"Windward helped us meet our customers’ specific reporting needs and get ourproduct to market faster." — Barbara Lasseigne, Product Manager, Envoc
Full-service digital agency Envoc got their new mobile inspection-process application to market faster by implementing Windward, and the company was better able to serve their customers by providing them with highly customized reports.
Envoc is an award-winning full service digital agency and the maker of Spotter, a customizable mobile app for iPad and Android tablets. Spotter streamlines the inspection process by capturing inspection information in the field for immediate analysis and reporting. With Spotter, clients are able to create and manage their own inspection questionnaires and put all of their valuable inspection information to use as it is captured.
Spotter was designed for industrial users, including those in the oil and gas, chemical, work boat and manufacturing industries, to help improve safety and reporting, asset management, compliance audit performance and overall efficiency and cost savings. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Envoc was founded in 1997 and customers include Calumet Specialty Products Partners, Quanex Building Products and Lamar Advertising Company.
During the early development phases of the Spotter product, Envoc established the following requirements for the application. Spotter must be able to handle:
One of the challenges Envoc faced was to create or identify a reporting component that would allow for several of these key features. In addition, Spotter customers likely would have specific, mandated template and report output requirements, and the reporting feature must fully address those needs. Envoc was using a basic solution that wrote HTML or HTML-to-PDF reports, but the process was time consuming and the output was less than ideal.
Envoc Founder and President, Calvin Fabre, conducted research with his team and narrowed the selection process to three options. The team decided upon the Windward Solution because of three main factors:
Envoc integrated the Windward .NETStandard Server Engine (2 cores) and the.NET Test Server Engine, and the companyalso invested in 2 template design tool licenses. Envoc programmers create the templates in the Microsoft Office add-in AutoTag, and the templates can then bemodified depending upon the individual customer’s needs.
“Our developers and our Q&A staff find the template design tool very easy to use,”Lasseigne said.
After implementing Windward, Envoc was able to:
“When we built Spotter, we had specific reporting needs that our customers required,” Lasseigne said. “Windward helped us meet those needs and get our product to market faster.”