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Top 3 Warehouse Management Problems and the Ways to Overcome Them

Warehouse Management ProblemsManaging a warehouse includes planning the storage, supply, and control of the inventory. Inventory and warehouse management is increasing in value and relevance. The number of warehouses in the U.S. has risen 6.8% over the last five years (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Accuracy, efficiency, cleanliness and safety are the major principles of a proper warehouse management. However the industry is quite dynamic and, managers face some problems. There are the most frequent challenges of warehouse management and inventories and some actions that help overcome them.

Poor facility layout and configuration

Insufficiency of storage space, its inefficient usage and poor logistics are a quite common problem. Poorly configured warehouses may lead to loss of time, extra costs and loss of quality of the merchandise. To make the best use of the available space, managers should regularly check and improve the storage systems; factor both the floor space and the vertical space available for use; take into account the demand for the merchandise and the frequency of its movement; use forklifts to maximize the vertical space; have an accurate plan of the warehouse with immediate making changes.

Poor data management

Warehouse managers regularly deal with a huge amount of various data: goods and raw, who transported them, which lot they belong to, date and time of delivery and shipment, and more. The collection and management of all this data require time and accuracy. Gaps and omissions in this process may lead to a loss of control over the goods, confusions and loss of money. However, thanks to modern software, data management can be significantly optimized. Mobile apps allow instant collecting of necessary accurate data and keeping it at hand. Warehouse management apps are also an essential tool for what will be noted in the next paragraph.

Inaccurate Inventory

What is the core in warehouse inventory? These are accuracy and efficiency, which go hand in hand. Inaccurate inventory causes problems such as maintaining improper stock levels, lost sales, extra expenses, lost revenue and low productivity. Automation is a key solution for such accuracy-related problems. Warehouse inventory apps help provide accurate, timely and transparent data. They save time and eliminate difficulties and errors associated with manual completion of inventory forms. Inventory apps provide constant access to all data with no need to visit the office.

Keeping into account the current dynamic in warehousing industry and the best practices of modern mobile solutions, Snappii offers multifunctional warehouse management apps, as well as inventory apps.

Warehouse Inventory and Shipment app is designed to make warehouse inventories in minutes with mobile device. Being equipped with bar code scanner and photo capturing it will help you collect required details in seconds and add them to your database for future reference. Generate custom looking PDF and Excel reports to conveniently store and share them.

Warehouse Lease & Capacity app allows users to inspect inventories, manage shipments and perform necessary calculations. Visualize your warehouse inspections on a map, save inspection forms and share them. Sync collected data across multiple devices.

A universal Inventory Anything app helps manage inventory quickly and easily. Capture photos, text, cost, scan bar codes, calculate sales, cost and profit. Generate and share custom PDF reports with all items listed.

Find more apps here. Most of Snappii apps are customizable. You can send us your requirements to discuss.

 

Work Safely during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Staying Safe during the COVID-19 OutbreakHow to protect yourself in the workplace

The Сoronavirus outbreak is wreaking havoc across the US and globally. With the number of Сoronavirus cases increasing, different specialists of construction industry are wondering how to protect themselves from getting sick while at work. The best strategy to reduce the risk of becoming ill with Coronavirus is to avoid crowded places and situations that increase the risk of infection – face to face interactions and group meetings. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) provides some basic hygiene and social distancing precautions that can be used in every workplace:

“- Stay home if you are sick.

– Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or with a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

– Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.

– Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or cough and sneeze into your upper sleeve. Dispose of tissues in no-touch trash receptacles.

– Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.

– Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with coworkers and customers.

– Avoid shaking hands and always wash your hands after physical contact with others.

– If wearing gloves, always wash your hands after removing them.

– Keep frequently touched common surfaces (for example, telephones, computer equipment, etc.) clean.

– Try not to use other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment.

– Minimize group meetings.

– Limit unnecessary visitors to the workplace.

– Maintain a healthy lifestyle; attention to rest, diet, exercise and relaxation helps maintain physical and emotional health.”

