Study: Savings potential in mobile property inspection with easysquare mobile adds up to more than 50 percent
Goal of the work was to develop an improved property inspection process for the real estate industry and to find out how the use of a software product affects the gains in efficiency. In this respect a standard method with papers was compared to the mobile processing with the support of the easysquare mobile app as well as their required time efforts – exemplarily in the process of a property inspection.
For the data ascertainment test subjects performed a property inspection in an appropriate test scenario (preparation, implementation and postprocessing) in twelve tasks. The comparison of process times in both methods proves savings potential clearly.
The performance of the defined tasks in the “paper process” took about 60 minutes while the test subjects performing the mobile property inspection needed less than half of the time (26 minutes).
Results of the study „Development
of a software product with evaluated process data in the real estate industry
for a performance of a property inspection process based on a mobile networking
Overall the enormous savings potential is traceable to following three aspects:
Significant master data is already available in
digital forms on the mobile device.
Contrary to paper forms in which header data has to be filled in mostly manually, either by hand or by printing particular form templates, in digital forms of easysquare mobile the main object data is automatically available from the ERP-System. That way the preparation of the preliminary inspection took only about a minute.
Digital forms and mobile devices simplify the
local data record massively.
The focus on customary devices like the iPad, which works immediately without power-up delay and can be handled intuitively with a finger, leads to considerable process advantages. With the help of deposited catalogs for a multiple selection of conditions and measures as well as the use of the photo editor the four steps of a preliminary inspection could be performed parallel.
The effort for manual archiving of the process
The biggest time savings during the data ascertainment was realized during the postprocess. The test subjects in the “paper process” needed about 20 minutes to transfer data into the ERP-system and to archive, while the mobile recorded data has already been supplied in the ERP-system automatically.