i.safe MOBILE, one of the world’s most innovative developers of mobile communication devices for use in hazardous areas, and Evora IT Solutions, global consulting and software solution provider focused on maintenance and customer service based on best practices and cutting-edge technologies from SAP, ServiceNow and Click (by Salesforce), today announced their global solution and technology partnership. Both companies complement their own offerings by combining mobile hardware and software solutions for digital maintenance in the specialised, demanding industrial sector. Target industries for both companies include chemical/ pharmaceutical/life science, oil/petrochemical/ mining, manufacturing/production, utilities, transportation and logistics, and public utilities/municipalities. In a first software/hardware pilot project, a joint major chemical customer of the two companies is already successfully using i.safe MOBILE’s IS930.RG tablet for SAP-supported maintenance processes.

Over the past 10 years, i.safe MOBILE has become one of the world’s leading and most innovative developers of mobile communication devices (mobile phones, smartphones, tablet PCs and accessories) for use in hazardous areas as well as for robust industrial use. At the company’s headquarters in Lauda-Koenigshofen/Germany, engineers and specialists design practice-oriented products and individual, customer-specific software solutions based on legal regulations such as ATEX, IECEx, NEC 500 and EAC. This gives worldwide customers the confidence in using high-quality, state-of-the-art communication technology. Through existing cooperation with solution providers (for push-to-talk, mobile device management and lone worker protection, among others), the company also specialises in offering complete solutions from a single source. Through the new partnership with Evora IT Solutions, i.safe MOBILE now also covers the SAP-based area of solutions and mobile devices for mobile workforce management/maintenance. i.safe MOBILE has a branch office in Singapore and sales partners in 72 countries in Europe, the USA, Latin America, South Africa, the Middle East, Russia, Australia and Asia.Evora IT Solutions, headquartered in Walldorf/Germany, provides expertise in mobile workforce management and user experience (UX) as an international systems integrator and SAP Gold Partner, supporting business needs of global and regional enterprises of all sizes. By implementing best-practice solutions and process optimisations, Evora IT Solutions supports its customers in efficiently digitising their business processes. The offering includes software development, quality management and system integration based on standard components and products, as well as support & application management. From now on, Evora also has the possibility to offer its customers from the ex-sector the matching mobile devices from i.safe MOBILE in addition to the offered solutions and services. Evora has offices in the USA, Germany, Austria, Brazil and India with a holding company, Evora IT Solutions Holding GmbH in Germany.  Both companies will thus be able to offer their global customers the added value of the combined integration of solutions/software and hardware for ex- or rugged industrial use.  In a first step, Evora IT Solutions will include the mobile devices of its hardware partner i.safe MOBILE in its project business. In return, i.safe MOBILE will offer its customers further added value through software-supported process optimisation in maintenance and field service management through the consulting and software solutions offered by Evora IT Solutions. The companies can benefit from the experience already gained in the combined use of i.safe MOBILE devices and software solutions from Evora at several joint customers: globally operating chemical, pharmaceutical and oil/petrochemical groups, as well as European energy suppliers.

“We are delighted to have found in Evora IT Solutions a globally established solution partner, who will collaborate with us to offer future-oriented products and solutions for intrinsically safe and robust industrial use and implement the vision of digital transformation with us,” comments Martin Haaf, CEO of i.safe MOBILE GmbH.

“Particularly in chemical, petrochemical or pharmaceutical sectors, there are special requirements for maintenance. Maintenance operations must be carried out efficiently and are subject to high documentation requirements. In addition, explosion protection plays an important role. To meet all these expectations, a coherent overall solution is required. This is exactly what the combination of explosion-protected mobile communication devices from i.safe MOBILE and the maintenance software from Evora offers,” says Jan-Erik Bätz, Head of Sales & Marketing, Evora IT Solutions GmbH.

The two companies have even more plans for the future: “We are already in the planning phase of a joint sales solution to further facilitate the decision-making process for our customers for process-optimised solutions in the software and hardware area,” Martin Haaf continues. Joint international activities such as events, partner training and webinars are also planned for the future.