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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.

  • News
  • Careers
  • About Us
  • Events
  • 2014/09/24campusM to showcase new functionality at EDUCAUSE
  • 2014/09/16Aston University’s Open Day App Profile – Latest Case Study
  • 2014/09/03LMS User Group Meeting Video Now Available
  • 2014/08/28The oMbiel offices are expanding
  • 2014/08/20Building campusM Connections for EDUCAUSE 2014
  • 2014/07/23Our growing collection of campusM videos
  • 2014/07/21Getting to grips with wearable technology
  • 2014/07/11oMbiel is recruiting for a Client Satisfaction Manager
  • 2014/07/09Queensborough Community College goes live with campusM
  • 2014/07/07Last week’s successful campusM LMS User Group to become a regular event

 

 

 

Next week, Hugh, Scott and David will be at EDUCAUSE demonstrating some of the exciting new features that campusM has to offer. Make sure you don’t miss out by visiting us on booth 769/868. You will be able to observe our innovative classroom polling in action, and see first-hand how campusM is the omni-channel Platform, offering the best possible user experience on any device.  For more information see our web page and get in touch with us.

Aston University’s Open Day App Profile – Latest Case Study

Our latest mini case study looks at how the campusM Platform helped Tony Lyons and the team at Aston University deliver an Open Day app profile for prospective students.  The profile provides specific personalized information for this important group of users, along with interactive features to make the day easier and more enjoyable. As Tony says, the app communicates the Aston student experience in a way that no brochure or league table can. Attendees gave positive feedback, and the average user re-engaged with the app 7-10 times during the event.

LMS User Group Meeting Video Now Available

We’ve published a video about our recent LMS (VLE) User Group meeting onto our campusM YouTube channel.

The event was a great success, and there was rich interaction between campusM staff and customers on learning technologies in mobile contexts.

User Group meetings allow customers to feed ideas and requirements into campusM Platform developments.

You can subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up to date with all our videos.

If you’d like to participate in future User Groups, contact Andrew Taylor or connect with us on Twitter @_campusm_.

Over the past month or so the oMbiel offices have been having a facelift.  As the team continues to grow, the offices have needed to expand.  Our main room has doubled in size, and now boasts 2 glass pod break out spaces, which are perfect for one to one meetings or private calls.

In addition we now also have a fully equipped conference/meeting room.

oMbiel Office – before expansion

oMbiel office before expansion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

oMbiel Office – after expansion
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oMbiel Conference Room

Photograph of oMbiel Conference Room

 

Building campusM Connections for EDUCAUSE 2014

This summer, our VP of Sales in North America, Scott Bruckel, has been making hay while the sun shines, attending industry events and visiting numerous HE Institutions. At one event, three decision-makers told him campusM was the most impressive new technology they had seen at that show in years. In another productive meeting, the CIO decided against creating a mobile app once he saw that the campusM Platform already provides a future-proofed omni-channel solution. Scott is now preparing for EDUCAUSE 2014 in Orlando. He’ll be on booth #769 with other members of the campusM team.

Our growing collection of campusM videos

We made a video at last month’s campusM LMS User Group event and we’ll be uploading it to YouTube shortly. The video will join other short videos that feature our customers discussing their experiences with campusM. They are available on the campusM YouTube channel, and they cover different aspects of our products and services – from campusM Enterprise and the AEK, to customer support and the student experience. Check out the Testimonials tab of the campusM website for a further selection of campusM customer voices.

At oMbiel we’re always on the look out for new technological innovations.  At the moment we’re looking at some of the recent wearable technology releases, as this as an area where the campusM and governmentM Platforms may well develop solutions in the future.

When the first batch of smart watches and fitness bands was released, quite a few members of the team started wearing them. Andy Taylor recently brought a Samsung gear live, using Android wear, and he’s really impressed with the functionality.

However it is the Google Glass that Hugh Griffiths recently bought which is dominating conversation in the office.  The team are taking turns to use the Glass in a variety of situations and Jackie is keeping a blog of everyone’s experiences.

You can read the blog here – http://linkd.in/1nMRT6N

We’d love to know what you think about wearable technology, so please tweet us @_campusM_ with your thoughts.

oMbiel is recruiting for a Client Satisfaction Manager

We’re looking for a graduate-level Client Satisfaction Manager to join our talented team in Wolverhampton, UK, taking responsibility for the post-sale experience across the client community. Good relationship management skills are essential; the post involves close liaison with commercial and technical colleagues, as well as customers at all levels. Candidates must demonstrate strong project management skills, along with the capacity to understand clients’ strategic objectives and assimilate new technology quickly.  Contact David Stephenson, Commercial Director, for further details.

Queensborough Community College goes live with campusM

With its newly-launched campusM app, QCC Connect, Queensborough Community College (QCC) is developing innovative approaches to student communications that are already seeing strong uptake. The Talk To Us feature, for example, gives students a channel for requesting help at a specified time. QCC recognises the value of the app for retention across its diverse student body, and is driving rapid response. QCC’s numerous plans for the app include target push notifications integrated with Active Directory, for time-critical messages such as cancelled lectures.

Last week’s successful campusM LMS User Group to become a regular event

Last week’s inaugural LMS (Learning Management System) User Group in London was a great success for campusM, drawing together a community of learning technologists keen to discuss the challenges they face in this crucial area of Higher Education provision.

Alistair Spark from Royal Veterinary College (RVC), host of the event, spoke of the features RVC has developed with the campusM team to improve LMS integration and help students to make better use of the e-Learning environment. With more than a third of LMS traffic at RVC coming from mobile devices, an enhanced interface designed for mobile will greatly assist the students in accessing course content, and should translate into improved learning outcomes.

The LMS User Group is really about the exchange of expertise, and it was good to see knowledgeable practitioners grouping together spontaneously to share ideas. The presentations and demonstrations were also highly interactive.

CEO Hugh Griffiths, who gave an overview of the campusM omni-channel Platform, is keen to run these events on a regular basis, in response to demand from attendees, to give learning technology specialists a face-to-face forum to discuss their experiences and feed back priorities into our roadmap. Their input will really drive the campusM Platform forward with more learning-based functions.

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.

August

North America
6th August
Eduweb

 

September

North America
30th September – 2nd October
EDUCAUSE 
 

October

North America
19th-22nd October
HighEd Web

 

 

November

UK
12th November
UCISA CISG2014
 

December

UK
1st December
UCISA IG2014



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