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Top Risk Factors in Construction and How to Prevent Them

Top Risk Factors in Construction and How to Prevent ThemAll construction projects carry some level of risk. Proper planning, regular reporting, and being able to make good decisions quickly can help avoid the risks and contribute to the successful completion of projects, higher profits, and the ability to grow and expand the company.

Keep abreast of the following points

Here are the common factors to watch out for on construction projects to not allow them to become a problem and derail the project:

Poor productivity. Often the reason for this lies in poor project management and poor resource allocation. A good project manager is certainly extremely important, but it is also important to give him the right tools to build and maintain an effective workflow. Accurate and timely data, as well as constant visibility and being aware of are the key to high productivity.

Delays and interruptions in supply. This is a reality in the construction industry and it is unlikely that it can be completely eliminated. However, a timely and quick response to such situations can help mitigate the negative effect. Thereby, managers can quickly take a number of measures to reduce equipment downtime and prevent overpayments.

Health and safety hazards. Construction is a dangerous industry in terms of injuries and general safety. In addition to the potential harm to workers, a serious accident can cause work to be stopped or delayed and lead to a failure of the whole project. Therefore, it is extremely important to maintain a strict safety policy and control everything related to this. It is also one more factor requiring a constant flow of accurate data.

Construction apps to overcome any difficulties and make the greater business

Snappii has been working with the construction industry for about 10 years. We identified the basic needs of specialists and know what to pay attention to. Therefore, our mobile construction apps are in rather high demand and we continue to develop and help our clients from the construction field cope with the issues above and achieve better results in their work. Today we are ready to present you our feature-rich ready-made construction apps for plenty of activities, from time tracking to reporting. Most of these apps are customizable and can be modified to meet some specific needs. “The most important factor for my team when choosing a business partner is that no matter how complicated the request, Snappii has always presented a work-around and a solution,” says Robert Gulino from Modern Niagara. Snappii is ready to become your assistant in overcoming any difficulties and creating opportunities for big income. Contact us today with any questions.

Paper No Longer Has a Place in Dealing with Bills of Lading

Paper No Longer Has a Place in Dealing with Bills of LadingBill of lading is a contract that establishes an agreement between a shipper and a transportation company for the transportation of goods. It contains a record of the traded goods which have been received on board. Bill of lading also makes sure that the shipper is paid. Here you can learn about the types of BOLs. Companies using bills of lading are used to their paper-based form. However, now we are living in the digital world and actively take advantage of modern mobile technologies. These benefits can also apply to dealing with BOLs.

No more paper involved

Snappii is the leader in powerful mobile solutions for business. We could not ignore such a field of activity as cargo shipping. Snappii has developed an app to let users create digital bills of lading right on a mobile device and instantly provide them to third parties. The Bill of Lading Manager app contains the pre-made mobile form to fill in in a few clicks. Moreover, the app allows users to use the existing client database, auto-fill the saved information, calculate total costs, instantly email the bills in PDF format, and more. All data is conveniently stored in the app and is always at hand. Watch this video to learn more about the Bill of Lading Manager app and see it in action.

Download and try the app in Apple App Store and Google Play.

Your specific needs will not be left out

If the ready-made app does not fully satisfy your needs, we offer a custom solution. The Snappii team can customize the app to meet some specific needs. It is faster and more affordable than creating software from scratch. We can use your existing paper forms and convert them to their mobile analog. Contact us here to discuss your requirements and opportunities for app customization.

Winter Maintenance Tips for Construction Heavy Equipment

Winter Maintenance Tips for Construction Heavy EquipmentSome extra attention required

Construction heavy equipment requires constant and thorough maintenance, especially in the winter season. Some extra attention and precautions can help face freezing temperatures and hazardous weather, prevent breakdowns and financial losses. Here are some tips to consider.

Proper lubrication of engines. The cold temperature affects oil’s protective abilities. Usage of the oil that doesn’t protect the engine parts may lead to accelerated wear. Choose special winter lubricant oil and keep this point under control.

Proper coolant proportions. Coolant should follow recommended winter guidelines. Ensure the equipment has a 60 to 40 coolant to water ratio. Keep coolant balanced during the entire winter season.

Tires protection and proper pressure. Tires should be checked for the proper tire pressure and wear marks. Adhere to the guidelines of the manufacturer relative to the required pressure. It is better to use snow tires to have more pull in snow and on ice.

