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Bring More Efficiency into Your Construction Inspections with Mobile Apps

During construction or repairing of a building, many necessary constant inspections are conducted. Frequently, performing inspections was a real pressure for construction teams and inspectors. Stacks of paperwork, constant trips between the jobsite and the office, constant recheck of the reports, etc., make inspections a process of a huge amount of time, efforts and money. Nowadays the time-intensive task of work with field data has been solved by a smartphone with mobile inspection app and ready-made mobile forms.

Construction inspections at your fingertips

Mobile inspection apps provide specialists with all the necessary tools to ensure that the project is completed on time and on budget, and meets the regulations. They reduce the risks and contribute more efficient workflow. Let’s consider some inspection apps in details and learn what benefits they offer to the construction companies.

Snappii is an expert in the mobile business app industry for about 7 years. Realizing that paper is the main cornerstone of construction inspections, we have converted inspection paper forms into the digital format and placed them into the powerful inspection apps.

All you need is already in this inspection app

First of all, we want to introduce you the Universal Building Inspection app. This app is ideal to perform the inspections for fire prevention, safety, maintenance, storage, occupancy and more. It covers both exterior and interior building inspections and helps to ensure that building systems are in a fair condition. Mobile forms of Universal Building Inspection app include building location, date of last inspection, electrical systems checklist, heating systems checklist, air conditioning, private protections, emergency evacuation and more. The app allows its users to capture photos and add signatures, images and GPS locations. All the forms can be instantly filled in and generated into the professional reports. Just imagine what amount of paperwork can be replaced by this single building inspection app. The detailed records of inspections are always at your hand and safely stored at your mobile device or cloud drives.

The best assistant to inspect the quality of anything

Quality Inspection app from Snappii is the indispensable helper in providing control under necessary safety actions, quality of work, types of materials and involved workers. Inspectors can easily collect project details even in the field, calculate working hours, create reports and more. This simple inspection app will help keep everything under control and optimize work in the field.

Keep your construction equipment at the highest level

Maintenance of the construction equipment is an essential process in the construction industry. Taking the paper out of it can significantly influence the whole construction workflow. Snappii offers easy-to-use Construction Equipment Inspection app with checklists for detailed inspections of all types and parts of the equipment. Ensure safety and avoid accidents, keep machines in working order, create the reports and notify site management staff of equipment status.

Snappii offers a 100% customization of its apps. You can add your own PDF forms and some additional features to meet your specific requirements. If you need a completely custom app personally for your company, Snappii team can create the powerful, feature-rich app in a few weeks.

It’s time to make the construction inspections easier and faster. Conveniently perform all types of inspections using any mobile device and one of the inspection apps from Snappii. Find more apps here.

Two Essential Features of Enterprise Mobile Apps

The rapid proliferation of corporate mobile devices in businesses means a tremendous increase of enterprise mobile apps. According to the analytics firm Appdexa, 69% of companies are using more than one enterprise app for managing their businesses, and enterprise mobile app revenue is expected to reach $430 billion by 2021.

Obviously, enterprise mobile apps have different purposes from the consumer apps but there is one common goal: to provide an engaging experience that will improve a certain process. Let’s consider how modern enterprise apps can achieve this and what other benefits they can provide to the businesses.

Empower the field teams with mobile forms

First of all, enterprises need a tool to work with data. This way, the primary task of enterprise mobile apps is to provide the opportunity to easily collect and process any data on-the-go. Fortunately, nowadays users can fill in ready-made mobile forms in seconds right at their smartphone. No need to carry paper forms and bulky laptops. Moreover, mobile forms allow to capture images, geolocation, signatures and more. Gathering the information with mobile forms and enterprise apps makes the work faster. Employees don’t have to drive to the office with paper forms for further processing and creation of the reports. They are able to create high-grade reports in the app and instantly send them to the managers or other specialists.

Snappii is a leader in enterprise apps as well as a powerful form converter. Our unique solution is the opportunity to use the existing PDF forms and convert them into the mobile form apps. The rich set of features, from simple textboxes to the multi-choice and multimedia fields, makes Snappii the #1 form creator. Anyone can create its own mobile form with a free trial using Snappii Form Converter.

Improve and maintain any specific need of the work

Customization is also the key for enterprise apps. Every business is wholly unique as well as each of its departments. Custom enterprise apps should meet specific needs of a given business. The problem is that usually the ready-made business apps in the stores offer a rather general set of features. And the custom app development is traditionally considered as something cosmically expensive and available only for huge corporations.

Thanks to the modern rapid app creation platforms like Snappii, app builders can create the experienced custom apps in days without special programming skills. The speed and lack of extra efforts make such enterprise apps available for any business even without a huge budget. Snappii customers even can create the apps themselves using Snappii App Builder with a simple drag and drop technique, a set of powerful functions and helpful free resources. This solution is proved with over 26,000 apps in over 7 years.

