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ECONZ - Our History

ECONZ began operations in 1971, pioneering a solution for Laboratory Diagnostic Services (now Diagnostic Medlab), that connected medical instruments directly to a computer and thus avoided manual input by keypunch operators. Over the last thirty-five years, ECONZ has been involved in a number of interesting projects.

Here are a few highlights:

The Millenium
  • September 2017 – Approving time by an Office Administrator, Project Manager, Payroll Manager, Small Business Owner, etc. within the Timecard portal has now gotten even easier with our new approval enhancements and group editing of time.

  • September 2017 – Sick and Leave Time Mobile Requests and Approvals now available in Timecard GPS and Timecard GPS Lite

  • August 2017 - Timecard GPS and Timecard GPS Lite customers can now allow their mobile field staff to review their time worked, edit time, as well as approve time worked with a digital signature all from their mobile Android and/or Apple iOS device.

  • July 2017 – Econz introduces a new Supervisor application “Timecard Supervisor” that will allow small business owners, supervisors, payroll managers, project managers, etc. the ability to view their field staffs current GPS location and activities on an Apple iOS or Android 4.4 and above device.

  • June 2017 – Econz launches their “Clock in Lock” enhancement that restricts a mobile worker from clocking into a job or activities unless they are within a specific distance of that job’s location to reduce time theft.

  • May 2017 - Timecard GPS is not just about capturing Mobile Time, Attendance, and GPS data anymore with the new launch of our Forms feature. The form feature allows an Econz customer to create forms and/or daily reports that can be either required or manually entered during the mobile workers day.

  • April 2017 - Migrated all server and hosting infrastructure to AWS.

  • April 2017 - Carlos Saborio provides San Jose Chambers of Commerce Live Time, Attendance, and GPS Discussion around deploying a successful mobile workforce management solution for Small and Medium Size businesses

  • March 2017 - Remote Metering Solutions (RMS) is a multi-level organization, focused solely on the Utilities and Energy Management Environment launches Timecard GPS

  • March 2017 - Marish Medical Manager see return on investment by deployment of Timecard GPS application - “Since introducing the Econz Wireless Timecard GPS application, we have not only saved on fuel costs and other expenses, but we can spot a fraudulent claim immediately.”

  • February 2017 - Econz Wireless launches Timesheet Digital Signature Approve and many other new features in latest Timecard GPS and Timecard GPS Release

  • January 2017 - Econz Wireless launches Timecard GPS Photo ID to stop Time Theft

  • December 2016 - New feature Blog available to keep customers in the loop on new features of the portal/.dashboard and our mobile applications

  • November 2016 - Econz Wireless Releases a New Build for Timecard GPS and Timecard GPS Lite – a New Standard in Mobile Employee Tracking

  • September 2016 - Eservice and Timecard now available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese's
  • August 2016 - Metro Telworks deploys Timecard GPS and enables network strength testing across Africa
  • May 2016 - Econz Wireless GPS Workforce Management Solutions for Security Sales, Installation and Maintenance Staff now available
  • March 2016 - Econz Wireless Saves HR Professionals, Payroll Administrators and Workforce Managers Thousands of man hours annually
  • February 2016 - Marltons Pet Care Products select Timecard GPS for their sales staff mobile Time, Attendance, and GPS tracking needs
  • January 2016 - New Agile development approach focused on customer satisfaction and to accelerate the release of new features for Timecard and Eservice
  • October 2015- ECONZ Wireless Extends Photo Capture and Digital Signature Features to Timecard GPS Android Application 
  • September 2015- Econz Wireless has signed Marltons Pet Care Products and Accessories to track their national sales team with Econz Timecard GPS 
  • September 2015- ECONZ Wireless Releases Photo and Signature Capture to Eservice GPS  
  • May 2015- Chatz Connect Tracks Sales Team with Econz Wireless Timecard GPS application
  • May 2015- Econz Wireless Timecard GPS, Timecard GPS Lite, and Eservices can take advantage of Android Lollipop - the latest version of the Android mobile operating system
  • April 2015- Upgraded Eservice GPS release available on Apple iOS and Google Play
  • April 2015 - Paying the Pointsmen article in Hi-tech Security Solutions Magazine
  • January 2015- Updated Eservice application available for download on Apple iOS devices.
  • November 2014 - New release of Timecard GPS and Timecard GPS Lite available for download on Android devices.
  • November 2014 - Econz Wireless and Red Ticket Technologies Partner to Offer One-Stop Time and Attendance Solutions Staff
  • October 2014 - Powafix chooses Econz Wireless Mobile Timecard Lite application to Track Merchandiser Staff
  • September 2014 - Carlos Saborio of Econz Wireless, featured in Mantenimiento Magazine – "New Age of Mobile Applications through Location Based Services"
  • September 2014 - Econz Wireless Timecard GPS and Timecard GPS Lite users see top notch battery life from the Motorola Moto X 4.4 Kit Kay and Motorola Moto G with 4.3 Jelly Bean releases.
  • August 2014 - Econz Eservice GPS , a mobile dispatch application has an updated release available for download on Android devices

  • July 2014 - Econz Wireless applications support Android 4.4 Kit Kat updated release which is now available for selected Android devices.

