Exicute App: Easy On-Site Progress Reporting

The Exicute app lets you register the current stage of your construction project, as well as report progress while on the construction site. There is no need anymore to carry around clip-boards. Likewise, there is no way to forget half of what you meant to write. Instead, just write it directly on site and there is no need to go back.

We know that implementing new digital tools on a construction project can be a bit of a headache. That is why our customers requested a simple and user-friendly solution for progress reporting. And this app answers their needs.

We designed the Exicute App to be easy to use and navigate. You will find no excess features or distracting elements here.

Instead, the app’s design fits people on the go and people who are tired of apps with too many buttons that are difficult to hit in the rain.

The Exicute App only has the features you actually need

In other words, it is a simple and intuitive tool for reporting progress.

The app is easy to use because it contains no advanced or unnecessary features.

We have had enough of apps for construction that require hours of training. We don’t see much point in developing apps for construction that you have to be an expert in IT to use.

That is why we designed the Exicute App from the adage that “less is more.”

It really is this simple

  1. Select the task you are working on.
  2. Select location.
  3. Use the buttons to indicate approximate progress (%).
  4. Click on the checkmark to accept.

When you report progress on an activity, the app sends the information to Exigo’s data-storage. Then, the system extracts and compares the new data with previous data to form analyses. Shortly after, the report will appear as progress in the BI-dashboards.

Easily combined with Lean

If you use Lean methods for construction, the app helps you register constraints that obstruct the seven flows. Read more below!

Features of the Exicute App

We designed the Exicute app for use by construction managers, contractors and QAs. Some of the features you get are:

  • Register progress (%) for each activity
  • Get an overview of progress broken down by location and activity
  • Attach photos and comments and always have the documentation at hand. This way you will not have to leaf through countless e-mails, texts and folders when you need something.
  • Keep track of who reports progress. Then you will always know to whom you need to go for clarification.
  • See what quantities are associated with each activity and location. It will become much easier to coordinate materials and deliveries to specific locations, saving the contractors time.
  • Check the last time someone inspected an activity.

If you want it to, the Exicute APP sends automated notifications:

  • When someone registeres an activity as 95% done, the app sends a notification to the next sub-contractor operating at this location.
  • As soon as someone registeres an activity as 100% done, the app notifies the construction management so that they can inspect the work.
  • Finally, if a sub-contractor registers a constraint, it immediately sends a notification to the construction management. As a result, this enables them to deal with it quickly.

The Comments & Constraints Feature

The app has a built-in feature for collecting comments and constraints broken down by activity and location. When a sub-contractor registers progress on an activity, he/she can attach photos or comments to their work.

Comments will appear in the associated BI-dashboard, attached to their specific activity and location. If an area of the construction site has many comments, it might be a signal that there is a general issue on the location. Now you know where to focus your efforts.

If something stopped the sub-contractor from completing his/her task, they can register a constraint and its type. Then you know exactly whom to send to fix the problem. Was it a lack of materials? Over-crowding? Did the previous sub-contractor make a mistake?

Exicute gives you smooth and effortless registration, collection and reporting.

Gather all comments and documentation in one place. Comments may be viewed in the app or in the Comments-dashboard.

Register comments in Exicute Cloud Platform

The Constraints-dashboard makes Lean construction easier

In Lean construction, experts speak of 7 conditions for an optimal workflow. Associated with these conditions are 7 types of constraints:

  1. Unfinished previous work on the location
  2. Lack of room at the site
  3. Counter-productive external circumstances (e.g. weather, sanctions, rare species of frog)
  4. Missing tools and machines
  5. Missing materials or insufficient quality of materials
  6. Insufficient manning
  7. Lack of information (e.g. plans, blueprints or measurements)

Exigo’s BI-dashboards’ design and the Exicute app’s design facilitate Lean methods and the use of the Last Planner System. The app lets you categorise constraints according to the 7 types.

The Constraints-dashboard gives you an overview of the reasons specific activities have not yet been completed.

Constraints dashboard - Exicute Cloud Platform