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.
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:
- Health and Safety Audits
- Fire Door Audits
- Fire Risk Assessment (PAS 79: 2020)
- Cleaning Audits
- WorkOrder Audits
- Service Audit
- Accident Report
- Display Screen Workstation Assessments
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
In every industry the requirements to adhere to Health and Safety guidelines mean inspections, audits and recording data is important – but Facilities Management sees more of this than most. It sometimes feels that the increase of red tape and H&S documentation is a full time job in itself, making sure that records are kept, checks are made and everyone is complying to the regulations – and keeping all of that information to hand can take up a lot of time and space. In fact, the teetering towers of files and paperwork can be a health and safety risk in themselves if we don’t have a good system!
This year has been one of the most significant when we look at the measures we need to go to for health and safety and protecting our workforce and the people who use the facilities we manage – especially if we have a large portfolio of locations and facilities being used by multiple services users, members of the public and varied workforces managing different projects. Auditing and cross checking every aspect, recording these inspections, updating the team and maintaining records at head office so that each aspect is covered is time consuming and can be a real pain – all the more so in 2020.
The extra steps we’ve all needed to take to maintain standards of cleanliness and safety through the Coronavirus pandemic have created a lot more work, and it’s more important than ever to maintain an effective and efficient system for these records, so that you can evidence that you’re protecting people and adhering to contact tracing if someone should become unwell.
It’s a headache, and it’s a lot of pressure on the teams who need to complete and process these inspections and audits – and the responsibility for H&S regulations being adhered to from Government and organisational guidelines at every level eventually falls onto the shoulders of the ground level workers tasked with the job day to day.
Make it easy on them – and on your back office team who need to maintain and collate all of this information – by investing in a system which can give all the information at the touch of a button, communicate it in real time, capture and evidence data with photographic inputs if any issues arise, immediately allocate remedial work to the right member of the team and streamline your processes in one easy to use, mobile ready app.
Health and Safety is at the forefront of all of our minds as the restrictions of lockdown begin to lift, and we are all moving back into the workplace with an eye on the safety and protection of anyone using that space. Businesses and FM teams are seeing a huge increase in demand for these processes, and in the transparency of the process – meaning that the demand for simplicity in digitised systems is increasing exponentially.
Protecting yourself, your team and your customers has never been easier thanks to the Mobiess Health & Safety Audit App.
Health and Safety may have gone mad – but thanks to this one-stop digital system, which can be tailored to capture the specific data you need and immediately communicate it with your existing back office systems, you and your workers don’t need to. It’s never been easier to maintain your H&S records. Contact us today to find out more.
Maintaining facilities in buildings of any size and condition means keeping records to show that you are maintaining a standard of cleanliness and hygiene that protects people from harm. The recent Covid-19 pandemic has shown more than ever before that cleaning audits are vital to protect those using the space in any working environment.
Our digital Cleaning Audit template is a standalone application which gives your team the ability to maintain records of cleanliness in your facilities, and evidence improvements in any areas where standards need raising.
As part of our library of preconfigured Published Apps, the Cleaning Audit allows you to produce reports which can be shared with stakeholders to evidence your hard work.
Stakeholders are more keen than ever to see assurances that high cleanliness standards are being maintained – and your legal requirement for compliance and auditing means that keeping records of your cleaning schedules and standards is vital.
Our Cleaning Audit app is a simple to use, ready-made solution which lays out the standard cleaning audit that most professionals in facilities management are familiar with – but keeps all the data in one place, sharing records in real time with your team to keep your facilities clean and hygienic, and maintain a high standard of work.
Any issues can be raised immediately with annotated photographic evidence, and this also maintains a record so that you can evidence the work undertaken to improve the issue.
Clearly defined responsibilities and actions can be assigned to specific team members, and reports can be shared with the whole team. Simplify your reporting and record keeping processes, and your work orders.
Available as a standalone app, the Cleaning Audit template from Mobiess can also be added to your existing Insight Suite, further enhancing your data recording process – and all for just £5 per month.*
Simplify your work – and give your team exactly what they need at the touch of a button.
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 Cleaning Audit app.
*Per e-form/app per user
Not all organisations need a full suite of digital solutions for collecting and collating data; sometimes you just need one form to streamline the information you need to collect and share, and find yourself struggling through a market swamped with complex solutions when you just need one easy fix.
That’s why we have created the ‘Published App’ range of products; rather than investing significantly in a full range of services which you just don’t need, simply pick the specific e-forms you need, and see immediate increases in your efficiency.
Easy to use, off-the-shelf apps designed to simplify your processes, the Published App range is available as individual products – priced to suit any budget at just £5 each – and can also be applied as an add-on to your existing Insight Suite.
The first of these services is our ‘internal conditions survey’ – a one-off e-form which captures all the information you need to complete internal conditions surveys, include photographic data which can be annotated to support and evidence the inspection. Ideal for any environment where you need to track condition changes, record any damage and repair data, and create estimated lifecycle costings.
Full digital systems can get expensive – and you may find that you’re scrolling through long lists of forms, data and empty space before you access the information you actually need. When that’s the case, organisations often find that their team just aren’t using the system – because it’s bulky, unhelpful and not user friendly.
Simplify your work – and give your team exactly what they need, all in one place.
One form, one app, one connected, communicative resource where all your data sits together, easy to access and compare, and easy to select specific information for reporting, whether you’re on site or in the office.
Get in touch with our team for a demo, and let us show you how simple it can be; call 0203 411 1795 today and ask for the internal condition survey app.