NetDespatch is teaming up with Cognito to develop mobile solutions for express transport carriers and their customers. The two companies have been collaborating in research and development for the past six months in preparation for a major product due for launch at SME 2005, the annual service management exhibition on 4-6 October at the NEC.
The joint venture sees NetDespatch becoming a Cognito accredited partner. Cognito is the UK's leading managed mobile data solutions provider and NetDespatch is a global supplier of web services in courier, transport and service logistics. Both Cognito and NetDespatch provide fully-managed services which are seen as the future for IT and the partnership represents an important development in their respective markets.
NetDespatch provides booking, tracking and management services over the web and the tie-up with Cognito will provide a fully integrated mobile capability. It will bring the benefits of NetDespatch web services directly to people on the move, anywhere in the world 24-hours a day, through live connection to NetDespatch web servers.
"NetDespatch has been developed as a go-anywhere business service that transport operators and their customers can access from internet connected PCs. By incorporating Cognito's mobile solution, we will be able to extend NetDespatch services beyond the office and give easy, instant access via handy pocket-sized PDAs or ruggedised laptops" says Becky Cark of NetDespatch.