8/8/2003 - iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), presented its third annual Innovator Awards to LogicaCMG and Pangaea Systems. The 2003 Innovator Awards recognize iAnywhere Solutions Alliance Program members who have demonstrated innovative use of iAnywhere SolutionsTM market-leading technology for the unwired enterprise.
"We are extremely pleased with the quality of this year’s applicants, representing several countries and a wide variety of industries, including transportation, healthcare, retail and telecommunications," said Brian Vink, vice president of marketing at iAnywhere Solutions. "The entries are especially exciting as a number of our partners have deployed extremely innovative and successful mobile solutions that leverage the latest technology advancements for Wi-Fi and small to medium sized business environments."
Headquartered in Europe, LogicaCMG was recognized for innovative, high profile mobile deployments at Britannia Airways and NoordNed, a major rail operator in the Netherlands. For the Britannia Airways deployment, LogicaCMG leveraged SQL Anywhere Studio and Manage Anywhere Studio from iAnywhere Solutions as well as MobileVB from AppForge to create a flexible mobile employee information system for airplane cabin crews and pilots. Using this application, more than 2,300 airline employees can quickly access and update information from a variety of backend systems – including crew rosters, passenger information, air traffic control notices, safety notices, updated destination information and duty free sales information. The solution is deployed on laptops for pilots and on Casio E800 PDAs for cabin crew. Changes are then synchronized with the backend systems using a local Wi-Fi network at the airport crew rooms prior to take-off.
LogicaCMG deployed another cutting-edge mobile solution at NoordNed, the second largest provider of transportation services in the Netherlands. This mobile train ticketing application leverages SQL Anywhere Studio and allows passengers to purchase tickets through the Internet or a voice response system. The ticket is then sent as an SMS text message to their mobile phone and the train conductor validates the mobile ticket using a PDA leveraging the SQL Anywhere Studio database and synchronization technology.
Pangaea Systems, Inc.
Pangaea Systems, based in Melbourne, Florida, was recognized for its development of innovative mobile solutions for small to medium sized businesses. Pangaea created a point-of-sale and inventory control system for Wireless Accessories, LLC, which has hundreds of franchise operators running sales kiosks in malls. By the very nature of its business, Wireless Accessories required an easy to use, reliable system for transferring sales data between franchisees, the warehouse and the corporate headquarters. Using the Pangaea solution, Wireless Accessories realized an annual savings of $75,000 resulting from faster order processing, more accurate inventory processing and fewer out-of-stock items.
Pangaea Systems also worked with Autocolor, an auto paint and body shop supply company, to develop a remote sales and inventory tracking system to help coordinate three separate and independently managed locations. With limited IT resources at each location, Autocolor required a reliable, out-of-the-box solution. Leveraging SQL Anywhere Studio, Pangaea Systems was able to create a powerful yet flexible application to meet the needs of this small business – resulting in an ROI of 100% in just 11 months through faster, more efficient invoicing, more accurate pricing and improved customer service.
More information about Pangaea Systems can be found at: http://www.pangaeasystems.com/
About the iAnywhere Solutions Alliance Program
With more than one thousand members, the iAnywhere Solutions Alliance Program is designed to offer members value-added services and programs based on industry-leading technology. iAnywhere Solutions is committed to helping Alliance members maximize business opportunities and achieve mutual success. The Program also offers a number of resources to help members quickly implement new and emerging technologies such as Wi-Fi. For more information about how you can join the iAnywhere Solutions Alliance Program, visit www.ianywhere.com/alliance.
About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. empowers the unwired enterprise with always available access to enterprise information. More than 12,000 customers worldwide, including 78 of the Fortune 100, rely on the iAnywhere SolutionsTM industry leading database for mobile, embedded and small to medium sized business environments as well as the company’s mobile middleware and m-Business solutions. In addition, eight million registered users leverage AvantGo®, the company's mobile Internet service. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
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