DroneDeploy and Skyward, two global software leaders in the commercial drone industry, are partnering to bring enterprise-grade drone operations and data management to companies seeking to leverage commercial drones. The integration means that businesses across all industries will have seamless access to their DroneDeploy flight plans and logs in Skyward’s operations management platform, enabling increased business efficiency and streamlined regulatory compliance.
The announcement comes on the opening day of the InterDrone Expo, an international drone conference in Las Vegas, expected to draw 4,000 people from around the world. Attendees will be able to meet directly with DroneDeploy and Skyward to learn more about the announcement.
With the recent implementation of the FAA’s Part 107, the skies are now open to enterprises looking to put drones to work across their organization. But companies using drones often manage compliance and workflows via tedious spreadsheets and paper logbooks.
With Skyward, enterprises have access to a complete operations management platform. Upcoming integrations with DroneDeploy, which is used by tens of thousands of users in more than 130 countries, will make it even easier by eliminating the need to manually log flight information. Instead, businesses’ actual flight plans and logs will automatically be incorporated into Skyward, dramatically saving time and reducing the risk of human error.
“Enterprises are now seeing a path to scale their drone operations with Part 107,” said Mike Winn, DroneDeploy CEO and cofounder. “However, regulatory compliance is a major concern. By partnering with Skyward we’re able to offer our customers an enterprise drone solution that helps businesses quickly ramp their drone operations while seamlessly mitigating their compliance risk.”
DroneDeploy’s cloud-based software, which is compatible with any drone, puts aerial insights into the hands of businesses in a way that is faster, more user-friendly and cost-effective than ever before. Now with just two taps on any iOS or Android device, pilots can launch a drone, capture data and get professional-grade imagery and analysis. The partnership promises a seamless experience for enterprises, from flight planning all the way through to post-flight regulatory compliance.
“So many of our customers who specialize in industries such as commercial construction and mining have told us that they need better ways to analyze data and quickly produce maps for their clients,” said Jonathan Evans, Skyward CEO. “Our integration with DroneDeploy solves this need for our customers, giving them a simple way to manage their entire operation while ensuring safety and efficiency on every job.”