12 free and ready-to-use templates – Resco Inspections for Salesforce

The Resco Inspections app for Salesforce comes with several sample questionnaire checklists for manufacturing, energy, and property maintenance processes. All templates have been designed in cooperation with our customers and partners. They are a result of the countless discussions we had with them at conferences all around the world.  

There are 12 free templates in total and all of them can be used straight away or you can use them as a starting point for further customization to fit your specific processes. You can access the templates in just a matter of minutes, speeding up and simplifying the process of questionnaire building, as well as the entire inspections process.  

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5 easy steps to leverage Resco Inspections for Dynamics 365 Work Orders (or any other entity)

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Field Service scenarios are synonymous with standardized work processes, checklists, inspections, or even regulatory procedures that can quickly scale in terms of their complexity. That’s why one of the key value adds of turning to Resco as your field service mobile platform is the opportunity to leverage Resco Inspections in your existing mobile project to model and complete these complex mobile work experiences with ease. Continue reading

6 ways to upgrade your forms for more insightful data

There’s so much more to successfully completing an inspection than just filling out a form. It’s not only properly answering the questionnaires. Asking the right questions at the right moment is just as important, if not more.

In this blog post, we want to show you how you can leverage the capabilities of Resco Inspections to create impactful questionnaires and collect more insightful data – resulting in better decisions and increased workflow efficiency.

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Lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedure: 10 straightforward steps to begin with

Lockout-tagout (LOTO) or lock and tag is a safety procedure which is used in industry and research settings to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and not able to be started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing work.

Lockout/tagout procedure (often labeled as “LOTO procedure” or “lockout/tagout”) is one of the top ten most frequently cited standards by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That means, LOTO standards compliance is often inspected and controlled by OSHA and eventually may result in hefty fines for companies that do not meet the policy.

And it’s not a surprise. Properly implemented lockout/tagout programs can prevent many injuries, illnesses, and even deaths occurring in workplaces. So, what does the lockout/tagout program include and how to start with its implementation? We looked at the official materials from OSHA and CDC to bring a detailed overview to everyone interested in the topic.

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How going digital can transform inspections in the oil and gas industry?

The oil and gas industry is one of the biggest sectors in the world in terms of annual revenue, producing an estimated $3.3 trillion yearly, according to IBISWorld. About 30 billion barrels of oil are consumed globally every year. Oil also accounts for a substantial percentage of energy consumption – 32% for Europe and Asia, 40% for North America, 41% for Africa, 44% for South and 53% for the Middle East.

Inspections in the oil and gas industry, even offshore, are still often performed with the help of a paper-based system. But holding on to the traditional way in today’s fast-paced world brings too many limitations and risks. The likelihood of human error due to inattentiveness is much higher with paper-based systems and those can have fatal consequences. Oil spills cause vast environmental and health damages and effectively preventing them should be a priority for all oil and gas companies. More and more companies realize this and as a result, are making the switch to digital tools.

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Resco Inspections for Salesforce – how is the data stored?

We get a lot of questions regarding how the data is stored in Inspections for Salesforce. This blog post will answer all those questions – and more!

Let’s start with the basics 

Resco Inspections is represented by 4 objects: Questionnaire, Question Group, Question, and as of recently, Questionnaire Folder. All Resco Inspections data is stored in these four objects. There is no additional system, database, or middleware involved. Continue reading

Research: Industrial use of smartwatches

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Resco has been dealing with wearable devices already for several years. Most of our initial activities were related to outdoor scenarios. Our focus was to find reasonable extensions of mobile sales and field service functionalities for wearable devices. Smartwatches were, of course, included, and we realized the huge potential of these devices in enterprise scenarios. Continue reading

The Tenant Move-in & Out checklist [Free and ready-to-use template]

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If you are a home inspection professional, landlord, or property manager, you know that proper facility inspections are necessary for a smooth rental, property sale, or law compliance. It provides verified data for all participants of the contract and ensures all parties are aware of the pre-rental or pre-sale condition of the property.

In this blog, you can learn about how to download, customize, and start utilizing the ready-to-use move-in move-out form in Resco Inspections. By making the whole process digital, on-site professionals can complete inspections quicker, managers get real-time field information, and customers can immediately view standardized reports, helping them to resolve possible future disputes.

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Occupational Safety and Health Risks [Free and ready-to-use template]

Occupational safety and health (OSH) is a field of public health that studies injuries and illnesses at workplaces, and implements strategies for preventing them. It includes a wide variety of disciplines, such as epidemiology or toxicology. Initially, the key area of concern for OSH were high-risk manual labor jobs. Today, however, regular OSH inspections are mandatory for all occupations.

Occupational health professionals need to make sure that workplaces have the appropriate safety precautions in place. They also work on minimizing short- and long-term hazards that can threaten the physical and mental health of employees.

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The Preventive Equipment Maintenance checklist [Free and ready-to-use template]

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Machines and equipment malfunctions are scary and expensive issues. The consequences often lead to unexpected machine downtimes, prolonged repairs, higher service costs, interrupted production runs, or elevated expenses for spare parts. So, what is the way to fight them?

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