Spirit Data Capture

Meeting the needs of Local Authorities

Efficiency and cost-effectiveness are vital attributes of the services offered by Local Authorities (LAs). We provide everything you need for a complete mobile enterprise solution that will streamline all of your different activities. This includes both bespoke and off-the-shelf software; a wide selection of mobile hardware; and a wireless infrastructure.

Our mobile enterprise solutions have been designed to enhance the cost-efficiency and effectiveness of a range of operations, enabling LAs to provide a consistent, high quality and reliable service.


We offer a selection of powerful software apps, based on our flagship platform, Mobile Connect™. These include our Inspections app, which is ideal for increasing the speed and accuracy of your system for recording quality assurance inspections, by automating many processes and ensuring that all of your inspectors are using the same system. Our app can be used for inspections of items such as buildings, facilities, roads, pylons, vehicles and fire extinguishers. It enables you to rapidly identify any issues and the actions needed to resolve them.

Another notable software app is SOTI’s MobiControl, the UK’s leading EMM platform. This will enable you to control and manage all of your mobile devices remotely, so that you can optimise their effectiveness and the return on your investment. It also enables you to manage and monitor their use remotely and to lock them if they’re lost or stolen.

The right hardware

We can source a wide variety of rugged handheld solutions from leading manufacturers such as Zebra, Getac, Honeywell, Xplore, M3 and Datalogic. We can supply devices such as mobile computers, linear imagers, barcode scanners, personal digital assistants (PDAs), tablets, smartphones and mobile printers. Because these devices are rugged, they are ideal for the demanding environments often encountered by transport and logistics companies.

With our voice technology offerings, we can also boost the efficiency of your inspection and maintenance activities by providing a hands-free environment, which will enable your operators to automatically record their observations as they look around.

The right infrastructure

We have a wide range of wireless infrastructure services and can offer you expert advice on deployment, management and support.

Our services include a detailed radio frequency (RF) site survey, and our team of qualified engineers will carry out the installation. We can also carry out health checks that will pre-empt any degradation in the performance of your wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).

Finally, we provide various options for managing, maintaining and supporting your wireless infrastructure.

The right support

Spirit’s Managed Services provide you with all the support you need for your mobile enterprise. They provide:

• A choice of support packages, tailored to meet your specific needs.
• A highly-personalised service offering, designed to give you peace of mind.
• Access to our highly-trained mobility experts, along with quarterly service reviews.

You can find more details of our Managed Services here.

Key features

• A managed helpdesk
• Guaranteed SLAs
• Consultancy and project management
• Business continuity and disaster recovery
• Infrastructure services
• Provisioning
• Data storage
• Repair programmes and buffer stock management
• Training services
• Solution review
• End-of-life management

Putting it into practice

We have a range of case studies related to Local Authorities, to see the full list of case studies please click here.

An example of a Local Authority contracting organisation that has used our services is Tayside Contracts. Using a tailored version of our Inspections app for monitoring its cleaning, catering and janitorial services, the organisation increased the productivity of some operatives by over 50%. Read the Case Study.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is a Unitary Authority that bought some personal digital assistants (PDAs) from Spirit. These have been used to capture environmental cleanliness data in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy and have helped to reduce the time taken on surveys. Read the Case Study.

Meanwhile, Spirit supplied some wireless enterprise communicators to Oldham Council, which have been used to carry out regular street cleaning surveys and to identify potential environmental issues. Read the Case Study.

Tayside Contracts

Blackburn Council

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Ten ways to transform your Local Authority activities with a mobile enterprise solution please click here

Find out more and request a demo

We offer a no-obligation demonstration of our ePoD technology – just complete our demo request form and we will get back to you. To find out more about our ePoD product offering, click here.

Why not give us a call on 01928 718800 to discuss your particular needs?