Now you know the two main distinctive features of the enterprise mobile apps. Certainly, there are many different types of such apps, for example, these apps may include management, payment, tracking and other systems. You can find the best ready-made and 100% customizable enterprise apps here. Mobilize your business right now.

Take a Step into Mobile Field Operations Management

Today right mobile solutions can provide 25-30% growth for businesses. Mobile management tools contribute a boost of efficiency and speed up the workflow. Everything starts from day-to-day tasks. Let’s consider how usual daily processes can be improved and accelerated by mobile management apps.

Why mobile management apps

The project is a team effort with a lot of tasks and a looming deadline. Managers should assign tasks to different field specialists, track the status and instantly change them or add something on-the-go. Mobile management apps allow managers to create tasks and assign them to particular employees right at their smartphones at any time. It is the best way to keep all the details like location and photos.

Assign tasks with your smartphone

For example, Snappii offers Work Order Assigner app, with which managers can assign tasks and track their progress, and which also allows employees to notify managers when the task is completed. The app significantly accelerates the workflow, connecting managers and in-field personnel. One more powerful management app to work with tasks is Task Manager. Users can create a database of employees and tasks for quick and easy work. It is the best way to complete tasks directly from your mobile device.

Don’t allow paid hours to slip away

More specific management apps allow focusing on separate tasks. For example, Billable Hours Tracker from Snappii helps to bill time accurately and effectively. Managers can track billable hours, automatically calculate earnings, create invoices and more. It’s a helpful tool if you want to save money of your business and make it more productive.

Start from the clear estimations

Each project starts from job estimation. A special estimation app, like Snappii’s Job Estimator, can help to collect as basic data, so specific details of the job, quantify labor, parts, materials and equipment and create the reports. It’s an essential tool for management, which influences the further revenue.

Create and keep instant invoices at your fingertips

One more management app we want to offer you today is Invoice Assistant app. Invoicing is one of the most important aspects of the company’s financial policy and extremely important task for managers. Producing professional, timely invoices for customers will ensure that the company makes a positive impression, and enables to maintain a firm grip on the financial state of the business. Invoice Assistant app allows managers to easily and quickly create, edit, email and print invoices, digitally sign invoices, keep a database of completed invoices and more.

Need more specific management apps for your business?

Improve the efficiency and reliability of the in-site technicians with these management apps. Here you can find more ready-made apps to manage your field employees. All Snappii apps are 100% customizable and can be modified for specific needs. Just send us your requirements and let’s discuss the work. A significant number of happy customers agree on Snappii’s high professionalism and real benefits it can bring to your business. Don’t waste time. Provide the benefits to your in-site technicians and boost the productivity of your business right today!

Learn how Vision Elevators improved time reporting and preventive maintenance

“Introduce your business and what you do there.”

“Nicholas Wareing, CEO Vision Elevators. Vision Elevators (Pty) Ltd provides mobility solutions to corporations and individuals throughout Southern Africa.”

“What challenge were you trying to address with Snappii?”

“Two of our key business processes, time management recording and preventative maintenance recording were reliant on administrative capturing into our ERP system. Not only was this time consuming and prone to inaccuracies but also resulted in delays in information being available for decision making.”

“What was the scope of Snappii’s involvement?”

“The main idea for the application was to use webservices to provide the app with the required information for the infield users direct from the ERP system and then allow the infield users to complete additional information on the app and feed this back immediately to the ERP system direct from their mobile devices.

Snappii was involved in creating the app and assisting in ensuring the information flowing inbound and outbound from the webservices was correctly linked and integrated.”

“How did you come to work with Snappii?”

“After researching companies online, we discovered Snappii and found their platform was the most user friendly of those we researched. They also had the ability to link with webservices and had all the other components/features available that we required. After meetings with Alex and the team we were impressed with their understanding of our requirements and the decision was made to begin the implementation with Snappii.”

“Are you happy with the result?”

“Yes, we have achieved what we set out to do and have saved approximately 40 hours a week in manual processing. The information we are now receiving is more accurate and is live.”

“What did you find most impressive about them?”

“The Snappii platform and their editor are very impressive. With some basic understanding you are able to quickly and easily develop the app as you require. We are now in the process of adding additional functionally to the app that will extend to different area in our business.”

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Improve Project Documentation and Go Paperless

Read how Harold Brothers Mechanical contractors in MASS improved project documentation and went paperless.

“Introduce your business and what you do there.”

“Steven Koski, Outside Labor Superintendent/Safety Officer, Harold Brothers Mechanical. Harold Brothers Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is a privately held mechanical construction company based in Eastern Massachusetts. Being a full service organization we are able to provide total mechanical construction including HVAC, Plumbing, process piping, refrigeration, pre-fabrication, rigging, energy management and temperature control.”

