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Picciano Boosts Its Bottom Line with MobiliForms

Goes Mobile without Changing Software

By transitioning from paper forms to iPad-based MobiliForms from iBusiness Technologies, “the time we save on paperwork is tremendous, and that translates directly to significant overhead savings,” said Marty Quarella, vice president of Louis N. Picciano & Son, Inc. The company also improved the quality of information recorded and saw a quick ROI.

“Our model is different from many mechanical contractors in that we have a fixed contract for our jobs,” said Quarella. “So any cost savings we pick up goes directly to improving our bottom line.” Picciano is located in Vestal, NY, serving industrial, commercial, and institutional clients.

Quarella heard about the successes other MCAA member companies had replacing paper forms. What caught his attention was the fact that MobiliForms did not require any change to his backend software and that all of Picciano’s forms would appear identical on their devices. Work orders, time sheets, reports and other paperwork are all now electronic and sent instantly to the home office when completed. The MobiliForms automatically calculate labor and materials costs and also capture site photos, signatures, and mechanical sounds.

“Before implementing MobiliForms, it was hit-or-miss whether we got the forms on a daily basis. Now we receive them every day, which is a great way to keep track of progress and costs,” said Quarella. “We have also found that our team members include more detail on MobiliForms than they did on the paper forms because it is much faster and easier. Our guys love using iPads, while the subcontractors and general contractors appreciate easily creating requests for information without having to head into the office.” MobiliForms are emailed or stored in the cloud to immediately share with foremen, subcontractors, and customers, which has improved communications, allowing team members to collaboratively resolve problems quickly as they arise.

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