Epoch Solutions Group is excited to announce that the release of EpochField 4.3 is now available in mobile app stores for both Android and iOS and an install package for Windows 10 (UWP)!

After months of research and development, the Epoch product development team has released another feature-rich version of the leading Mobile Workforce solution for utilities, EpochField 4.3. This version continues to improve on innovations in streamlining the workflows most common in utility companies. These improved features include support for enhanced security through Universal Windows Platform, support for Esri’s latest ArcGIS Runtime version 100.9, and Work Management improvements. But wait, there’s more!

Work Management Enhancements

The forefront of EpochField, Work Management has numerous new features and enhancements in version 4.3. With EpochField 4.3, the creation, management, processing, and scheduling of work that EpochField is designed for, gets more robust.

Map Markups and Work Orders
The ability to add digital signatures to a work form as been included in this release. This is particularly useful, as an example, for field crew leaders to officially sign-off on work that has been completed. Authorized personnel can directly draw their signature inside of a comment field that has been configured to capture signatures. This signature data persists with the work data and synchronizes back to the organization’s enterprise.

Digital Signatures
The ability to add digital signatures to a work form as been added. This is particularly useful, as an example, for field crew leaders to officially sign-off on work that has been completed. Authorized personnel can directly draw their signature inside of a comment field that has been configured to capture signatures. This signature data persists with the work data and synchronizes back to the organization’s enterprise system.

Audible Field Alerts
Situational awareness for the field workers is vital for maintaining safe working conditions. When there is an angry customer or a dangerous environment near to where the field worker is located at any given time, it is imperative they be alerted to the potential hazard.  EpochField 4.3 adds support for the configuration of audible alerts from the device running EpochField Mobile the moment the user enters this potentially dangerous geographic area.

Work Scheduler

Work Scheduler is EpochField’s map-centric web application for creating and assigning work orders to be executed in the field by field crews using EpochField Mobile. This release rebrands the application as ‘Work Scheduler’, as previously named ‘Work Manager’. As this name implies, this system will expand in capability in the next major release, 4.4, to perform the scheduling and dispatching of work orders to the field.

Workflow Builder UI/UX Improvements

Workflow Builder, formerly branded as ‘Form Builder’ Builder is a web application that allows users to define the Work Data Entry forms, also known as ‘Workflows’, that appear in EpochField Mobile’s Work Management Tool. Work Types and Work Task Types are created and configured in this application. Users can view, edit, add, and remove these Work Types and Task Types and their form layouts.

In EpochField 4.3, Workflow Builder has been re-architected to support modern web frameworks and user experience designs. It continues to grow in its intuitiveness, usability, and functionality at this release.

In addition to the list above, we’ve introduced many more enhancements (Map Markups, Tracing Tool enhancements, Routing, etc.), continued to fix issues, improve performance, and enrich our integration within the EpochField platform.  For more details, see the release notes for Android, iOS, and Windows.