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Government Solutions

governmentM is a cloud platform that provides all you need to deliver mobile apps for local government and public services.

Education Solutions

Available worldwide, campusM is already the preferred mobile solution of more than 25% of UK universities.

Our Cloud Platform

Underpinning our solutions is cloudM – offering user features and management tools you won’t find elsewhere.

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With our solutions and deployment teams it couldn’t be easier to get your mobile services up and running.

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  • Mobile apps for Citizens
  • Complies with G-Cloud

governmentM™

governmentM provides citizen apps – both native and web – that deliver against Channel Shift strategies.

The time to shift to mobile is now

Smartphones are now mainstream devices, and are making huge inroads into hard-to-reach groups. Our native apps work with the specific capabilities of mobile devices to provide a quick and easy route into local services that increases completion rates and won’t leave citizens phoning for help.

Cutting the cost of avoidable contact

governmentM generates significant savings by turning high-cost transactions into satisfying mobile experiences. Our mapping pinpoints services, like bin collection days, to user location. Push notifications give you all the benefits of SMS text messages but with none of the costs. Citizens can even access council information offline without face-to-face support.

governmentM™ Cloud Platform

governmentM™ is a cloud platform solution that fully complies with the G-Cloud model.

Cost-effective mobile apps for the G-Cloud era

governmentM is a multi-tenant platform. Deployment is quick and easy and maintenance overheads are low – upgrades go direct from the cloud to your citizens’ mobile devices with no intervention needed. And our transparent subscription model has no lock-in clause.

A hybrid cloud platform

governmentM offers a wide range of cloud-based tools to support your citizen apps. Your staff can extend our wide range of features, as well as reuse those developed by other local authorities. governmentM is a hybrid cloud platform, offering all the benefits of cloud computing without the data security risk – sensitive data remains secure in your own systems.

campusM™

campusM delivers everything your university needs to build world-class mobile apps.

A trusted solution

Available worldwide, campusM is already the preferred mobile solution of more than 25% of UK universities, including global league table leaders Imperial College London and University of Edinburgh.

The complete package

Solutions for student recruitment, the student experience and alumni communities are all part of the standard package. In the fast-moving world of higher education, it couldn’t be easier to develop new services and keep all your users’ devices updated with the latest information.

  • cloudM
  • App Manager
  • Apps
  • App Extension Kit
  • Analytics
  • Alerts

A Unique Hybrid Cloud Platform

cloudM underpins our government and education solutions – customers enjoy all the benefits of our shared mobile platform, while keeping their sensitive data inside the firewall.

Lower total cost of ownership

Deployment takes place within the short timescales that typify cloud-based solutions. With minimal in-house skills and infrastructure requirements, cloudM eliminates the burden of recurring upgrades, and reduces maintenance requirements dramatically.

The very latest mobile innovations

cloudM updates the mobile devices of all your users automatically with the latest features and platform innovations, without any intervention on your part. Customizations and integrations are safeguarded during upgrades. With cloudM, your mobile services are fully available and highly resilient.

cloudM App Manager

The cloudM App Manager is a powerful portal that makes it easy to manage, customize and publish updates to our mobile apps.

Putting you in control

From a simple interface you can update features, maps and geolocations, mobile branding, and manage content, without specialist skills.

Publishing updates to all mobile platforms

The publishing feature updates mobile apps on all platforms directly with changes and customizations as you make them – eliminating time-consuming upgrades to the different app stores.

cloudM Mobile Apps

Our cross-platform strategy delivers the best possible user experiences on every device.

All the inclusivity of multiple-device support

To deliver rich experiences across all devices, we design and develop native campusM apps for the iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, Android, and BlackBerry. We also make available a mobile web browser app, so everyone can access your mobile services.

Advanced integration and synching

With their own secure integration framework, cloudM apps integrate easily with legacy and third party systems. Our apps also detect updates on the cloudM App Manager and perform automatic synchronizations.

 

cloudM App Extension Kit (AEK)

Our AEK gives you the power and flexibility to extend cloudM apps, meeting local needs with features developed in-house.

Support your in-house developers

Based on HTML5, the AEK gives your developers the power to extend cloudM apps with screens, toolbars, new menu items, and integrated services.

Write once, deploy instantly

Developers need not develop separate solutions for each mobile platform. Once a new feature is built, it is automatically deployed across our platforms instantly – eliminating time-consuming upgrades to the different App Stores.

Here’s a few examples of how customers have used the AEK:

  • Student Finance
  • Live Bus Timetables
  • Help Desk Integration
  • PC and Room Booking
  • VLE/LMS Module
  • Student Surveys
  • House Finder
  • Mashups of Announcements from Blackboard and Sharepoint
  • Moodle Extensions
  • Live Washing Machine and Dryer Availability

Student Finance

Students can view their university finance statement – invoices, credits and payments.

