Dronecloud has launched its Drone Management, cloud-based software platform.
It aims to halve project overheads by simplifying end-to-end workflow.
To do so, it integrates all drone operations, from client communications to flight planning and it automatically creates a regulation-compliant audit trail through partnerships with global leaders in drone and air traffic data analytics.
The Dronecloud platform was built by a team of drone operators and has been designed to be a comprehensive tool.
Smaller operators can use a free version and additional features are offered on a subscription, which starts at £30 ($35 USD) per month.
The platform combines both business and technical data streams, starting by moving quoting and specification of jobs from hard-to-track e-mail onto the collaborative interface.
It then integrates a range of more complex tools, traditionally managed on a host of separate on and offline packages such as spreadsheets and specialist packages.
Advanced features include network management, where operators can manage subcontractors, fleet management, pilot logs as well as sharing and visualisation.
For pro and enterprise scale operations, the platform can be reskinned in custom branding, giving operators a professional looking interface through which to manage client work.
Speaking of the launch of the platform, Jan Domaradzki, Dronecloud Founder said: “This platform was built because, as drone operators ourselves, there simply wasn’t any software that met our needs. We needed a tool that would manage the actual business of our operations as well as compliance.
“This platform will dramatically reduce the overhead of time and money spent in drone operations so that jobs can be quoted, planned, managed and completed, whilst meeting all regulations, quickly and easily.”
Adding: “It was clear to us that drone management platforms have been evolving organically, adding feature upon feature to a single functionality. What we have done is different. We have approached the development of this platform with the customer wish-list front of mind, from the start.”