Workflow management platform TrackVia is now streamlining the data collection processes of solar tracking installer RP Construction Services (RPCS) with custom-built software applications. These mobile-ready applications help RPCS collect and analyze job site data in real-time and with greater accuracy.
With the help of Sol Rebel, a solar consulting services firm, RPCS identified that its manual data collection methods were outdated, impacting productivity and eroding its bottom line. These manual data collection methods included using Excel spreadsheets and dry erase markers on laminated maps. TrackVia’s solutions offered a digital alternative. With TrackVia, RPCS was able to easily build and implement a custom workflow application in less than eight weeks.
“The TrackVia platform is easy to use and the team has provided excellent service in helping us build a custom, mobile native application,” said Randy Batchelor, operations consultant for RPCS and founder of Sol Rebel. “With TrackVia we have vastly improved project visibility, reporting, and analysis.”
With TrackVia’s mobile application, RPCS projects are finishing on time and within budget. Crew members and executives spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on the project. Job site workers now use the TrackVia mobile app — eliminating the need for paper forms and rekeying data after-hours. The application also sends automated reminder notifications for overdue data entry, as well as prompts workers when data is entered incorrectly or missing.
The application uses a custom-built Google Maps integration to visually track the status of each solar panel with granularity. Using the TrackVia app, RPCS can view panels within a row to see if foundation posts have been driven, racking installed, or if modules have been mounted. The application also sends automatic updates so everyone from the C-suite to the field knows project status in real-time with a simple glance. Additionally, advanced reporting allows for more accurate forecasting and allocation of resources.
By eliminating costly manual data collection processes, RPCS is now positioned to scale its operations to address market demands. To read the full case study, visit http://bit.ly/TV-RPCS
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