New Software Provides Plant Engineering and Facility Management Groups a Robust Paperless Inspection and Reporting Solution

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Comprehensive, yet intuitive software provides an industrial grade replacement to traditional paper based inspection systems.

Vorpalware, a software development group focused on mobility solutions for business, today announced the release of the PlantLog software solution, which provides a complete end to end paperless inspection and reporting tool for accurately collecting and analyzing equipment status readings and other facility observations.

The PlantLog solution aims to dramatically improve efficiency by reducing the time needed to perform inspections and the administrative work of archiving, retrieving and compiling collected logs as well as providing a simplistic yet insightful means of visually trending data to assist with critical decision making for maintenance and process improvement.

“The emergence of the global economy and a trend of operational budget reductions has been putting pressure on facility managers to identify areas that could be modified in order to obtain greater optimization and efficiency” said Jim Duffy, President and Founder of Vorpalware. “While a standard paper based inspection system satisfies the need of taking actual readings, it does little to ensure the data is complete and accurate and provides no means of analyzing historical data to locate potential bottlenecks, redundancies or other areas that could be enhanced by altering its process.”

Groups can now replace traditional paper and hand written inspection systems by using rugged barcode enabled PDA’s that identify equipment and present the operator with a list of readings to take in a clear and concise manner while ensuring readings are taken within normal operational thresholds. Engineers can then view a component’s complete history with just a few mouse clicks, filter the inspections by a given date range, generate graphical charts and reports or export the data as a standard spreadsheet for sharing with external parties or regulatory agencies.

“We have been a part of the Vorpalware pilot program for over a year now and have found it to be a compelling alternative to our archaic paper based setup.” Said Neal Pearson, Engineering Manager at the Children’s Hospital of Central California. “The ability to trend recorded metrics provides us with valuable insight into our current and future plant conditions while the ability to assemble logs has significantly reduced administrative time in preparing JCAHO report submissions.”

The PlantLog product includes the following capabilities:

  • Automatic equipment identification through barcode labels scanned from PDA
  • Date, time and operators name are automatically attached to each inspection record
  • Optional notes can be entered for each inspection.
  • Warnings alert operator when a reading was taken outside of optimal ranges.
  • Readings outside of optimal ranges are automatically displayed in red when viewing historical data
  • User permissions feature to designate who can edit the inspection dataset, view historical data or perform actual inspections.
  • Networked environment to allow multiple users to view inspection data
  • Print out historical inspection data or export to Microsoft Excel
  • Filter historical data by any given date range
  • Create and memorize graphical charts for data analysis
  • Quickly find all instances of a given value for an individual reading

Vorpalware provides PlantLog as a complete turn key solution that includes all PDA hardware, barcode labels, software and installation support. No other external dependences are required including database servers and reporting tools, which are integrated in the PlantLog software.

Pricing and Availability:

The PlantLog solution is immediately available direct from Vorpalware and is licensed on a ‘per site’ basis. Licenses are $5,695 for commercial users and $4,556 for non profit and government entities, plus the cost of PDA terminals at ~$800 each.

Multi license discounts are available as well as an evaluation package by request.

For additional information visit: http://www.vorpalware.com/plantlog

About Vorpalware:

Vorpalware is a privately held software development group established in March of 2001. Its primary focus has been business mobility solutions and consulting services to the mobile/PDA industry. Vorpalware is headquartered in Hayward California (Silicon Valley) and can be reached at +1 (510) 785-6680 or http://www.vorpalware.com

About Children’s Hospital of Central California:

Children’s Hospital Central California has 255 beds and ranks as the 13th largest freestanding Children’s Hospital in the nation. More information at: http://www.childrenscentralcal.org

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