NPL Construction Selects Enterprise Cloud Connect™ & SmarTek21 for Field Automation Initiative and SAP Mobile Time Solution

NPL Construction, one of the nation’s leading natural gas pipeline construction companies, has begun a rollout of integrated, mobile business solutions for their field, including integrated SAP Time functionality.


Kirkland, WA & Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 30, 2013

Enterprise Cloud Connect™®, a Microsoft and SAP Gold certified partner that specializes in integrating ERP systems to Microsoft SharePoint® and mobile applications, announced this morning that NPL Construction, one of the nation’s leading natural gas pipeline construction companies, is now in production with the Enterprise Cloud Connect™ Time Management Solution for the iPad and SharePoint.

NPL has undertaken an effort to automate field service operations to increase speed and accuracy of data and decrease their costs associated with manual data entry. For example, foremen working at job sites will now be equipped with tablets with key applications to help them do their job faster and easier. One specific application is the Enterprise Cloud Connect™ Time Management solution that allows foremen to enter and manage the time worked for their work crews. The solution integrates to their SAP® ERP system.

“We are very excited about our field automation initiative. Enterprise Cloud Connect™ technology and their services organization, Smartek21®, have been an invaluable partner in these efforts. They worked day and night to meet a very aggressive schedule. We had already been using their paystub and W-2 solutions and we are delighted with our new foreman solution,” commented Paul Theisen, Director of IT Services, at NPL. “We have provided our field with better tools that will really speed up and simplify things. Together we built an incredible experience on the iPad that fits right into our vision and can grow with our needs.” NPL has also launched a time approval application from Enterprise Cloud Connect™ on their SharePoint portal.

“We are excited about what has been accomplished at NPL. Together we built an integrated, business-critical solution in record time using the Enterprise Cloud Connect™ platform, mobile and SharePoint. The cost to develop a solution like this is usually very high, but with the OVS platform, the effort was focused around building the experiences the foreman and other management needed and not on how to integrate it to ERP,” commented TJ Merrill, Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Enterprise Cloud Connect™.

Having just gone live, NPL will now roll out the time management solution along with several other field service applications to their offices across the country. A campaign has begun to roll out the field service automation solutions, gather feedback, and drive adoption. More information on NPL’s field service automation roll out can be found at

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with locations all over the country, NPL Construction Company has been a recognized leader in the natural gas industry for over 40 years. In addition to gas pipeline construction, NPL now offers a full line of distribution infrastructure services in markets throughout the United States for electric, fiber, telecom, cable TV and other utilities.

Enterprise Cloud Connect™® is a leading software and services company that provides solutions that integrate web based and mobile user experiences to ERP systems like SAP®,®, and Oracle®.

Founded in 2006, SmarTek21 helps enterprises solve development, implementation and business problems. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, with wholly owned subsidiary offices in India (SmarTek Consultancy Services India Pvt. Ltd.), the company provides full enterprise architecture consulting, software development, managed services and product realization support. Representative clients of SmarTek21 include Expedia®, Microsoft®, MSNBC®, Real Networks®, Cisco and T-Mobile®, among others. The SmarTek21 Investments division has incubated successful products and companies including Enterprise Cloud Connect™, ScopraMedia and Arise Health Solutions.

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