Features of Rapids Inspection 2007: Rapid Inspection Support Center - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Rapid Inspection Support Center
Features of Rapid Inspection 2007

Rapid Inspection was first introduced in 1999 as a Microsoft™ Windows database solution to assist inspectors in the preventative health industry to capture, organize, and report establishment violations. Rapid Inspection, then known as Rapid Report, has since progressed into a sophisticated portable database application.

In this version, data entry flexibility is the key to optimize both your time and your reports.  Previous versions of Rapid Inspection were designed with rigid data flow and the establishment the centralized key to creating an inspection report. The user was required to choose the establishment before adding violations or any other inspection data. This linear data flow worked, but restricted the user and was unforgivable to data entry errors.  Rapid Inspection 2007, however, is a “task” driven application. Instead of focusing on the establishment to create a report, the user first chooses the task to be performed. The result is a more intuitive data flow, data entry flexibility, and reduced human errors.


Tree View controls Rapid Inspection utilizes the familiar tree view control extensively for system navigation and data organization.
Tablet PC Ready This version utilizes the latest pen input technology built into Windows Tablet and Vista operating systems. On-screen “inking” captures digital signatures on reports.
Automated Database Conversion Rapid Inspection 2007 includes new tools to convert the entire database to Microsoft Excel and Lotus formats.
User Profiling Users can now select individual establishments from a system master table. These personalized establishment listings streamline the database and provide more accurate reports for “due” inspections.
Automated PDF creation Rapid Inspection 2007 includes a fully integrated PDF creation tool for all inspection reports. The PDF reports are tagged with database identifiers and stored automatically in a user defined location.
Data Entry Defaults The license and non-license directories screen is redesigned and provides default values for defined fields when adding an establishment record. This will reduce repetitive data entry and help reduce data errors.
Configuration Wizard The installation of Rapid Inspection 2007 now includes a step-by-step configuration wizard which guides new and previous users though initial setup of the application.


Workflow enhancements

Real-time Spell Checking Rapid Inspection 2007 includes real-time on-the-fly “word processor” type spell checking for violation and general comment fields. Users will no longer be prompted before the printout as in previous versions.
Redesigned Report Modification Process The mechanism used to modify a report has been completely re-programmed. Users are now prompted with a choice to create a new report or modify an existing report each time an inspection task is chosen.
Integrated Data Sheets Data sheets for data elements such as temperatures, sanitizers, and pool chemistry have been redesigned and are now integrated into a single printout. No additional separate pages are generated.
Pool Chemistry Screen Enhancement New fields have been added into the pool inspection module for documenting “high-risk”safety and security checks at and around recreational water facilities.
Interactive Data Grids Intrusive “browse” grids have been removed from Rapid Inspection 2007.  Data grids are designed as compact, in-screen, fully interactive data tools with column header sorting and visual persistence row highlighting.
Restructured Violation Bookmarks Finding your violation bookmarks is much easier and faster. Bookmarked violations in Rapid Inspection are organized by violation category and sorted by bookmark description into a tree view control.
Virtual Data Entry All inspection report data is now stored in “virtual” tables during the report generation process. This forgivable data entry system allows the user to practice or test the system without affecting “stored” data in the Rapid Inspection database.
Vector Based Graphics Photos and images are stored and printed using Vector Based Graphics. This allows images to be resized on screens and reports with no distortion.
Multi-Page Report Previews All reports now have multi-page canvas display in the print preview. Text zoom features are also available.


System Requirements

  • Windows™ 2000, XP Home, XP Professional, XP Tablet, 32 and 64 bit Vista (all versions)
  • 1.4 GHz single core, dual core, or higher processor (Intel or AMD chipset)
  • 512 megs RAM
  • 5 gigabytes of free hard drive space (depending on database size)
  • Internet connectivity (for specific functions)
  • Screen/monitor capable of 1024 x 768 resolution


Updated Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 09:37AM