Are you a business owner/manager still doing your field audits on excel worksheets? Or maybe worse, still using pen and paper?
Times have changed; now, there is a much better way to perform your weekly, monthly, etc., field audits. And this time around, this is faster, easier, and far more affordable than ever before. We are talking about using a mobile device such as an android phone, tablet, iPhone to audit your business. To enable this option, all you need is to download and install a field data collection app, and you are good to go.
According to the latest statistics, 5.27 Billion people in the world have a mobile device. That is the equivalent of 67.03% of the global population.
Furthermore, more than 90% of corporate employees use at least one mobile application for work, and approximately 70%of employees work with their phones close to them.
These statistics highlight the importance of mobile technology to conduct field audits and manage modern businesses.
Several things make a mobile sales report app greatly useful:
- Scanning capabilities
- Data accuracy
- Pushing notifications
- Ease of use
- Integrations with other existing applications
- Effective asset management
- Asset tracking
- App data security
Benefits of Mobile Field Audits
There are plenty of reasons why you should consider investing in a mobile field data collection app in your business. Let’s look at some of them,
Improved Data Collection
As far as data collection is concerned, mobile applications are far more reliable and efficient than pen and paper.
With a pen and paper, you have to write down the information first then later type it into a computer. The process is tiring, time-consuming, and above all, inaccurate.
A mobile application, on the other hand, is automated. It has features like e-signature, geo-location, etc., which make it fast and accurate. With it, you can save time, minimize paperwork and guarantee the quality of data you collect.
Enhanced Safety Management
Did you know that mobile field audits can help minimize work-related injuries? That’s right! And I will tell you how.
Approximately 340 Million work-related injuries occur annually in the world, with 2.3 million leading to death. These injuries cause businesses to lose so much productivity apropos time and money. That is information you cannot afford to ignore.
Indeed, getting rid of accidents is impossible, but that does not mean that they have to be as frequent. As a business manager, you have a responsibility to minimize the risk of accidents to keep everyone safe and avoid unnecessary losses.
Safety management is a continuous cycle that includes 4- stages;
Plan; assess new or current processes, decide on how to improve them, and settle on a plan
Do; put the plan to action
Check; monitor how it works
Act; analyze the performance and decide on your next course of action
But following these 4- steps alone is not enough without consistent and detailed reporting. That is the point where mobile field auditing comes into play.
As stated above, pen and paper are way too slow, energy-consuming, and full of human errors. It will only end up giving you false information and will never highlight issues on time. With it, you will always find yourself in more trouble than you were before.
Investing in a mobile field data collection app is the only sure way to ensure effectiveness in safety management. It is
- Sophisticated etc
That means you can rely on it to get the information you need at the right time to identify and fix issues that can cause accidents in your organization.