Proper and careful handling of the battery. Even well-functioning batteries experience strain during the winter. The electrolyte of the battery should be filled up to the indicated level. Allow the battery to heat up to at least 40 degrees before using the heavy equipment. Never charge or jump-start a frozen battery.

Regular inspection. Regular inspections are an essential way to track construction heavy equipment’s condition and catch any wear before it leads to serious and expensive issues. Mobile inspection apps are the best tool to perform fast and efficient inspections right in the field. Also, it is a perfect opportunity to keep all past inspections at hand and instantly share any data with other specialists.

The best app for streamlined inspections

Snappii offers a feature-rich Heavy Equipment Inspection app. The in-build mobile inspection form can be filled in in a few clicks on any mobile device. As soon as the form is completed it can be converted to a PDF or Excel report and sent via email or other ways. Indicate problems, disrepairs, malfunctions in the equipment performance, and instantly notify mechanics about maintenance issues or repair services required. Watch the video to find out how the Heavy Equipment Inspection app works. The app is available in Apple App Store and Google Play. The Snappii team can modify the Heavy Equipment Inspection app to meet some of your specific needs. For example, we can add your existing forms. Contact us here to discuss the modification.

The Time of Moving from Paper-Based Inspection Process to Mobile Inspection Forms

The Time of Moving from Paper-Based Inspection Process to Mobile Inspection FormsThe new digital reality

Every day we are reminded that we live in a digital age. Just imagine how many people in the world start their day picking up a smartphone. Digital solutions left a lot of things and actions in the past and paperwork is at the top of this list.

More and more companies move to paperless operations with data. Today there are digital solutions for plenty of activities. It saves time and money, streamlines the entire workflow, and contributes to increased profit. In this blog, we will speak about paperless inspections and mobile inspection forms.

The benefits of mobile inspection forms

Inspection forms or checklists are essential for any inspection process. Paper-based forms are inconvenient and unreliable. Therefore, the digital transformation of various business fields primarily affected inspection forms. Mobile inspection forms are much more efficient and reliable. Any specialist can easily and quickly fill in an inspection form right on a smartphone or tablet anytime and anywhere. Mobile forms are always at hand and there is no problem with their storage. Mobile inspection forms have become a real godsend for specialists working in the field due to the flexibility provided. The problem of constant driving to the office for processing and submission of paper forms disappears. Mobile inspection forms can be emailed or sent in various other ways. Also, the accuracy of data improves thanks to its timeliness and the reduction of errors due to handwriting.

Ready-made solutions from Snappii – start using them right today

Snappii is the #1 provider of advanced mobile forms. We offer several ways for businesses to go mobile. First of all, there are plenty of powerful ready-made solutions from Snappii. Anyone can instantly download our ready-made inspection apps that cover different industries and fields of activity. Find them here. Most of these inspection apps are customizable and can be modified in accordance with some specific needs. Send us your requirements here to find out the app customization opportunities for a particular app. Moreover, Snappii provides the ready-made Snappii Mobile Forms app with 100+ ready-to-use form templates for your business. Download the app in Apple App Store or Google Play and start using the necessary mobile inspection forms right now.

Have some specific requirements? We are ready to meet them

If our ready-made solutions do not suit you, Snappii is ready to create your own mobile inspection apps or forms. We can convert your already existing paper forms to their mobile analog or create any mobile inspection form from scratch. If you are interested in form conversion, please send them to us here. Contact us here to discuss your specific requirements and get a free quote for app creation.

Getting Workplace Safe and Properly Disinfected with Disinfection Checklist App

Getting Workplace Safe and Properly Disinfected with Disinfection Checklist AppCleaned and disinfected workplace – safe workplace

The continued spread of the COVID-19 infection further demonstrates the need to keep workplaces clean and healthy. Luckily, regular cleaning and disinfection dramatically reduce the chances of the infection spreading. It not only helps to save the lives and health of employees but also reduces working days lost due to illness and maintains a stable workflow.

Don’t forget about the other measures

In addition to regular disinfection, there are a number of other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are some of them:

–  regular and thorough hand-washing by employees and customers,

– proper respiratory hygiene in the workplace,

– keeping distance in the workspace,

– regular employees’ health checks,

– keeping employees informed of the epidemiological situation.

Disinfection Checklist app from Snappii

However, let’s return to the issue of proper disinfection of the workplace and one more task associated with this process. Workplace managers should monitor the regularity and quality of cleaning and disinfection. There is a smart tool to help with this. Snappii offers the Disinfection Checklist app that makes the process more efficient and organized.

