SmartC2 and EdgeData have announced their agreement to jointly sell secure, scalable solutions for clients looking to define and automate their company's
Online PR News – 19-January-2015 – GRAND FORKS, ND – GRAND FORKS, ND, January 19, 2015 - Today SmartC2 and EdgeData announced an agreement to jointly sell secure, scalable solutions for clients looking to define and automate their company's workflows and business processes. The two companies have similar approaches to streamlining and automating the nitty-gritty workflows and operational details that every company struggles to manage.
"We think of the two C's in SmartC2 as indicating either Cost and Consequences or Capture and Consume"," says Greg Thorsteinson, EdgeData Director of Operations. "You can focus either on the process, or the result of automating and streamlining workflows. The bottom line impact of defining, visualizing, measuring and monitoring company workflows, means increased profit and performance, along with compliance," continued Thorsteinson.
"We believe there's a true meeting of minds between SmartC2 and EdgeData." according to Janet Ahlgren, SmartC2's COO. "EdgeData is focused on managing processes, data and security and that's a great match for the SmartC2 technology that simplifies all of these."
InitiallySmartC2 is focused on helping light commercial aviation services businesses. "We invented the VirtualAirBoss configuration to help aviation services operators manage their business end to end," says Ahlgren. All light commercial aviation businesses have similar process and data management challenges that face many other industries –- managing a data-driven business process end to end for safety, compliance, performance and profit. This is true whatever they are flying -- manned, unmanned (UAS), or both. The business needs to capture and manage data throughout their workflow: from first customer call; through planning, scheduling, flying, payload and processing; and ending with invoicing the customer for services provided. When you consider all of the external data that aviators also have to manage – DUAT routes, FAA clearances, reporting, weather, NOTAMs, etc. -- it's a very complicated and data-heavy process.
The VirtualAirBoss enables users to select from lists, pull-down menus, or fill-in boxes to capture all the data they need to plan and schedule aircraft, crews, payloads. Enter once, use many times. When the flight is over, they can click a button to bill their customers with assurance that all the relevant data from the provided services are captured in that invoice.
SmartC2 is a small, woman-owned business offering the VirtualAirBoss™ (VAB), an easy to use, browser-based solution to help commercial aviation business owners manage their business from end to end. Whether they fly UAS and/or manned aircraft, VirtualAirBoss provides a common operating picture that consolidates data from multiple existing applications into one view, configured for the user's specific needs. VAB enables addition of all event-specific data throughout the mission to provide an end-to-end picture of the flight. VirtualAirBoss software enables users to manage the entire process in one place -- from first customer contact, throughout the planning, scheduling, flight, and data analysis to the customer invoice. The VirtualAirBoss solution has been proven in humanitarian and disaster response activities involving manned and unmanned aircraft, and in commercial operations for surveillance, inspection, transportation, and scientific equipment testing flights. SmartC2 is all about capture, coordination and control.
EdgeData provides decision support platforms that enable users to collect, organize, store and retrieve information to automate and streamline their business processes for greater efficiency, compliance and profit. EdgeData solutions enable users themselves to define, measure, monitor, and analyze their business processes to bring greater clarity to the organization, and provide support for data-driven decisions. The EdgeData platform provides automated alerting of actionable intelligence, coordination of relevant infrastructure, provision of user-configurable reports, and role-based access for security, effectiveness, compliance and profit. The edge is the bottom line.
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