- Adam Schmehl
Katapult Pro Mobile Assessments
Updated: Mar 20
Introducing Intelligent Field Forms To Help Teams Leverage Great Data And Photos For Any Scope Of Work.
Katapult Pro Mobile Assessments is going live January first! This new module will be available to all Katapult Pro companies for $215/month and can be accessed at katapultpro.com/next/model-editor.
New companies can select Mobile Assessments as a module when signing up, and existing companies can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add Mobile Assessments to their subscription. Contact us if you want to set up a demo!
Configuring New Assessments
Mobile Assessments are custom field tools that allow users to configure custom field forms and workflows based on their clients' needs. We recommend using Assessments for the following use cases:
basic OSP workflows where limited information and photos are needed
make ready or other advanced workflows where field staff are inexperienced or could use additional guidance
pole assessment workflows such as asset inventories, pole inspections, joint use audits, and field verification
Users can start creating Mobile Assessments by creating a new mapping button in the Model Editor and setting the type to "Assessment." Assessments steps of various types. Common step types include verifying attribute data, collecting photo data, and confirming node locations. You can also set a step to prompt users to take a photo group, which allows fielders to take photos in a less structured order, which can be useful when dealing with poor lighting or other field conditions.
Users can also create "jump to's" that will change which step appears next depending on the action taken from field technicians. This, along with the ability to add and reorder steps puts infinite configurability into project managers' hands. Multiple Assessments can be created for different scopes of work, and can be used to provide structure for newer field teams while still enabling them to collect great data.
Using Mobile Assessments
From the field, crews can pull up any Assessments that have been configured from their toolset and select a node to assess or create a new location. In the example below, we are selecting an existing node with source data that was uploaded previously to the map.
Once a node has been selected, the fielder will be walked through each step of the Assessment workflow. Attribute data, when available, can be added to the map beforehand to speed up verification and minimize data entry from the field.
For more advanced users, utilizing scroll view can minimize the number of taps and provide flexibility within an assessment. You can see below how scroll view condenses the assessment steps onto a single, scrollable page.
The photo prompts place time buckets on each location to automatically associate photos to locations, but can also be used to auto-classify each photo to speed up back-office processing. When the Assessment is completed, a closing time bucket will also be placed to catch any miscellaneous photos that may have been taken during the Assessment. These time buckets also identify the user that assessed each location, which can be helpful for transparency and providing helpful feedback to the appropriate technician.
Thanks for reading! You can also read our review of other assessment tools here and see the changes we made to achieve the projected high score. To learn more about Mobile Assessments, contact us at email@example.com.