How to avoid being left behind: going digital with your facility inspections
In the day and age of rapidly evolving consumer and business technology, it is easy to get overwhelmed with the latest buzz; it is vital however, that your facility or business doesn’t. Getting left behind in any industry means harder-fought competition and a decrease of sales, loss of productivity, customer service, consumer trust or all of the above.
Facility and service management requires top-level organisation and an intrepid system of coordinating your facility activities. Up until the late 2000s, inspections, audit and compliance within facilities have been based largely around paper checklists, and manual paper handling but these methods are dated. Companies across numerous industries are moving towards paperless solutions and digital checklists, smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly vital within the workplace. For facility maintenance, inspection management and organising assets, paperless checklists represent a powerful tool.
With a variety of features and functionalities, digital inspection solutions are giving inspectors, facility managers and service providers, a new insight into their business. Through employing mobile devices with the now common iOS and Android user systems, employees have a familiar workplace tool and can use the touchscreen to annotate, the camera to take pictures and speech-to-text to record and dictate additional info.
Offline capabilities mean data can be recorded anywhere required without worrying about internet connectivity. With a diverse range of data recording methods and new input, digital checklists really are transforming the facility maintenance and inspection field.
Back-end analysis is available via web-portals with all the data either locally hosted on servers or via the cloud (SaaS). No more data filing cabinets and no more manuals collecting dust, everything on the device or a server is available immediately.
Paperless checklist software is not only a powerful and much-needed tool for management but a modern solution. With the majority of business activities, regulations and transactions run through PCs today, there is no reason that inspection compliance and facility maintenance shouldn’t be. Making the switch to paperless is making the switch to a modern future for your business.
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