Elite EXTRA Wins the Reputed 'WI Innovation Award'

By CIOReview | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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MILWAUKEE, WI: Applied Data Consultants, GIS service provider has been felicitated with the most reputed ‘WI Innovation Award’ for their ‘Elite EXTRA’ in the Software (Services) category in the second annual event at Discovery World on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

Out of nearly 170 nominations, a total of 33 finalists were selected from 10 categories like biotech, education, business to business and others. Winners were decided by a panel of past winners and Wisconsin business leaders.

“We were honored to be considered a finalist; that alone puts us in such great company. That we won the award, it’s really a testament to the team behind EXTRA and ADC, and all the great work they do,” says Jim Ward, President and Founder, Applied Data Consultants. “This award really belongs to each and every employee who has come through the doors over the past 20 years, and especially our current staff who continually strive for excellence through innovation,” adds Ward.

“Wisconsin is a great state for business and tech innovation – you can see that from all the companies on hand for the event. The WIA folks really put on a great event to honor Wisconsin businesses, and we were glad to have many of our employees attend,” states Ward.

WIA features a 15+ member steering committee that seeks to celebrate and inspire innovation. The committee is made up of business, community, and entrepreneurial leaders, with a common goal of promoting the innovation prevalent among the many business sectors of WI-based organizations.

The award-winning service, Elite EXTRA, is a real-time; GPS dispatch management system capable of maximizing employee productivity, improving customer service and efficiency. The service remains outstanding through its idea of creating routes in optimized sequences, dispatching them to a smart phone or tablet, track drivers in real-time with the advanced reporting system providing transparency. The solution is customized for the requirements of different industries’ workflow.

The solution offers key features such as, Route Sequence Optimization that uses mathematical algorithms to create optimized routes for saving time and money as well as for reorganizing them if required. Real-time GPS Tracking is realized through the chip inserted in mobile devices of drivers, which helps in real-time tracking of the driver and gives an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) to the customers. The ETA is continuously updated to the customers to help them better plan their days.

EXTRA captures and stores signatures electronically and securely for easy proof of delivery right on the driver’s phone. The integrated Business Intelligence tool helps CEOs and managers improve their decision-making capabilities and identify new business opportunities.

The company also has a dedicated and reliable customer support team that provides live support during business hours. EXTRA is deployed as “Software as a Service” and does not require purchase of additional hardware or software.