Glossary

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Glossary

ACCEDE Agent

The application for a portable or mobile device that forms the on-site project interface for the ACCEDE system. In other words, this is the software for a handheld device that is used to record, at source, things that need to be completed, rectified, redone or whatever action is required to bring them up to the desired standard for the job. It also enables you to annotate and mark up drawings and take photographs and mark them up. It is a stand-alone system so doesn’t need to be continually linked to the internet or the central system to operate – it only needs internet connection when you are ready to synchronise

ACCEDE Control Centre

The hub of the ACCEDE quality assurance system.  It is the central server where all the data that is collected onsite and needs to be distributed around the relevant and interested parties, is held and disseminated from.  Whenever the portable device is linked to this system it will automatically download all the data captured on the device and update the relevant parts of the project management system.

ACCEDE Dashboard

A system feature that shows the current state of specific phases and jobs within the overall project. Data is presented via a selection of up to six charts. Charts are chosen from a comprehensive list in the chart library.

Checklist

A pre-defined list of items requiring verification, checking or inspection relating to a repetitive job, task or process to ensure completion or adherence to quality assurance.

Cloud computing

The use of a network of servers on the web to store, maintain and process data. This means that you don’t have to hold information, lists, files and other data on your own server or computer.  You use a 3rd party to do this for you and provide you with the results in the form you need.

Highly configurable filters

Limitations that can be applied to data to make sure that you only capture information that you want and is useful to you for project management.  Highly configurable means that they are very flexible so they can be adjusted to meet your specific requirements.  For example, there are three levels of project structure that can be used to identify location and four user-definable categories for types of defect to make it simple to record, analyse and report.

Non-conformance register

A list of items on the project that currently do not meet the requirements in operational, safety, materials standards or fail to comply with significant regulations.

Project configuration

The way the project is set up on ACCEDE to collect data and what categories you use to record and report information and detail.

Punch list / Snag list

A list of events or items that must be followed up and, at some stage, noted as being completed or closed. Typically they are created in the field or on-site and allocated to a responsible party (employee or subcontractor). At a later time the item will be rectified by the responsible party and upon inspection of their work the item will be closed indicating satisfactory completion of follow up task or event.

A typical example of a punch list / snag list is recording incomplete works or defects in construction projects, with field users inspecting the work of employees or subcontractors during the construction phase of the project.  These defects must be addressed and rectified by the responsible party and closed to the satisfaction of the field user prior to project completion and building handover.

Quality assurance system

A system that is used to ensure that specified standards are met in particular aspects and parts of the project. This might be achieved by human inspection or some sort of testing.

SaaS

Software as a Service; the provision of software by a central host who maintains and updates the facility.  This means that all the programs and data referring to it are stored by a 3rd party on your behalf.  This is a common service now and is both secure and efficient in terms of storage, access and retrieval. It means you don’t have to retain the capacity to store all the programs  and information yourself and updates and fixes are performed automatically by the provider so you don’t have to worry about hardware and software technical issues.

Super user

An initial user of the ACCEDE system who is taught how to use it in order to coach others in its operation and features. This involves your ACCEDE representative coming out and spending a day with the user to familiarise them with the features and operating system for the ACCEDE tool and providing them with materials to enable them to pass the learning on to other potential users.

Synchronisation

The process of coordinating and updating info between two computers or devices so they both have the same data. This is particularly useful in ensuring that everyone on the project has the most up-to-date information quickly and is working from the same place.  ACCEDE provides this service every time you link into the Control Centre.

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