When auditing large scale facilities or assets its traditionally done in a collaborative team based approach but merging the findings, experience and facts into a cohesive 'audit view' has always been incredibly difficult.
We were asked by an existing client to look at the existing approach and with their help to come up with an automated way of executing the same audit process - but in a much quicker and more robust way to ultimately improve the process.
The Problem & Exploiting the Opportunity
With lots of people investigating an asset and collating their findings there was often duplication of findings, some information could be missed and collating all the gathered information was very time consuming and costly.
Capturing evidence, for example photographic evidence, and then including this in audit reports was also time intensive too.
The whole process was something we see time and time again. An engrained way of doing things which technology can improve quickly, easily and for the benefit of all involved. By removing duplication of effort, reliance on Excel spreadsheets etc its possible to remove hundreds of man hours and improve matters dramatically.
Changing Auditing for the Better
We took an existing suite of spread sheets and the clients decades of experience to create a web application with a companion Android application. These 2 tools now allow audit team members to collaboratively capture findings and evidence on site and allow them to create a complete and factual audit of an assets fitness for purpose.
The Utilised Project Platforms
These are the platforms Sapere used to deliver the solution.