PIMSS Data System has completed the deployment of iPad Minis running its pimss4tablets software for Places for People’s asset management team to compile stock data while out and about.
The adoption of a mobile solution is an attempt by Places for People to reduce the administrative burden and paperwork associated with its stock condition surveys. The housing provider reported that it had completed more than 16,000 surveys covering 60,000 assets across the UK over the past six years.
Dean Moran, responsible for asset management at Places for People, said, “We have been exploring mobile technology for some time but we had found that solutions were either unreliable or expensive. When pimss4tablets came along we were keen to explore the product and within six months we had evaluated a range of mobile devices, installed the product, completed testing and were up and running across the UK.
“We chose iPad Minis because they are the perfect design for carrying out surveying work; they are just the right size and easy to use. We already achieved a healthy return on investment, with the iPads running pimss4communities reducing travel time and freeing up our back-office staff to focus on planning and strategy work rather than data entry. The solution also complements other mobile working benefits with access to emails and other core business systems.”