Advantage of Snappii’s mobile solutions

No one wants to choose between working and their health. Snappii’s solutions take both into consideration and help protect yourself and your construction team, while continuing work operations. We offer ready-made apps that allow you to continue working safely by supporting the ability to fill out any form, take photos, share information, and submit reports without face to face interaction and office visits. If you have your own paper forms that you are comfortable with, Snappii team can convert those into mobile forms.

We have existing clients who are adding an option to their apps to allow for uploading COVID-19 safety instructions, so all their employees are easily informed with the latest information and guidelines. It’s a great opportunity to always keep abreast and avoid risks.

Snappii offers over 200 apps. Our most popular and useful apps are Construction Daily Log app, Roof Inspection app, Construction Change Order app, Heavy Equipment Inspection app. We encourage you to check out our apps in the Apple and or Google Play store. Also you can visit the gallery of Snappii apps for a plenty of operations at the website. If you aren’t sure they will work for your business, we have made that easy as well. We offer a free trial with each of our apps. Most of Snappii apps are customizable to meet any specific needs.

Download Snappii Mobile Forms app to get access to 100+ ready-to-use form templates. Upload your own form and we will provide a quote to convert it to a mobile form for you.

Here is what people say about Snappii:

“This is a wonderful app and a real time saver. Our company has gone from many paper items to ZERO paper needed for our purpose. We love it!”

Edwin Smutt, Elevation Transport

“Our field staff is able to collect documents and have them emailed to our office staff and stored in our cloud instantaneously. It has enabled us to scale our business at a rapid rate. We have grown quickly enough to be an Inc. 5000 company four years in a row, that wouldn’t be possible without Snappii.”

John Bennett, Sunny Days In-Home Care

“This is really cool! The app looks super clean, professional, and simple to use.”

Steve McLeod, Modern Niagara Group Inc.

Take care of yourself and entrust us with part of your worries in this difficult time.

How to Reduce Face to Face Integration and Meetings in Construction

The Operations You Can Do Remotely with Mobile Forms and AppsIt is a matter of time before the effects of COVID-19/coronavirus spread to the construction industry’s current and future projects. However there is a solution to avoid this. Work remotely, using your mobile device! Snappii allows its users to limit office visits, face to face integrations and group meetings, while continue usual operations and prevent project stagnation.

Daily reporting

A lot of various details of how the job and project are progressing are consisted on the daily reporting. Daily reports are an integral part of construction business and we should primarily figure out how to make this process remote.

Snappii offers Construction Daily Log app to create professional daily reports anytime and anywhere. The app allows foremen, superintendents, project managers and others to fill in a one-page collapsed form or use mic and speak into it, attach pictures and photos, add signatures and locations, etc. Construction Daily Log app includes contractor details, site information, work performed, subcontractor progress, issues and punch lists, reasons for delays, additional work or change requests, materials purchased and received, labor and travel hours and more. The app captures weather conditions, locations, date and time, amount of labor performed and other field related information. It is the best solution to avoid constant visits to the office.

Timesheets and tracking

Snappii’s timesheet apps allow the whole team always to stay on task. Managers are able to create timesheets with minimum intersection of workers, make instant replacement and changes. They can track the workflow and the workforce remotely and instantly notify the workers.

Timesheet Manager app is specifically designed to easily track working hours of employees. The app allows users to create projects and assign employees to each project. Punch In/Out Timesheet app provides even more features. Users punch in and out on their mobile devices, optionally add breaks and details, generate professional looking PDF and Excel time cards and send them to the management or accounting.  Managers can analyze time spent on projects with the dashboard. Both timesheet apps are customizable to meet any personal needs.

Estimates

Mobile estimation apps are the best way to create quick estimates and win more projects and get more profit. Job Estimator app from Snappii allows users to provide detailed information about projects and work completed by construction companies, contractors and service organizations. It keeps track of basic data, specific details of the job and its progress statuses by creating estimates to completion reports. Job Estimator app contributes to more proposals from the clients, improves customer satisfaction, helps avoid penalties, saves time and money.

Inspections

With inspection apps, specialists can continue to conduct inspections, but without having to visit the office with reports. Use Inspect Anything app at your smartphone and create full-length inspection reports with photos, drawings, signatures, QR codes, barcodes, and locations. Created reports are stored locally on your device and always available for sharing or printing.

