Lycamobile adopts NFC for workforce management

Keeping tabs on employees

The world’s largest mobile virtual network operator Lycamobile and UK-based tracking system specialist Crystal Ball have implements a new mobile tracking solution with NFC to go live with employees in sixteen countries.

Crystal Ball developed a custom version of its Mobile Track system, Mobile Track Lite, and teamed it with a new Mobile NFC service to enable Lycamobile to monitor its workforce remotely through apps installed on employees’ handsets.

As a result, NFC has been included to allow staff to check in by tapping NFC tags at Lycamobile’s sites. Managers can now accurately record time and attendance.

A pilot which ran earlier this year in the UK proved positive.

“The resulting combination of NFC and GPS technologies ensures that clear and precise location information is gathered both inside and away from buildings — delivering highly accurate visibility of field based staff at all times, wherever they are,” adds Crystal Ball.

Crystal Ball will make both Mobile Track Lite and Mobile NFC available from 8 July 2013.

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