Summer has arrived here in Ontario, Canada, leaving behind a particularly cold winter with deeper frost than usual and pipes that froze for the first time in decades. Many of us are still making our way down those to-do lists that spring and summer bring.
Speaking of things to do, at ItemPath we have been getting a lot done in the past several months. Here are some of the newer features we've added to help you build a history of your things and monitor compliance.
Snapshots - monitor compliance and conditions
Create your own electronic checklists - we call them Snapshots - to record compliance (for quality, safety and regulatory) details . There's an approval tool with comment trails so you can see what is out of tolerance and work on those corrective actions. Retire those clipboards, pens, and paper, paper, paper - and have the results easily accessible, right in your browser.
Check-ins - record what happened
We have added some new check-in types - Convert, Empty,Update, and Return. We also updated some of the existing ones - most notably Combine, which now handles temporary or permanent combinations as well as partials. All these give you more flexibility in handling your items, while keeping things simple for the user.
Integrations - exchange data
ItemPath offers an API to exchange data with other software and systems. If the other software also has an API for communication, the two programs can "talk" and share data between them easily and securely.
The Internet of Things - easily connect devices & automate
We are excited to now have an integration platform for devices that connect to the cloud - the "Internet of Things" (IoT).
ItemPath now offers a framework that makes it super easy to connect IoT devices of all kinds. Temperatures, weights, pressure - whatever you want - can be assigned to a field you set up and used in a check-in or snapshot to automatically fill in that data.
Reports - powerful analytics
Gathering data is one thing. Knowing what to do with it is another - which is really the point of collecting it in the first place. That's where the Reports tool in ItemPath shines -- letting you apply your own queries and filters to get information out of the data put in.
What do you want to know? How about "Where did all the items go that were received by Jorge last Thursday that had a batch number PF2201 and a temperature over 23 degrees?"
You set the criteria, and ItemPath does the data digging and pops out the results for you as lists, charts, graphs, and files.
ItemPath: a platform for building a detailed history of things.