In recent years, Mobiess has proudly supported the Fire Safety Week Campaign. The Mobiess Fire Door Inspection Application is included in regular inspections and safety audits, in order to prevent the risks of fire spreading in properties for Facilities Management clients across the UK.

Fire safety law requires all employers, managers, occupiers and owners of any business premises to carry out and maintain a fire risk assessment, identifying and assessing potential risks, hazards and damage which may cause a fire or increase the risk of harm to people – and any structure or products stored within the building – should a fire occur.

The Fire Door Safety Week campaign raises awareness for not only the importance of fitting fire safety doors, but of maintaining their integrity – and including them in regular inspections and safety audits, to prevent the risks of fire spreading in your properties.

When we were approached by KBR to support their Integrator system, offering Facilities Management and Estates service delivery, we designed and implemented our mobile software solutions to integrate with their existing business systems.

Microapps in Facilities Management and the Workplace
Consumers have been using microapps for some time now – WhatsApp, Google Flight Search, Slack and Facebook are all good examples of simple, lightweight microapps.
But perhaps we should start with what exactly microapps are and how important they can be for efficient mobile data collection in Facilities Management.
A microapp is a simple mobile application this delivers a highly focused task – usually with a very small scope, simple to use and generally customised to both the industry and task at hand. In other words, it only has one job and hopefully does it well. Instead of having one multi-purpose app that handles every possible task an employee can do (eg. submit expenses, holiday/absence request, training, and corporate newsletters etc.) separate microapps handle each of those tasks specifically.
Like most industries, Facilities Management has a range of working environments where complex CAFM and FM applications are required, but for the most part microapps can greatly enhance the delivery of FM services.
Now we know what microapps are, how do we find and identify them in the FM world?
Facilities Management is a diverse and complex industry. It has grown over the last 30 years to cover Hard FM, Soft FM, Security, Catering, Cleaning and almost anything that happens inside a building. Microapps have been used in FM for a long time, though perhaps we just don’t recognise the language/terminology that defines them. We can find these microapps called Workplace apps, Workplace templates, e-forms – and at Mobiess we use the term “Published Apps.”
If you have ever used a digital e-forms solution like Mobiess Insight to create data collection templates, then you are using microapps in one of their most effective forms. Mobiess has produced its own range of microapps to help solve and digitise many day-to-day activities across FM and its connected sectors, helping turn data into knowledge and commercial advantage.
Some examples of workplace templates available via the Mobiess microapps/published app range are:

If you have an idea for a micro app that is not listed on our website, please let us know and we would be happy to discuss getting this to market with you.
Call us today to discuss your specific requirements – and let us build you the microapp apps that will revolutionise your working life. Call 0203 411 1795 or email us on sales@mobiess.com to find out more.

Mobiess are pleased to announce the latest release of Asset Inspector version 5.6. Whilst our core engine in each of the app stores have been updated to support all the latest security features, we have also added many new features and two new modules to extend the scope and reach of our industry leading Asset Management platform.

A host of new features have been added to the platform including additional Barcode checkers, enhanced attribute validation, new asset attribute fields, more granular control on mandated photographs per asset type/project and rapid asset validation.
The initial asset survey is only the beginning of any asset management process. Maintaining your asset register can be more costly and process-intensive that the initial collection.  To help simplify and streamline the longer-term management of your asset stewardship Mobiess have released two new products as part of the Asset Inspector family.
ATrack: ATrack is a lightweight asset update and auditing tool that allows you to deploy a simple cost-effective asset form that enable your staff and supply chain to update asset data in real-time. Users are able to lookup existing assets via NFC Tags and Barcode/QR Codes, update Conditions and Operating Status or any other important data. Available as either a standalone option or integrated into our Service Master product, ATrack will support any data maintenance program.
Refrigerant Tracker: Extend the benefits of your investment in collecting and assembling your asset register with the addition of the Refrigerant Tracker module. Using the same live link look up technology as ATrack allow your engineers and subcontractors to look up the last Leak Test details, Asset History and report leaks and gas additions and losses. Move away from paper forms and on-site logbooks and look forward to a central reporting function for FGAS and Refrigerant tracking across your business.
With a digital platform that your whole team and supply chain can access, information is shared in real time, asset updates and additions can be completed and distributed as needed, compliance and audits can be stored with photographic evidence and additional supporting information.
No more wasted time, money, or effort – just the information you need, right there at your fingertips.
Call us today to discuss your specific requirements – and let us configure our Asset Management Platform to revolutionise your company’s Asset Stewardship.  Call 0203 411 1795 or email us on sales@mobiess.com to find out more.

This month marks a full decade since Mobiess was first launched – and we’ve seen a huge amount of growth and change in that ten years.

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When we began, we could never have predicted how our first decade of business would end, with the country – the world – facing a global pandemic, an issue which has impacted the world of Facilities Management enormously.
In 2010, when Karl Horner and Russell Pooley took their first steps into business together, merging their technical knowledge and experience in IT, software design and customer facing solutions, the UK were coming out of a recession and taking tentative steps into embracing mobile devices in the workplace for streamlining data processing.
The growth of the industry has been stratospheric, and even global recessions and changes in leadership, political unrest and pandemics have failed to slow the rollout of mobile solutions, which have made mobile operative more efficient and effective.
All of our solutions were designed with real people in mind and formed as flexible and adaptable solutions to every-day needs in facilities management operations of every scale. You ask, and we configure our solution to meet your needs – tailored to your specific requirements where other providers might try to shoehorn your needs into their existing solutions.
Ten years in business, and still growing, thriving and creating solutions for our customers and partners, is cause for celebration. The Mobiess team are delighted to see our solutions helping FM teams manage the increased workload and pressure of Covid-19 on workplaces across the UK, keeping people safe and secure and enabling both workers and members of the public to be protected with to-the-minute communication on assessments, cleaning audits, work orders and distribution of assets.
It’s more important than ever to maintain accurate, detailed records and communicate the status of your facilities with all the relevant parties. We look forward to continuing to work with our existing customer and new customer during the next 10 years.
 

The latest Published App released by the team at Mobiess means that Vehicle Inspections are simpler than ever before.
Simplify your vehicle inspections
These regular inspections – carried out weekly, or each time a driver begins their shift – can take a lot of time and create a lot of paperwork. Streamline the process with this off-the-shelf e-form which can be integrated to your existing Insight suite, or work as a stand-alone app.
With simple to use formatting, the app allows users to input data directly to the form which is already populated with all the aspects of a vehicle inspection, from bodywork to oil level, tyre condition to wiper blades. Whether you are running one company car or a fleet of hundreds of vehicles, the app lists all of the checks that need to be made, with room for photographic evidence that can be attached to any field if evidence of damage or conditions needs to be recorded.
Protect your team, cover your organisation for insurance and compliance, and ensure the safety of any drivers or vehicle users by streamlining the checks that are vital to your team.
Available as a stand alone app, or integrating with an existing Insight Suite, this digital form means that no information is missed, no data is lost, no paperwork goes missing and the information captured can be shared with all stakeholders in real time, so there is no delay in communication of any issues or concerns, and reports can be accessed and downloaded at the touch of a button.
This is an affordable solution to an increasingly important need, all for just £5 per month.*
Simplify your work – and give your team exactly what they need at the touch of a button or tap of a screen.
Get in touch with our team, and let us show you how simple it can be; call 0203 411 1795 today and ask for the Vehicle Inspection app.
*Per e-form/per user