IT Proz, a specialist digital agency focusing on the UK property sector, has launched its iAssist property inventory software on ‘ruggedised’ Motion tablet PCs in conjunction with Camtech Systems.
The combined software and hardware solution is intended to eliminate unprofitable off-site work, streamline the production of inventory reports and promote data consistency to increase turnover and productivity.
The effective monitoring of the condition of property assets and the inventories within them means that the data collated needs to be comprehensive and consistent across properties, typically combining pictures, videos and text. The information required can often range from very detailed data, such as kitchen inventories, to more general data in the case of the general appearance of the property.
For many housing providers, tablet PCs therefore offer a suitable platform to enable consistent, multi-media data collation, but IT Proz makes the case for using professional, enterprise-ready tablets.
Harry Tyldesley, project manager, IT Proz, said, “Consumer units just don’t cut it for us. The main issues are battery life, screen size and the speed of the drives.
“Battery life is a pretty obvious requirement as the unit needs to be able to serve a full day, and the screen size is also important as a larger screen means less scrolling and faster data entry. Lastly, the speed of the drive means there are no moments of the application freezing, again frustrating productivity.”
Based on improved rates of data collation and input, as well as removing the need for duplication of data entry in the back office, IT Proz estimates that the tablet-based deployment of iAssist halves the time associated with the production and distribution of inventory reports.