Checklists are a vital part of business procedures across many industries and especially when it comes to manufacturing. With a lots of businesses moving into easier, quicker and more technologically advanced ways of working, digital checklists have been introduced to help with day-to-day tasks and compliance. If you’re still unsure about whether it’s worth investing in digital checklists, here are 5 great reasons that will help make your mind up.

Saves time and space

Sometimes you might feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day and if you’ve spent half of it with your head deep in paper archives that’ll probably be why. Not only is it time consuming, it can cause tasks and even inspections to delay if you can’t find what you’re looking for when you need it. By investing in a paperless system for your checklists not only will you save time, because they’ll all be in once place, you’ll also save on space. You won’t need the vast number of shelves and cabinets to house them or the staff to manage it all either. And lower costs in this area will help with a neater bottom line too.

Easy to transition

With many industries updating to using digital processes, paper-based checklists no longer sync well with new and current technology. Consequently, digital checklists are more applicable in terms of being easy to use, create and update. As many procedures and processes are evolving with the changing needs of many businesses, digital checklists are far more suitable for updates going forward.

Better communication

With OpsBase’s task management software, senior team members have information covering multiple sites at their fingertips. You push the button and it’ll do the rest. You’ll be able to look at the data, investigate and make decisions to drive your business forward. Want to know why one team performs a certain task quicker than another on a different site? You can. Want to reward the high performers in your business? Now you’ll have the data to know who’s doing what, how well and how often. Everything you ever wanted to know about teams when you’re not there will be readily available to you. And of course, by using a digital checklist, your business will have a much easier time remaining compliant because everything is logged as it’s done. And what if it isn’t? You’ll know about it right away.

Access them whenever, wherever

The great thing about checklist software like OpsBase is users can use it on any device at any time, which you obviously can’t do with paper. Various team members can have access, check off their tasks and see what else has to be done. And managers who need to oversee all of this can do so instantly, even across multiple sites. Making sure employees are following the correct procedures for compliance is imperative and digital checklists are perfect for this. Additionally, when it comes to inspection, you’ll have a full audit trail. You’ll never have to scramble for misplaced documents again.

Allows employees to focus on tasks

Automation is essential to any business within so time consuming tasks like filling out and formatting paperwork are best being avoided. Having digital checklists does this. All users have to do is tick off tasks and click a button to send reports and share information. It’s that easy to use, as is the rest of the OpsBase app.

We’ve briefly touched on some of the many benefits of using digital checklist software. If you would like to know more about how OpsBase could help your business transition over to digital, request a demo.

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