WhosOnLocation visitor management application to support Te Reo Māori

Industry: Computer Software/Services

WhosOnLocation is launching the world’s first visitor management feature that allows visitors to New Zealand companies to sign in and out using Te Reo Māori.

Wellington, New Zealand (PRUnderground) July 29th, 2019

Today, visitor management application WhosOnLocation announces a new addition to its Multi-Language offering – Te Reo Māori. The latest update to the application reflects the company’s New Zealand culture and heritage and follows the news of Auckland University of Technology’s research into the benefits of using Te Reo Māori in the workplace. 

This update comes as WhosOnLocation’s Multi-Language feature continues to rapidly grow and develop. Having launched a number of alternative languages in the application earlier this year, the ambition to reflect the company’s heritage with the addition of Te Reo soon became a priority.

Working with a Te Reo expert to translate the application has provided an insight into this expressive language. Over the course of the project, WhosOnLocation’s translator has carefully adapted the functional wording of a people presence management application into the poetic language of Te Reo.

In offering a bi-lingual Kiosk and Sign-In/Out Manager, New Zealand customers can now reflect the culture of their company’s country when welcoming visitors from all over the world. By supporting two of the official languages of Aotearoa, we can ensure we’re greeting visitors in their preferred tongue. 

Darren Whitaker-Barnett, CEO of WhosOnLocation, said “As a Kiwi founder and CEO it has long been an ambition of mine to offer Te Reo as an optional language. Making this happen has ticked off a major milestone not only for WhosOnLocation but for me personally, as it also allows me to honor my whakapapa, Ngāi Tahu.

Growth in the European market made supporting multiple languages an absolute must earlier this year. Now we have the necessary skills and processes in place to achieve this, our team is thrilled to use that experience to incorporate Te Reo into the sign-in process.

We have received requests for Te Reo in the past from our New Zealand customers, and I know they’ll be pleased to welcome visitors, employees and service providers in our national languages.” 

Other languages WhosOnLocation support across the sign-in process include: 

  1. Danish

  2. Dutch

  3. English

  4. Finnish

  5. French

  6. German

  7. Italian

  8. Norwegian

  9. Polish

  10. Spanish

  11. Swedish

About WhosOnLocation

WhosOnLocation provides people presence management software that monitors the safe and secure movement of people through buildings and work sites. Our powerful, cloud-based solution unites visitor, contractor, employee, and emergency management, enabling organizations to secure their facilities and ensure the safety of every person on-site. Armed with a rich, unified source of people presence
information, our users are empowered to make more strategic, data-driven decisions that mitigate risk, reduce overhead costs, and streamline operations. Compliant with ISO:27001 2013 for Information Security Management. WhosOnLocation serves organizations in 42 countries around the world and manages over 60 million secure movements through thousands of locations each year. For more information, visit www.whosonlocation.com.

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