The Disinfection Checklist app is based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Prevention guidelines and helps individuals and businesses perform 38 checks. It also contains a list of products that have been pre-approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In addition to the convenient mobile form, the app allows users to add photos, dates, and signatures as well as submit the inspection PDF report.

Find more information about the Disinfection Checklist app in this press release. Also, here is a short video about the app. The app is available in Apple App Store and Google Play. Download and try it right now. The app does not fully meet your needs? Contact us to discuss app customization. For example, we can add your own inspection form.

What Snappii Can Offer to Transportation Industry Today

What Snappii Can Offer to Transportation Industry TodayMobile solutions are essential for the modern transportation and logistics industry

The transportation and logistics industry allows us to get the goods we need in any season and pretty fast. Nowadays this industry is greatly under the influence of mobile technologies to make the transportation process faster and more streamlined. GoodFirms, a full-fledged research and review platform, has conducted some research to find out the best free solutions to get transportation management software.

“Credit must go to the emergence of transportation management software, allowing various companies to streamline their daily transport operations, optimize logistics, and efficiently run the supply chain process.” Read the full version here.

Must-try mobile solutions from Snappii

Snappii is proud to be on this list. We offer smart mobile solutions to work with various data, conduct vehicle inspections, create bills and invoices, track transportation and deliveries, and more. Thanks to Snappii’s apps companies can get rid of paperwork and optimize daily operations.

“Snappii built the app with our requirements needed to reduce the handling of paper invoices and BOL for our customers. This is a real time saver all the way around. Our drivers are able to send the electronic document from where ever they are in the USA. Make the office reduce time with not having to manually go through stacks of paper when drivers return to home terminal. This app does save time in the billing cycle with proof of signatures on the BOL. The company has gone from many paper items to 0 paper needed for our purpose. We love it,” says Edwin Smutt from Elevation Transport.

If you are ready to make a great step to a paperless future, Snappii is here to be your assistant. The Snappii team can convert your already existing forms to their mobile analog and let you fill in these mobile forms in a snap on any mobile device, generate PDF reports, and share them in various ways. Just send us your forms here. Also, anyone can try our ready-made apps for plenty of activities from invoicing to reporting. Most of these apps are customizable and can be modified to meet some specific needs. Send us your requirements here and we will come back with a free quote to start the process. Finally, Snappii can create your custom business app from scratch. It’s faster and more affordable than you think. The testimonials from our successful customers speak for themselves. Contact us here to discuss your own app.

Achieve Roof Longevity with Roof Inspection App

Achieve Roof Longevity with Roof Inspection AppProactivity is the way to avoid problems

Homeowners and specialists can determine a roof’s actual condition with its inspection. It is a priority way to avoid a huge chunk of repair and a full replacement of the roof. People frequently ignore roof inspections when everything is going well. However, regularity despite the absence of visible problems is key to roof longevity.

Some of the most common roof problems are:

– missing shingles,

– moss and plants,

– leaks and cracks,

– shingle granules in gutters,

– sagging, drooping, and various deformation.

Streamlined roof inspections with mobile solutions

This way, roof inspections have certain stages and points. It is obvious that in order to take everything into account and conduct a competent roof inspection, it is necessary to record the data. Paper inspection forms are extremely inconvenient and unreliable. That’s why mobile forms and apps have become a real godsend. Special roof inspection apps have pre-made mobile forms to fill in in a few clicks. Moreover, the apps allow users to easily store all data and have constant access to it.

Snappii understands the importance and specificity of the roof inspection process. This way, we have created an app to optimize and streamline this task.

The Roof Inspection app covers the following types of roof inspections:

– Asphalt shingles

– Clay tiles

– Slate

– Metal

– Wood shingles and shakes

– Built-up/Membrane/Green Roof

Users can easily collect all required details and fill in a pre-made mobile form. It is made with a few clicks and you don’t even have to leave the inspection place. Moreover, the Roof Inspection app allows users to take and upload pictures, make notes, and add a digital signature. The completed inspection form can be converted to the report. The report can be saved and shared as a PDF file. Download and try the app in Apple App Store and Google Play.

If the Roof Inspection app doesn’t quite fit your needs, the Snappii team can customize it for you. For example, we can add your own forms for more convenience and efficiency. Just send us your requirements and let’s discuss them.

