Overview of Collect
Copyright © 2019 EarthSoft, Inc • Modified: 04 Mar 2019
Collect is an EQuIS integrated solution that is comprised of two components: (1) EQuIS Collect Mobile, which is used to collect data electronically in the field on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices; and (2) EQuIS Collect Enterprise, which uses Enterprise dashboards to manage users and forms, create and publish forms, monitor and review field data collection progress, and generate reports. The two Collect components communicate directly and facilitate direct integration of data into the EQuIS workflow. Custom user forms can be created, published, and made immediately available to selected user groups in the field on the Collect Mobile app. Collect Enterprise dashboards provide tools to manage and track the status of any field activity in real time.
Collect introduces the concept of Templates and Data Forms (forms). A template is a collection of pre-defined form templates that contains rules and logic. A template is like an Excel workbook where you can have several form templates (sheets) within. For example, a Groundwater template can have the following form templates: Water Level, Groundwater Sampling, COC, and Well Inspection. Data mapping is also performed in the template if the data is going into an EQuIS database. A template can map data to any EQuIS format. Only one EQuIS format can be used with a template. A data form is a populated form created from a template. The data forms must adhere to all rules and logic set in the template.
•Login to EQuIS Enterprise using a web browser and EQuIS credentials.
•Create and manage user groups.
•Create and manage Collect dashboards.
•Design and test new forms as needed.
•Publish standard and/or custom form templates to be available on Collect Mobile app.
•Check the status and content of the form.
•Review data analytics.
•Download EQuIS Collect Mobile from the appropriate app store (Apple, Google or Microsoft).
•Login to Collect using EQuIS credentials.
•Access forms assigned to your specific user group(s).
•Test assigned forms or create forms from templates.
•Select existing form from the list.
•Collect data on the selected form.
•Push data from saved form to EQuIS Enterprise.
•View status on Collect Mobile (received, accepted, rejected, completed).
•Repeat the data collection steps above as necessary.