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ExAM App Launches on Google Play and Taps Mobility for Inspectors in The Field with Tablets in Hand

ExAM App Launches on Google Play and Taps Mobility for Inspectors in The Field with Tablets in Hand

Helping to facilitate inspections with remarkable convenience, the new ExAM app makes its way to the Google Play Store.  Slated to be a must-have for inspectors using mobile devices to complete inspections, the new app raises the bar as it works in tandem with ExAM4Inspections.com. Arlington, VA – December 22, 2016 – Moving with the digital age and all of its conveniences, MB&A launches their new app on Google Play Store.  Designed to support the company’s inspections oriented software as a service (SAAS) product, the Extensible Assessment Manager (ExAM) solution now suits up for Android.  A turn-key solution that provides inspection standardization, automation, and mobility via a cloud-based platform, ExAM accelerates the inspection process.  Among other benefits, it immediately eliminates inconsistencies among inspectors. The new Android app gives customizable mobile data access, so workforce teams are equipped with strategic information capture in real time. Putting standardization on tap, ExAM app users can automate compliance activities and inspections that include audit functions in a minimal timeframe.   By supporting advanced standardized and customized reporting, workflows, work order management, approval processes, and complex decision tree logic, the ExAM app automates complex inspections seamlessly. Some of the features of the new ExAM app for Android are: Create salesforce-powered standardized customizable reports Create dashboards that keep a project’s full lifecycle in mind Create forms, scoring systems, and workflows via the Assessment Development Wizard and ExAM Viewers Automate compliance and measure performance with the Assessment Groups and Assignment Manager features Curate information quickly for field systems organizationally grouped by people, places, and things Compile security assessments, field inspections, fitness tests, and maintenance tests Manage policy...

Re-platform low to medium complexity apps to reduce costs

Budgets are tight and everybody is looking for ways to save. Your application portfolio is probably carrying some costs you don’t even realize. If you have low to medium complexity applications in: Assessments & Complex Surveys Analysis & Decisions Support Document & Forms Management Communications & Collaboration Enterprise & Community Intelligence There is a good chance that you could save big by re-platforming or consolidating with ExAM in the an App available in the Salesforce App Exchange. Of course its not just about the savings. ExAM delivers communication, collaboration, workflow and analysis capabilities you probably don’t have now and if you are already using Salesforce.com or Force.com apps you benefit even more from this consolidation. Check out the video: ExAM makes saving money in the cloud...

Protected: ExAM4Government Partner Enablement

On this page are sales enablement materials for the ExAM app and ExAM4Government.com. Please contact info@mbaoutcome.com or call 703-OUTCOME if you can think of anything we can do to help your clients better understand our products. Demos Demos are by far the best way to sell this product. If possible identify. We can solve a lot of different problems in the public sector but generally are customers are looking for a better way to do inspections (mobile), assessments, security and safety, or facilities management. Forms automation, workflow and mobility are generally key drivers in addition to the ability to tie back to the Salesforce.com platform’s other apps like Service or Sales Cloud. Identifying a form, inspection or security issue they are trying to resolve can help us tailor the demonstration and win business. We can often implement a form in a day and show the client their information and workflow for the demo. This is a huge advantage. Contact josh.millsapps@mbaoutcome or call 703-OUTCOME to schedule a demo. We can do a demo on very short notice in most cases. We understand that sales happen when the customer needs something not just when it is convenient for us. Presentations ExAM4Government.Big.Book – The ExAM4Government Book Big Book (PDF) is a good leave behind that provides a very high level of the assessment solution. This is an 8.5 by 17 format document that is typically bound on the short edge. This file is not generally suitable for e-mail due to size. Infographics We use these infographics to show the high level value proposition of using ExAM to support the assessment and analysis value chain. Video To copy the URL...

