Tips and Tricks

Asset management: Assessing risk

On a daily basis, facility owners face the daunting task of making sure all the materials, machinery and manpower in their facilities are functioning like they should. It’s a difficult job, and the reality is, things have a way of falling through the cracks. In a series of three posts we’ll discuss three crucial aspects… Read more

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How do you handle asset tracking?

Maybe a better question would be: Are you tracking your assets at all? For the great majority of facility owners and managers, the answer will undoubtedly be yes. To some degree. But tracking an asset means more than just knowing where to find it when you need it. Real asset tracking means being able to… Read more

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More than just a timesheet report: Getting the full story from your data

TruQC’s Summaries function has a tendency to be an underused feature for some of our users. Unfortunately, summaries are often run on user data only after something has gone wrong. This is too bad. After all, faithful users of TruQC tend to pour a lot of data into the software, and that data could be… Read more

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Does TruQC work for smaller companies?

How big does a company need to be for TruQC to be effective? It’s a question we get a lot. Owners want to know if they’re wasting their time and money by adopting quality management software at this stage in their company’s life. Sometimes, they’re worried about not having the staff on hand to handle… Read more

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SSPC Standards: What contractors get wrong in SSPC audits

At a recent IDOT conference, one talk focused on the top ten items that tend to trip up contractors during SSPC QP 1 and SSPC QP 2 audits. It was also announced that the SSPC is planning on stepping up its efforts to conduct more unannounced audits. Seeing as these are things that may be… Read more

Product Updates

Importance of updating to iOS 8

  At TruQC, we stress the importance of updating our product. TruQC updates are crucial for a faster app, smoother report submission, and easier data entry. Apple is no different. With each iOS release comes software enhancements, new features, and compatibility tweaks. Each time Apple launches a new operating system, TruQC and other apps respond… Read more

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On-boarding and training with our quality control app

What are the nuts and bolts of getting started with TruQC? How do I make sure all my users are on the same page? What if something goes wrong? We think these are good questions to be asking. That’s why we’ve laid out some thoughts on the best way to implement quality control software and why training… Read more

Product Updates

Need support? We have 4 options for you…

So here you are: An employee forgot his logins. The Elcometer gauge won’t connect. You can’t email a report after three attempts. Who do you call? At TruQC, customer service is our priority. We have an ongoing support team ready to help customers whenever we can. If you run into TruQC trouble on the job… Read more

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What hardware will I need to run my QC software?

This’ll be a short post. That’s because deciding to sign up for TruQC is the biggest step. After that, collecting the hardware you’ll need to run our app is easy. Our QC software runs on Apple’s iPad. Because it’s a fairly robust, multifunctional platform, we always recommend that our customers purchase the latest model of… Read more

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Is quality control software in next year’s budget?

There are certain upfront costs associated with implementing quality control software within your organization. Not the least of which is hardware. Our software was designed to run on Apple operating systems for a number of reasons. Here and here we explain why we think the Apple and the iPad are perfect to run quality control… Read more