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Common problems when digitizing field inspections (and how to overcome them)

Are you considering the transition to digital field inspections but apprehensive about the challenges that lie ahead? Don’t let uncertainties hold you back from embracing the future. Our comprehensive infographic dives into the world of digitizing field inspections, addressing common obstacles and offering actionable strategies to ensure a seamless transition for your team.

Common challenges when digitizing field inspections

Technology hesitancy

The reluctance of experienced team members toward technology can be a stumbling block. Our infographic highlights strategies that showcase the benefits of ditching manual data entry for spreadsheets. Imagine the time saved and errors reduced when your field team can focus on actual inspection rather than administrative tasks! Simplify processes by breaking them into easily manageable steps to boost adoption.

Novice workers

Younger employees might be tech-savvy, but they could lack a deep understanding of your specific processes. Our infographic advises against overwhelming them with information. Instead, tailor checklists to display items only when relevant, avoiding unnecessary complexity. Utilize user-friendly formats like yes/no questions and pick lists to make the transition to digitized field inspections smoother.

Situational variability

Your inspection requirements can evolve frequently, demanding adaptable processes. Our infographic emphasizes the importance of a platform that can evolve with your needs. Say goodbye to dependencies on IT support, consultants, or programmers. Empower your team with the ability to modify inspection processes on the fly.

Reversion to paper

Team members might revert to paper-based inspections if they face challenges when digitizing field inspections. Our infographic offers ingenious solutions to prevent this. Make the digital process more convenient than returning to paper. Highlight the platform’s capability to function even in no-coverage areas. Leverage digital maps to guide inspections and ensure compliance effortlessly.

Digitizing field inspections for the win

Embrace the future of inspections by downloading our insightful infographic on digitizing field inspections. Overcome challenges, enhance efficiency, and ensure a successful transition that benefits your team and your operations. Don’t let uncertainty hinder progress—empower your team to embrace the power of digital technology today!

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Engineer or technician using tablet showing challenges when digitizing field inspections and how they may be overcome

What is Fulcrum?

Organizations worldwide trust Fulcrum’s SaaS-based data collection platform to capture and share reliable information about field activities, much faster than paper or other digital solutions. Standardized, easily customized, and well-integrated data collection delivers improved clarity for decision-making and better productivity for lower costs.

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Jim Metz - speeds things up, adhering to safety sop

Jim Metz

Vice President of Safety
FM Sylvan
Fulcrum speeds things up. It was almost instantaneous. It allows accountability for people running the job to see what their guys are doing to make sure they’re adhering to safety policies.
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Aaron Vanover - catch more issues

Aaron Vanover

Manager of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
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Using Fulcrum, Halton Company’s quality control team provides richer, better documented support, enabling them to catch more issues.
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Daniel Stepner - easy to use, customer service

Daniel Stepner

Senior Consultant
I have used many programs for field asset inspections. Fulcrum has been the easiest to set up, use in the field, and update. The service provided by the Fulcrum team has been top-rate.
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James Watts - safety once you close the loop from action to insight

James Watts

Director of Health and Safety
Snavely Forest Products and Weekes Forest Products
Fulcrum helps us improve processes and make our work environment safer by streamlining inspections, surfacing inspection-related insights, and managing follow-up actions. Once you close the loop from action to insight to further action, the possibilities are limitless.
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Gavin Kelley - training period short, same data whether junior/senior collector

Gavin Kelley

Senior Software Developer
Tilson Tech
It is so easy to use that our training period is greatly shortened. Data quality is very important to us so it can’t be overly complicated. We still get the same data quality regardless if it is a junior or senior data collector.
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