New app enhances ‘in the field’ operations

MCS has launched a mobile app which “simplifies and automates” a hire company’s workshop and maintenance function.
MCS Workshop Mobile says the app allows workshop fitters ‘in the field’ to view and update their works orders in real-time. The app also allows managers to allocate works orders ‘live’ and view the status of all workshop jobs.
Guy van der Knaap, managing director of MCS, said, “Equipping your workshop fitters with the latest smart phone technology means they can update the status of workshop orders ‘on the spot’, add associated notes, order spare parts and synchronise this information with the MCS-rm hire management system.

“The app eliminates the need to print out works orders and checklists, and helps improve data integrity and duty of care obligations. Depot managers can analyse the overall efficiency of the workshop, gain up-to-date visibility of their engineers’ activities and increase control over their resources.”
Nixon Hire recently made the MCS Workshop Mobile app available to its repair and maintenance team. David Balmer, project manager at Nixon Hire, said, “Using the MCS Mobile Workshop made complete sense. The key driver for us was letting our workshop engineers access their works orders in the field, which frees up time to focus on the job in hand, reducing the demand for paperwork and provides a much better service to our customers.”