Quickly import data into iScout with a spreadsheet called a "dataload". Load employee profiles, training, assets, inspections, and more.
It can be tedious to add dozens (or thousands) of employee profiles, assets, or trainings to a website one-at-a-time. iScout provides a "dataload" process where data can be bulk-loaded using properly formatted spreadsheets.
For example, a dataload for creating new employee profiles would be a spreadsheet with columns like FirstName, LastName, EmployeeNumber, JobTitle, etc. This spreadsheet is then uploaded to iScout and the system will verify that it is in the correct format and give you a preview of what changes will be made.
The following types of data can be bulk-loaded with a spreadsheet:
Within the control panel of your iScout site, there is an in-depth documentation page explaining exactly how to format your dataload spreadsheet. This document includes column names, column descriptions, examples, and sample spreadsheets that you can download and use as a template.
In some cases you might be pulling data from another system and would prefer not to convert it to the iScout format each time. For an additional cost, the iScout development team can create an "adapter" which will automatically convert your existing spreadsheet into a format that will be accepted by iScout.
Dataload files can be loaded through the web application, but they can also be uploaded via the free iScout API. This gives your IT group a free option for automating the process of loading employee profiles, assets, training information, etc.
If the API is not an option, the iScout development team can also setup a secure FTP dropbox (for an additional cost). The iScout system will automatically load data files from that dropbox as dataloads. You can also setup email notifications for failed and/or successful data loads.
Check out the Control Panel Overview or learn about specific features:
Search and manage employees and view team member profiles including open tasks, training, recent reports, and more
Create your own roles and define choose from over 100 permissions for each role type
Schedule daily/weekly/monthly email reports to be sent to you and your team including recent reports, pending follow-ups, training status, inspection status, and more
Load large amounts of data through spreadsheets including employee profiles, training history, assets, inspection history, and more
The free iScout API offers your IT group programmatic access to iScout data
Change iScout's default wording to match your preferences. For example, you may prefer 'Project' instead of 'Field Office'
See which employees have an upcoming hire date anniversary
Setup custom fields, default timezones, default message settings, and configure the welcome email
Give other companies limited access to view your employees and/or asset inspection status
Create and update lists of information used in forms - such as well-sites, rigs, projects, etc
Setup automatic evaluation schedules for new-hire employees
Research changes to your data throughout the iScout application including change agent, date, and what was changed
Build forms for your team to fill out including photos, signatures, and more
Setup your training requirements and let the system assign tasks and track status
Send out acknowledgment tasks for your team members to sign off on
Schedule and assign asset inspections to your team