Idox launches OnSite - a new role-based suite of apps
- Published: 28 July 2016
Idox OnSite is a new suite of apps aimed at local authorities, with ‘Building Inspector’ the first of a range of apps to be introduced by leading software and services provider, Idox. It is specifically designed to provide building inspectors access to the tools and information they need at anytime and anywhere
The BI app benefits building inspectors by giving them the ability to quickly and easily search, access and download the information required for each inspection on a tablet – from inspection requests, through to the associated plans and photographs. The building inspector is able to update existing inspection details, including site notes, and create new inspections while on site before syncing records back to the office online.
The app also gives the building inspector the ability to sort, filter and display their workload on a map to efficiently plan their day, removing the need for officers to travel into the office to pick up their workloads and update systems. This helps to reduce wasted time and mileage, making their role more environmentally friendly. Designed with simplicity in mind, it requires little training – if a user is familiar with an iPad then they’ll have no problem with the BI app.
David Whitworth, Idox OnSite Product Manager, commented: “Idox is continually looking for ways to help and support building inspectors, enabling them to save time, and ultimately money, for the customer. Much of a building inspector’s time is spent out on site carrying out inspections on new builds and renovations. Currently, a lot of their time is spent in the office searching for and printing off the relevant data for each inspection, and then updating the files after an inspection is complete. The introduction of Idox’s Building Inspector app means inspectors can easily access the relevant data remotely without physically going into the office, which can then be updated and annotated while still on site.”
Richard Sankey, Head of Product Management at Idox commented “With Building Inspector, we have focussed on designing an app that is intuitive to use and is ready to work as soon as it is downloaded from the App Store. With no long, complex implementation process, the return on investment begins almost immediately.”