Field Data Integrators (FDI) Introduces D-I-Y Mobile Forms Solution for Power Users with State-of-the-Art Handwriting Recognition – Connects to or Any Big Data Enterprise System

SEATTLE, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Field Data Integrators (FDI), the company that is enabling digital paper and connecting the last mile of digital between big data and field data collection, today formally introduced their Do-It-Yourself Mobile Forms Solutions for power users with state-of-the-art handwriting recognition and automated workflows. Also, FDI announced the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s (CRITFC) deployment of FDI-Anoto Forms to streamline natural resource management.

“Most big data solutions are driven first by the need to get data from the field into the office. Then to get around connectivity issues, teams will typically build local apps with third parties, which can be expensive and time-consuming. The question is how will you build yours?” said Sean Johnson, Principal of Field Data Integrators. “FDI set out to answer that question. We created a rugged field solution that’s powered by state-of-the-art handwriting recognition and works with or any big data enterprise system, any forms, any language, any workflow and architected this solution so that power users could customize it themselves without ever having to go back to the vendor for modifications.”

FDI provides Do-It-Yourself Mobile Forms Solutions for rugged digital pen and paper, as well as, tablets – in a fraction of the time for a fraction of the cost. Here’s how it works:

1.  Power Users create forms, securely connect central data systems, and set-up workflows — all under the umbrella of IT-friendly data security and control measures.

2.  Field Teams quickly and naturally collect data with digital paper and pens or tablets.

3.  Central Teams get immediate, secure data access for faster analysis, real-time decision making, process transparency, supply chain visibility, streamlined billing, steady cash flow, easier compliance, improved customer service, employee safety, and more.

Read more details in the Solution Brief

“Thanks to FDI, we benefit from a site designed for our unique requirements and processes – without giving up the cost-effectiveness of using a hosted service,” said Henry Franzoni, System Developer/Data Management Coordinator, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. “The FDI-Anoto forms solution gives us the best of both worlds – the simplicity and robustness of paper data collection and the cost-effectiveness and timeliness of automated data entry.”

The digital pen is durable enough for CRITFC’s wet data collection environment and smart enough to transmit handwritten data, and convert it to text for faster analysis and reporting.  Central teams no longer spend hours and days collating, manually entering data, and compiling reports. With more immediate access to actionable field data, stakeholders are making more-informed decisions – improving their capacity to steward the natural resources under their care.

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About Field Data Integrators (FDI):
FDI is connecting the last mile of digital between big data and field data collection by changing the way mobile teams collect data and collaborate with digital pens and tablets. A broad range of industries and agencies use FDI-Anoto solutions as natural interfaces into, ServiceMax, SharePoint, Excel, Tableau, reporting, and BI tools as well as other big data enterprise solutions. Mobile teams collect data with digital paper or tablets and get immediate access to their handwritten data in native file formats and systems without the delay and cost of scanning or manual data entry. FDI works with standard digital pen technology from Anoto as well as iPad and Android tablets. For more information, please visit

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