It’s always reassuring when a chef eats what she cooks or an auto worker drives the brand he builds. So when Sprint uses its own technology, you can be sure we believe in it.
For instance, we recently announced how we’re using a 4G mobile application that enables our commercial property inspectors to accomplish their tasks in half the time. A company our size has a lot of properties, as you can imagine. More than 750 facilities, as a matter of fact, and each one has to be inspected annually.
We’re working with CB Richard Ellis Group (CBRE), the commercial real estate services firm, whose Android-based mobile app lets users speed through a site assessment questionnaire, take photos and videos as needed, and then transmit all the information to our real estate department.
Each commercial property inspection used to take about five hours to complete, but with the new app, that time is cut in half. That’s more than 1,800 hours saved annually, or almost a year’s worth of an employee’s time.
The mobile app isn’t exclusive to Sprint, as CBRE can provide it to other organizations with multiple properties or facilities, but its combination with the Sprint 4G network makes everything move even more smoothly. The video capabilities of the HTC EVO 4G, one of the Android devices on which the app operates, are another big plus.