  • July 2014 - Smart Traffic Management – Traffic Free Flow streamlines the allocation of pointsmen on roads and saves time and money with the deployment of Econz Wireless Timecard GPS Lite Application.
  • May 2014 - Wireless to Show Enterprise-class Time and Attendance Solutions at Enterprise Mobility Forum (EMF), 28-29 May 2014
  • May 2014 - Econz Wireless and Hisense Mobile have partnered to deliver the full suite of Econz mobile time and attendance management solutions on the Hisense range of Android smartphones
  • March 2014 - Econz Wireless launches Blackberry staff management apps
  • March 2014 - Where the rubber meets the road - Leader Tread uses Econz Wireless Mobile Timecard to track Sales staff
  • February 2014 - Purple Surgical Chooses Econz Wireless Timecard GPS Lite to increase sales effectiveness and performance
  • January 2014 - Econz Wireless partners with Rugged Phones to offer full mobility in tough environments
  • October 2013 - Customers can now see the benefits of Timecard GPS and Timecard GPS Lite by downloading these applications on a Samsung Convoy 3 available through Verizon Wireless
  • July 2013 - Timecard GPS a Pre-Load Application is now available for download on U.S. Cellular Kyocera DuraPro device
  • June 2013 - New Google Mapping deployed by ECONZ Wireless for customers including 3-D images

  • June 2013 - ECONZ Wireless GPS applications now available on BlackBerry Z10
  • May 2013- ECONZ becomes Silver Partner in Samsung's Enterprise Application Program

  • April 2013- Timecard GPS, Timecard GPS Lite, and Eservice available on Apple iOS 6

  • February 2013 - Econz Wireless launches new Google scalable mapping feature for customers using Timecard GPS Lite and Timecard GPS.

  • January 2013 - Econz Eservice GPS, a mobile dispatch application, is now available for download on Apple iOS devices.
  • November 2012 - Additional Web Service API's available to ECONZ customers to develop and transfer data into 3 rd party systems.
  • September 2012 - ECONZ Wireless partners with GPS TimeCenter to provide a seamless integration between Econz mobile Timecard and SwipeClock's online Time and Attendance solutions. This integration will allow GPS TimeCenter to interface into over 150 different payroll software providers automating the Econz system from “PUNCH to PAYROLL”.

  • August 2012 - Econz Timecard GPS Lite and Econz Eservice GPS are approved for download on AT&T Wireless devices
  • August 2012 - Econz Eservice GPS, a mobile dispatch application, is now available for download on Android devices and Tablets
  • July 2012 -i U.S. Cellular customers are now able to download Econz Timecard LBS Lite on standard cell phones, BlackBerry and Android devices

  • March 2012 - Econz Wireless releases Timecard Lite a GPS tracking application that enables businesses to monitor movements of employees and assets. Location, GPS Perimeters, Mileage, Idle Time Triggers and Speed Triggers are all part of Timecard Lite

  • March 2012 - Econz Wireless now offers Timecard GPS in the language of French.  Econz Wireless has developed their web portal and handsets in French for customers in Canada and in Europe who's primary language is French.  Econz Wireless bilingual customer support center now offers support in English, Spanish and French languages. 

  • February 2012 - Econz Wireless partners with Bell Mobility of Canada to offer Econz Wireless business mobile solutions to Bell Mobility customers.  This partnership highlighted by promotion around Bell Mobility Smart Phones and Econz Wireless Timecard GPS application.

  • January 2012 - Econz Wireless partners with Viewpoint Software to enable businesses to streamline their mobile time and attendance data into Viewpoint Software for live reporting and data processing.

  • December 2011 - U.S. Cellular customers can now see the benefits of Timecard GPS by downloading the application on their Android devices
  • December 2011 - EService provides a fully integrated solution with Xero (the online accounting package). It is a simple and easy to use process to push your completed EService jobs directly into Xero for invoicing.

  • October 2011 - Timecard GPS is now available for download on iPhone and iPad around the world through Apple App Store. Timecard GPS can be downloaded through the Apple App Store by searching Timecard GPS.

