Ebates announces free app for iOS
Ebates.com, the pioneer and leader in online cash back shopping, today launched its free app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. With the new app, Ebates members and mobile shoppers worldwide can now enjoy cash back, online coupons and free shipping from thousands of their favorite retailers, anywhere they use their iPhone. The free Ebates app is available for download from the App Store.
“We’re delighted to introduce Ebates to iPhone users. Our free mobile app incorporates several cool features that make comparison shopping, using coupons and earning cash back quick and easy for mobile shoppers on the go,” said Ebates CEO Kevin H. Johnson. “The Ebates app is a must-have download for iPhone owners who want to stretch their holiday shopping budget and earn cash back on every purchase.”
Just like Ebates.com, the new Ebates app offers mobile shoppers the best deals and savings for everything on their shopping list.
Key features of the new Ebates app include:
Cash Back Shopping - Earn cash back at over 1,600 stores including Macy’s, Kohl's, Home Depot, Overstock.com, Groupon, and Walmart.
One-click Price Comparison - Find the best prices across 1,600 stores.
Deal Board – Access and apply coupons at store checkout.
Hot Deals - View Ebates top coupons of the week to make sure you get the most savings.
2x Cash Back - Browse stores that are offering double cash back.
Favorite Stores - Easy access to your favorite stores to make shopping simple.
$50 Referral Bonus - Earn $50 when you invite two friends who then shop via Ebates.com.
My Ebates - Access your cash pending, cash back history, and tracking tickets to see what's coming in your Big Fat Check!
Push Notifications - Get notified when you earn cash back, when double cash back is offered at your favorite stores, and when hot coupons are available.
Social Sharing - Share deals on Facebook, Twitter, iMessage, and email using the native share panel.
The Ebates app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
Over 1,600 online stores have joined the roster of retailers that offer cash back, special deals including free shipping, and over 10,000 coupons to members of Ebates.com. Free membership allows consumers to shop online at their favorite retailers while earning a percentage of every purchase they make, paid quarterly in the form of a "Big Fat Check" or through PayPal. From niceties to necessities, members of Ebates benefit from incentives at top-name merchants for everything from furniture to fashion and appliances to airfare. Because shopping with Ebates is hassle-free - no rebate forms to fill out and no points or miles to redeem - the site supports a strong community of savvy shoppers across the country and around the world.
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.