Essential Assistants for Safe Business Events

Essential Assistants for Safe Business EventsCOVID-19 precautions come first

We hope that with the advent of the new year, the situation with COVID-19 will improve. However, we shouldn’t forget about precautions both in everyday life and in business. Business meetings and events are resumed but with special rules and restrictions. For example, regular cleaning and disinfection of facilities, social distancing arrangements, wearing hygienic masks, visitors’ health screening, etc. Also, it is important to track visitors, let them check in safely without face-to-face contact, and have an opportunity to quickly contact them. Snappii offers the apps to become an essential assistant for these tasks.

Safe and fast sign in with Sign In Guest Book app

The Sign In Guest Book app is designed to quickly and easily sign in, sign out later, keep track of visitors, and work with this kind of data. The visitors can sign in themselves in a few clicks on any mobile device or the admin can do this. The app helps capture such information as name, photo, company, contact info, notes, etc. After signing in the visitors can print badges via a wireless printer. To sign out, users just need to search the name and date in the database. The admins can get a history of visitors for any time range. Also, the Sign In Guest Book app saves visitor logs so next time of visit he/she can pick themselves from the list and pre-fill the form. It reduces the time of registration. Moreover, the app users can create events, add information, upload attendees, and track who has attended and who’s not. They also can create consolidated reports. The Snappii team created a short video demo of the app to let anyone see it in action. The Sign In Guest Book app is available in Apple App Store as well as Google Play.

Lead generation without face-to-face contacts

One more useful app from Snappii is the Trade Show Lead Collection app. Utilizing the app business people can easily collect email addresses, phone numbers, locations, and other information necessary to generate leads and develop marketing strategies. Capture leads on the spot easily and quickly without filling in unreliable paper forms. Create events or trade shows and add participants to them. Follow up with the leads after the event: send emails and make calls. The Trade Show Lead Collection app helps avoid crowds and face-to-face contacts. Download and try it in Apple App Store and Google Play.

Both apps can be customized. The Snappii team is ready to consider your specific requirements. Send them here and let’s discuss it.

The First Thing to Do for Your Business in the Next Year

The First Thing to Do for Your Business in the Next YearWait, are you still drowning in paper?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, paper products make up the largest percentage of all materials that end up in landfills. In business, paperwork eats up not only time but also a large part of the budget. Since any company strives to increase productivity and efficiency, the first thing to take care of is to ditch paper-based documentation. Thanks to Snappii, it is a quite simple task. If your business is still drowning in paper, start the next year by instantly changing it.

The affordable solution to instantly go mobile

Try the best Snappii’s solution of the outgoing year. The Snappii team has upgraded the powerful Snappii Form Converter and added the Optical Field Recognition system. Now anyone can instantly convert any existing form to its mobile analog and use it on a mobile device. Artificial Intelligence will do all the main work itself. Going paperless has never been easier. Moreover, businesses do not need to abandon their familiar forms. Here you can find the steps of form conversion and some more information about the Form Converter. Also, here is a short demo video.

Smart mobile forms are right in your pocket

There is one more extremely helpful and advantageous solution from Snappii helping companies get rid of paperwork. The Snappii Mobile Forms app already has 100+ pre-made mobile forms for plenty of business activities. The app is available in Apple App Store and Google Play. If none of these pre-made mobile forms suits you, you can instantly convert your own one right in this app. Learn more about the Snappii Mobile Forms app here.

The Snappii team is ready to convert your forms for you. All you need is to send us your forms and requirements. Now any company can go digital instantly without a huge investment of time and money.

The App for Efficient Operation of Tower Cranes and Coordinated Work of Lifting Teams

The App for Efficient Operation of Tower Cranes and Coordinated Work of Lifting TeamsTower cranes are among the most important and expensive construction equipment. Ineffective operation of tower crane can lead to project slowdowns, delays as well as an overpayment. It also contributes to reputational damage for the contractor.

The principles of lifting teams’ proper operation

The lifting teams may consist of an appointed person, supervisors, crane coordinator, tower crane operators, and signalers. Usually, the size and complexity of the project determine the team structure. For the effective implementation of the project, the entire team must work in a coordinated manner and with regular reporting to avoid unexpected downtime and incidents. Thanks to modern construction apps, all specialists working on the job site have an opportunity to instantly share data and be aware of any important aspect.

