Automating the workflow of vehicle inspections
When we talk about digitalising vehicle inspections, the conversation inevitably goes through mentioning a list with benefits. Today there are many SaaS inspection solutions and mobile apps that are digitalising the vehicle inspection process. These tools are great for identifying issues, making reports, mitigating risks, making inspections more mobile, improving compliance and managing the inspection schedules more efficiently.
Vehicle inspections before digital transformation
Before the wave of digital transformation reached the shores of vehicle inspections, they were performed with pen and paper. That was the only way to do that. Car inspectors and technicians had to put up with missing papers, lost clipboards, unreadable handwriting, etc. on a daily base. End-users and inspection agencies on the other hand had to deal with the same issue. The paper-based inspection process was a prerequisite for a lot of errors that prolonged the inspections – technicians often had to rewrite inspection reports so that the customers can read them or had to show them personally some issue that’s under the car.
Vehicle Inspections in 2021 – paperless and accessible
It’s 2021 now and the paperless inspection management tools are widely accessible solutions. There are as many definitions of efficiency as the number of inspection solutions on the market. Which means that even though major step toward optimisation is made, there’s still room for improvement of the inspection process.
What is the definition of good vehicle inspection system?
Let’s take a close look at the workflow of inspections. Vehicle inspections are varying in complexity. For example truck inspections may require inspector with more advanced skillset than light weight car inspections. It mean’s that every inspection requests needs additional profiling in order to be assigned to a relevant inspector. A good digital vehicle inspection system would be one that fully automates the workflow of inspections and does so by ensuring the flow of the process with low error-rate.
The workflow of vehicle inspections
The workflow of vehicle inspections goes through three agencies – the user, the government and the inspector (auto shop). How do we turn the wheel of this process and automate it? This can be explained with a lot of words. But long story short the inspection cycle starts with the inspection due date and finishes with the published outcome report. So if we have to define what an efficient vehicle inspection software looks like, it will be: a tool that supports the whole inspection management cycle from approaching the inspection due date to finish. The so called a-to-z in vehicle inspections.
Key features of vehicle inspection management system
How do we make sure we’re not missing an important brink in the workflow chain? Let’s make a checklist of features that are needed to ensure the flow of vehicle inspections according to their cycle stage.
General benefits of digital vehicle inspection software
The benefits of using digital inspection software on macro level help inspection agencies to achieve their goals to reduce the use of paper and ease the burden of paperwork, to improve the speed of processes, etc. But there are still some problems that exist on microlevel. These issues must also be addressed to achieve the maximum optimisation impact. Canalix is focused at those micro-level problems and as a result solves the following problems: