Tuesday, 21 June 2016 09:40

SafetyCulture iAuditor comes to Windows 10 store: enterprise demand


Australian start-up success story SafetyCulture has brought the "world’s most used inspection app" to Windows 10, thanks to enterprise demand to "ensure seamless data collection and reporting for users".

Prior to this, SafetyCulture’s iAuditor app was available only for iOS and Android.

An Aussie success story, the company has grown from its small operation in Townsville to become a global leader in workplace safety, with local users of its acclaimed iAuditor app including Coca-Cola Amatil, BHP Billiton and Qantas.

But for those wondering, who and what is SafetyCulture?

The company says it "raises the standard in workplace quality and safety, mobile first", and that its iAuditor app "is the world’s most used, most powerful inspection app, with customers ranging from construction to hospitality, retail, manufacturing and more".

What it does is ensure "workers are empowered to take responsibility for their safety, as SafetyCulture iAuditor makes it easy to conduct on-site audits, identify hazards and produce shareable reports that can be analysed to streamline operations, cut overhead costs, save time and protect workers’ health".

With the iAuditor app used more than 50,000 times per day in more than 80 countries and by more than 1 million users monthly, the app’s arrival on the Windows 10 store is clearly significant for the vast number of enterprise customers out there.

That’s because "more than 76% of Microsoft’s enterprise customers are actively piloting Windows 10, and the interface runs on more than 300 million devices worldwide – having already outpaced Windows 8 adoption by 400%.

So, to enable Microsoft enterprise customers to ensure quality and safety in work environments where network connections may be unreliable, the company says "native Windows 10 functionality for the SafetyCulture iAuditor app is critical".

It means that enterprise managers across the globe "can now use SafetyCulture iAuditor as a native Windows 10 app to conduct quality audits, security inspections, employee training programs and asset maintenance tests to raise the bar on workplace quality and safety".

For anyone wondering, according to the SafetyCulture website, this isn’t just Windows 10 computers, but Windows 10 Mobile phones too, as you’ll see here, and as the image I've taken from that page of the site for this story demonstrates.

Safety Culture


Chris Bright, ISV lead at Microsoft Australia, said: “Mobile is the perfect vehicle to help companies maintain safe, quality workplaces across the globe.

“In an increasingly connected world, it’s critical for organisations to protect their people and environments, and partnering with SafetyCulture to bring the No. 1 app for conducting safety inspections into the Windows 10 app store makes this goal a reality.”

SafetyCulture emphasises that it "empowers employees to take responsibility for their personal safety while providing rich data analytics that offer managers a window into on-site operations.’

As a result, the company says, "organisations can cut inspection times in half, anticipate and avoid problems, reduce business costs, and ensure a safe and quality workplace for staffers and contractors".

And the effect of expanding iAuditor to Windows 10 has already been strong, with the company stating it has "resulted in hundreds of sign-ups before the app’s release and continues to fuel the company’s steep growth trajectory, as the software has been used to facilitate more than 30 million inspections to date".

Gillian Findlay, chief operating officer at SafetyCulture, said, “Working with Microsoft and its customers brings us one step closer to our core mission – helping build safer workplaces.

“With availability on Windows 10 and automatic syncing with the SafetyCulture platform, the SafetyCulture iAuditor app creates a seamless experience for workers and managers alike to conduct offline inspections and analyse the data to improve operations.”

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