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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.

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.

  • News
  • Careers
  • About Us
  • Events
  • 2014/11/25Classroom Polling with campusM
  • 2014/11/13oMbiel publishes Technical Overview Papers
  • 2014/11/11The stats speak for themselves
  • 2014/11/04Tenth campusM User Group Meeting
  • 2014/10/30oMbiel To Launch Professional Services Division
  • 2014/10/29Executive Briefing Summary
  • 2014/10/22Sat Dhanjal feels the love in Australia
  • 2014/10/20Running a campusM Discovery Workshop – Australian Style
  • 2014/10/16campusM shines at EDUCAUSE 2014
  • 2014/10/08

Classroom Polling with campusM

We are continually looking at enhancing the utility of the campusM Platform, and have been working hard on our latest development: Classroom Polling. This functionality will enable students to respond to questions via their mobile device or laptop. Institutions piloting this feature tell us that they are confident that this will increase student engagement and therefore improve learning outcomes.

The campusM team recently participated in a simulated classroom test of the feature and we were all impressed with the intuitive user interface and simplicity of use. We are looking forward to seeing the results of the pilots and see this as the first step in a series of enhancement designed to further extend the benefits our clients see from deploying campusM.

We will keep you up to date with developments so make sure you follow us on twitter for the latest information @_campusM_

oMbiel publishes Technical Overview Papers

Over the last few months we have created Technical Overview Papers detailing the capabilities and features of the campusM and governmentM Platforms.

The papers describe the Platform architecture, and how this enables stakeholders to access key services and information via any device. Both Platforms deliver a device agnostic mobile app, and a fully responsive mobile portal solution, all updated via one easily administered system.

This omni-channel approach sets oMbiel apart from other providers and the Technical Overview details how we achieve this, along with showcasing a range of innovative features.

You can read the Papers for yourself by downloading them from the links below, and if you would like to talk to us about how we can help you, please get in touch with us david.stephenson@ombiel.com

 

The stats speak for themselves

The campusM team knew that October was a busy month and when we saw some of the statistics about how people have been using the Platform over that time we could see why.

Across our apps we had an amazing 70 million page views, and half a million push notifications were sent to app users. The Platform was available for 99.99% of the time and the only reason it wasn’t higher was because we had 5 minutes of scheduled maintenance.

We will be posting other statistics on our twitter feed so to keep up to date follow us @_campusM_

This week we will be holding our 10th campusM User Group Meeting. We always look forward to these events and we are really excited to be travelling to Exeter and seeing many of our customers.

This will be the first time that the event takes place over 2 days, and along with Hugh giving a keynote presentation on the campusM Roadmap, there will be talks about VLE integration, how you can measure the impact of implementing campusM, and plenty of time for networking

oMbiel To Launch Professional Services Division

Universities and Colleges operate in a highly competitive global market and cannot afford to fall behind in the race to deliver educational excellence. However, making enhancements that secure competitive advantage can be resource-intensive and time-consuming.

Stakeholders across Higher Education institutions want to access university systems and data at any time and on any device – whether that be a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or smartwatch. It can be very difficult to keep up with ongoing shifts in user expectation and behavior.

To meet the needs of customers wishing to undertake complex challenging projects, oMbiel is launching a Professional Services division. The team will help institutions deliver bespoke solutions to strengthen the value and impact of their campusM deployment, by providing expert consultancy, business process analysis, and project management.

oMbiel offers a rich portfolio of end-user services on all internet-enabled devices with its campusM omni-channel Platform. Professional Services will help institutions make the most of their investment, with the care and attention that campusM customers know they can expect at all times.

We will be making more information available over the coming weeks. For further details at this stage, please contact Jas Singh jas.singh@ombiel.com

Last week we held our annual Strategy Briefing in London.

Bringing together high profile speakers from Ovum, the University of Hull and Lancaster University, this event focussed on how adopting an omni-channel approach for engaging end users could provide huge benefits.

The event was very well attended by strategic visionaries and the discussions proved to be as valuable as the presentations themselves.

Andrew Taylor – Client Success Manager at oMbiel says of the event ”Getting an understanding of the challenges faced by HE decision makers really allows us to make sure campusM delivers as much value as possible and that was what this event was all about.”

We are already starting to think about next years event and you can expect to receive an email from Liz Littler in the next few months. If you would like any further information, please contact Liz via liz.littler@ombiel.com 

Sat Dhanjal feels the love in Australia

Sat Dhanjal’s been out in Australia visiting campusM customers – getting to know the teams, supporting developments, adding ideas, even squeezing in some beach time and a trip to Sydney. First stop was a Health Check with CQU in Queensland, where Sat updated the app branding and content, and helped them plan integrations such as our latest Moodle plug-in. He then spent 3 days with our newest customer – University of Canberra (due to go live with campusM by the end of the year). Both customers were really enthusiastic about campusM, and Sat’s brought the energy of the new world back with him.

Running a campusM Discovery Workshop – Australian Style

University of Canberra and campusMSat has just spent three days at the University of Canberra, our newest customer. We’d already completed most of the set-up remotely, so Sat got straight down to business, introducing the team to the campusM Platform and what it can do for them. They loved it, and their enthusiasm spilled over into day two, when they got down to the technical nitty gritty. They chose campusM because we can meet all their bespoke requirements – they’re keen to integrate with everything from timetables and Single Sign-On to eBooks and online payments. They’re even planning a parking availability feature.

campusM shines at EDUCAUSE 2014

campusM at EDUCAUSE 2014David, Hugh, and Scott had a fantastic time at EDUCAUSE 2014. Last year we showcased campusM’s capabilities as a conference app, and this year we focused on the Platform’s capabilities as a mobile first portal. This resonated with many delegates who reported seeing a massive shift in access to campus systems from mobile devices. This made them really excited about the in-built integration capabilities of the campusM Platform. Next week Scott will be at HighEdWeb in Portland, Oregon – booth #20 – and he’s looking forward to introducing even more people to the campusM omni-channel solution.

Introducing Liz Littler, Our New Customer Satisfaction Manager

Liz LittlerLiz Littler has joined us this week as our new Customer Satisfaction Manager, working with Andrew Taylor to make the campusM customer experience even better. The two of them will be on the road next week, but for now, Liz is learning all about our products and services, and getting to know our friendly team. Liz’s professional background is impressively broad, and in her last role she sold data analysis software to university researchers, so she’s already at home in an HE environment. Based in Southport, Liz enjoys travel and badminton, and, like many campusM staff-members, is a dog-lover.

Vacancies

If you would like to be part of our talented and energetic team we have the following vacancies available

  • Client Satisfaction Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Java Developer

If you would be interested in applying for any of these positions, or would like more information  please contact enquiries@ombiel.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

We will be attending the following events over the next few months.

November

UK
12th November
UCISA CISG2014
 

December

UK
1st December
UCISA IG2014



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