    October 2011 - ECONZ Wireless is proud to announce the new mapping feature of Google satellite mapping for review of field workers GPS tracking information for both Timecard GPS and Eservice GPS applications

  • October 2011 - Timecard GPS is now available on the new Sonim XP3300 device around the world

  • September 2011 -T-Mobile customers can now see the benefits of Timecard GPS by downloading the application on their Android, Sonim, and BlackBerry devices.

  • August 2011 - Timecard GPS is now available for download on Android devices including Tablets. Timecard GPS can be downloaded through the Android Market Place by searching Timecard GPS

  • July 2011 - U.S. Cellular Partners with ECONZ Wireless to provide Timecard GPS offering to their wireless customers.

  • July 2011 - Healthcare Industry Benefits from Using Econz Wireless Mobile Home Healthcare Time Card Application http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110718005011/en/Healthcare-Industry-Benefits-Econz-Wireless-Mobile-Home

  • July 2011 - Construction Industry Takes Advantage of Econz Wireless Employee Tracking and Mobile Time Card Solution http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110714005028/en/Construction-Industry-Takes-Advantage-Econz-Wireless%E2%80%99s-Employee

  • May 2011 - Sprint Timecard GPS customers will now be available to have Timecard application billed directly on their Sprint bill through Sprint Biz App Marketplace.

  • May 2011 - ECONZ Wireless adds additional portal features including: Rounding Rules for Time and Attendance, Additional GPS reports (Mileage and Address trails) and Supervisor alerts.
  • April 2011- Timecard and Eservice GPS are now available to be downloaded in United Kingdom, South Africa, Europe, Canada,Australia, New Zealand and Central/South America on multiple mobile devices.
  • March 2011 - ECONZ Wireless partners with NPP (National Purchasing Partners) to offer members additional discounts on setup fees.

  • Feb 2011 - Timecard and Eservice GPS application is now available on Sonim's XP3300 Force GSM mobile rugged cell phone in over 50 countries.
  • Jan 2011 - ECONZ Wireless partners with UPG(Unified Purchasing Group) to offer members additional discounts on setup fees.
  • Jan 2011 - ECONZ Wireless opens office in Central Colon, downtown San Jose, Costa Rica to support sales and customer support efforts in Central and South America.  

  • December 2010 - Econz Wireless now offers Bluetooth Barcode Scanning on both Timecard and Eservice products.

  • November 2010 - Econz Wireless customers are saving on average 60 percent on
    payroll processing by deploying Timecard on wireless devices to their mobile worker handsets.

  • October 2010 - Econz Wireless customer deploys customer integration into SAGE
    Timberline Office to reduce operating expenses and streamlines Time and Attendance.

  • September 2010 - Econz Wireless deploys integration into Foundation Software
    to help construction customers save on capturing time,
    attendance, and cost code information in the field.
  • August 2010 Econz Wireless deploys Web and Administration log in/out capabilities for a complete time and attendance solution

  • July 2010 Econz Wireless forms partnership with Microe Pty Ltd. to offer
    Timecard and Eservice applications throughout Australia.
  • April 2010 Econz Wireless Mobile "Timecard" Helps Document Federal & State Wage-Hour Laws . ORANGE, Calif. ORANGE, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Econz Wireless, a Leader in Mobile Business Solutions, is promoting their "Timecard" product , to Capture Mobile Time and Attendance in compliance with Federal and State Wage-Hour laws. Read Full Press Release.....
  • April 2010 Econz Wireless Launches Mobile Time Card Television Advertising Campaign. ORANGE, Calif. Econz Wireless, a leader in Mobile business solutions, kicked off their National Television Ad Campaign promoting their cost effective mobile time card application “ Timecard ”. Starting on the east coast and working their way west throughout the year, Econz Timecard commercial can be seen on Networks like CNN, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, ESPN and Discovery Channel. The 15 second commercial can be viewed on www.youtube.com by searching Econz Timecard. Read Full Press Release....
  • March 2010 Econz Wireless now integrates into over 100 Accounting and Payroll Packages enabling real-time exchange. Data collected on a mobile device(Time, Attendance,Job Tasks, Breaks, Cost Codes and Custom Fields)is now easily forwarded to Econz Wireless Customer's 3rd party Payroll and Accounting Software.
  • Jan 2010 Econz Wireless goes Global with their Timecard and Eservice products. ECONZ Wireless now offers Timecard on Blackberry Tours and Nokia E71's on a global basis.

  • Nov 2009 Econz Timecard deploys Google Mapping for more accurate street locations and more robust mapping
    ECONZ now provides existing and potential customers with the latest mapping from Google Maps.

