Mobile App Firm Growing: Business Creates “Fast to GO” Application for Walmart

On June 2nd, 2014 Movista was featured in the Benton County Daily Record in an article entitled, “Mobile App Firm Growing: Business Creates Fast to GO Application for Walmart”, written by Christie Swanson.

The article explores the growth of the local Bentonville company, Movista LLC, a mobile software technology firm. Six years ago Movista was merely a grad school concept envisioned by Stan Zylowski, President and Co-Founder, and April Seggebruch, VP of Finance and Operations and Co-Founder. Zylowski and Seggebruch, both retail veterans, met while they were attending University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of Business and joined together to create MVretail, Movista’s flagship product.

“We allow a company to manage its mobile work force,” said Zylowski. “They can use our app and create a full loop.”

MVretail allows enterprises to manage their mobile field workers with features such as mileage-tracking, GPS verification, automated payroll, and multi-media file sharing all from their handheld smart devices.

Since their grad school days, Movista has grown to 23 employees and has an ever-increasing client list which includes grocery store chain Meijer and suppliers such as Ghirardelli Chocolates and TracFone.

“Getting going wasn’t the hard part. The hard part is growing and we are in a hyper-growth phase,” said Seggebruch.

In March 2014, Movista LLC built an app for Walmart called “Fast to GO”. “The retailer wanted an app that would allow customers to order food from the deli at its new format convenience store, Walmart to Go, which is being tested in Bentonville.”

“We’re always working to give our customers access to great shopping anywhere, anytime, at affordable prices. Walmart To Go – and the Fast to GO app – are a new way to do exactly that, said Deisha Galberth Barnett, Walmart spokeswoman.

Movista is fully focused on “helping businesses optimize workflow” with MVretail but Zylowski said, “that doesn’t rule out the company producing other consumer apps,” like the Walmart to Go ordering application.

“Staying focused but open to new ideas is key to any successful business, said Jeff Amerine, director of technology licensing at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and an adviser for Innovate Arkansas.”

Seggebruch said Movista “could see business grow by up to 400 percent in the next three or four years.” And they are on a path to about double their workforce within the next year.

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