Since you’re reading this, we know you’re wanting to capture some data with InspectAll but you might not know where to start. A lot of people come to us and ask – what kind of plan do I need before I get started using InspectAll. Then, they spend weeks working on spreadsheets, new checklists, ROI spreadsheets, watching our webinars, and asking all kinds of questions trying to think of the perfect way to do everything.
Unfortunately, we see a lot of these endeavors fail. Its not that they’re not noble ideas or shouldn’t be done, but we know that most of us are just too busy to spend hours building a whole new way of doing things! After all, InspectAll is supposed to make things easier!
Just like we believe you have to get wet to learn to swim, the same goes for InspectAll. There’s no better way to build your program than to start building it. InspectAll is built for fast prototyping and quick results. If the end product gets a little crooked don’t worry – you can always change it (and we’ll be here to help)!
So, let’s get started – Try putting what you have already into InspectAll.
Not only will this give you great practice building Forms, but you’ll start to learn the capabilities of the program – and it’ll help you think of new and interesting ways to use InspectAll that you won’t get by building everything in a spreadsheet first. Remember: InspectAll is more powerful than a Spreadsheet, but it’s easier to use because we build the database for you!
The other key advantage to starting with what you already have is that your old Forms and Checklists are tried, true, and tested. Chances are that you and your coworkers have filled out these forms hundreds (if not thousands) of times in the past. You’re going to need to get used to our terminology (Folders, Forms, and Assets) – so keeping the same format that you used in the past will help with the transition.
Ultimately, you’re usually already capturing everything that’s needed the old way anyways, and we can help you pick a report that dresses up that data in a way that you want!