How mobile technology is benefitting paperless facility inspections

Inspections and maintenance tasks involve enormous paperwork resulting
from data gathering and compilation, encoding, analysis, corrective actions and
reporting. The downside of such an elaborate process is that by the time a call
to action is made, business operations are already compromised by deficiency
issues.

However, advances in digitalisation and mobile technology have led to paperless
facilities inspections becoming the standard across industry where regular
inspection and maintenance are necessary. The gaps that existed between
inspections, preventative maintenance, corrective actions and reporting have
been bridged thanks to digital inspections and mobile technology.

Mobile solutions and apps are now available to accommodate different
inspection parameters across diverse industrial environments, with mobile
devices such as smartphones and tablets capturing real time data and imagery.

Benefits of paperless/ digital facilities
inspections and mobile technology:

Mobility

Digital facilities inspections allow inspectors and technicians to cover
more ground and project sites as it takes less time to fill out digital forms
as well as make the required visual verification through photographs. Since these
forms can be accessed on smartphones/ tablets, the user can simply enter the
details, and share or send out the information in a seamless way.

Real time reporting

Since reporting happens in real time, digital inspections supported by
mobile technology eliminate traditional barriers in seamless communication,
allowing all stakeholders to have quicker access to information. Following a
digital inspection of the facility, mobile applications send the collected data
to management in real time, cutting down time on data gathering/ compilation,
encoding, analysis and reporting through channels. Mobile technology also
allows inspectors easier access to historical data/ past reports for further
verification.

Digital inspection creates a proactive environment for facilities maintenance
and compliance with existing standards.

Pervidi paperless inspection software is available in Australia from Techs4Biz Australia.

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