Array helps Natural Power collects data offline in remote locations

Operating in some of the most remote locations, Natural Power is developing and maintaining energy solutions that keep our lights on. However, with important work like this comes the need for constant data collection. 

Who is Natural Power?

Established in 1995, Natural Power has provided trusted and impartial advice to a global client base with interests in wind, solar, hydro, heat, and infrastructure for over 25 years. To provide this advice, they need to collect accurate information across all these sectors in various locations. Once collected, the data needs to be exported and then presented to their client base in a way that suits them.

As a renewable energy powerhouse, Natural Power offers facility checks, water monitoring, and inspections for various energy suppliers. They ensure that these suppliers are maintaining the best possible safety and compliance practices, and provide comprehensive reports and instruction to their clients.

The Problem

Due to the nature of the energy sector, most of Natural Power's employees and contractors work remote 100% of the time in locations without cellular data or WiFi services. They needed a platform that would allow then to help manage their field teams, complete their digital forms and inspections in a more efficient way, save time generating their final deliverable report documents, and do it all offline.

In the past, Natural Power used softwares like Device Magic and GoFormz to handle their remote data collection, storage, and management. They found problems in these platforms because they lacked the level of flexibility and customizability that they desired. They sought a solution that would allow them to create fully customized forms, complete data searches, generate final reporting documents, and ensure safety and compliance all while maintaining the security needs of their customers and working offline from remote locations. This is a lot to ask from a single platform, but luckily Array delivered.

Array's Solution

Array helped Natural Power obtain true freedom in the way they collect and manage their data. They can now use incredibly intelligent mobile forms completely offline in remote locations that get the job done right. Natural Power eliminated the need for redundant manual data entry while simultaneously improving their workflows and data automation.

Offline Capability

Because they often work in remote locations, Natural Power needed to be able to collect their data digitally while still being offline. With Array, this is never an issue. Data is stored locally and then uploaded automatically when the device reconnects. 

Cross-Device Functionality

Because Array is compatible with iOS and Android, Natural Power's employees and contractors could use it with any mobile device of their choosing - whether it's a cell phone or a tablet

Automatic Documents

The reports Natural Power compiles for their customers is just as important as the data they collect, but creating and delivering these reports take hours of time away from their field teams. With Array, their custom report documents are instantly and automatically generated upon submission of the form. 

Automated Workflows

The data Natural Power collects oftentimes needs to be approved by more than just the person collecting the data. Using Array, forms can be automated to be sent out to the needed parties based on custom factors so the approval process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. And that's only one example of the types of automated processes they use. 

Integrated Photo and Video

Photos and videos are a valuable piece of information to support final inspection reports and are oftentimes a required component of Natural Powers inspection process. Array allows field teams to include these elements directly into their forms with additional illustrations, annotations, and captions without the need to go through an additional file upload process. 

Offline Data Search

Because data on Array is stored both in a secure encrypted cloud server as well as locally on the device, Natural Power's field teams can conduct offline data searches to pre-fill the form data using information from previous forms or documents. 

Natural Power. Powered by Array.

Array powers the industry that powers the world. The energy sector demands the highest quality products to service the unique needs of high caliber corporations. That is why the most productive companies, like Natural Power, go to Array for solutions. With its powerful no-code platform, Array gives field service businesses the tools to build intelligent internal applications for the modern world that get the job done right.

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Array powers the industry that powers the world. The energy sector demands the highest quality products to service the unique needs of high caliber corporations. That is why the most productive companies, like Natural Power, go to Array for solutions. With its powerful no-code platform, Array gives field service businesses the tools to build intelligent internal applications for the modern world that get the job done right.