to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) management philosophy, which in turn has shown plenty of benefits in its own right.

But VServiceManagement isn’t expecting to be part of the toolkit on the strength of its sheer device friendliness alone; it’s also packing a variety of useful features like the ability to access work queues and post times, along with parts and labor, directly from the field, as well as the ability to view important information like parts inventories, customer entitlements, and order status remotely. Users can also generate new orders from the field, and even get the customers to sign off on both work orders and estimates with a remote signature capture option. Users can even work offline, though working offline does necessarily eliminate some features from use.

The new mobile version is available right now, and can be found by going to Vertical Solutions Inc.’s website for more information.

While there were doubts about HTML5’s ability to perform, it’s rapidly becoming clear that these doubts are much, much less pronounced than they were previously. HTML5 is showing up in more applications, and more varied types of applications, making it a potential solution to a lot of problems as well as posing some serious questions to the mobile industry as a whole. In fact, the whole thing has the potential to be significantly impacted by the concept–imagine a mobile computing landscape in which there are few device-specific apps–significantly so that it’s well worth watching.

Just where HTML5 will take us remains to be seen, but one thing is quite clear; Vertical Solutions Inc.’s VServiceManagement is just part of the early stages of a much, much larger movement.

Want to learn more about HTML5? Then be sure to attend HTML5 Summit- a DEVCON5 Event, collocated with ITEXPO West 2012 taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX.  Stay in touch with everything happening at HTML Summit. Follow us on Twitter.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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