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Simplify Audits & Inspections with the New Audit Power Apps

BPA Audit & Inspection App on Microsoft Power Apps.

The audit app is dedicated to auditors or inspectors working on the field, on production lines, or visiting stakeholders. It can be used with a mobile device anywhere, even when no internet connection is available. The app runs on a web browser or Microsoft Power Apps.

The app is designed to work together with BPA Quality on Office 365. The audit preparation, like selecting questions is done in the full-featured BPA software. Follow-up actions are also tracked in the back-office software, together with dashboard and Power BI reports. Prebuilt workflows – running on Power Automate – automate the whole audit process.

The audit app reads data and questions from the BPA software. While auditing in offline mode, data will be stored in the app and uploaded to the BPA software once a connection is available.

For each question, auditors can touch the screen to set compliance and take photos, record voice or upload documents as proof of evidence.

As a conclusion, the BPA Audit App brings auditors & inspectors the best experience while auditing, even when no connection is available. The back-office full-featured BPA software consolidates audit data together with other modules to continually improve compliance and performance.

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Audits Made Easy, Even Offline

Audits Made Easy with the New Audit Power Apps

Audit management is not a straightforward process and includes different steps for planning & preparation, execution, follow-up, and closing.

At BPA, we have developed tools to simplify the overall audit process:

  • The audit module in BPA Quality is the place to plan and prepare audits by selecting questions for any quality standard or inspection type.
  • An automated workflow send reminders to the concerned persons and calendar invitations to auditees.
  • While auditing, the new Audit Power Apps is used by auditors anywhere, even offline, to set question compliance by touching the screen, take photos and record voice.
  • Back in the office, auditors review data and multimedia in the BPA Quality software, and track follow-up actions until they are effective. Powerful BI reports present consolidated audit metrics.

By providing the right tools for the right activities, we maximize auditors experience throughout the whole audit process.

Audits Made Easy, Even Offline

The new Audit Power Apps is designed for maximal user experience while auditing.

The audit Power Apps is designed to run on tablets or phones and gives ultimate experience while auditing, even when no Internet connection is available.

The full-featured BPA Quality software is used to prepare audits, select questions, collect auditors data and multimedia (from the audit Power Apps), track follow-up actions, and display BI reports.

Audit page with related questions in the BPA Quality software.

Process automation (using Power Automate workflows) makes sure the concerned people are reminded about the audit, and ensure follow-up actions are completed and efficient.

By providing the right tools when they need it, we maximize auditors experience, simplify the overall audit process, and enable continual improvement.

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Introducing BPA Power Extensions on Office 365

BPA Power Extensions are powerful add-ins to extend capabilities of your existing BPA software on Office 365.

BPA Apps run on SharePoint with Office 365 and natively interface with technologies like Microsoft Teams for instant collaboration, Power Apps for mobile solutions, and Power Automate for process automation. With BPA Power Extensions, organizations will discover the almost unlimited capabilities of Office 365 by using our business applications. We have grouped extensions in 3 groups, by technology:

Instant Collaboration with Teams Apps

Microsoft Teams is used by millions of users for instant collaboration. Teams can be used as “interface” to BPA Apps for accessing or adding data. A new App had been released for searching and sharing business information in BPA Apps while discussing in Teams, without leaving the chat box (view video here: BPA List Search with Teams)

Workflow Templates on Power Automate (Flow)

Microsoft Power Automate, formerly named Flow, is becoming the most powerful process automation tool on the market, bringing a lot of cross-technology automation capabilities and connectors. We have developed prebuilt workflow templates to be plugged in your BPA Apps, like compliance document, nonconformity or audit workflow sets. Process automation brings information to the concerned users on the tools they are working with, productivity is improved and cost is reduced.

Mobile Solutions on Power Apps.

We are working on mobile solutions with Power Apps to give the best user experience and ergonomics for processes like inspection, audit or incident reporting. These mobile apps run on mobile phones and tablets, and can be used by workers on the field or production lines to register incidents or controlling items by taking photos, videos or recording voice.

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Integrated e-Government Solution – Citizen Service Center

Together with 2 technology partners, we have developed an integrated citizen service center solution, named ProximCity.

ProximCity is the next generation e-Government solution embedding configurable mobile solutions, a self-service portal for citizens and a back-office solution for public administrations.

Rich mobile apps are available to citizens for online administrative procedures, incident reporting with geolocation and much more.

The hosted secure self-service portal is accessible 24/7 from a computer or mobile device. The most popular services are offered, like civil status, citizenship, childhood, daily life, culture, transport, etc.

