Create test protocols digitally

Create test protocols digitally
  • July 5, 2021
  • Elena
  • Document regular inspections, technical reports, record defects, follow-up reports. For a long time, a new paper sheet had to be printed out, filled out, countersigned and filed for all these topics. This is not only a lot of manual work, but also bad for the environment. The VDBUM, the german Association of Construction, Environment and Mechanical Engineering, has now collaborated with Sharemac to put an end to this.


    The VDBUM has long been a strong partner when it comes to technical test protocols. Around 300,000 machine and equipment tests have been carried out together with the association already. In cooperation with Sharemac, these years of experience and expertise meet technical know-how regarding the implementation of a digital version.

    “Our goal was to make the software’s interface as user-friendly and intuitive as possible without ignoring the necessary complexity,” says Sharemac project manager David Peters. “Together with VDBUM, we have managed to get where we are now through constant exchange and feedback. Digital inspection protocols can now be easily performed online and offline via software from any location!”


    But whats exactly does “where we are now” mean?

    In 2020, the VDBUM came up with the idea of making it easier and faster for companies in the construction industry to generate inspection reports. As one of the leading providers of software for construction companies, Sharemac was the obvious and logical choice as a partner. That’s how the joint project, which has now gone live, came about.


    What can the platform from VDBUM and Sharemac do?

    First and foremost: perform technical inspections, of course. In the process, the user goes through a few steps in which key data, such as the branch of the device, is entered via text input or drop-down selection. The last step is to add a digital signature to complete the check.

    Afterwards, the inspection report can be conveniently exported as a PDF and saved to be stored centrally or sent by e-mail.

    In addition, new organizations are created or new machines & equipment are added to the existing fleet in no time at all. These are then listed in the equipment overview with the current inspection status and can therefore be easily viewed.


    Who can use the tool?

    Currently, anyone who is a partner of the VDBUM can easily perform technical inspection records for construction equipment digitally. Not yet a customer? Then simply contact the VDBUM and discuss the next steps.

    Sharemac partners can also access the tool: “You can already create digital inspection reports in SAM, too,” says Sharemac CEO Manuel Kimanov. “It was planned from the beginning to make the functions available to our partners and customers as well – because the entire construction industry should benefit from this collaboration.”


    Sharemac’s solutions are diverse: from digital inspection protocols to IoT telematics or the fully comprehensive SAM software. Simply inform yourself now and request a free demo.

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