NOVA Services

nova services improves field reporting

Headquarters:​ San Diego, CA

Services: Geotechnical engineering, construction materials engineering, materials testing and construction special inspection services.

Website: www.usa-nova.com

Business Issue / Challenge

NOVA Services was not happy with report quality and distribution of their previous solution. It was not designed to be used for their type of business. It worked for them at first, but as their reporting volume grew—by up to 4 times—the reporting became unmanageable. They needed a solution that was more efficient, could scale with their business, and produced high-quality reports.

Solution

NOVA Services’ previous solution didn’t have a specific structure, so every report looked a bit different, and a field tech could submit a report without all of the required information. With MetaField, reporting is more automated with information that is required. For non-conformances, they have configured a way to record a non-conformance and flag it to make sure it is addressed before the project is closed and billed.

Results

Project managers who review reports on a daily basis now find they can review an increased number of reports much more efficiently. They don’t have to go back to the field tech to get the missing information.

“We’re still working through all of the capabilities of MetaField, but field reporting is where we started. That is our work product. It’s what we present to our clients and contractors. With MetaField we are producing a more professional-looking product that is easier to read—easier on our clients.”

Dave Wozniak, operations manager