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Transit conference in our backyard

11 August

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The 2014 Kansas Public Transit Conference (KPTA) is happening right now at the DoubleTree Wichita Airport. We had a great time with our fellow Kansas transit connections at the opening reception tonight and are looking forward to a big day tomorrow! We are joining our partner, Radio Engineering Industries (REI) in the exhibit hall, so please come see us.

For more information on the KPTA conference, visit http://www.kstransit.org

EnGraph and REI together in St. Louis

01 August

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The 2014 Missouri Public Transit Conference (MPTA) conference is August 3-5, 2014 at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. We are very excited to see what our neighbors in Missouri have been up to!  We will be joining our partner, Radio Engineering Industries (REI) in the exhibit hall, so please come see us.

For more information on the MPTA conference: http://www.cabllc.com/MPTAConference/general.htm

Google features EnGraph in 2013 Economic Report

18 July

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This week, Google released their 2013 Economic Report and EnGraph was highlighted as a featured business in Kansas! Google products, especially Google AdWords, have been a huge part of our recent growth. We really enjoyed working with Wendy at Google during this process and couldn’t be happier with the final result.

As a bonus, Lenexa (the city of our headquarters) was chosen as 2013 eCity. We are proud to be part of the strongest online business community in Kansas.

EnGraph is in good company with some really neat businesses also featured in this report from other states. Dayton Children’s Hospital in Ohio and University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota were also highlighted. AmpleHarvest.org from New Jersey is working to supply food pantries with local produce. Lyman Orchards from Connecticut is the twelfth-oldest family owned business in the US (since 1741).

We are proud to be part of this group and we look forward to working with Google for a very long time.

EnGraph ready for CTAA Expo 2014

06 June

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We are very excited to see what this year’s CTAA Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre has to offer next week!  We will again be joining our partner, Radio Engineering Industries (REI) in the exhibit hall, so please stop by.

For more on the CTAA Expo 2014 next week, please visit… http://www.ctaa.org/expo

For current updates from the show:  #CTAAExpo

We are also on twitter at @EnGraphSoftware

Kansas City to host 2014 Bus & Paratransit Conference

30 April

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We are very proud that APTA has selected our city for the 2014 Bus & Paratransit Conference at the KC Bartle Hall Convention Center next week! We will be joining our new partner, Radio Engineering Industries (REI) at Booth #320, so please come see us. Thanks to REI, we now provide a complete intelligent transportation system for both fixed-route and paratransit operations.

For more on the APTA Conference next week, please visit… http://www.apta.com/mc/bus

For more on our partnership with REI, please visit… http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/11303395/ks-engraph-and-rei-announce-partnership

For current updates from the show: #APTABus14

We are also on twitter at @EnGraphSoftware

Welcoming our newest ParaPlan agencies

26 February

We have been very busy this winter as ParaPlan Mobile has proven to be a fantastic asset for managing rides within demand-response operations.

City of Columbia Transit going live with ParaPlan

Columbia Transit going live with ParaPlan

 

Here is a listing of our new ParaPlan clients over the past 6 months…

As we continue to expand due to our strategic partnership with REI, look to this page for more detailed customer spotlight articles about our new customers. Our new strategic alliance with REI was also featured in Mass Transit Magazine. (article)

EnGraph announces partnership with REI

30 January

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EnGraph is pleased to announce a partnership with REI, a leader in the transportation industry for over 75 years. This partnership will allow us to incorporate their wide range of transportation products into our software solutions.

What is going to change?

Current users of ParaPlan Desktop or ParaPlan for iOS will start to see additional functionality as we add support for REI products. For example, our Client screen has a new video option as we begin the integration with REI’s on-board video recording devices.

Will I have to use a new version of ParaPlan?

ParaPlan Desktop and ParaPlan for iOS will continue to perform and look as they always have. As we add new features, they will contain the same powerful simplicity that is so important to us.

I saw Kyle at a trade show and he had an REI badge. Does he still work at EnGraph?

Kyle is still an owner and partner at EnGraph. Since REI has such a tremendous reputation in the industry, EnGraph is now able to have access to a much larger customer base. EnGraph completes the mobility offering of REI software and Kyle will occasionally represent REI to reach the potential clients where mobility is just a portion of an agency’s need.

So no changes at EnGraph?

No changes. Kyle and Tim are still owners and partners. Brett is still project manager and is coming up on three years with us. There will not be any employee nor assignment changes due to this partnership.

I’m excited. I spend too much time switching between software applications to manage my transit agency.

We are excited too! And we hear you regarding multiple applications. As computers become more useful in our industry, half of the battle can be figuring out your workflow and making sure you have all your needs met. One small missing piece means additional software to pay for, learn and maintain. Or worse yet, another Excel sheet to populate. REI and EnGraph are committed to making your life easier and look to solve these problems with tight integrations and smarter interfaces.

The full press release is below and can be downloaded here:

PRESS RELEASE


For Immediate Release

Lenexa, Kansas, January 29, 2014 – Tim Hibbard, CEO of EnGraph Software, announces the formation of a partnership between EnGraph and Radio Engineering Industries Inc. (REI) to provide a complete suite of intelligent transportation and mobile asset management solutions; including Fixed Route CAD/AVL, Automatic Passenger Counting (APC), Paratransit Scheduling and Billing software, Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), electronic manifests, traveler information websites, Passenger Information and Display Systems (PIDS), mobile video surveillance, vehicle monitoring and diagnostics, and more, to the transit industry.


Radio Engineering Industries (REI) provides a variety of safety solutions: mobile video surveillance, GPS/AVL tracking solutions, camera observation systems and audio/video equipment.  REI prides itself on designing, manufacturing, and servicing customer friendly electronic products for the school, transit, motor coach, shuttle and agriculture industries.  Founded in 1938, REI continues its history of service, quality and value every day.  EnGraph Software, founded in 1999, is a software development firm specializing in paratransit scheduling, reporting, billing and digital dispatching systems throughout the United States.


Darwin Rubeck, REI Vice President of Software and Business Services, called the partnership with EnGraph Software “a terrific opportunity to complete our intelligent transportation systems offering and to bring Paratransit expertise to our team.”  Tim Hibbard, EnGraph CEO, is “thrilled to join forces with a nearby midwestern technology company like REI and I know that our proven ParaPlan® demand-response management system is a perfect fit into REI’s A.R.M.O.R.® ITS software applications and component hardware” and further “this is a great step forward for both REI and EnGraph.”


For more information please contact Kyle Archer, Director of Sales, at 913-735-6651.

Improvements to create Invoice workflow

22 January

ParaPlan has a fully functional billing system. We can create invoices either for a client or for a single funding source with multiple clients. We also handle payments, pre-payments, over-payments and under-payments. Today our interface for creating invoices got a little bit easier to use.

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#1 – Window starts at the top

This window grows vertically as invoices get populated. We watched our users move the window to the top of the screen time and time again to see all the information on the screen. Now, the window starts at the top of the user’s display.

#2 – Smarter billable trips finder

The panel now displays the client name or program name for this invoice. The expander is also auto-expanded after the client or program is selected.

#3 – Sortable headers

The labels are now clickable and will sort the list accordingly. Click once to sort ascending. Click again to sort in descending order. The label turns bold when it is being sorted. Green means sorting ascending. Red means the list is being sorted in descending order.

These changes are currently going through internal testing. It will be released in the next update.