Integrated Decision Making

How do you make the really big decisions? Today’s business environment requires organizations to react more rapidly to outside influences, ever-changing environments, and stakeholder requirements. Despite wide spread understanding of the importance of having the right data available for decision most organizations approach to gathering information to support decisions hasn’t changed. Traditional heavy weight solutions to information, document and form management add to the problem by creating what can become costly barriers to agility and responsiveness. Powered by Excel and legacy systems this approach to organizational decision-making can be crippling because it so often leads to making decisions using the information the existing system makes available as opposed to the information that would be really useful. We’ve changed all that with ExAM. Performance Management Strategic Planning Enterprise Architecture Facilities Planning Human Resources Capital Planning IT Portfolio...

ExAM4Government.com in 90 Seconds

One of the most persistent problems in government is gathering, managing and reporting on data. The task could be congressional inquires, physical security assessments, data center consolidation or portfolio management; managing these types informational requirement is hard…or it was, until we made it easy and affordable. Using our Salesforce.com app means you pay for the service not expensive servers and technology. ExAM may be just the beginning  There are more than 1,800 enterprise class apps in the appexchange. I guarantee your organization could be doing something better, cheaper and more securely by leveraging the power of the Force.com cloud. Wether its helping the Department of Interior perform assessments on more than 200 facilities in 23 states or helping Loudoun County Virginia better understand school security and safety ExAM gives executives, managers and those responsible for gathering, managing and reporting on the mission critical public sector data ExAM is there. Please download our brochure here or schedule a 30 minute demo to understand how we can support your initiative...

Understanding performance and assessments

Our performance management poster walks you through getting value from systematically managing the assessment process as a means of gathering information, understanding it and working collaboratively to implement a flexible decision support system. From practical things like managing facilities security inspections from included standard templates to more more complex requirements like maturity model and customer satisfaction...

ExAM4Government Brochure

Our Extensible Assessment Manger (ExAM) provides a uniquely comprehensive look into the factors that effect performance management. This ability to manage the assessment through the performance management value chain is similar to other applications that bring the power of subject matter expertise to everyday professionals through the power and convenience of the web. Personnel can securely access this low-cost application on any platform with a web browser. With many more performance management assessments available from our assessment library including our flagship facility security assessment with questions covering everything from access control to surveillance; ExAM is able to help you immediately begin creating a better understanding of your organization. In addition, ExAM is (as the name implies) extensively customizable and ready to meet public sector requirements. Our Assessment Management Wizard (AMW) makes assessment management and performance management a breeze. Just add questions, click, deploy and begin gaining a deeper understanding of your...

In a nutshell: CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)

CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design): ExAM can help facilitate this strategy which relies upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts. Research into criminal behavior shows that the decision to offend or not to offend is more influenced by cues to the perceived risk of being caught than by cues to reward or ease of entry. Certainty of being caught is the main deterrence for criminals not the severity of the punishment so by raising the certainty of being captured, criminal actions will...

ExAM Accounts

The Account tab offers you a place to quickly access all of the accounts. In many ExAM use cases the account can be thought of as a facility. Any accounts you have recently opened can be found in the Recent Accounts Box. All accounts can be accessed from the drop down menu at the top left of the page. You can select which type of accounts you want to view with the drop down menu on top right of the page. You can also easily drill down into each Account to see where the school is, the owner of the account, and other relevant information such as the number of employees and the school’s security assessment...

