Drone management tool could cut operation costs in half

By Dronecloud | June 26, 2019

Dronecloud, a drone management software company, today announced the launch of its Drone Management, cloud-based software platform. The platform can reduce by half project overheads by simplifying end-to-end workflow. 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 designed to be the single most comprehensive tool on the market today. Smaller operators can use a free version and additional features are offered on a subscription, which starts at $35 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 visualization. Powerful project management tools give the operator’s clients complete transparency as to the status of their jobs. A single log-in to accesses outcomes and audit trails. Flight planning is supplied through a partnership with Altitude Angel which provides the highest-quality, real-time geospatial data combined with the rollout of their GuardianUTM system this year.   

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. Dronecloud was funded and developed from our own drone service operation and we’re proud to have built such an innovative platform without the need for outside investment.” 

He added, “Across industries we see cloud-based technologies consolidating to simplify the job of operators and yet the innovative drone industry is still using multiple disconnected, disparate tools and spending twice as long on the admin of drone operations as they need to. 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.” 

Seth Zora, president of commercial drone operator Aerdia LLC in the US, who tried the platform in its Beta said “We've been waiting a while for something like this. Finally, a business-focused software solution for drone operations. We now run all our work through Dronecloud, it has given our team complete oversight of all our jobs and we have made great gains since moving on to the platform.” 

Dronecloud is a London based, Software as a Service (SaaS) technology company.