cloud inspection solutions

In our previous article we wrote about the reasons why SaaS solutions are smart choice for transforming the inspection management model. The 2020 pandemic is expected to accelerate the use of SaaS platforms. This is so mostly because SaaS solutions are offering fast and easy solution for working outside the premise of the office. This kind of flexibility is strongly needed by the regulated industries and the regulators themselves. Especially the part of them that uses old systems that can’t provide functional integrity in the post pandemic new normal.

Related: How SaaS inspection platforms are providing security and productivity boost to the regulators?

The post covid-19 acceleration in the use of SaaS solutions is yet to be measured. What’s clear as of now is that the use of cloud-based inspection solutions is one of the optimal shortcuts to efficiency in the work-from-home era.

A survey of over 820 IT decision makers conducted in March by 451 Research (now part of S&P Global Market Intelligence), titled Voice of the Enterprise: Digital Pulse, Coronavirus Flash Survey March 2020, brings insights that some of the transformations, imposed by the pandemic are likely to have a long lasting effect. That’s why the planning of the future of enterprises and governments must be long-term.

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This graph was taken from the “Voice of the Enterprise: Digital Pulse, Coronavirus Flash Survey March 2020”.

What does long-term means for the regulatory compliance & inspection industry?

Simply said it means that enterprises and government agencies that were using old systems (inspection software, case management systems, bpm, etc.) prior the pandemic, should fundamentally rethink their systems for the future. Productivity and security are the first important issues that should be resolved in crisis-induced transformation. These problems are important and their solving is a really great progress for the companies that look forward temporary solution. But looking at the bigger picture, there are other benefits at hold  in the using of cloud-based SaaS solution. If we look at Canalix’ costumer’s data, the list of benefits goes beyond productivity and security:

• Up to 75% of submissions can be processed automatically and up to 60% reduction in process time
• Up to 50% reduction in inspection report writing time
• Up to 40% reduction in total travelled distance
• Planning of inspectors reduced from days to seconds
• No wasted time by wrongly skilled inspectors send on-site

Related: The Benefits of Using Inspection Software In Regulatory Compliance

However, the real value of these efficiency improvements can be experienced only if the implementation of the new cloud-based inspection model is a long-term strategy. If we look at the benefits from the perspective of long-term value, we will go beyond productivity and security straight into the field of cost cutting:

1. Reduction of costs for maintaining hardware

The use of cloud-based inspection solutions leads to cutting the costs for maintaining the hardware that ensures server infrastructure on-premise. The larger the enterprise, the bigger the cut of the costs. In the post pandemic world where the new normal will include more work from home, the efficiency and costs optimization can walk hand by hand. In the world of inspection management and regulatory compliance, SaaS solutions can realize this promise fast and secure.

2. Reducing the time and cost of training

Talking of fast, you probably wonder what’s the meaning of the fastness in terms of cloud-based inspection software. The development and implementation of tailor-made software solution can take months to years. In more conservative environments such as the public regulators, the training of staff is also a challenge. This whole set up process can be reduced literally to days and hours if a reliable SaaS platform is involved.

Related: Choosing Inspection Software: Tailor-made or SaaS solution?

Of course, specific industries as the regulatory enforcement have more specific needs than a regulated business enterprise. SaaS platforms allow customization that can fit better the specifics of the inspection management field.

Related: Industry-specific vs all-purpose inspection platforms

The conversation about benefits from using cloud-based SaaS inspection software could be endless. Whether we talk about obvious advantages of the SaaS model or not that obvious, the current growth in the use of these platforms proves that there’s a big value in their usability. Facing a future where the remote work model is one of the most viable ones, makes the need of reinventing the traditional work models more urgent.

Do you want to experience first-hand the steps to migrating inspections and regulatory compliance to a cloud service? Contact Canalix now.

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The inspection optimisation is crucial for public organisations responsible for enforcement regulations. The improvement of this process brings benefits not only to the regulators, but also to the community. We’ve already mentioned what kind of values are brought by the use of inspection software. Now let’s have a look at our detailed list of 5 reasons why an inspection platform can make a difference.

Inspectors are spending big part of their time to search, organize and process data to do their job. The inspection software is doing big difference by automating these operations. The manual process of collecting data, communicating with different entities, sharing data, making decisions, documenting changes in the regulations and applying them can be done in entirely different way. Basically this process is now having its digital face lift thanks to the inspection management software platforms.

Benefits of using inspection platform

Here are 5 benefits of why public organisations enforcing regulations need to use inspection software:

• Up to 75% of submissions can be processed automatically and up to 60% reduction in process time
• Up to 50% reduction in inspection report writing time
• Up to 40% reduction in total travelled distance
• Planning of inspectors reduced from days to seconds
• No wasted time by wrongly skilled inspectors send on-site

1. Reduced process time

One of the advantages of using inspection optimisation software is the reduction in process time. For example Canalix is a platform that optimises the work process for inspectors by applying data driven automaton. Based on our consumers data this means up to 75% of submissions can be processed automatically. On the other hand this equals up to 60% reduction in process time.

2. Reduced inspection report writing time

When inspection is executed, a report must be published. The use of software that documents every process in the routine of inspectors, makes possible the creation of auto generated reports. This is another benefit brought by the data driven automation. Make sure that the inspection software you’re using can generate reports automatically. According to consumers data, Canalix’s inspection platform reduces up to 50% the inspection report writing time.

3. Reduction in total travelled distance

It’s a big challenge to create the optimal inspection plan. With good automation and AI algorithms the inspection program can easy map the most optimal route. The factors that are considered for mapping this route are inspectors’ skill set, availability and other requirements and constraints. Based on our consumer data, the  inspection optimisation with Canalix can reduce up to 40% the total travelled distance of inspectors. This benefit is making an impact not only for inspectors and the public sector, but also for the local community and the planet.

4. The time for planning of inspectors is reduced

A good inspection platform will reduce the planning time for inspectors. This has a direct impact on individual’s productivity. It also optimises the use of their expensive time.

5. No wrongly skilled inspectors are send on site

Another aspect of optimising time in the inspection programs is the benefit of no wrongly skilled inspectors send on site. The skill set of inspectors may vary and that’s why Canalix uses sophisticated AI algorithms to allocate inspectors with the right skill set to the right place. When there is wrongly skilled inspectors send on site, there is also stress. A good inspection software can basically eliminate this stress.

When we walk about benefits, we can go on and on.  If you’re interested to know more about how your organisation can benefit from using a platform like Canalix, get in touch through the Contacts us page.