“What challenge were you trying to address with Snappii?”

“The business challenge was lack of good project documentation. Without it, it is hard to prove in court what was or was not done and what Harold Brothers delivered. Documentation is also needed to prove to clients why something was not done as agreed. For example, the client or the site was not ready when Harold Brothers’ people show up. Good documentation is also critical for planning how to deploy crew members on various projects. Biggest challenge is training especially for seasoned Foremen. To over come we did extra training.

There is a large amount of Foremen in the field who are doing the Daily Reports. Harold Bros has a substantial amount of people working in the field and about 40 in the office. I personally manage all of the Outside projects at one time.

Our team needs to fill in a decent amount of forms on a daily basis. Forms can get lost, not always delivered to the office, it’s hard to read sometimes what it says, etc. We know that businesses have been turning to mobile forms lately and we decided to give it a try and convert our paper-based process into mobile forms app. We wanted to automate manual processes, share documents, track tasks, and collect and store data with mobile forms. Besides, we needed to improve collaboration between the field and office teams.”

“What was the scope of Snappii’s involvement?”

“The main idea for the application was to convert our existing paper forms we use on a daily basis. We needed to organize Timesheets, Pipe test reports, HVAC and Plumbing sheets, as well as track job on site daily reports.

We were also looking for the following features:

– Automated time sheet reporting — time sheets to automatically be emailed to appropriate individual’s EOD Fridays

– Signature fields

– Input fields

– Calculations

– Forms to be saved in the app

– Forms to be custom PDF output and Excel output

We also needed the app to be used internally in our organization as well as control who has access to it.”

“How did you come to work with Snappii?”

“We found them online and looked at several of their past apps. We have been testing the daily log app with some of our foremen and really like the look and use of that one. So we decided to give them a try.”

“Are you happy with the result?”

“We’re really happy with the progress. The app has been published privately and shared among specific list of people. The app has user-based access. Now it literary takes a few minutes to fill out the report, sign and send it. We receive a convenient PDF output that’s stored in the app and also can be shared via email, cloud drives and printed, if needed.

Snappii’s QA team used some automated and manual tests on performance and troubleshooting and found the app to be stable. I can’t blame them for any issues because it’s up and running. I’m sure it will work fine moving forward.

All our employees were trained how to use the app. In future we expect to cut down time and expenses significantly using this mobile app. ”

“How did Snappii perform from a project management standpoint?”

“The process was straightforward, fast, and pleasant. We had phone calls and email conversations to make sure the app will work exactly how we needed. They were really proactive and responsive. We are quite satisfied.”

“What did you find most impressive about them?”

“They’re really responsive. We were interested in getting the app as soon as possible. We are very satisfied with the collaboration; the Snappii team was responsive and provided good communication. We are impressed with their stability. Snappii has been present in this industry since 2011, and they’ve created many apps which we downloaded and reviewed ourselves, finding them to be stable.”

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Mobile Form Apps – Stepping into a More Productive Future

Mobile Form Apps – Stepping into a More Productive Future

With the advent of flexible, adaptable and wide-spanning apps in terms of usability and features, construction companies have also started migrating towards using this technology for their own benefit. And there’s nothing like mobile form apps that can not only increase productivity, but also save up a lot of dead time, reduce human error and streamline projects for maximum efficiency.

The Environment and Efficiency Factors

It used to be done on paper – everything, from data collection, to contracts, to official communications and memos, to even contact info details. And while a single company might not have that much of an impact, put all the paper used in all the construction companies out there today, and you’d still end up with a huge bottom line both in terms of environmental impact and in terms of cost. You can now take all the forms, all the printed info you need to get your work done and have it digitized instead, reducing storage capacity needs and preparing the information you have on hand for a new era: that of taking advantage of that information to grow your business and make better choices down the line.

This is where efficiency comes in as well. Writing things down, passing over the written document or worrying about making copies – all of this takes time and effort, and responsibility on behalf of one of your employees. With good mobile form apps, you eliminate all these bumps in the road and can instead focus on more important things for your business. Having the ability to instantly send over documents and information to anyone all over the world will surely ease up your workload and allow for a more streamlined approach.

Increase in Productivity and Reducing Errors

Hands-down, one of the biggest effects you’ll see once you start using mobile form apps is the fact that you’ll get a huge boost to productivity. With less time spent finding the right form to fill out, and then making copies and passing them out to the right people; alongside the no-risk of losing files and forms in this process or misplacing them – all of this feeds into greater productivity. And with all forms being centralized to one specific app that supervisors can access and check at all times from anywhere in the world, you’ll have a full bird’s eye view on the whole operation – and we all know that good management is the hallmark of a successful business.

So, why are you still struggling with the traditional pen and paper? What’s holding you back? Tell us of some of your concerns on migrating to a fully digital space through the use of mobile form apps. Or get on board directly like some of our other customers and step into a new age of accountability, error-free reporting and comprehensive overview on all operations done by your company.

Mobile Business Apps for Different Industries

Mobile Business Apps for Different IndustriesTechnology has been playing a vital role in the businesses World in today’s market, one of the most important innovations and the newest addition to the market which is said to offer maximum benefits to different industries, of the recent past is Mobile Application Development. Smartphones have exposed and created a great shift on how we can easily access and share data or information on our phones; almost all workers and customers are using smartphones for their work, which enables even the most difficult and stressful task easier.

Why any business needs an app

Whether you’re a startup or an established business, you would need to promote your business to have potential buyers or customers need to achieve sales and profits targeted. In today’s competitive times, you will need to have an interactive mobile app to survive in the market because if you fail to promote your business properly, you may lose a lot of business.

For entrepreneurs, whether a startup or an established business is turning their vision into a business is a big dream, and it does not just come easily. There are various challenges that come from different corners and with the development of technology the chances of success have increased. Mobile marketing is new trend with users with information all over the world in automatic ways, and various mobile apps can now help businesses engage their customers in a better way and also keep their employees well connected and boost the bottom line. Mobile apps have provided a lot of benefits and a vital impact on the development of the company, entrepreneurs and business. Through mobile apps businesses increase the level of sales which also use to carry out branding, businesses can easily trace the actions of their customers, and what they really want, better visibility and also interactions with customers has become very easy and also minimized the opportunity to reach users in a short period (better communication).

In a simple word, taking advantage of innovations in mobile technology ensures that your company remains ahead of the market competition.

Choose mobile app development from Snappii

If you are looking for a good mobile development platform, we are the best to offer you such service. Our team will create any business app for your needs in days not months and in accordance with your requirements. The process also includes fast prototyping to provide you a full control under the development. We’ve already helped hundreds of companies and are not going to stop. Contact us right today!

Field Reports Will Make Your Form into an App in Minutes

The number one reason why people approach us to make a mobile app for them is paper. Every company has their own reason, but none of them miss paper after they’ve finally made the switch. From improving the speed of your workflow, to establishing immediate communication, to going green, replacing your paper forms with a mobile form is going to help you in some way.

At Snappii, we make it a point to equip ourselves with the tools that our clients need, and we’re constantly trying to improve. Although our form editor has gone through self iterations, we believe that the new Field Reports is the most intuitive version of the editor to date. We’re introducing features like an enhanced look, quick-switching through forms and even field mapping, in the easiest to use editor on the market.

Creating an app from scratch can be expensive. However, using our editor, any layman can access the editor and create an entire mobile form with absolutely no coding experience. For the amount of perks it brings, it’s an almost sure-fire way to improve your business.

Improved UI

Our old form editor, while powerful, didn’t look the best. One of the biggest headaches of it’s old design lied in the color of the background of the screen. With a white background, it makes it very difficult to focus on the project for too long. We found it was much easier to see the letters in black, so we inverted some of the colors. We also took away the mock phone to make the preview more relevant to what you would see on your actual device.

Field Reports also allows you to do a few extra features from within the form editor. Publish an app directly from the platform, without having to back out into Express. You can also switch forms directly from inside Field Reports now, so it’s easier to navigate when you’re working with several applications.

New Feature: Field Mapping

Field Reports now allows you to create a mobile form that translates into a PDF of your choice in minutes. When uploading a PDF document with fill-able fields, the editor now automatically creates a mobile form alongside. This mobile form can be altered, and is much easier to use than zooming in and out of a PDF that was intended for desktops.

Previous iterations of our editor had this feature as well,but only Field Reports does half the work for you. Every field that is mapped will be labeled, so it’s easy to go back and forth between the main PDF, and the vertical form you’ll be creating alongside of it. If you decide to add extra fields than the one’s the PDF automatically created, you just need to drag and drop the fields to the vertical form.

It looks better in action. For a better explanation of this, check out the video on the top of the post (will be posted on 7/21).

The Benefit of Mobile Forms

Field Reports was designed to make the conversion to mobile forms as easy as possible. Mobile forms can be used in a variety of businesses, from logs to inspections, wedding receptions and guest check-in’s, they have truely revolutionized the way we capture information.

Communication with a mobile form created with Field Reports is instant. When forms are completed, they are automatically sent to the email of choice, or can be backed up in a cloud-based service. If you ever lose your forms, simply sign onto the Snappii website and navigate to your reports.

 

Snappii is a mobile app development company that has created a platform that allows users to upload a document they already use, and make a complete app out of it. Our platform features the latest features, and is constantly improving in the direction of the market. We believe that any business can have an app, and that creating your own should not be out of anyone’s reach.

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