Work orders and change orders

Change orders are time-consuming to operate with. However now anyone can optimize change orders with special app. Snappii offers Construction Change Order app. Easily and quickly create mobile change orders right on your smartphone and send them. Read more about this app here.

Digital format allows users to create, process, assign, track and report work orders right at any location and share them. The right information at the right time just in a few clicks. Work Order Assigner app is specifically designed by Snappii to easily create tasks and assign them to particular employees, provide details and time frames. After any task is assigned the assignee can login into the app using his/her credentials and see it, once it is completed assignee can add notes about it, which will become immediately available to the manager. With Work Order Assigner app, employees can operate remotely or from different locations.

Inventories

Save yourself the need to constantly go to the warehouses to check on the goods. Track them with Inventory Anything app from Snappii. Also you can track a heavy equipment fleet with Heavy Equipment Inventory app. Remember that we can customize most of our Snappii apps.

Convert paper forms to mobile analogue

With Snappii you can convert any forms you use to mobile forms. Daily reports, various inspections, job estimates, invoices, work orders, inventories, timesheets and more. Fill out mobile forms using Snappii Mobile Forms app. Upload your forms right now and we will convert them for you.

Snappii will help minimize the negative impact of the Coronavirus to any business. Take care of yourself and entrust us with part of your worries.

How Construction Workers Can Protect Themselves from the Coronavirus

How Construction Workers Can Protect Themselves from the CoronavirusJust three weeks ago, doctors diagnosed the first case of coronavirus COVID-19 in the US. Unfortunately, since then, the virus has continued to spread. Despite the fact that the government is taking serious measures to contain and reduce the scale of destruction, each of us can smooth the growth curve of the incidence rate. Learn more how to achieve this in construction industry.

Where to start prevention

According to OSHA, “measures for protecting workers from exposure to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 depend on the type of work being performed and exposure risk, including potential for interaction with infectious people and contamination of the work environment.” The risk of transmission for those employed outside the healthcare sector is low. However, here is a general guidance for all U.S. workers and employers from OSHA:

“- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

– Avoid close contact with people who are sick.”

The way to reduce face to face interactions

One of the major prevention way is reduction of face to face interactions. Construction industry constantly deals with data and conduct daily reporting. And there is a solution to avoid delivering reports to the office. Mobile apps and mobile forms have been providing enormous advantages to construction industry for a long time. In this difficult time, they can benefit this area even more. Mobile construction apps allow workers to interact with managers and office without visits, just through the mobile devices.

Snappii is here to do your best

Snappii has been providing high quality mobile solutions to construction companies for about 10 years. Thanks to Snappii construction apps, professionals can optimize various operations with data in the field. Construction Daily Log app is #1 solution for quick daily reporting. Collect necessary data with your smartphone, generate complete reports and email them to the office. No visits required. Safety and health are a priority, however construction apps also help companies avoid delays, disruptions and losses.

Snappii Mobile Forms app offers a plenty of different pre-made estimation, inspection, inventory, daily log, etc. mobile forms. Download the app and use mobile forms for any construction operations. Want to use your own forms? Snappii can easily convert any existing forms to their mobile analogue with the powerful Form Converter. Fill out mobile forms 5x faster and instantly share it with anyone. Got a constant flow of accurate and timely data. Send us your forms and get a free quote right now. With Snappii it is faster and more affordable than you think.

Nobody knows how big the pandemic COVID-19 is going to be, how long it will last and what its full impact is going to be. Nevertheless, we definitely should take all available measures to protect ourselves and the loved ones. Hope for the best!

Why the Proper Modern Inspections Require Mobile Inspection Checklists

An integral part of any inspection

An inspection checklist is an assurance that a particular equipment, place, operation, etc. has been inspected. To be effective, a checklist needs to be specific to the type of an object or operation being inspected. Checklists should be comprehensive, but also quite user-friendly, clear and logical. By containing the right fields and asking the right questions in the right way, they can create a better inspection experience, help make better, timely business decisions and optimize a whole workflow. For a long time checklists have traditionally only been available on paper, but now anyone can use checklists digitally right on mobile devices in the field.