 

cloudM Insight Analytics

cloudM Insight gives you full usage reporting designed specifically for today’s mobile environment.

Business intelligence for your mobile services

cloudM Insight goes beyond website-based analytics to capture mobile-specific data such as button-press metrics, and the devices, operating systems and platforms in use across the user base. cloudM Insight records the offline usage that is common with mobile apps, and reports on features and pages added locally to your mobile app.

cloudM Alerts

cloudM Alerts is a cost-free and comprehensive communications channel delivered in real time.

A joined-up alerts system

The cloudM Alerts Server can send community-wide push notifications to iOS, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices anywhere in the world. Where a user has registered more than one device, the Alerts Server simply messages both devices. Your alerts can include rich text with links to maps and other resources.

Flexible Personalized Alerts

The cloudM Alerts Server integrates with back-end systems to send out timely personalized communications. Keep your users on track with deadline reminders and library notifications. Our alerts also work with text messaging systems to keep your SMS costs down.

  • Implementation
  • Integration
  • Design & Branding
  • 360 Degree Support

Implementation

We offer a range of professional services to suit your skills and the scope of your implementation.

Transferring all the skills and knowledge you need

We give your staff the training and ongoing support they need to manage your mobile app independently.

A track record you can rely on

With well-proven processes in place, we will get you up and running smoothly and quickly. Our technical consultants have a strong track record for rapid deployments. Their deep knowledge of education and government systems means ease of integration with legacy and third party systems.

Integration

Integrating our mobile apps with your systems delivers rich and convenient services to your users, wherever they are.

Fully-integrated mobile services

cloudM complies with leading standards, simplifying integration with legacy and third party systems. Our wide range of pre-built connectors to the most popular management and front-end systems minimizes deployment time.

Experience you can trust

We have successfully integrated cloudM apps with an impressive range of back-end systems.

Design & Branding

Smartphones and tablets are changing the way the world interacts with organizations, so your mobile presence needs to be in the vanguard of brand design and management.

Mobilizing your institution’s prestige

We deliver exciting unique designs specifically for mobile. Customized and styled by our mobile design specialists, our apps help to generate and sustain brand recognition, trust and loyalty from the earliest interactions.

360 Degree Support

We are always available to help you meet your mobile goals.

Thrive after go-live

Our customers can count on us to help with anything from basic queries and managing app store processes, to bespoke customizations. Our standard 360 Degree Support package includes regular Health Checks of all customer deployments, and recommendations to keep them ahead of the pack with leading mobile experiences.

Welcome to the oMbiel community

Join the oMbiel online community, and access its growing knowledge base. Let your developers share customizations and marketers discuss best practice. We listen closely to our customers, feeding their ideas into the product roadmap.

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  • 2014/04/17New Ovum report on campusM published
  • 2014/04/17Essential website maintenance
  • 2014/04/15Imperial College London hosts another successful campusM User Group meeting
  • 2014/04/09University of Cape Town delivers omni-channel campusM integrated with PeopleSoft
  • 2014/04/03Long Live the Mobile App Czar! Scott Bruckel reigns supreme at NERCOMP
  • 2014/04/02campusM team welcomes Vibs Trivedi, Java Developer
  • 2014/03/24More Stateside Success for campusM at EDUCAUSE Connect, Chicago
  • 2014/03/18Canterbury Christ Church University selects the campusM Platform
  • 2014/03/14Scott Bruckel, Vice President of Sales, North America
  • 2014/03/11oMbiel welcomes new Marketing Manager, Jackie Sherlock

New Ovum report on campusM published

Today we received the latest Ovum report on campusM. This is the third report that they have done for us, and discusses the fundamentals of the solution, and the new and improved functionality available.

It highlights the benefits for institutions of having one platform from which they can update their apps and responsive web, and points out that some institutions are now using the web app as a lean portal solution.

The report states

“Ovum believes that mobile delivery of services has become an expectation for progressive higher education institutions, and that oMbiel’s campusM is a compelling solution to deliver this functionality without the fuss.”

Read the full document

Essential website maintenance

Our campusM and oMbiel websites will be unavailable between 09.00-13.00 on Saturday 19th April.  This is due to essential maintenance.  None of our apps will be affected during this period.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Imperial College London hosts another successful campusM User Group meeting

Last week’s campusM User Group meeting attracted representatives from almost 30 institutions. Hugh’s session looked at how the campusM platform supports oMni-channel communications (with lean portal and mobile apps) and learning (e-Learning integration, classroom voting, and attendance monitoring). Attendees discussed and prioritized the campusM Platform roadmap. We enjoyed client presentations from Aston, Exeter, Bradford and Lancaster Universities. Special thanks to customers who contributed to a campusM post-deployment experience video, and to Imperial College London for hosting the event.

