Reflecting on 2020
The last few months haven’t turned out how we expected them to, but we at InVentry have been determined to rise to the occasion. That’s why we’ve introduced plenty of new features to make working amidst the pandemic as easy as possible. We thought it might be helpful to round up our new products in one place, and explain the benefits they offer to today’s schools and workplaces
Remote Demo Bookings
In April, we started to offer the option to book remote demoes of our visitor management system. This allows our customers to get a first-hand look at the InVentry console—and its different features—with the help of a friendly, knowledgeable professional. One of our InVentry specialists will take you through each feature, one after the other, and answer any questions you might have about the product.
Our remote demonstrations are the perfect way to get to grips with our products in a safe, familiar environment. Our visitor management system is also an excellent way of ensuring a safe workplace thanks to the other new features we’ve pair them with.
In May we introduced Access Invitations, which work alongside our existing Paxton integration. These allow you to exercise close control over who can access your property. Visitors can be restricted to a single entrance door (or parking barrier) ensuring you’re not exposing yourself—or your employees—to unnecessary risk.
Pre-booked visitors will also receive an Access Invitation with an embedded secure link. These invitations can include time restrictions, whether your visitors are on-site for hours or days. More generally, they save your reception staff time, since they’re not going out of their way to let people in anymore.
More recently, we’ve made some tweaks to our invitations so they’re a little more user-friendly. You can add Google Maps integration if you need to provide directions, and personal details for the host (like a photo and contact details). You can also enclose organisational documents (like health policies) and send appointment reminders before someone arrives on-site.
Remote Worker Sign In
Remote working is one of the most dramatic shifts in our working practices. That’s why, later in May, we brought forward the launch of our remote worker sign-in feature. It allows employees to sign into InVentry while working from home; the app then shows where people are working. It’s the perfect choice for any businesses who’ve adopted a hybrid approach to working, especially since many workers continue to work from home long-term.
In June we introduced Health Declarations, a simple but effective way to ensure a healthy workforce. Each day, your staff and pre-booked visitors will receive a message asking them to confirm they are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms. Employees who fail to declare they’re feeling well can be prevented from accessing the premises.
If a declaration gets declined, that response gets sent to your Internal Health Contact, which in turn facilitates Test and Trace. This ensures that you’re able to control the spread of COVID-19 as effectively as possible.
Host Ready Notifications
Later in June, we introduced Host Ready Notifications, which lets you manage visitor numbers in reception. Visitors receive an email before they arrive, letting them know what they need to do when they arrive. They will also be told when they can enter the building by the host. These notifications allow you to exercise close control over visitor numbers, and ensure people aren’t brought into too close a proximity to one another in reception.
In a similar vein, we introduced Capacity Management in June as well. As the name suggests, this feature lets you closely monitor on-site footfall and avoid overcrowding in the process.
Capacity Management lets you set total capacity levels for a building. You’ll receive a variety of email notifications, depending on whether capacity levels have been met, breached or returned to acceptable levels. These allow you to preserve a safe workplace—or take steps to make it safe once more.
We hope this roundup has shown that when it comes to creating a safe, productive workplace, InVentry has your back. With life with the coronavirus ready to continue, we’re confident you’ll have everything you need to weather its worst effects on your business.
If you have any questions—or you’re interested in integrating new InVentry features into your business—you can contact us by calling 0113 322 9253 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Existing customers can reach us via our Support Portal or Live Chat features. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.