Complete and optimized management of technical activities on field
Geocall is an innovative and fully parametric software platform providing a wide range of vertical modules relying on cutting-edge functional and technological contents.
Geocall benefits from OverIT’s experience in designing and creating applications aimed at supporting field activities of technicians and maintenance staff for major international companies, and includes all the expertise in planning, scheduling, mobility and GIS integration achieved in over 20 years of projects.
The solution includes a set of features allowing to support the companies that need to manage teams and vehicles on field, coordinating and monitoring all activities planned, optimizing the work and ensuring full compliance to Service Level Agreements. The Geocall suite is constantly evolving, keeping up with the latest digital and Mobile technologies, such as wearables and Augmented, Mixed e Virtual Reality.
The Geocall software can be deployed either on Cloud or on-premises, in order to meet the demands of the customers that need to have it installed within their personal hardware.
It provides specific functionalities designed for electricity, gas and water providers. It covers the management of: customer service activities, technical information for the distribution network, safety and warning protocols, in addiction to emergency service order.
It provides innovative features developed for maintenance activities within manufacturing plants. It allows to manage the typical operations of a manufacturing plant, such as: assignment of planned, un-planned, and emergency interventions on machine-assets downtime, management of plant securing phases and protocols, and asset visualization through di Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality with technical data available for consultation by maintenance technicians.
It manages and provides accountability for technical maintenance services on-field, in-house and/or outsourced, including warranty and technical data information on demand to the technician. Additional features available for customization enabling the technician up-selling capabilities for services and/or products.
It offers specific functionalities for the management and optimization of deliveries in real time, the tracking of goods and materials, and the geolocalization of vehicles. This solution allows companies to reduce the time of transfers and the mileage, while enhancing the efficiency of resources.
Support to the management of interventions for processes regarding Assurance, Delivery and activities to extend the network vertically and horizontally: integration with external systems to receive the warnings and with the inventory asset system of the network, management of the rolling-out of the network, workflow to manage the authorization steps, assignment of works to subcontractors, reporting of activities and diagnosis to verify the correct network’s working from the mobile application.
Geocall, all-inclusive Field Service solution
Geocall is the ideal product for companies aiming at an optimal management of Field Service activities: maintenance, technical assistance and emergency service, carried out by both internal and external resources.
A key feature of Geocall is its being a turnkey solution, with no need for further configurations, thus considerably reducing the time for the go-live of projects.
The know-how and experience achieved by OverIT in the design and creation of complex Field service projects, implemented worldwide for a number of operators ranging between 50 and 50,000 units, is already available in the basic module of the Geocall product.
It includes all the functionalities allowing to configure the basic parameters of Geocall such as resources, assets and services, as well as, to import and create Work Orders, to assign activities to the right resource or team, and to control and monitor such activities. It is always possible to make changes in the operating parameters of Geocall, thus allowing a high level of customization.
In addition to the Basic Module, Geocall includes other modules covering specific functionalities
Geographic Information System
The GIS module provides the cartographic components supporting the processes related to the management of activities of field resources. In Geocall, any information is available on map and the GIS features are also available on mobile. Geocall presents native integration with the reference technologies on the GIS market, such as Open Source technologies and proprietary technologies like Esri, Bentley MicroStation, GoogleMaps, Microsoft BingMaps and Intergraph.
The module is dedicated to the management of urgent service requests. Each warning is managed and sorted according to parametric criteria of security, efficiency and availability of field resources, in order to take the request in charge in the shortest time possible. The application can work with the presence of a Control Center with dedicated operators and in fully automatic mode.
The powerful Scheduling tool, relying on sophisticated and innovative algorithms, allows to manage the planning and scheduling of activities, its purpose being the optimization of processes and resources operating field. The scheduling module also offers a range of simulation features, useful for developing models and finding the most suitable configuration for the needs of each company.
Powerful Mobile App aimed at supporting field operators. Through a mobile device, such as smartphone, tablet or smartwatch, field technicians receive the Work Orders to be carried out, together with useful information for the execution of activities. Moreover, technicians are able to manage activities ranging from the take in charge of orders to the detailed reporting of interventions, to use road navigation tools and to manage multimedia contents. The Mobile App is designed to work both online and offline, in order to ensure the complete execution of activities, even when connection is unavailable.
