CLEVELAND - Data-Basics, a leading provider of management software solutions to service, construction, and facilities management firms, has announced its “Get the BIG Picture” giveaway for a free tablet PC. By viewing a demonstration of TechAnywhere, Data-Basics’ wireless field service software optimized for tablet PC devices, entrants will have their names placed into a drawing.

Entrants can visit or call 800-837-7574 to sign up for a demonstration of TechAnywhere software, along with SAM Pro Enterprise service management software. Once the demo is complete, you will be entered in the running for a Toshiba tablet PC. The random drawing is scheduled to take place on Dec. 2, 2007. Official contest rules are posted at

Through its interface, TechAnywhere software for tablet PCs allows technicians to electronically fill out job tickets as they presently do: with a pen (also called a stylus) and on a form designed to look like the job tickets currently used. TechAnywhere software has been developed to accurately emulate the paper work orders that techs are already used to.

“Choosing to optimize TechAnywhere for tablet PCs really freed up Data-Basics,” said Tim Carcione, senior product engineer. “Since we weren't limited to the three-inch screens found on PDA-style devices, we could avoid complicated navigation and menu systems.”

According to the company, the result is software with a reduced learning curve, leading to faster deployment and quicker adoption by a firm’s mobile workforce. And since tablets are fully functional PCs, additional software such as an office productivity suite or an estimating package can also run alongside TechAnywhere.

TechAnywhere wireless software is a comprehensive field service solution that allows technicians to update assigned work orders, access equipment history, check inventory, capture equipment metrics, add parts and labor, make recommendations, and more. With technicians filling out more information in the field - including entering time while on site - firms that use TechAnywhere reduce back office data entry and realize measurable cost savings, said Data-Basics.

In addition, TechAnywhere is fully integrated with SAM Pro Enterprise, a complete dispatching, accounting, and service management software solution. Since the two software packages work together, work orders that are updated in the field using TechAnywhere will automatically update SAM Pro Enterprise’s database back at the office. TechAnywhere is also compatible with BlackBerry devices for those users concerned with the size of a tablet PC.

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Publication date:10/22/2007