DroneDeploy and Skyward, both global commercial drone software developers, are partnering to bring enterprise-grade drone operations and data management to companies seeking to leverage commercial drones. The integration aims to bring businesses seamless access to their DroneDeploy flight plans and logs in Skyward’s operations management platform, enabling increased efficiency and streamlined regulatory compliance.

"Enterprises are now seeing a path to scale their drone operations with Part 107," says Mike Winn, DroneDeploy CEO and co-founder. "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."

With the recent implementation of the FAA’s Part 107, the skies are now open to enterprises looking to put drones to work. But the process of using drones in a way that is compliant is often managed through 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; businesses’ actual flight plans and logs will automatically be incorporated into Skyward, saving time and reducing the risk of human error. 

DroneDeploy’s cloud-based software, which is compatible with any drone, puts aerial insights into the hands of businesses. 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,” says 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."

To kick-off the partnership, both companies are offering discounts: 15 percent off a Skyward subscription and 10 percent off DroneDeploy subscriptions.

About DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy is a cloud software platform for commercial drones. It enables professional-grade imagery and analysis, 3D modeling and more from any drone on any device. DroneDeploy users have mapped and analyzed more than 5 million acres in over 130 countries. The company is located in the heart of San Francisco.

About Skyward
Skyward is an operations management platform for commercial drone programs. The cloud-based software gives businesses a single place to manage personnel, fleet and equipment, plan and log operations, and access an expertly validated airspace map. Startups to enterprises around the world use Skyward to manage drone programs in industries including commercial construction, precision agriculture, oil and gas, mining, industrial inspection, and film and television. Skyward was founded by career pilots and computer science experts with a mission to ensure that the standards of safety and professionalism are carried into this new era of aviation.

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