With great tools, workteams achieve great things

With great tools, workteams achieve great things

Do your apps accomplish great things or are they merely data repositories?

Your teams expect achievement and performance. Their work apps should empower them to do just that. Using today's workgroup platforms Entellic® can quickly deliver apps that provide the automation, control, and connectivity your teams need to produce quality work. Custom workgroup apps help your workgroups define their business rules with power and precision. These apps can integrate data to and from centralized sources to put it into the context of getting work done.…all with less programming than ever before.

Workgroup apps bring together a team's shared objectives, effort, and combined knowledge

Workgroups are the engine to organizational results. Yet, data systems are often designed for an all-encompassing enterprise or created by individuals to solve individual problems. Both models limit workgroups.

Organizations create workgroups because they realize that teams with a common objective and focus are the most effective way to accomplish tasks. Workgroups develop know-how and transfer expertise. Custom workgoup apps take that know-how and apply that expertise to generate dynamically valid and useful data, reports, and documents.

Workgroup apps can share a team's data with other people or systems across an enterprise, wherever it's needed.

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Workgroup apps connect people, their data, and their organization

Without workgroup apps, teams attempt to control data through individual spreadsheets or other types of single-user applications. Isolating data from other people creates data silos.

While ERP systems and data farms can provide a level of sharing between departments, feeding these systems is often time-consuming and labor-intensive. As a result data in enterprise systems can simply be too static. It can also be too difficult to extract.

Today's custom apps provide a way for workgroups to efficiently capture and manage their processes, data, and documents. They readily and easily share results with other individuals, teams, or an entire organization…automatically or on-demand.

No redundant entry. No waiting. Custom workgroup apps can push or pull data to or from nearly any other technology for true integration and sharing.

FileMaker® workgroup apps can quickly create native Excel and PDF documents for specific users or for your entire organization. And, when it comes to capturing and sharing data from mobile applications, the FileMaker platform gets the job done.

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How do teams really think about using custom apps?

  • 78% say the apps help with team reporting
  • 71% say the apps reduce data entry errors
  • 94% say the apps make it easier to share information
  • 78% say the apps make it easier to find information

    2016 State of the Custom App Report FileMaker.com

Custom Apps at the center of user and enterprise data
Custom Apps at the center of user and enterprise data

How do teams respond when asked about their custom apps?

  • 78% say the apps help with team reporting
  • 71% say the apps reduce data entry errors
  • 94% say the apps make it easier to share information
  • 78% say the apps make it easier to find information

    2016 State of the Custom App Report FileMaker.com

High Fives all Around

Our team can help your teams succeed

Give your workgroups the software tools they need to execute their job with focus and accountability. The team at Entellic can help you create workgroup apps that let your workgroups exercise their expertise while automating and sharing data results.

The FileMaker platform has demonstrated its value in delivering workgroup solutions for more than three decades. Today, FileMaker software makes it possible to develop workgroup apps that integrate with nearly any data technology. Better integration means that your teams can use your enterprise data for offline work and deliver the results wherever you need them.

Learn more about how, as a component of your workgroup apps, Mobile/Remote apps can transform your teams. Discover more about how the FileMaker platform makes it all possible.


94% of businesses have seen an increase in team productivity since implementing a custom app.

2018 State of the Custom App Report FileMaker.com
High Fives all around

94% of businesses have seen an increase in team productivity since implementing a custom app.

2018 State of the Custom App Report FileMaker.com

REAL RESULTS

Workgroup apps advance the mission of DOE radiological waste disposal organization


Radiological containers

Our nation generates radiological waste from nuclear research and development. To properly dispose of this waste, private companies are selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to operate processing and packaging facilities for shipment to safe burial sites.

You can imagine the careful, proceduralized tasks related to such a venture. Work requires continuous accuracy of repetitive calculations, assurance of maintaining inventory within safe limits, and, of course, countless documents for traceability and demonstrated compliance.