A major reason to move to mobile inspection checklists

Paper based checklists are a hassle. Manual filling out of forms, their delivery to the office, printing, etc. are a lengthy process. Mobile inspection checklists reduce the time and effort in several times. This allows businesses to eliminate redundancies and overhead. Accuracy, speed and optimization are three key components of the inspection process with mobile inspection checklists.

Less worry and more efficiency

When it comes to responsibility, mobile inspection checklists are the most reliable solution. Government inspectors, supervisory authorities, insurers, etc. expect that all inspection data will be available at any time. Also they require regular reports. Mobile inspection apps with in-build inspection checklists are able to provide this.

Using paper checklists, any worker can say inspections have been done, but they really haven’t. However with mobile inspection checklists, managers can instantly control it, and it’s impossible to cheat. The staff in the field begins to take inspections more seriously.

Summarizing all of the above, we can say that mobile inspection checklist allow people to do highly organized and safe business from a legal point of view.

Today mobile technology market offers various generic mobile inspection checklists. Some companies confine themselves to this. However more specific and custom checklists allow businesses to get better-quality and accurate data.

Choose custom mobile inspection checklists

Thanks to Snappii Form Converter, you no longer have to content with generic mobile inspection checklists. Any existing form can be converted to its mobile analogue with a full content retention. It meets all features of your inspection. Snappii has already helped hundreds of customers to make high-quality inspections with their own mobile inspection checklists. “I no longer need to show up at inspections with a bevy of tools and equipment,” says David Banaszynski from the Village of Hoffman Estates. “All I need is my smartphone and/or tablet.” “Our company has gone from many paper items to ZERO paper needed for our purpose. We love it!” these are the words of Edwin Smutt from Elevation Transport.

Mobile inspection checklists are the most right decision for efficient, step-by-step analyzing of equipment, places and operations. And Snappii is the best assistant for this. Don’t let your competitors get around you and join this solution already today. Contact us with your requirements and questions.

Mobile Reporting Apps: A Step to Deliver Better Field Service

Mobile Reporting Apps: A Step to Deliver Better Field ServiceToday many field service companies, especially such as cleaning services, pest control, plumbing, HVAC more than ever need special mobile apps to run their operations on a day to day basis. An exceeding of customer expectations by providing fast and high quality service starts from the optimization of operations. Timely and accurate data will help with this.

Daily reporting is a starting point for most improvements

Daily reporting is a key process of any field service. It provides a timely knowing of what happened, when it happened, why it happened, where it happened, who or what was the cause, what actions were taken, etc. A grasp of accomplishments and problems on a daily basis enables to avoid issues, make work faster and be more productive.

Less paperwork and more time for more qualitative service

Paper reporting is absolutely inconvenient for field services. Such documentation requires processing. Notes coming in from the field are often hard to read and data can be inaccurate and untimely. Moreover, paperwork slows down technicians’ work. That’s why mobile reporting apps are an essential tool for modern field service employees.

Mobile reporting apps are able to completely replace paper forms, clipboards and laptops in the field. Smartphones are always at hand, and with a smart reporting app, the process takes only a few minutes. Anyone can do it anytime and anywhere. Accurate and timely reports contribute to better decision making and changes, which streamlines the service.

Meet a smart reporting app in your pocket

Snappii, a leader in mobile field apps, can become the best assistant in the improvement of your field service business. Meet a Field Service Daily Log app. This reporting app is designed to create daily log reports in the field with limited Internet connection and lack of time. The Field Service Daily Log app is a digital analogue of paper daily logs and reports. With the help of the Field Service Daily Log app professionals working in the field can easily fill in all necessary details including the ability to:

– specify contact details,

– take/upload pictures,

– add location,

– perform calculations,

– put time stamps,

– add signatures,

– convert forms into complete reports.

The employees get a custom looking PDF file each time they create a new report. These PDF files can be emailed, uploaded to cloud drives and printed out. Get more information about the Field Service Daily Log app from this short video.

