TAIT Environmental Services performs form-based services such as testing, repairs and inspections of fuel systems throughout the US which must be tracked, reviewed, approved, provided to clients, and submitted to regulatory agencies. TAIT engaged RePoint Technologies to develop an electronic system in SharePoint Online to submit, track, report and organized these forms. TECS 3.0 is a SharePoint App/Add-In which accommodates 350+ users, and 250,000+ forms completed on an annual basis. RePoint Technologies envisioned, designed and implemented TECS 3.0 in Office 365/SharePoint online utilizing ASP.Net MVC, Bootstrap, .Net Web API, ShareForms and EmberJS to create this engaging, performant and maintainable system.
TECS 3.0 allows TAIT internal admin to create fillable PDF forms (compared to previous systems where Contractors built InfoPath forms for TAIT). TAIT field technicians download/check-out these forms through the custom SharePoint Add-In before performing field services at remote facilities. The custom download/check-out system RePoint built allows technicians to choose general information about the facility they are about to inspect and the system interacts with SharePoint lookups to prefill PDF metadata; saving time and extra effort for the technicians. The field technicians fill in the forms while at a client site (off-line). Once back online, but not necessarily in the SharePoint environment, they submit the forms (directly from the PDF through a submit button). TECS 3.0 maps the data from the PDF to meta-data in SharePoint for reporting services.
RePoint continues to support TAIT in their SharePoint needs today with enhancements to TECS 3.0 and other SharePoint initiatives such as a Learning Management System, group calendar messaging support, document management, team collaboration, strategic planning and architecture guidance.
RePoint implemented a custom SharePoint Online implementation in Office 365, custom SharePoint Add-Ins to meet the business needs and Azure hosting for server side code within 4 months of the start of the contract. This implementation led to significant savings for TAIT by eliminating server infrastructure and support. In addition, RePoint envisioned a system that eliminated the need for Contractors to create new reports in the future, which results in more significant cost savings for TAIT. RePoint’s implementation supports more than 250,000+ forms on an annual basis, stores them in SharePoint and has the ability to report on them. Previous Contracting firms did not think this was possible in SharePoint online. TAIT has since patented the solution envisioned by RePoint in order to protect an investment they feel gives them a competitive advantage in their field.
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