Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Swift Transportation selects Netkey for self-service kiosks

We haven't heard much out of NetKey recently, but here's a deal that they seem pretty excited about (I'm trying to decide whether I like blockquote or not, please bear with me :)
"After an extensive evaluation, Swift chose kiosks from Kiosk Information Systems of Louisville, Colo. and software and services from Netkey for the application development, deployment and remote monitoring and management for what is now called the Swift Informer Self-Service System. About 150 Informer kiosks are being installed in over 60 distribution and repair facilities and customer locations where Swift maintains a full-time employee presence.

"The Swift Informer kiosks provide drivers, mechanics and other employees -- once logged in and authenticated -- with secure online access to payroll, benefit, permit, training and safety information, truck repair manuals and parts availability, as well as e-mail, company news, weather and directions. Swift will benefit from lower costs to deliver HR services, improved data accuracy, quicker dissemination of company information, reduced driver turnover and increased employee satisfaction."

Self-service HR is one of the fastest growing areas of the kiosk industry, especially for firms with a large number of employees that don't have direct access to a PC during their regular work day (think manufacturing plants, distribution facilities, etc.). You might want to check out the rest of the press release.

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