That's why an elite organization managing one of these DOE sites recognized that custom workgroup apps were the best way to handle these challenges.

Today, more than 30 workgroup apps administer and manage site functions. Look at the results:

A waste managment system that provides realtime container inventory tracking and area radiological calculations

Features include:

  • Complete cradle-to-grave processing history.
  • Integration of related PDF documentation.
  • Integrated waste issues tracking system.
  • Integration of independent Acceptable Knowledge system.
  • Tablet-based container movement system including barcode scanning for evaluation of selected containers.
  • Tablet-based scanning app to reconcile inventoried containers compared against published locations.
  • Custom and push-button reporting module including instant output to PDF and Excel.
  • Automated weekly email alerts of pending deadlines for waste treatment.

"The current FileMaker Pro database has been updated to tie waste real time radiography video, completed surveys, characterization information and analytical testing directly to container records enabling superior waste traceability functions. This has been noted as a best in class practice for all branches of the federal government sites (i.e., DOE, DOD, DLA and NASA)."

Excerpt from DOE Lead Assessor discussion

Quality Assurance controls that capture and integrate information using a paperless workflow.

App examples include:

  • Digital signature system integrating into all QA workflows for paperless processing.
  • Integration with procurement procedures including quality grading requirements, approved supplier management, and receipt inspection.
  • Issues management, including deficiency reporting, that includes assigned actions. Automated notifications follow required workflows and assure accountability.
  • Measurement and Test Equipment (M&TE) to document and schedule calibrations and to assure ongoing compliance.
  • Custom and push-button reporting module including instant output to PDF and Excel.

"[The DOE auditor] stated that it was without a doubt 'the best M&TE system they’d ever seen at any DOE complex!' They went on to state that we needed to get the word out about it! They also stated that it would definitely be included in their report as a Best Practice!"

Excerpt from M&TE system owner email

Administrative workgroup apps assure well-documented compliance and training.

Example apps include:

  • Documents and records management app automates structured, scheduled, control of files linked in protected storage and publishing to Sharepoint.
  • Qualification tracking and reporting system to extend the functions of third-party training management system to assure the workforce is qualified for task assignment.
  • Property management app integrates with I.T. hardware app to manage assets. It Includes photos, documents, and tracks the history of each asset.
  • Chemical Inventory apps to support ISO 140001 management of all chemical items entering the site. The app incorporates web-based Safety Data Sheet locator and tablet-based scanning for reconciliation purposes.

"Good Practices (Proficiencies): [The site's] document and records management are exemplary (FileMaker)."

Excerpt from waste certification program debrief

"The organization's document control and records database is an exceptional tool for tracking and collecting vital EMS information."

Excerpt from Environmental Management System assessment

Looking for Return on Investment?

The apps described, above, are estimated to save the labor of more than eight full-time positions!

How about your workflow? It's likely that a custom app can reduce manual steps, eliminate redundant entry, and speed up entry, thus reducing your personnel costs. Let's talk. Ask us about how you can make a paperless workflow that automatically generates records. Discover ways to streamline methods of documentation and demonstrate compliance. Contact Entellic today.

Get results, today

Entellic exists to get results by workgroups. As consultants and developers of custom workgroup solutions, we support work teams by rapidly creating and implementing multi-user systems that get work done.

Many custom apps can be ready for use in less than 90 days.

Let us quickly ascertain your requirements to deploy your apps using the FileMaker® platform.

Build from systems like these:

  • Software Quality Assurance Systems
  • Site and Facility Rounds
  • Inventory Control
  • Chemical Inventory/MSDS Lookup
  • Facility/Site Access Control
  • Asset & Resource Management
  • Case Management
  • Personnel Qualification Management
  • Document Control & Records Management
  • Safety Equipment Inspection and Scheduling
  • Many more…

Let's talk

Contact Entellic, today. Find out how your workgroups can achieve real results with custom software solutions.

(509) 529-4201

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