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MyTaskit and BoatCloud Integrate Leading Leisure Marine Platforms

Customers Benefit from Marina Management and Array of Scheduling Features

West Palm Beach, Fla. and Kerrville, Texas – July 12, 2016MyTaskit, a leading web-based software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers, and BoatCloud, a solution developed by Anderson Software to simplify marine scheduling efforts, have announced the successful integration of their two leisure marine platforms. Customers will benefit from the combined features of MyTaskit’s comprehensive marine and service management solution and the added, streamlined scheduling solution BoatCloud provides.

BoatCloud provides a real-time launch scheduling capability to full-service marinas using the MyTaskit Pro Operations module.  MyTaskit and BoatCloud recently developed an integration using the MyTaskit API (Applications Programming Interface) to develop a solution that combines the strengths of both systems. The integration has been successfully deployed at Calusa Island Marina in Goodland, Fla. With Calusa as a successful integration in place, both companies are ready to offer this functionality to all MyTaskit Pro users.

“We are delighted to be working with BoatCloud to provide this enhanced level of service to our mutual customers,” said Kevin Hutchinson, Founder and CEO of MyTaskit. “Both our companies are driven by a passion to streamline and enhance the web-based services for marinas and the nationwide boating community. This integration with BoatCloud is another example of our commitment to extend the best practices of MyTaskit with other world-class service providers in the marine industry.”

“This integration was spurred by Calusa Island Marina, a customer who saw the benefits of both BoatCloud and MyTaskit and wanted to have both in one application,” said Kevin Anderson, President and CEO of Anderson Software. “We’re pleased with this partnership because we know this will help marinas be more efficient and boost their bottoms lines. It also lets boaters enjoy more time on the water, rather than worrying about all the particulars involved in scheduling, provisioning and preparing a boat for a day on the water.”

Anderson Software developed BoatCloud in 2011 to streamline the means by which marina patrons coordinate the use of their boats.  Their mission was to replace the troubled logistics of phone calls, log sheets, and radio communications required for a marina patron to get their boat launched on a certain day, at a certain time, with certain provisions and/or services provided by the marina prior to arrival. Reservations feed into a real-time dashboard that is monitored by marina staff – specifically forklift operators via the use of a wireless tablet. This replaces the pen-and-paper processes used prior to BoatCloud.

About MyTaskit 

MyTaskit is the leading software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers. By simplifying coordination of tasks, MyTaskit vastly improves the availability, effectiveness and efficiency of service communications. It also allows companies to increase their consumer loyalty and profitability. Individual consumers use MyTaskit to better care for, manage and coordinate service for their valued possessions, such as boats, RVs or property. Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.

About Anderson Software

Anderson Software is the developer of P3 Global Intel, the most advanced Tip Acquisition and Tip Management application used by law enforcement agencies and CrimeStoppers programs around the world.  Anderson’s primary focus has been in the Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Emergency Management sectors, but they have also developed meaningful applications in the recreational marketplace – including BoatCloud, which simplifies marina-scheduling efforts.

Media Contact: 

Patricia Yeager
Fastlane Communications
(973) 670-1203
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MyTaskit Closes Seed Round, Expands Board and Sets Sights on Series A Funding

Seasoned Entrepreneur Charles Horn Joins Board

West Palm Beach, Fla. – June 14, 2016MyTaskit, a leading web-based software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers, has officially closed a successful seed funding round and made a key Board addition. The company, which has raised $11.8 million in funding to date, is now planning a Series A round in the second half of 2016. The funding raised to date has fueled operations growth and the strategic acquisition of two companies.

MyTaskit also welcomes a new Board member: successful B2B entrepreneur and global leader in entrepreneurship education, Charles Horn. Horn is the Founder & Chairman of Arizona-based 5Lights and Pro Private Equity Group/PBMS. With Horn’s debut, MyTaskit formalizes a deal with 5Lights to boost marketing management services for strategic growth planning, M&A and executive operational support.

Horn joins George Conrades, Managing Partner, Longfellow Venture Partners, and Chairman of Akamai, as an investor and MyTaskit Board member, along with MyTaskit Founder & CEO Kevin Hutchison, who was the founding CEO of Surescripts and former CEO of Prematics. Horn is an innovator in the healthcare and consumer benefits industry, having started ScriptSave and HealthTrans, both of which have made the Inc. 500 annual list of top 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

“The expertise from Charlie and the 5Lights team will accelerate MyTaskit’s growth and allow us to advance our innovation,” said Kevin Hutchinson, Founder and CEO of MyTaskit. “We’re looking forward to the Series A round later this year to support our strategic growth plans and to further build-out our world-class service coordination solution for small- and medium-sized businesses in the marine industry and beyond.”

“The goal of every service mission and task is to solve customers’ needs quickly and cost efficiently and to exceed their expectations, resulting in a very satisfied customer,” added Horn. “MyTaskit’s service coordination solution is the future of task management. Its thousands of users are a testament to the efficiencies created by the platform. We are thrilled to join Kevin Hutchinson and his excellent management team for an exciting future.”

The MyTaskit Pro Coordination module, which is available for free or as a subscription service with enhanced features, enables service businesses to coordinate repair and maintenance tasks with technicians, subcontractors and customers. Likewise, if consumers have a service or maintenance need, they can “Taskit” —assigning it to a service tech, uploading photos, videos and messages related to the needed work, and then easily coordinate with the Pro user and all interested parties on the tasks.

