Spira Data Corp. Provides Significant ROI to Firemaster’s Field Ticketing Process


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Spira Wireless Field Ticketing Solution Brings Automation to Firemaster

(CALGARY, AB—October 25, 2007)— Spira Data Corp., a leading innovator and provider of electronic data acquisition software solutions, today announced that Firemaster Oilfield Services, Ltd., a full service safety company for the oil and gas industry, reports substantial return on investment with the Spira Wireless Field Ticketing (WFT) solution.

“Since deploying Spira WFT in 2006, Firemaster’s supervisors, field workers and administrators have recognized more time-saving and cost-saving benefits cross-departmentally and throughout our eight field offices,” said Kenji Kokaji, P. Eng, Engineering Manager of Firemaster. “The benefits include significant increase in speed of ticket recovery from the field, instant work-to-invoice turnaround time, and simplified approval processing. These benefits now enable our team to focus on the relevant, such as emergency response or worksite safety, rather than worrying about pricing discounts, minimum quantity pricing, and calculations.”

Prior to implementing Spira WFT, Firemaster’s in-house field ticketing system involved a manual paper-pen process to capture raw field data, shipping of field tickets and forms in boxes and manually entering data at headquarters. At the time, the work-to-invoice process took about four to six weeks to complete. Manual entries also presented other challenges, such as manual calculation errors, incorrect pricing and correcting triplicate carbon copies for records and invoicing.

“To this day, many companies in the oilfield services industry are still completely paper-based and, as a result, they continue to struggle with inaccuracies, delayed processing time and the inability to digitize their field data,” said Darcy Tuer, Vice President of Operations, Spira Data Corp. “With Firemaster, we saw an opportunity to work with them to provide an automated field ticketing solution that would solve some immediate data capture requirements and allow them to continue a strong history of offering cutting-edge services to their customers, while also improving their bottom line.”

Kokaji explained that Spira Data Corp. was their vendor of choice because Spira Wireless Field Ticketing included all of the significant features they needed. “It was important for us to have a complete wireless and electronic field ticketing system that was user-friendly, built using the latest development tools and technologies, and most importantly was able to adapt to our existing and sometimes complex work practices,” said Kokaji. “Spira WFT was a solution we believed met our immediate and long-term needs.”

Since implementing Spira WFT, Kokaji explained that their previous experience of drawn-out, error-prone manual field ticketing processes is now a thing of the past. “At Firemaster, Spira has helped us manage our data across the board and our field workers and administrators love it,” said Kokaji. “Since data is stored securely offsite, all stations can access their specific reports and statistics at any time. New figures have begun to appear: 100 per cent of operational data is captured. Dramatic reduction of errors. Gone are long invoicing times. Complex price books are handled automatically by Spira’s software, and the whole process is both started and completed in one day.”

Spira WFT is an electronic data management software solution that helps organizations automate and streamline their business workflow in the field, in the office and on the bottom line. Spira WFT 4.8 will be generally available to businesses in November 2007.


About Spira Data Corp.
Spira Data Corp. is a leading innovator and provider of electronic data management software solutions. Founded in 2005, Spira powers companies of all sizes to automate and streamline business processes and data from the field to the office with their flagship software solution, Spira Wireless Field Ticketing. This innovative solution facilitates a myriad of operational and financial oil field data capture, including expenses, equipment, materials, and billing. Spira Data Corp. is based in Calgary, Alberta. For more information, visit www.spiradata.com.

About Firemaster
Firemaster Oilfield Services Inc. offers a full range of safety services for oil and gas job sites. Services include emergency well control, fire protection, H2S safety, environmental monitoring, medical services and professional training. Firemaster has eight operations strategically located throughout Western Canada to provide immediate 24-hour emergency response. For more information, please visit www.firemaster.ca.

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