AXLR8 has been providing the tools for clients’ mobile workers to collect data using an online tablet or smart phone for around ten years. The first ones ran on devices like the the Blackberry.
- building surveys
- health and safety audits
- field marketing store visit reports
- supplier audits
- staff vetting workshops
- local authority social sureys
- consultation surveys
- staff surveys
AXLR8 Clients collect tens of thousands of data items around the world, every minute, using this technology.
Surveys with no internet
However, customers still find that there are some places they must go where it is impossible or inconvenient to acquire an internet connection. Places with unreliable or no internet connection include:
- an agricultural setting
- a basement or underground carpark
- festival fields
- on board ship
- a shop or building that blocks or shields 4G and 3G
- no data allowance for the period using BYOD
- a remote foreign location with no (secure) internet.
So a couple of years ago, AXLR8 created an app that allowed offline reporting.
You download the surveys/ report questions to your device before setting off at a point where you can use a WIFI connection. Then you open the questionnaire and fill in the responses as you move around: inspect the building or inteview the public or check merchandise levels – or whatever your field task is. Following that field survey, when you return to the internet connection, you can submit the saved survey and all the data and pictures/files/video are uploaded to the cloud.
From there, the usual functions are possible by you or by your trusty back office support staff: creating documents, presenting the data on AXLR8 designed client portals, extracting the data and writing analyses, etc.
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For more information, please call AXLR8 on +44 1344 776500.