Manchester tech company boosts construction sector productivity


Manchester-based mobile data capture specialist, WorkMobile, is playing a key role in helping the construction sector to embrace digital transformation, as a growing number of businesses abandon paper-based processes in a bid to boost productivity.

Leading construction consultancies Sustainable Construction Services and Waterman Group, timber frame manufacturing specialist, Taylor Lane Timber Frame, precast concrete manufacturer, Treanor Pujol, and roofline, rainwater and cladding solutions provider DMD Installations are among the latest construction businesses to implement WorkMobile’s data capture app.

The award-winning app replaces paper, helping to improve operational efficiencies and communication with field workers. It allows users to create digital forms relevant to the specific job in hand, such as site inspections, health and safety forms and timesheets. They can also use the app to capture all essential business data, including signatures, videos, photographs and GPS locations.

Automatically stored securely in the cloud, this information and documentation can be accessed and shared instantly by the relevant employees, helping to improve communication, streamline administrative processes and reduce back-office paperwork. It also helps businesses to develop a clear electronic audit trail to improve compliance and keep their clients fully informed at all stages of a project.

Colin Yates, chief support officer at WorkMobile, said:

“Relying on outdated paper-based processes can result in inaccuracies and inconsistencies when collecting data, and greatly increases the risk of important documents being damaged or misplaced. This can cause significant issues when it comes to project management, and leaves construction businesses in particular vulnerable to serious compliance issues.

“These latest client wins highlight how more and more businesses within the construction industry are beginning to look for ways to revolutionise how they operate, and we’re thrilled to be such a key player in this movement.”

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