A significant point is that if the ready-made version of the Field Service Daily Log app doesn’t work for you, Snappii team can customize it for you. We will meet your personal needs and requirements. We offer the widest range of features. Our Snappii support team is always available to consult and guide your ideas to maximum profitability. Just contact us.

The right mobile apps offer operational improvements, and the end and the most valuable result of these improvements is better customer service. Better service – rise of a profit. Start innovative changes in your field service business with Snappii. We know how to help you move to the next level.

Start Extending Heavy Equipment Life with Heavy Equipment Inspection App

Heavy machinery is expensive construction equipment, and also it is expensive to repair or replace. All companies try to extend the life cycle of the equipment with the best maintenance practices. There are special mobile apps to help with the long-term service of the most vital construction equipment.

Start extension of heavy equipment life with an inspection app

Regular heavy equipment inspections help prevent expensive downtime and repair. They help predict when failure is likely to occur, allowing you to find a solution to problems before they happen. Heavy equipment inspection apps are the best way to conduct fast, convenient and easy inspections right in the field. Also such inspection apps cover each major system and component of heavy equipment. For example:

– visual inspection,

– undercarriage inspection,

– fluids inspection,

– exhaust inspection,

– safety compliance inspection,

– etc.

By implementing heavy equipment inspection apps, the maintenance cost can drop by 25%.

Replace paperwork and win more time and efficiency

One more benefit of heavy equipment inspection apps is a fact that specialists don’t need to carry piles of paper or bulky laptop in the field and they can use just their smartphone. Reducing of time-consuming operations contributes to more efficient waste of time and resources. Moreover, the whole team has instant access to collected data. Any issues can be immediately reported to the right people.

Mobile check-lists are always at your hand

A heavy equipment inspection check-list is highly recommended by various organizations. Heavy equipment inspection apps contain check-lists with each itemized task associated with certain intervals: daily, monthly or seasonally. The check-lists can be quickly converted to the reports. This is not just convenient, but also legally protects companies. They are able to provide necessary information when required.

Maximize the lifecycle of heavy equipment  with Snappii

Snappii has been working in the business app market for about 10 years. We offer field process automation predominantly in construction, inspection, inventory and work order sectors. Snappii provides both ready-made multifunctional apps and custom app development according to your personal needs. We want to present a Heavy Equipment Inspection app in this blog post.

Meet your smart pocket assistant

The Heavy Equipment Inspection app is an essential participant of your successful equipment maintenance program. The app allows users to easily

– check all components and assemblies,

– indicate problems, disrepairs, malfunctions in the equipment performance,

– collect and process necessary data on major equipment systems,

– notify mechanics about maintenance issues or repair services required.

– generate complete reports and send them,

– store all the data locally on the device,

– work in online/offline mode.

One important point is that the Heavy Equipment Inspection app is 100% customizable. We can modify the app according to your personal needs. Get a visual idea of the Heavy Equipment Inspection app from this short video. Download and try the app right now. It’s available for iOS, as well as Android devices. Also you can contact our support team with any questions and requirements to customize the app.

Mobile App Industry Trends for 2020. What to Bring to the Attention

Mobile app industry is one of the leading fields that is growing at the fastest pace. Apps are expected to generate $189 Billion US dollars in revenue by 2020, according to Statista. The trends are structured around the automation of more various tasks and processes to let people develop businesses instead of performing routine daily operations.

Artificial Intelligence

One of the top trends in 2020 is AI-powered solutions. It significantly impacts daily business life and creates new opportunities to accelerate operations, increase accuracy, identify and prevent risks, improve the customer experience and more. According to Statista, by the year 2025, the global market for Artificial Intelligence will exceed $89 billion. AI solutions help gear up and understand the users’ engagement, foresee their needs and simplify their experience as much as possible.

Programmers and developers assemble, arrange and mass the data to feed it in the machine learning algorithm. Using AI technology, Snappii, an innovator and perceptible stakeholder of the business app market, has turned the app creation into the process of several clicks and choices. And nowadays anyone can become a developer of a complete mobile app.

