Staples a longtime user of InQuest legacy products for the management of thousands construction projects for the past 12 years will be upgrading in 2012 to the latest version of IQ:Enteprise™. With the upgrade Staples will be able to take advantage of many of the new robust features that IQ:Enterprise™ has to offer such as mobile workforce automation with SmartPhones and Tablets, enhanced workflow and process automation, Store Facility tracking, Project Portfolio and Scheduling management, GPS and mapping capabilities across several Staples internal divisions and external users such as vendors, architects, engineers, and contractors across the globe.
Andrew Thorpe, VP of Construction said “We are excited that we will be able to provide our internal users across multiple departments and divisions as well as our external partners a seamless unified automation platform that will allow us to streamline our processes, increase project visibilities, and allow us to leverage our growing dependencies on mobile smart devices in the office and in the field without compromising corporate governance over our security and data.”
Michael Colapietro President, CEO of InQuest Technologies added “Staples were early pioneers and adopters of our web based delivery technologies over a decade ago, and we are honored going forward to have the opportunity to continue to expand the relationship with Staples. Their continued thought leadership on how enterprise technology should look like has always been and will continue to be an influential force in shaping our product roadmap. ”
Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With $27 billion in sales, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world’s leading suppliers of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston.
Visit www.staples.com to learn more.
InQuest Technologies is a leading software development company that helps organizations automate and streamline their mission-critical processes. The flagship product, IQ: Enterprise™ is an enterprise configurable application platform that is optimized for achieving rapid improvements in efficiencies and cost reductions with “Office-to-Office” or “Field-to-Office” business process automation. InQuest Technologies helps companies, municipalities, and organizations to quickly capture, optimize, and standardize all the core processes around planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of both large and small projects and programs. ConEdison, Gilbane Building Company, and the City of Providence are just a few of the many of the organizations that leverage InQuest’s software products to improve efficiency, streamline communication, and drive profitability.
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