The back office solution tracks all relationships between a public administration and its citizens. Requests, activities, emails, documents are centralized providing a 360 degree view of the citizen.

BPA 2015 Mobile Solutions – Take Your Enterprise on the Road

BPA 2015 mobile solutions will make your SharePoint experience unique and give your enterprise the mobility you need to stay competitive. We’ve designed our apps to make SharePoint your daily business tool by tracking relations, displaying contextual data with user-friendly ergonomics and keeping screens flexible and intuitive for end users.

Access any SharePoint or Microsoft Office 365 site from your device. Easily synchronize your favorite lists and content to access it offline. What else can you do? Read on to learn more about our easy-to-use features.

BPA 2015 mobile solutions

In each list, you can define one-click actions (such as Click to Call or Click to Localize) and select the fields to be displayed or searched using the search engine. You can select views to filter data as well.

Accounts

When you click the Localization icon, the map displays the current account’s address.

Location
In each Item Detail Page, such as the company page, you can select the related data you want displayed, including contacts, opportunities, attachments or other information. Track any relation you want; for example, you can see tasks associated with a project or contracts related to a customer. Easily navigate from a parent to a child item with our intuitive interface. You also can add new child items or search in the child items from the Item Detail Page.

including contacts

By clicking the configuration wheel, you can simply drag and drop the child lists you want to display. Track any relation with your mobile device!

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With the iPad version, it’s even easier to navigate in the tool. In this example, an auditor can simply check compliance for audit questions during an inspection visit.

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The parent data will be automatically prefilled when you add a new item in a list, making the process easy and straightforward. Customize further by defining the fields to be visible when editing or displaying an item. This will avoid the need to fill in every field when on you’re the road or offline. Offline content will be automatically synched when a connection is available

Offline content

Take a photo or add any existing picture from your device into SharePoint and keep the context. For example, take a photo from a signed contract and link it with a contact or opportunity. Or take a product picture and link it with an audit or non-conformance, even while offline.

add foto from your device into SharePoint

When a device has been configured, you can share the configuration with other devices and users. You can even prompt end users to import a configuration file.

  you can share the configuration with other devices and users

Inviting mobile users, granting site permissions and managing configurations is easy from our secured central platform. You can be sure only selected users have access to specified sites.

granting site permissions

Our mobile solutions are currently available for iOS—use BPA 2015 features with your iPhone and iPad! (Look out for our new Android version is expected at the end of the first quarter for 2015.) Take your SharePoint solution where you need it—on the road!

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Three Reasons Your CRM Software Must Be Mobile

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Mobile capability for CRM software has rapidly evolved from a nice-to-have feature to a critical component of CRM software. Research firm Gartner reports that the CRM software market grew 12.5% in 2012, but they also predict that the market for mobile CRM will grow an astounding 500% by 2014. Here are three reasons why your CRM must be mobile-ready.

Your Employees Will Want It

A recent survey of executives by market research firm IDC, 31% of executives identified CRM as their “most-wanted” mobile app. The reasons are obvious. There is no shortage of studies to demonstrate that mobile capability of CRM programs boosts productivity. A recent Nucleus Research study reported a 14.6% productivity boost from mobile CRM. We expect our employees to do more, faster, every day. Giving them a platform to access their critical business tools anytime, anywhere, is the fastest path to that goal.

Your Customers Will Expect It

Mobile CRM brings you closer to your customers. According to a recent survey commissioned by marketing firm YP, nine of ten people report that they “almost always” have their mobile device with them. This year, mobile devices have become the top choice for accessing the Internet, surpassing PCs. No customer wants to hear that they can receive an answer to their question when you get back to the office. Customers and employees are increasingly living their lives on the go. There is an expectation that a vendor or service representative can access their data anytime, anywhere.

The Market Will Demand It

Instant access to accurate information is required to create and maintain a competitive advantage. Mobile CRM provides the ability to enter transactions and access data on the go, critical for building and maintaining accurate, up-to-date enterprise information and informing rapid decision-making. It is no longer adequate to wait hours or days for inventory to be updated, transactions to be recorded, and orders to be applied. In order to stay competitive in the current marketplace, business tools need to be at your fingertips, not on your desk.

BPA’s new mobile CRM Solution for SharePoint 2013 represents the latest in mobile CRM. For a free trial, visit BPA Solutions today.

Announcing BPA Mobile Solutions

Never be without the information you need when you need it.  Update contacts, access quotes, get phone numbers or be reminded to update your forecast – BPA Mobile Solutions for SharePoint are your every-moment companion.

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