Augmented Reality

People have long been using the Augmented Reality apps for fun, such as playing games, creating 3D pictures and videos and so on. However now Augmented Reality offers a relatively new direction and unleashes a completely new world of possibilities to business. Many industries can leverage AR apps’ benefits to provide something unique and more advanced to their customers. For example, real estate sector. The app with AR technology can give real-time open house experience to the customers right on their smartphone.

Voice search and voice to text

A voice has become a tool of searching, purchasing, managing devices and more. The voice technology brings the new opportunities to businesses, significantly accelerates and automates processes. We think that this trend will receive even greater development and demand the next year. Voice-to-text feature provides special benefits for industries with physical work at the jobsites, such as construction. Snappii Construction Daily Log app already offers this. Field employees usually don’t have the opportunity to fill out paper documents. With this app, all you need is just hit the mic and speak into it. It translates your voice into text and fills out the fields.

Snappii innovations

Mobile apps are a competitive space. To make mobile app development successful it is important to keep yourself updated with the latest trends and technologies. Snappii is proud to be ranked one of the Top iOS App Development Companies. Techreviewer, a research and analytics platform, has published a list, where Snappii is numbered 17 in the top 60. We do not stop there and constantly continue to develop and promote new unique mobile solutions for businesses. Our top recent innovations are Precast Erectors Planner app and In Home Care Providers app. This way, Snappii covers various industries. Moreover, the most anticipated solution will be released soon. Anyone will be able to convert their forms to mobile forms right in a Snappii Mobile Forms app in a few clicks. We invite you to develop and achieve greater success with Snappii in 2020.

Effective and Reliable Solutions for Precast Concrete

Effective and Reliable Solutions for Precast Concrete New materials, approaches, as well as advances in digital technology, are creating a wave of innovation within the construction industry. Concrete is critical to most construction projects, and this is a part which is given special attention. Specialists try to get a way to make precise strength estimates, which can save time and money of the entire project. Modern tools for temperature monitoring allow revealing concrete strength in real time. This influences a speed of build and ensures quality and safety. And because this knowledge also provides optimization, the reducing of material costs can be achieved.

Advances in concrete strength monitoring: what new technology can offer

Construction companies often relied on traditional method of wired thermocouples to monitor temperature in concrete pours. However they can easily become disconnected or damaged, while the construction process. Modern technology provides the alternative – wireless concrete sensors and mobile apps. Contractors are able to get critical information for real-time monitoring of concrete properties and make timely, efficient and informed decisions. Also this allows knowing immediately when the project is ready for the next phase of construction, preventing project delays, and cutting overall operational time.

More flexibility and accuracy for managing precast concrete

One more useful feature of modern digital technologies for concrete erection – planning, management and reporting apps. It allows increase of efficiency, and significant time and money saving, just like concrete strength monitoring tools do. Engineers need to integrate a vast number of pieces into building designs, while complying with regulations. Special mobile app can become an extremely powerful assistant in planning and tracking of all erection activities. They will prevent mistakes and delays. Mobile apps for precast erection can synchronize the entire field team for maximum efficiency.

Precast Erectors Planner app: Avoid expensive delays and get detailed project documentation

Snappii strives to keep up with the development of advanced industries. Construction is a central focus of our attention. Recently we have created a Precast Erectors Planner app and already there is a satisfied customer – Coreslab Structures from Texas. “An app like this can save $4,000 per hour” – says Mark McGee, Field Operations Manager. Precast Erectors Planner app helps avoid expensive delays and snowball from there, synchronizing the entire field team, contractors, and backoffice. This App provides a real time view of all the field activity and project reporting, which enables office and management to schedule labor, equipment and materials just in time. Specialists are able to get detailed project documentation for defending their actions. Precast Erectors Planner app is absolutely customizable and Snappii team can meet specific requirements of any company. Contact us to learn more.

The demand for concrete will continue to grow, due to the growth of the construction industry. In addition, the demands on strength, durability and workability will continue to increase. The rapid development of advanced technologies will help meet these new demands. Special mobile apps will help you optimize your project’s potential, while at the same time ensuring it is completed on time and with a required quality.

