The Importance of Digitized Equipment Inspections

When it comes to equipment that is being used onsite, its important to make sure that each equipment in use is inspected regularly, maintained in good working condition, and is safe for teams to operate on.

Equipment’s that are regularly inspected on to ensure its maintenance and safety can successfully get projects done on schedule and with peace of mind knowing that the equipment is in good condition.

Having regular inspections is an important preventative method that combines vast amounts of equipment data and analysis combined with hands on testing and a comprehensive look at the equipment’s condition to ensure the equipment is working properly and safe to use.

In order for industrial businesses to avoid unexpected equipment breakdowns, most businesses will create a custom inspections checklist to find and fix small issues before they become big problems.

However, for businesses that deal with large amounts of sophisticated equipment will need to rely on solutions that involve connected technologies that can pull data from multiple sources and legacy systems to provide real-time advanced insights.

Working closely with the business community in the heavy equipment and manufacturing industries, Annata now provides a comprehensive Inspections application that can be used on mobile or any other handheld devices.

The Annata 365 Inspections Application allows users to streamline the inspection process, provide analytical insight, capture records digitally from the field, ensuring that all inspection details are kept organized, and integrates seamlessly with other systems and business solutions.

Annata 365 Inspections

Annata 365 Inspections allows companies to manage and run any inspections commonly performed in import, sales, rental, and service for vehicles, heavy equipment, or other types of valuable or complex equipment.

Built on the Microsoft Power Platform and aligned with the Microsoft Common Data Model for Automotive, Annata 365 Inspections brings technical excellence, business insight, productivity, and compliance to the inspections process with minimal investment or risk.

Seamlessly integrated into the Annata 365 Sales and Annata 365 Field Service apps, this simple but powerful inspections app drives digital transformation of online or offline inspections processes in the automotive and equipment industry, improving productivity and reducing cost.

Annata 365 Inspections for pre-delivery and trade in Inspections of devices

When a device arrives as pre-owned inventory, businesses have to clear a scrupulous inspection checklist of all systems, both major and minor. This is to make sure that every used equipment is in acceptable condition.

The Annata 365 Inspections app allows businesses to perform pre-delivery inspections for devices and conduct trade-in device inspections to check for faults and assess the overall condition through an easily managed data-driven process.

With the integration of Annata 365 Inspections into Annata 365 Sales, all the pre delivery inspection checkpoints and device handover checkpoints are now incorporated into the equipment delivery record where sales user can perform all the checkpoints without moving out from the Sales application.

The Annata 365 Inspections App allows businesses in the automotive, manufacturing, rental and equipment industries to:

  • Manage and perform inspections with or without a device as the subject.
  • Record observations for devices during inspections or whenever needed.
  • Define checklists quickly and consistently from reusable checkpoints.
  • Define checkpoints support actions such as simple yes/no, pass or fail, user-defined option lists, reading from device meters, or taking photos or videos.
  • Set rules to reduce risk and effort and drive compliance by guiding users during inspection entry.
  • Out of the box dual write integration to Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain.
  • Offline capability when used with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales, Customer Service, or Field Service.

Annata Mobile Inspections app

A new Mobile Inspections app provides a simple and easy way to collect inspection results in the field using a smartphone or tablet, online or offline.

  • Complete inspection checkpoints one by one by selecting the appropriate option. This collapses the point to show only the result.
  • Checkpoints may involve taking a photo, recording video, or audio. This automatically activates the smartphone camera and attaches the resulting media files.
  • Finish the inspection by reviewing the outcome of the inspection checkpoints, adding notes if needed, and providing your signature.

Find out how your business can digitally transform the way equipment inspections are done. Watch our demo video below.

Annata 365 – Tailor-Made Solutions For Equipment Businesses

Annata 365 is an award-winning business management solution that leverages the technological power of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and provides intuitive business solutions designed specifically for businesses in the equipment industry. These unified technology solutions are tailor-made to assist equipment manufacturers, distributors, rental companies, and fleet operators in mastering the most complex business and service processes enabling digitization, automation, and advanced analytics to give you the tools to keep the business productive and effective.

Whether in construction, forestry, agricultural equipment, material handling, industrial machinery, demolition, or even waste management, we cater to businesses dealing with light equipment to heavy-duty equipment.

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