MyTaskit’s Coordination module is closely integrated with the company’s MyTaskit Pro Operations module (formerly DockMaster). The Operations module handles backend operations, such as work-order processing, invoicing and accounting. Key features can be added to MyTaskit to further enable service pros to improve operations and service. Full business management capabilities enable service organizations to automate work order processing, record keeping and invoicing, and service tech coordination. The tool’s service coordination functionality helps these businesses streamline all service requests and repair/maintenance work with staff, subcontractors and customers.

MyTaskit also enables consumers to better manage their high-value possessions. Using MyTaskit, a free web app accessible via any desktop or mobile device, they can communicate with service technicians, subcontractors, and other interested parties about service, maintenance and repairs, and protect their boats, RVs or other valued property. While consumers have full capabilities today with the marine industry, the ability to manage other high-valued assets is coming later this year.

To learn more, and to create a free business profile on MyTaskit, visit www.mytaskit.com.

About MyTaskit

MyTaskit is the leading software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers. By simplifying coordination of tasks, MyTaskit vastly improves the availability, effectiveness and efficiency of service communications. It also allows companies to increase their consumer loyalty and profitability. Individual consumers use MyTaskit to better care for, manage and coordinate service for their valued possessions, such as boats, RVs or property. Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.
Media Contact:

Patricia Yeager

Fastlane Communications

(973) 670-1203

patriciaY@fastlane.co

Company Contact:
Will Lee
MyTaskit

(646) 852-6452
will.lee@mytaskit.com

 

 

MyTaskit Pro Wins Boating Industry Top Products 2016 Award

Coordination module continues to break ground with marine technology

West Palm Beach, Fla. – May 2, 2016MyTaskit, a leading software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians and customers, has won a 2016 Boating Industry Top Products Award for the second year in a row. Boating Industry awarded the MyTaskit Pro Coordination module for its innovation and role in redefining marine industry technology by releasing new capabilities that allow businesses to coordinate subcontractor work within the app as well as with their own service technicians.

“We are honored again to receive a Boating Industry Top Products Award,” said Kevin Hutchinson, founder and CEO of MyTaskit. “Since launching last year, we’ve constantly improved the Coordination module to make it the best service coordination tool on the market.”

“This year’s selections were chosen from hundreds of products introduced or significantly updated since the beginning of 2015,” added Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. “These products were selected for their innovation, their impact on the industry, creativity and more.”

Within the MyTaskit Pro Coordination module, which is available as a free or subscription service with enhanced features, service businesses can coordinate all repair/maintenance tasks with technicians and customers. When customers have a service issue, they can simply “Taskit” to their service pros. The MyTaskit Coordination module is closely integrated with the MyTaskit Pro Operations module (formerly DockMaster), which handles backend operations, including work order processing as well as invoicing and accounting.

“We’ve made incredible strides in providing our customers with the best in Technician, Subcontractor and Customer Coordination, as well as Service Plan and Customer Profile Management,” Hutchinson added. “With these coordination tools at their disposal, businesses can more easily achieve operational efficiency and greater profits, while retaining a happier clientele.”

To learn more, and to create a free marine business profile on MyTaskit, visit www.mytaskit.com.

About MyTaskit: MyTaskit is the leading software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians and customers. By simplifying coordination of tasks, MyTaskit vastly improves the availability, effectiveness and efficiency of service communications while increasing consumer loyalty and profitability. On the consumer side, individuals use MyTaskit to better care for, manage, and coordinate service for their highly valued possessions, such as a boat, RV, or property. Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.

Media Contact:
Patricia Yeager
Fastlane Communications
(973) 670-1203
patriciaY@fastlane.co

Company Contact:
Will Lee
MyTaskit
(561) 852-6452
will.lee@mytaskit.com

 

 

MyTaskit, MRAA Team Up on Retail Education

New partnership includes webinar and blog post series on using mobile devices to drive productivity


Minneapolis —MyTaskit, a leading comprehensive software service for connecting service professionals to technicians and customers, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a Partner Member.

The new partnership includes an upcoming webinar and series of blog posts, which will be available exclusively to MRAA Retail Members. The first of these blog posts, which explores how mobile devices can drive increased productivity, was recently published on www.MRAA.com.

“The marine dealers who stay educated on the latest technologies have a leg up on the rest when it comes to building relationships with consumers, turning them into customers and retaining their business over the long haul,” MyTaskit Senior Vice President and General Manager Cam Collins said. “We’re proud to work with MRAA to provide this type of insight to their members.”

The educational resources set for release in 2016 will focus on specific ways MRAA members can capture mobile’s momentum and reap the benefits of the smartphone revolution, according to Collins, who has presented at the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo and is one of the marine industry’s recognized experts in mobile.

MyTaskit develops cutting-edge technology that allows boat dealerships, boatyards and service centers to coordinate tasks with their technicians and subcontractors. Furthermore, MyTaskit enables communication directly with customers — who can coordinate shop appointments, approve repair estimates, share photos and videos of work currently in progress and more. In addition, MyTaskit offers an integrated back office management application to generate billing, process work orders, order parts and automate accounting.

“We welcome the opportunity to partner with a company like MyTaskit that shares our passion for marine dealer education,” MRAA Vice President Liz Walz said. “Technology advances quickly these days, and having a place to turn to help navigate the world of mobile provides huge value to our members.”

MyTaskit joins a continually growing roster of boat manufacturers, vendors and suppliers that have chosen to support the dealer community through partnership with the MRAA. Find a full menu of partner benefits here.

About the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies that interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s success. MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit MRAA.com.

Media Contact:
Patricia Yeager
Fastlane Communications
(973) 670-1203
patriciaY@fastlane.co

Company Contact:
Will Lee
MyTaskit
(561) 852-6452
will.lee@mytaskit.com