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Simplify and Accelerate your Animal Disease Traceability Processes through Digital Transformation

Animal Disease Traceabilit

Animal Disease Traceabilit

Animal Disease Traceability (ADT), or knowing where diseased and at-risk animals are, where they've been, and when, and how they may have socialized is very important to ensure a rapid response when animal disease events are suspected or identified.  A rapid response requires true mobility and can best be achieved through the adoption of a Rapid Mobile Application Development tool, (RMAD).

New requirements and standards for Animal Disease Traceability are coming soon as a continuation of the final rule put in place January 9, 2013.  Will you have the necessary infrastructure and tools in place to quickly address the many service points for inspections, testing, trace-back and compliance requirements? Does your plan embrace a diverse user community and will it ensue rapid adoption and participation from both in-house staff as well as everyone from cattlemen to private practice veterinarians?

These more stringent requirements are inevitable and a large component of your readiness plan will be based on your adoption of a progressive mobile data capture solution. The digital transformation required to support expected new requirements for a national ADT mandate will need to be rapid in design capabilities, rapidly deployable and flexible to address ongoing changes. With many state IT departments already stretched to their limits and with the short allowable response time once new requirements are published, now is the time to act. Start with examining tools that are considered no-code or codeless, ones that empower what the technology industry refers to as “citizen developers” – or simply said, business subject matter experts who know what they need (or want) but do not have a programmer’s skillset.

Reality is any new update to the ruling in 2013 will not be effectively met without a digital transformation, moving from paper-based manual processes to automated digital ones. So, what will you gain in the transformation of paper processes to an enterprise mobile solution?

  • Efficient and effective data capture for digital inspections
  • Error free and fully complete data
  • Rules guided capture ensuring all regulatory requirements are met
  • Expeditious data transmittal and back office database systems updates
  • Fingertip reporting, with graphical displays of recorded data sets to easily spot trends
  • Flexible exports to move data in a frictionless manner
  • No more lost or misplaced paper documents
  • Improved employee morale
  • Enhanced service levels to your citizens
  • The ability to quickly trace suspect events / animals

Based on the types of users and the environments these new digital solutions will need to operate, make sure the tools you evaluate are fully functional offline (disconnected from any network) as they are when they are online and network-connected. Offline mobile forms are mandatory to support users who may predominantly perform inspections in area that are mostly “dark” concerning connectivity over wireless or cellular networks.

Animal Disease Traceability success will depend on technology that offers complete configurability allowing it to address Federal, State and Agency requirements and does so at the velocity of the agriculture industry. If you have ever been to a sale yard you know the technology has to be responsive, move at the speed of commerce, and embrace new input methodologies such as Premise RFID and animal EID.

No code, and low code apps are gaining momentum and quickly overtaking the industry.  They enable government and business alike to create the mobile solutions needed to:

  • Push state agriculture enterprises for Animal Disease Traceability forward into the digital transformation
  • Eliminate financial waste while delivering optimal results
  • Spot early warning signs though trend analysis
  • More quickly perform animal traces, reduce operating costs, and deliver error free, reportable data in support of expected industry changes

As you evaluate your options, consider the RMAD tools and mobile suite of products from Mi-Corporation. These tools embrace the digital transformation requirements referenced above and are a great fit for the citizen developer, putting more power into the hands of the subject matter experts and everyday users. That is exactly why we invented the Mobile Impact Platform.

For more information, or to schedule a demonstration of the Mobile Impact Platform, or any of our pre-configured data capture templates, contact Mi-Corporation.

3 Reasons Why the Right Mobile Data Capture Solution is Critical for Site Investigations and Inspections

Mobile Data Reporting

Mobile Data Reporting

You’ve probably heard it before, but it’s worth repeating, site investigations and inspections require mobility. It’s not an opinion or a debate, it’s merely a fact now. But, have you ever stopped to think about why having the right mobility solution is so important? Here are 3 good reasons.

  1. A good mobile collection solution results in better data quality.
    It starts, as it often does, with data quality at the point of collection. All good digital form solutions should be able to perform complex validations even using offline mobile forms. These can include required fields, range checks, and conditional form flow. But, what if your investigator is working on something they’re unfamiliar with? That’s where instant access to regulations and governance come in. Your mobility solution needs to be able to provide this on device at the time of capture.
  2. The collection device and the software are both key factors to your success.
    Data validation isn’t the only need, of course. The mobile device cannot get in the way of the actual work. If an inspector is struggling with a large device, or an expensive one that can be easily damaged, they’re taking their attention away from the actual task at hand. Fast, responsive, well-designed digital forms must be thought of as the same as any other tool used in the field.
  3. The right mobility solution makes your data more valuable.
    Lastly, collected data through onsite inspections must be able to be integrated with robust analytics packages. Your mobile data collectors are going to be capturing hundreds or thousands of data points per week. If it can’t be reported on, it’s basically useless. Make sure that your mobility solution allows you to integrate data with packages that allow you to provide critical insights about investigations and inspections.

My advice to all mobility adopters is to make sure you evaluate how your solution is going to work in the field before you make the leap. Make sure that you can capture accurate data while offline, provide access to needed resources, and easily tie that data to backend systems for critical reporting.

 


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Mobilizing Operations for TIC: Why Your Growth Depends on It

With an increasing global economy and international trade opportunities, there has been an increased need for adherence to global standards. The Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) market has grown in this scenario as has the climate for mergers and acquisitions in the TIC space. To trade locally and internationally, advancing their growth trajectory, companies need an end-to-end inspection management process that’s both fully digitized and laser-focused on data accuracy, quality and velocity.

Typically, inspections are conducted in areas of extreme conditions by highly skilled testing engineers. But even the most skilled and tenured engineers can miss the mark or fall behind if they don’t have the most up-to-date tools in their toolkits. While capturing TIC information, engineers face challenges such as repetitive data entry, network availability requirements, and avoiding data consistency errors. Automating and streamlining the inspection process is critical to their work and your company’s success.

To be successful in the high-growth TIC space, you need to focus on building strong customer relationships and delivering greater value in your solution offerings. In that regard, it’s almost a mandate in today’s world that your products are completely digitized. With digital transformation, you can deliver more value to your customers including:

  1. Quicker inspections
  2. Faster access to collected data
  3. Immediate data analysis

Using one enterprise mobile solution to schedule, conduct, and report on inspections delivers all this and more. Engineers can capture data in the most efficient way possible with optimized data entry fields. They can work with offline mobile forms, and enter less data by performing in-the-field data lookups as if they were connected to a backend data source. Digitized TIC forms can also have business rule validations with easy navigation so that TIC engineers can enter data accurately at a faster pace.

Remaining competitive and compliant with the rising global business environment is critical to the vitality of many companies that rely on a robust TIC process. Finding the right enterprise mobile solution is the key to making your inspection management process a success and building your own growth story.


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