The best reporting app for any construction specialist

Snappii offers a smart construction app that will be helpful not just for lifting teams but for any specialist on the job site. The Construction Daily Log app is an integral tool for regular reporting and constant project progress tracking. Construction specialists can instantly capture any field-related information. They can fill in the pre-made one-page collapsed mobile form without typing, just using the voice-to-text feature. The completed form is easily converted to a PDF report and can be shared in various ways. Thus, managers no longer need to worry that important data will be lost or will not arrive in time. Moreover, managers can track who has not turned their report in. The Construction Daily Log app is a perfect way to have a clear picture of the job site operation and immediately react to any problem.

Here is a short demo video to show the Construction Daily Log app in action. The app is available on Apple App Store as well as on Google Play.

There are more other helpful construction apps from Snappii to complete construction projects on time and within budget. Find and try them here. Some of these apps can be customized to meet any specific needs.


The App to Use while Realizing Fire Prevention Plan

The App to Use while Realizing Fire Prevention PlanThe basics of fire prevention in any company

Companies are vulnerable to a number of threats and fire incidents are one of them. Protecting a company from the threat of fires usually begins with the following actions prescribed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

– Make and follow an emergency action plan

– Maintain and regularly inspect fire protection and prevention equipment

– Train employees

Fire Inspection app: a tool that should be at hand

Snappii is ready to help companies with the second point and provides a mobile app to optimize and improve this task. The Fire Inspection app is a perfect agile tool to perform multiple types of fire inspections. The app allows users to ensure that the premises have all fire safety and fire suppression equipment in place and in good working order. The Fire Inspection app covers such important fire safety components as extinguishers, fire hydrants, fire prevention, daycare fire inspection, and more. The pre-made mobile forms can be instantly filled in by the required data in a few clicks. Users can capture any type of data including even photos, locations, and signatures. The completed forms can be emailed to anyone as PDF and Excel reports. Also, these reports can be stored locally on a device. Here is a short video about the Fire Inspection app. The app is available in Apple App Store as well as in Google Play.

Some more benefits

Moreover, Snappii offers a solution that had time to prove itself. The Snappii team is ready to customize most of its apps to meet some specific needs of customers. For example, we can do it with the Fire Inspection app. We get the requirements, discuss them, and generate a quote. It doesn’t require a huge investment of time and money. “I have never heard from the Snappii team that “we can’t do that”.  Regardless of what I asked of Snappii they always tried,” says Robert Gulino from Modern Niagara. Contact Snappii here.

What Businesses Should Take with Them into the Next Year

What Businesses Should Take with Them into the Next YearKeep fighting

The Coronavirus infection is by far the most significant event of this year, affecting life around the world. People continue to fight and we want to believe that the end of this misfortune is near. However, we are entering the new year with new knowledge and measures, some of which will remain in our lives for a long time, and perhaps forever. Here are some well-known examples of such measures.

– Hand hygiene

– Keeping distance

– Wearing a hygienic mask in public

– Avoiding touching eyes, mouth, or nose

– Staying at home when you feel unwell

The new policy to keep business afloat

Businesses in various fields continue to experience a crisis. In addition to economic difficulties, companies are forced to implement a new strict employee healthcare safety policy and prevent the spread of the infection. Such policy includes:

– Maintaining effective hygiene

– Social distancing

– Regular cleaning and disinfection

– Employee health tracking

– Remote work

Understanding all the difficulties businesses have faced this year and wanting to help overcome the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Snappii have developed some solutions which some companies are already successfully implementing in their work environment.

How mobile forms came to the rescue

Mobile forms have already proven themselves well in terms of reducing face-to-face interaction. They allow employees to collect and process any data as well as instantly share it with anyone. Workers no longer need to visit the office regularly to submit a report. They can do it in a few clicks with a mobile device. Moreover, mobile forms replace paper-based documentation which may contain and transfer the virus. After all, as we know, the infection is also spread by contacting contaminated surfaces.

The unique solution any business can instantly try

However, what is truly unique and significant that Snappii has developed the opportunity for businesses to continue using existing and familiar forms but in a digital format. Companies do not need to abandon well-proven forms and implement a completely new system that is not entirely suitable. It is a completely affordable opportunity to go digital instantly, without a huge investment of time and money. Anyone can try the Snappii Form Converter themselves. No special skills are required. Optical Field Recognition system will do most of the work for you. We described the principle of the Form Converter’s work here. Also here is a video with more detailed information. The Snappii team is always ready to convert your forms to their mobile analog for you. Just send us your forms and requirements here.

Make the life of your business a little easier and improve employee health safety with mobile forms. And let’s trust that we will all be able to catch up with success in the new year!

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