  • Aug 2009 ADP, Accordant and Econz Wireless Workshop
    ADP, Accordant, and Econz Wireless provide workshop to share cost savings on Mobile Time, Attendance and cost code information.

  • May 2009 Econz Timecard is also now available on BlackBerry devices…
    ECONZ Wireless is now available on Blackberry devices. Timecard is available both in a GPS and NON GPS version that includes Team Clock-in and other features
  • Dec 2008 - Jensen Builders announces an estimated savings of $350,000 using Econz Timecard in the year 2008…
    Jenson builder estimated a cost savings of over $350,000 by deploying Timecard to his Supervisor's/Crew Leaders enabling them to clock in multiple team workers.

  • Jul 2008 - Econz Wireless forms partnership with ADP Payroll
    ECONZ forms partnership with ADP to provide mobile time and attendance information directly into ADP's ezLabor.

  • Feb 2008 - Econz Timecard a big hit at the 2008 Las Vegas World of Concrete exhibit
    ECONZ Wireless showcases their mobile time, attendance, and tracking application at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas .

  • Jan 2007- Econz Wireless announces the addition of LBS Tracking to Timecard
    ECONZ's Timecard LBS application is now available for on cell phone handsets. The LBS tracking feature include location, request current position, speed, idle time and other tracking options.

  • Nov 2006 Wolf Mobile purchases Econz Wireless Timecard and Eservice products
    Wolf Mobile purchases assets for ECONZ Wireless Timecard and Eservice products to be distributed under the ECONZ Wireless brand.

  • America's Cup
    ECONZ provided the technology that gathered and transmitted positional data and on-board weather conditions from the racing yachts to shore via the Telecom mobile CDPD network in 2000, and again using CDMA in 2003. The data was used to produce real time graphics for television and Internet viewing.

  • NRMA (Australia)
    ECONZ implemented a Computer Aided Dispatch System for the NRMA'sEmergency Roadside Assistance vehicles including mapping, GPS, job dispatch, monitoring and automated escalation..

  • Downers Australia
    ECONZ implemented a job management and dispatch system that automated, streamlined and managed their entire job dispatch process.

  • ECONZ Wireless Cellphone Products
    ECONZ introduces EService and Timecard, low-cost cellphone-based work management and worker productivity solutions. 

 

In the 90'S
  • Telecom
    ECONZ deployed a number of solutions including the Telecom Cable Faults Dispatch system, the Telecom Sealink with ship-to-shore phone link, and the Telecom National Faults super project which connected 1500 vehicles to the National Test System. This system achieved the target of 99.999% up time.

  • Fletcher Challenge Forests, Logging and Dispatch Division
    ECONZ implemented a computer aided dispatch and management system to manage the entire logging distribution process.

  • CourierPost
    ECONZ designed a nation-wide data dispatch system including a world first hand-held digital signature-capture device, allowing web-based viewing of signatures in near real-time.

  • Royal Automobile Club Queensland, Australia
    ECONZ installed a job dispatch and management system involving real time updates from the field.

 

In the 80'S
  • St John Ambulance
    ECONZ designed and built consoles and interfaced them with phone and vehicles. This was ECONZ' first radio-based fleet dispatch system and it was achieved using an entirely analogue radio network. The system remained in use by St John Ambulance for over a decade.

  • Auckland Co-op and Blue Star Taxis
    ECONZ designed and built New Zealand's first computerised Taxi Dispatch systems.

  • Auckland Electric Power Board
    ECONZ designed a secure digital system of communications for field staff that enabled job information to be sent to in-vehicle printers.
     
  • Automobile Association
    Again, ECONZ designed and built a fully-automated dispatch system with call-taking, computer dispatch via radio to mobile terminals, and a map display showing location of vehicles and jobs.

 

In the 70'S
  • ECONZ designed and built New Zealand's first commercially-available microprocessor-based product - a laboratory differential-counter

  • Temperzone
    ECONZ automated the operation of lathes and drilling machines with the use of a computer interface.

  • ‘Black Box' interfaces
    ECONZ produced many flavours of computer-to-device interfaces, including CompuTelex - allowing nation-wide and international messaging between computers. A pre-cursor to email!

  • NZ Trotting Association
    ECONZ connected Trotting Clubs throughout New Zealand to the central headquarters in Christchurch using phone-lines - one of New Zealand's early modem-based data networks. This allowed the publishing of race cards with information on the field and drivers to be automated. Prior to this the information had been forwarded by phone or mail. 

 

The Future
  • From off-the-shelf hosted job dispatch/management tools, to highly tailored multi-million dollar systems, the ECAD, EService, Timecard and ESolutions products and services from ECONZ have got your business covered.
 
 
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