Landmark confirms leadership in workflow mobile technology
Landmark Information Group placed itself at the forefront of workflow and business data solutions when its Chief Executive, Stephen Stout, revealed a new mobile offering.
Stout briefed industry peers in the Outsell Leadership Council on this development on Tuesday (21 February). He explained that in response to surveyors demanding a tablet driven application to assist with mortgage valuations, Landmark's team of researchers are working with a number of surveying firms to trial Q-Mobile, a new mobile data-capture device.
Q-Mobile is an intelligent property data capture solution that aims to replace manual, paper-based mortgage valuation forms for residential chartered surveyors.
Q-Mobile is being launched because there is a significant gap in the residential surveying market for electronic property data capture. The process of surveying has been consistent since the start of the surveying profession where a surveyor's tools typically comprise a clipboard, paper, pen and a tape measure.
The new tool has been designed to look and feel just like the paper-based valuations, yet allows the surveyor to capture the data via a tablet device on site. This cuts out administrative work back at the office and flags any sections of the electronic report that need clarifying or completing. Q-Mobile corresponds to RICS regulations creating extra due-diligence for surveyors and the ability to undertake detailed valuation audits, which satisfies the requirements of professional indemnity insurers, and has the potential to reduce surveyors' premiums.
Stout was sharing the Landmark experience in developing workflow applications in mobile environments. It is typical of the Group's approach to technology. Landmark continually invests in software, recruiting the best developers and focussing on product development to meet the demands of its customers in the property and environment sector.
"Landmark's focus is to empower our customers by providing them with fast, accurate data to enable them to make the right decisions about their business. This new mobile development is exactly the kind of technology that has established our reputation as a leader in our market place," commented Stephen Stout, Chief Executive of Landmark Information Group. "To make sure we maintain our status, we continually invest in the best systems and the brightest people. It is also why we make a point of being involved in cutting-edge groups such as Outsell."