The module manages the Agenda of appointments with customers, automatically providing an optimized appointment in real time, in compliance with the Service Level Agreements defined. The Booking allows to manage service requests coming from both Geocall and external CRM, ERP or Service Desk systems.
The innovative Space 1 product is aimed at rethinking, under a technological perspective, the activities assigned to field technicians. Thanks to a mobile or head-mounted device, the operators can automatically detect plants, networks and assets, view hidden or underground components, receive information on the activities to carry out and share their focus range in real time with office, for guided support.
Why choosing Geocall?
Geocall is the leading solution in Field Service management, allowing to reduce the time needed to implement projects, to achieve high efficiency and to ensure full customer satisfaction. It also provides significant benefits in terms of operations and implementation.
The solution benefits from OverIT’s twenty-year experience in realizing end-to-end projects for major international customers
Geocall does not require configurations. The application comes with an initial setup that allows to launch projects in a short time, ensuring a high ROI
Native integration with the existing ERPs thanks to the Integration Layer Multichannel, already set to connect with the most popular software on the market, and to be easily integrated with the main GIS systems
Possibility to parameterize and customize the solution according to the client’s needs, while maintaining high standardization. Geocall also offers a high functional coverage of operational processes
Thanks to the Automatic Scheduling, Geocall allows to plan and optimize the activities of field resources, thus reducing costs and time of transfers, and saturating the working day of resources
Geocall relies on an intuitive and easy-to-use desktop and mobile interface, which makes it the ideal tool to simplify operational processes
The Geocall software respects the environment. It allows its clients to lower their environmental impact reducing the mileage of vehicles, and so CO2 emissions
Geocall has been designed to be easily integrated with ERPs and external software, with no need to develop complex interfaces or to duplicate data.
The Basic Module of Geocall includes the Integration Layer Multichannel (ILM), the component providing the standard connectors for the integration of Geocall with the most common ERPs on the market.
The Integration Layer Multichannel allows 5 types of integration:
- Replacement of any Geocall with third-party modules
- Integration with ERP, CRM, GIS, IoT, EAM systems and middleware on the market
- Export of complex information to be made available to other systems
- Integration with Business Intelligence and Reporting systems
- Integration with custom functionalities developed by the customer
Discover the Mobile App
The Geocall Mobile App is used by operators and teams to efficiently perform their activities on field.
It is an innovative cross-platform solution for smartphones and tablets, available on the major Operating Systems on the market, such as iOS, Android and Windows. Its versatility ensures the client maximum flexibility in terms of choice of hardware and Operating System.
The Mobile App is designed to work both online and offline, in order to make sure that resources are able to execute and report their activities, even under difficult conditions and when connection is unavailable for long periods of time.
When developing the Mobile App, particular attention has been paid to User Experience. The goal is to offer an intuitive solution easily accessible by all users, regardless their computer skills.
- Management of the Agenda of activities, with useful detailed information for the execution of works
- Consultation of the Daily Plan and manual take in charge of the interventions available on the list of Work Orders
- Management and consultation of data on map, with the possibility to view works and technical objects where interventions are to be performed
- Road navigation, off-road navigation and 3D indoor navigation tools in case of complex plants
- Registration of assets thanks to georeferencing and geographical editing
- Complete management of the detailed reporting of activities
- Management of multimedia information supporting technical activities and detailed reporting
- Management of the use of materials and spare parts and management of warranties with potential product sales
- Management of the start and end of work shifts, breaks and unavailability of resources
- Integration of external devices such as barcode readers, printers, RFID readers and sensors
With the goal of redefining the work of field resources using technology and to improve their operations, especially when they need to have their hands free, Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality have been introduced in the Mobile App, through the Space 1 product.
“Geocall has always featured innovative content, and over the years it has constantly tried to anticipate the needs of the market and clients, relying on the latest technologies”
OverIT has introduced Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality technologies in Geocall through Space 1, aimed at redefining the work of field resources.
AR, MR and VR allow to enhance the perception of the context in which the user operates, combining real vision with virtual information automatically generated by the solution.
Relying on a mobile or head-mounted device using AR, MR or VR, operators involved in the maintenance process are allowed to:
- View hidden or underground components and plants
- Automatically detect plants, objects, networks and assets
- Receive information on the activities to be carried out
- Manage maintenance activities through interactive and guided procedures
- Manage and consult manuals and technical sheets
- Simulate the effects of the operations performed
- Share the point of view with back-office users in real-time, in order to receive guided support from remote