Benefits of paperless facilities inspections using mobile technology
The inspection and regular maintenance of facilities requires paperwork that goes through the process of data gathering or compilation, encoding, analysis, corrective actions and reporting. By the time a call to action is made, business operations are already compromised by deficiencies issues. That scenario has changed as paperless facilities inspection becomes the standard across the industry where regular or periodical inspections and maintenance are necessary.
Digital inspection and mobile technology bridged the time gap between inspections, preventative maintenance, corrective actions and reporting. Mobile solutions and apps are now available to accommodate different inspection parameters, using real time data and visuals with the use of smartphones and tablets.
Some of the benefits of paperless and digital facilities inspections and mobile technology include:
Mobility – Digital facilities inspections keeps inspectors and technicians mobile, covering more ground and project sites as it takes less time to fill out digital forms and take necessary visual verification. Because these forms are available on smartphones and tablets, it makes it easier to access, share and send out just about anywhere.
Real time reporting – Digital inspection achieves multiple actions at the same time, as reporting happens in real time. Mobile applications send the data to management as its happening, cutting down time on data gathering and compilation, encoding, analysis and reporting through channels. It is easier to access previous data and reports for further verification. Paperless facilities inspection deems it unnecessary to go through channels but rather opens up the route of communication wherein all stakeholders have access to the information in real time.
Digital inspection creates a proactive environment for facilities maintenance and compliance to existing standards as it becomes more engaging. Real time activities need real time solutions, and paperless facilities inspection solutions provide the technology to achieve this.
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Written by Naaman Shibi, Pervidi.