How to Maximize the Lifecycle of Construction Heavy Equipment

How to Maximize the Lifecycle of Construction Heavy Equipment

The management of construction heavy equipment is a difficult task. However, the proper management will help get the most from the investment and enjoy the safe operation of the machine. The lifecycle of equipment depends on preventative measures, regular inspections and well-trained operators and technicians. These contribute to higher productivity and cost reduction.

Why inspection is a key

During a heavy equipment maintenance, inspection is a fundamental process. By conducting thorough heavy equipment inspections, specialists ensure that the necessary components are in working and safe order. Construction businesses will save hundreds or thousands of dollars and maintain consistent workflows when their heavy equipment needs less time on repairs and stays in better shape for long-term use.

Checklists and data accumulation

A good inspection process relies on the proper capturing and processing of information. Inspection checklists help operators and inspectors streamline inspection process and always remember what to look for. These lists can be processed and let mechanics refer to them to determine service requirements and possible repair situations. Also they serve as the basis for reports. All this data will help identify bigger issues before a major breakdown occurs, and it is instrumental in keeping costs down and production up.

Mobile solutions in heavy equipment inspection process

To avoid inconvenient paper-based checklists and difficulties associated with them, modern specialists move to special mobile software, which contains all lists and forms in the digital format. Mobile checklists and heavy equipment inspection apps provide the following benefits:

– Access anytime anywhere

The whole team have instant access to collected data. Any issues can be immediately reported to the right people. It reduces time, eliminates unnecessary moving and operations, and optimizes the workflow.

– Accuracy and reliability

Paper is unreliable and there is a high risk of errors when manually filling out the lists. Mobile checklists and heavy equipment inspection apps reduce human error and ensure accuracy of data.

– Legal security

Regulatory standards and rules can be built into the mobile inspection form, ensuring that all safety and other regulations will be addressed during the inspection process and reporting. Moreover, heavy equipment inspection apps allow safely storage of all the data for instant providing at the request of higher authorities or if necessary. This is an additional way of the legal security of the construction company in case of various proceedings and issues.

People are still the main resources for cohesive operations, however modern heavy equipment inspection apps can become a good pocket assistant to free up some time and make life easier. Keeping this in mind, Snappii, a mobile business app provider, has developed several mobile solutions for the construction industry and construction heavy equipment inspection in particular.

Heavy Equipment Inspection app from Snappii allows users to conduct detailed inspections covering each major system and component of heavy equipment. As soon as the inspection form is completed, it gets saved locally on device and there is a PDF and an Excel file generated. These files can be printed and shared via email, text message, cloud storages (DropBox, Box, Google Drive, One Drive) and other sharing options available on your mobile device. The app provides both mechanical and visual checkpoints for inspecting heavy equipment. Heavy Equipment Inspection app is 100% customizable as most Snappii apps. It can be supplemented by specific features.

One more solution from Snappii is Mobile Form Apps. Specifically developed Snappii Mobile Form Converter allows anyone to create mobile form apps using their existing PDF documents. Also the users are able to choose from the pre-made form templates for various industries. For example, a heavy equipment inspection form. It can be easily customized to meet special requirements of the company. There are 2 options: do it yourself or let Snappii do it for you.

There is a new era of construction heavy equipment inspection and management. Hurry up to join it!

OSHA Violations: How to Avoid the Accusations

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was established in 1970 and companies must be in compliance of its safety standards to this day. Failing to be in compliance and violating these standards can be very costly to both the lives of employees and the business itself. And the question is who’s to blame for OSHA violations, employer or employee?

Forewarned is forearmed: protect employees and your business

In an interview with NBC2 News last month, safety director of Crown Roofing, a Florida company specializing in new construction, re-roof, maintenance and roof service (the firm has contested more than $500,000 in fines), said the incidents occurred because some employees were not obeying company safety rules. Sometimes even if a contractor has trained its employees on safety rules a few workers may simply refuse to follow procedures. Anyway, employers need to make sure they make some basic measures to protect their employees and their business.

– First of all, any employer should provide employees with a written policy of general safety rules and procedures as well as violation consequences. Forewarned is forearmed and this works for both sides.

