Peace Keeper Enerprises
米国カリフォルニア州、ベーカーズフィールドに本拠を置くPeacekeeper Enterprises LLCは、Webおよびモバイルデバイス向けのコンサルティングとアプリケーションサービスを提供する開発企業だ。主な顧客には、様々な産業分野にサービスを提供する大規模な企業やSaaS（Software as a Service）プロバイダが含まれる。Peacekeeper社は、250以上のAndroidおよびiOSアプリを、 Google Play、Samsung Apps、Apple iTunes、Amazon AppStoreなどに展開しているほか、企業向けのアドホックプロジェクトも提供している。これらのアプリのいくつかはDelphiによって開発されており、800回以上ダウンロードされている。
“With Delphi, we could have a complete solution that covered iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS using a single code base.”
Eli M. , Co-founder
Consulting and application services for the web and mobile devices
Inefficient paper-based processes for field workers
Lack of internet access in remote areas
Need for a customized mobile interface
Improved efficiency and worker safety for the end user
Increased revenue streams for the SaaS provider
Cross-platform development capabilities
A SaaS provider had a large oil and gas customer that needed a solution that could help its workers perform more efficiently in the field. In the past, crew members carried paper binders full of documentation outlining a wide range of safety and operational procedures. Given there was little to no internet connectivity on job sites, workers were unable to use the web to read documentation or upload content.
The SaaS provider decided that a more expedient and efficient way to manage documentation would be to provide those workers with mobile devices (i.e. iPads) that would enable them to store data for uploading when they return to home base. The provider then approached Peacekeeper Enterprises to develop the front end software for the project.
“The whole idea was that they wanted to replace paper binders,” Eli M., a Peacekeeper co-founder explains. “They used to have big books in their trucks and lots of documents to fill out. All that could be replaced with iPads with the right front end app to improve efficiency and worker safety.”
WideOrbit has worked with Delphi since its founding. Delphi is a complete software development solution from Embarcadero for rapidly designing, coding, and extending connected apps across Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and IoT. “Almost all of our software is written in Delphi, starting from the days when we focused only on television,” Ohlsson says. “We also now use it for our radio, digital and cable network software solutions.”
“Delphi’s cross-platform support was pivotal for us. Otherwise we would have been missing 80% of what we needed for our overall mobile app development work.”
Eli M. , Co-founder
The co-founder reports that the customer achieved a 16-fold return on investment in the way of increased margins. “We were able to deliver a minimum viable app to the SaaS provider that could be iterated on successfully. Now that app is being used in the field every day by their customer who has saved millions of dollars in the way of creating more efficiencies in the field and reducing paperwork time.”
Beyond this project, Delphi has helped SaaS customers achieve faster time to market at a lower cost while achieving a sustainable revenue stream, the co-founder notes. “Their customers in turn can achieve significant savings on labor and improve data collection methods.”
He says he is such a fan of Delphi, he maintains a website (fxmexpress.com) that is dedicated to providing tips and tricks on Delphi. “There’s over 600 blog posts about the product on the mobile side. I like to stay sharp on what’s happening with the product.”
Overall, Delphi has played a pivotal role in Peacekeeper’s mobile app development, he adds. “Without it this project wouldn’t have happened.”
“Delphi is an amazing product because it allows you to build solutions and not get bogged down in ‘bogus’ engineering that doesn’t need to happen. With Delphi, I can be sure the products I develop will support an app with much less work involved.”
-- Eli M., Co-founder.