IPad App Provides Equipment Inspection Reports

August 2, 2013

IronPlanet has launched a new iPad app for field inspectors. The app provides btep-by-step instructions for gathering data and completing equipment inspection reports in the field.

“Since our online buyers don’t have physical contact with the equipment they’re bidding on, they rely on the data and images in our guaranteed inspection reports,” said Randy Berry, senior vice president of operations and services, IronPlanet. “Our IronClad Assurance guarantees the accuracy of these reports, and we want buyers to have access to the most detailed reports possible. This app improves the quality of our inspection reports while also reducing complexity for our field workers.”

Field workers choose from 120 different checklists based on the type of equipment being inspected. The app then walks the inspector through each step and requests pictures to supplement ratings and text. The app provides an alert if an inspector has missed any necessary information, which eliminates incomplete reports and the need for return trips.

The app improves service and creates a faster sales cycle because inspection data and images are being reported together electronically. Because additional data entry is not required, items and their inspection reports can be listed for IronPlanet buyers more quickly.

Because buyers rely on photos when bidding on equipment, it’s important for images to be high quality. The app allows inspectors to take better quality pictures using the iPad camera. The checklists ensure inspectors have images of every aspect of the equipment.

The IronPlanet app was recently featured at a series of technology seminars organized by Apple Canada in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary.