Organizations relying on paper forms for their inspections and audits lose ridiculous amounts of time retyping inspection results inspections manually in their IT systems with the risk of introducing mistakes and approximations. Downloading pictures taken on external cameras, renaming them and re-connecting them with the contents of paper forms is an additional tedious task that adds up to the burden. Using a mobile app connected to organization’s IT system solves it all.
2 – Provide more guidance to your auditors
Setting up a clear audit process and having field technicians follow a step-by-step checklist on a mobile device makes the entire process of controlling assets or performing inspections more productive. By providing a level of guidance that paper forms won’t ever deliver, field technicians focus on what matters and achieve better performance.
3 – Make the inspection process collaborative
Using an app that can be accessed by multiple technicians, each of them getting a specific level of access, sometimes with external staff participating (partners, contractors) turns the inspection collaborative and makes it way faster and efficient. Non-conformities are spotted faster, corrective actions scheduled immediately, resulting in streamlined quality procedures.
4 – Motivate field technicians
Field technicians performing audits and control tend to be replaced progressively by millennials who almost grew up with smartphones in their hands. Give them the ability to perform their daily jobs with the tools they’re accustomed to and they will reward you with extra efficiency and happiness at work.