Extensible Assessment Management (ExAM) – Overview

The Extensible Assessment Manager (ExAM) application sits atop the Salesforce.com platform & provides an incredibly effective, versatile, & affordable toolset for process improvement, business analytics, & collaboration. With an emphasis on improving all aspects of facilities , operations, physical security & risk management, MB&A tailored ExAM to provide the following capabilities “out of the box” : Physical security assessments Visitor registration, monitoring& reporting Database management & mining (Crime statistics, performance, incident management, etc.) First rate reporting (tailorable, intuitive and adaptive) Interactive graphical interface (map overlays of crime statistics, boundaries, etc.) Work flow & task management Intuitive & comfortable user interface that emulates the feel of many of today’s popular social media sites Why we built Exam: ExAM directly seeks answers to critical questions regarding the current operations and physical security at a facility. Through the use of intuitive reporting and easy to use dashboards, critical business analytics are derived that will organizations: Reduce costs Reduced travel Make informed and prioritized decisions Increase security awareness Analytics provide a clear picture of current conditions Additional data provided on visitors, student and faculty attendance, etc. Reduce risk Make informed and timely threat assessments Prioritize decision making on critical infrastructure upgrades ExAM – A Powerful Tool For Management & Security Professionals The Salesforce.com platform and its apps can be thought of in much the same way that Apple platform and its apps. By creating a powerful and secure environment for developers Salesforce has enabled us to focus on what we know best…Facilities Management, Security and Decision Support. Because ExAM is hosted in the cloud your organization only pays for the service it needs...

ExAM Reports

The reports tab provides you a flexible analysis capability that will enable you to rapidly access and create reports to support both strategic and tactical decision-making. . The tools powerful out of the box reporting are easily extended to meet your requirements. The folders in the left hand side of the screen allow me to navigate to specific types of reports. The reports down the middle can be sorted to show recently viewed reports, or I can use the drop down menu to view all items, or items created by a specific person. I can also choose to view both reports and dashboards, only reports or only dashboards. All of our dashboards are “drillable” and have reports behind them. I can click through and see that specific report from the dashboard. I can create a new dashboard. To create my own dashboards and report simply click “new” and select the type of report or dashboard you would like to create from the drop down menu. Then select the data you want in your report and click run—It is that easy. Again if you want great results, you have to put a little bit of work into thinking about what information you need presented, but once you have it done its very simple to drag in the type of components you want and choose from data...

ExAM Dashboards

The Dashboards tab allows you many different options for analytic components. I can come in and create new reports and new dashboards very easily. Dashboards can be structured to meet your specific requirements. For this example we are going to show three types of data that can help organizations quickly assess what changes can be made to their physical security to improve their students learning environment. The Assessment Completion Dashboard allows you to quickly and easily tell how many of your assessments have been completed and therefor how complete your current analytics are at this point in time. The Assessment Analytics Dashboard shows you which physical security elements need improvement nationwide. The Crime Dashboard shows National crime incidents in areas surrounding our organization. By comparing the data in this Dashboard with the data in the Assessment Analytics Dashboard we can easily prioritize which facilities are put in the most risk by inadequate physical security measures....

ExAM Collaboration Tools

ExAM has a number of collaboration tools built into the software. Anyone who is subscribed to me will see my activity in their feed, whether I upload a file, edit an account or update my contact information. So somebody can easily understand just by posting a comment out or by watching the things that I’ve been working on, where they may be able to jump in and assist, understand my progress in a team environment, and general reminders that help to eliminate the need for me to go walk over, talk to them, or call them.  If we’re collaborating across time zones it eases a lot of the communications issues because I can just see what’s occurring, and people that I’m concerned with.  In addition to the passive collaboration tools, there are quite a few ways in which you can actively interact with your team including Chatter, the Calendar and the...

Customizing ExAM

One of the biggest assets of this tool is how easy it is to customize it. Changing tabs, layouts and other user interface elements is very easy. This enables your team to work in the way that best meets their needs and enables their decision-making and workflows....

Navigating the ExAM User Interface

When you first access the user interface the first thing you will notice is how user friendly it is.  You have a very simple set of tabs across the top and there’s a feed down the middle showing recent user activity.  If you upload a file and you’re working to collaborate with other users, this is where it appears.  This area is completely customizable. For further information regarding customizing the user interface view our video on Customizing ExAM. You can have dashboards here, calendars, to do lists, and manage workflow.  It’s very...

Logging in to ExAM

Logging in to ExAM (Extensible Assessment Management) Log into safe using your unique e-mail address and password. Your system admin can give you create, read, write, and update access to specific areas of ownership. All of these videos will be through the eyes of our example user, Rick Blaine, with full access to the...