Goya was recently approached by Endeavour Veterinary to build a solution to help them with improving some aspects of field data collection for their business. Endeavour Veterinary Ecology P/L is an Australian company based in Toorbul, Queensland, that provides specialised ecological, veterinary and wildlife management services.
They’ve got an ongoing project to preserve the wild koala population in Australia. This involves lots of time out in the field, tracking counting and measure koala numbers and all aspects of population health. With work like that, you need to have a way to track data locally without internet access, and bring it back into the office once you have a network connection.
Goya built a FileMaker custom app for their iPads that lets them do all their data entry in the field, and sync back to the office when required.
Offline sync is a great option for remote data management : it means you can do data entry anywhere, and push data to a central database when your network and workload permits. Having a purely local and non-web based solution on the iPad is the easiest and fastest way to get this sort of work done. And FileMaker Go makes it a really cost effective option compared to native iOS app development.
FileMaker recently showcased this solution in their ongoing webinar series on Increasing Productivity in the Field. You can sign up and view the webinar content to get more of an idea about the solution and the benefits of a custom iPad FileMaker app.
And if you’d like a custom iPad app to manage your business field operations, contact us for more information.