University of Cape Town delivers omni-channel campusM integrated with PeopleSoft

Once University of Cape Town (UCT) established that campusM would integrate with PeopleSoft, they were more than happy to commit. We worked with UCT staff to make available PeopleSoft services – including class and exam schedules, results, and fees – through desktop and mobile channels, using University authentication credentials. The campusM mobile app and lean portal deployments have enjoyed extensive take-up – 4,000 registrations and 120,000 hits during Orientation Week alone. UCT is now planning to adopt campusM Enterprise to deliver omni-channel services to staff, alumni, donors, etc.

Long Live the Mobile App Czar! Scott Bruckel reigns supreme at NERCOMP

Scott Bruckel is back from NERCOMP in Rhode Island, where he was the conference’s Mobile App Czar. With no exhibit booth to service, he mixed with the delegates and received positive feedback on the design, performance, and features of the conference app, which was developed using the campusM Platform. The event was a great success for Scott, who joined the campusM team last month. Since getting back to base, he’s already had calls from NERCOMP delegates keen to explore what campusM could do for their institution.

campusM team welcomes Vibs Trivedi, Java Developer

Monday was a big day for Vibs Trivedi, who started work at oMbiel as a Graduate Java Developer. The next few months will be hectic for Vibs as he completes his MSc in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham in his spare time. But we’re supporting him with a mentor, Joe Durrant, while he gets to grips with his new role. He says that everyone made him feel at home on day one, and we’re looking forward to him becoming a valuable member of the team.

More Stateside Success for campusM at EDUCAUSE Connect, Chicago

David Stephenson and Scott Bruckel spent early last week at EDUCAUSE Connect in Chicago. The Mobile track sessions were interesting, particularly as it became clear that many institutions are facing just the challenges that campusM is designed to address. This provided scope for fruitful discussions at our booth. It was Scott’s first EDUCAUSE event in his new role as VP of Sales, North America, and the delegates kept him extremely busy, not least with positive feedback on the conference app, which was implemented using the campusM Platform.

Canterbury Christ Church University selects the campusM Platform

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has selected the campusM Platform as part of a broad commitment to the student user experience. Phase One customizations will make a range of core services accessible to students via their personal mobile devices, including support for iOS and Android . The team at CCCU are excited about this enhancement to staff and student communications, and the campusM team will be providing all of the support they need in the run-up to the launch of their app, currently planned for late spring 2014. It’s great to have them on board.

Scott Bruckel, Vice President of Sales, North America

We all had the chance to meet oMbiel’s latest recruit yesterday, and were hugely impressed. Based in Connecticut, Scott Bruckel will be leading our sales and marketing activities in North America. Having played a central role in the growth of a TV and Internet Services provider in Higher Education, he now relishes the opportunity to become part of a young, dynamic environment. Scott sees great potential for growth in campusM, and is struck by what a happy and enthusiastic team we are!

oMbiel welcomes new Marketing Manager, Jackie Sherlock

Jackie Sherlock joins us next week as our new Marketing Manager, and is rolling up her sleeves in anticipation. Jackie brings a wealth of HE experience into the role, and is looking forward to teaming up with campusM on the challenges the sector faces. Jackie’s 14 years at University of Birmingham includes six years in IT Services, working extensively with campusM, as well as website and social media channels. She loves the company’s friendly and innovative atmosphere, and is excited about the immense potential of the campusM Platform.

Graduate Java Developer (full time)

Location: Wolverhampton, UK.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Due to the success of our core product campusM™, there is a vacancy for a Graduate Java Developer to join the team at oMbiel. If you are a bright individual with sound Java development and SQL experience looking to join a company working with cutting edge mobile technologies we’d like to hear from you.

Essential Skills

• Graduate with BSc Honours, ideally in Computing related degree

• Java/C#/.Net – Sound Object Oriented principles

• SQL ideally MS SQL Server/Oracle or mySQL

• Good interpersonal Skills

Desirable

• Tomcat and Apache

• Web Services

• Linux/Unix

• PHP/MVC

If you think you’ve got the right skills and qualities to join our hard-working team in the dynamic area of mobile technology, send your CV to careers@ombiel.com. Strictly no agencies.

oMbiel is a trusted supplier of mobile solutions

Meteoric rise of a mobile pioneer

In only three years, oMbiel has risen to become the leading mobile app supplier in UK education. Its mobile platform is in use at some of the country’s most prestigious universities, as well as institutions in Denmark and Australia. oMbiel supplies into the government sector, delivering apps for public services. The company also provides conference apps for Apple’s education teams located around the world.

A flawless track record

oMbiel’s founder Hugh Griffiths has a flawless track record as both technical consultant and start-up entrepreneur, and is relentless in his innovation of the platform. His team of mobile specialists provide customers with all the features, tools and support they need to deliver compelling mobile apps.



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