Firm wins app contract

MyMobileWorkers founder Graham Whistance
MyMobileWorkers founder Graham Whistance

A SOFTWARE company in St Helens which builds mobile phone applications has won a lucrative contract worth £50,000.

Momote, based in Newton-le-Willows, has been selected by national highway maintenance firm MGWSP to roll out its MyMobileWorkers “app” across its 200-strong workforce.

The app allows workers to log job information while out on the road.

Momote, founded by Graham Whistance, beat off competition from three other software companies because of the flexible terms offered and pay-as-you-go option.

Mr Whistance said: “Following our initial meetings with MGWSP, we discovered the importance of accurate, timely data capture for all of its contracts. It was also clear the previous system was becoming a huge administrative burden.

“A mobile app in this circumstance was the perfect solution to help tackle these issues.”

MyMobileWorkers is Momote’s most recent innovation, taking best practice learned from developing systems for multi national organisations, including Iveco, Autoglass, Harvey’s Furniture and Comet.

When MGWSP trialled MyMobileWorkers it reported a reduction of around two minutes per job, which equates to a saving of about £125,000 per year.

Garry Nash, of MGWSP, said: “In our line of work, the time it takes to complete jobs is a big issue and if we are able to save time in any way to increase efficiency then we certainly will.”