Process Tracking App

 << Features available when configuring codeREADr as your process tracking app. >>

To configure the codeREADr app for process tracking please review the common options noted below. Production managers can use iOS or Android devices to capture, track, monitor and report process flows electronically.

You can collect process data for real-time monitoring or for review on an as-needed basis. For example, you can filter and view a spreadsheet showing only the last scan record for each work order to show the current status. You can also export those records to Excel, Access or other databases or auto-insert into Google Sheets, QuickBase, etc. to generate reports, charts, graphs, etc. to analyze duration, improvements, bottlenecks, etc.

The license for codeREADr is as little as $9.99/device monthly, so the cost is very attractive.  Each production line or each step in a production line can use a new or refurbished iOS or Android OD device (iPods, smartphones, tablets, mobile computers, etc.). The device can use Wi-Fi only or have a 3G/4G/LTE network connection.

For this type of service, you won’t need a validation database on but you will need a barcode to scan at each step, representing the work order. If your work orders don’t have barcodes on them and you can’t easily add them with your existing software, you have a few choices:

a) You can buy a $49.95 roll of 1000 barcode labels to stick on your work orders.

b) You can have the app user manually enter the work order.


How it works

You would issue app usernames for each step (Step 1, Step 2, etc.).  The app user would only need to enter those credentials once and the app will remember them.

When starting a work order, the app user working at Step 1 would scan the work order’s barcode. If you want to track the start and finish times, then they would scan the work order when starting, pausing and finishing their step. This would repeat for each step until the work order is completed.

Each scan automatically includes a timestamp. If you want to include other data you can add app-user prompts (know as ‘Questions’) which can include:

Comment Field for voice to text or manual entry (e.g. problems encountered, etc.).

Multiple Choice for single or multi-answer options (e.g. to select start/pause/finish, sub-steps to do/done, etc.).

Photos for a visual record (e.g. for QC, problem documentation, etc.).

Dropdown Menu for a larger number of answer options, with the first one auto-saved.

GPS Location for documenting where the step was done.

Signature for capturing a signature of the app user, QC person, etc.

Secondary Barcode Scans for scanning the components used to complete the step.

You can have as many app-user prompts as you want. They are all become part of each scan record. If there are any answers that repeat for a series of scans you can use our Shared Answers option.

<< See our step by step instructions to  Record Scans. Also look at our Scans documentation for the many options to view, filter, share, export and auto-insert your scans for monitoring and reporting purposes. >>

Advanced – IT/Web Developer Integration

IT/Web developers can brand and seamlessly integrate codeREADr into their existing applications and back-end systems using our extensive set of APIs. They can also use advanced features such as regular expression, contextual variables and Webify. We offer full support for developer integration. Contact us.

IMPORTANT: the codeREADr platform is flexible and scalable as your data collection requirements grow.

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