– If employees have a full understanding of the tools, equipment, substances they may be working with and of the emergency behavior, the chances of accidents will decrease. Regular reminders and training and their reporting will protect employees from injuries as well as protect businesses from violations and fines.

– Employers should pay special attention to a system of verifying that the rules are being enforced. This is usually accomplished by visual observations, timely documentation of any violations and punishment. It’s extremely important to discipline the person who was committing the violation by special measures.

Smart assistant in your pocket

To successfully implement all the measures above, businesses need a tool for optimization, inspection and reporting. Special mobile apps are the best assistant, which allow users to communicate, track, collect data, process it, generate reports, send and store them anytime and anywhere.

Snappii, a mobile business app provider, have helped thousands of companies in such industries as construction, field service, warehousing, transportation, logistics, fire safety, fleet management and more. We try to focus on the most required operations and help specialists improve and optimize them. OSHA case reporting mobile app is designed for individuals to instantly report any violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations right on the spot. It can help employers save their business and streamline workforce management. Snappii team is able to modify OSHA case reporting app for any specific needs. For example, you can use your existing forms right in this app. We will convert them and make necessary changes. Just contact us to discuss.

The maximum citation for serious safety hazards is $12,471 per violation. It’s beneficial both in terms of employee health, and business finances and legal security to stay up to date on OSHA safety standards and make efforts to identify and negate possible safety hazards. Employers can find more useful information about OSHA regulations and get a consultation here.

Digital Transformation: a New Way of Legal Department Operation

Digital Transformation: a New Way of Legal Department OperationDigitalization changes the dynamic

Nowadays industries are under a digital transformation that reshapes usual business processes. This provides tremendous opportunity for innovation, competitive advantage and business growth. Gartner notes that 87% of senior business leaders identify digitalization as a key priority. However, some businesses still concern about risks associated with digital initiatives. Mostly it concerns legal departments. They accustomed old manner business operations with paperwork to have a paper confirmation of any process. This can represent a critical gap in the whole workflow.

Digital readiness pushes forward legal departments

According to Gartner, legal departments that successfully achieve digital readiness can increase on-time project delivery by 63%. “When legal departments successfully achieve digital readiness, it can better support business agility while maintaining rigorous governance.” Let’s consider in the details how it works.

A step to the digital future: the benefits for businesses

Saying “digital transformation”, we mean mobile solutions. And their main focus is data and communication. Mobile data is more safe and subjected to better control. It contributes to more organized and accurate data work. Modern companies should consider digitalization as a convenient way to legally save their employees and the business itself. One mobile business app can contain all work documentation in a convenient mobile format at the fingertips. Legal departments can replace huge amounts of paper files with just one app and avoid losses, mess, and other issues, which can lead to serious consequences. This way, digital solutions provide significant benefit when it comes to legal-specific data security. Thanks to mobile technology, legal departments are able to work timely with any decisions, regulations and changes in decrees, track regulatory requirements compliance and get any reports for further provision to higher authorities. The reporting requirements continue to advance, so mobile apps are the best solution for acceleration and optimization of this process.

A step to the digital future: a strong assistant

To realize the full potential of digitalization, companies and especially legal departments should start by keeping current on technology and embracing new ways of working. Snappii deals with mobile business solutions about 10 years. We help businesses of various industries streamline and automate tasks and processes, and in turn reduce costs and increase productivity. Our focus is a close interaction and consideration of specific requirements of a separate company. “Thanks to Snappii we moved away from paper forms and are quite pleased with the result. Now it literally takes a few minutes to fill out the report, sign and send it,” says Steven Koski from Harold Brothers Mechanical.

Thanks to Snappii codeless conversion platform, anyone can generate mobile form app without special skills or big bucks. Our brand new AI powered solution allows users to upload a PDF file or image with form and get a converted mobile form. Also our team can convert and customize any form for you.

Strengthen your legal department practices with powerful mobile solutions, develop stronger business strategies, minimize legally regulation risks and better deliver services. Contact us for free consultation at support@snappii.com.

 


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