Increased productivity, improved Microsoft compatibility and advanced social capabilities provide tangible benefits for staff
Sydney, Australia – 20 June 2012. Buildcorp, a company specialising in construction, commercial fit out, refurbishment, remedial building and building services projects in NSW and QLD, today announces the upgrade of its 150 smartphone fleet to Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 smartphones.
Following extensive staff trials, Buildcorp selected the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 smartphones from a range of Windows Phone alternatives, including the latest HTC and Samsung models, due to then phones’ compatibility with Windows Phone applications, as well as design and build quality, screen resilience, and features such as Nokia Drive and Nokia Music.
Buildcorp’s Finance and Systems Manager, Brett Hoskins, said, “Nokia’s commitment to the Windows Phone platform was important in our decision to adopt Lumia. Other phone providers have a limited number of phones on the Windows Phone platform, with the remaining running Android. This long-term partnership with Microsoft ensures we have the right product support in place now and in the future.”
The Nokia Lumia provides employees with better mobile access to the company’s cloud-based project management application, ProjectCentre.
“Our staff spend a lot of time out the office, at construction sites or on the road, and want to be able to access the latest information about the projects they’re working on. Previously, employees would have to return to the office throughout the day or after hours to get the most up-to-date information. Now, with Nokia Lumia, they can access Outlook and the ProjectCentre mobile app on their phone wherever they are,” Brett said.
“The more time staff spend on site, the better results we get on the project and importantly, for our clients. Also, being able to access documents on the go means staff can go straight home at the end of the day instead of coming back to the office, giving them a better work-life balance.”
Seamless integration with familiar business tools such as Outlook, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel and PowerPoint has also been a key driver in Buildcorp’s adoption of the Nokia Lumia smartphones, as well as access to Nokia services such as Nokia Drive providing free, voice-activated turn-by-turn navigation, and Nokia Maps, which provides offline pedestrian navigation.
“With so many staff members on the road, Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps has enabled them to get from A to B easily. The free music streaming service, Mix Radio, provided by Nokia Music has also been popular.
“To date, feedback from staff has been great. Nokia Lumia provides them with what they need from a business perspective, but also gives them what they need in their personal lives, such as social media capabilities and music.
“We’ve seen a number of staff switch from their iPhones and other phones to the Nokia Lumia for personal and work use so they no longer have to carry two phones.
“At the end of the day, it’s about maintaining a happy workforce and if they can be more productive, then it’s a win-win situation” Brett said.
More than 150 Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 smartphones are being used by staff at Buildcorp, with plans to roll out additional phones to new employees in the future.
The Buildcorp Group delivers high quality construction solutions in New South Wales and Queensland. Since 1990, the Group has grown to include four business units, each with its own area of specialisation, bringing great diversity. We pride ourself on being a business of reputable character: committed to our values and dedicated to building, not only great projects, but long lasting relationships. For more information, visit http://www.buildcorp.com.au