Who's Using Krinkle: Krinkle Fire Door: Northern Door & Hardware: A Door Hardware Company Helping Clients with Flexible Reporting

This is the story of how Northern Door & Hardware came to choose the Krinkle Fire Door® mobile app and reporting system to run their growing fire door and damper inspection and repair business.

Northern Door & Hardware is a commercial door hardware distributor that has been serving the Duluth, MN area for almost 40 years. Quality field services are a key component in Northern Door & Hardware’s business, which traditionally include hardware replacements, minor adjustments, door installations and more. Chris Benson is a forward-thinking Project Manager at Northern Door & Hardware, who is constantly looking for productive ways to help Northern Door & Hardware’s clients and increase the services they can provide them.

In 2020, Chris saw an opportunity for Northern Door & Hardware to break into the fire door inspection and repair industry. Multiple Project Managers at Northern Door & Hardware were certified NFPA fire door inspectors and repair technicians and they had multiple clients looking for these services. Chris knew that winning this business quickly was crucial, but he refused to compromise quality for the sake of time. While Northern Door & Hardware was new in this space, Chris realized that implementing a comprehensive fire door inspection and repair program would require consistent workflow in the field, automated professional reporting and a system with enough flexibility to adapt along the way. Together, these factors led Chris to begin talking to industry contacts and searching online for potential software solutions that would help drive this new business.

Chris began researching and testing mobile software solutions but was having trouble finding a system that was intuitive enough to be implemented quickly, thorough enough to satisfy even their most data-hungry clients and flexible enough to make any needed changes along the way. Additionally, Chris realized that the expectations of his clients about the deliverables (reports) they would receive varied greatly. Chris touches on this when he states, “From start to end, you have a ton of options. You have so much data and there’s so much to play with and so much of it that [clients] want to see. Some [clients] want to see everything we recorded and some [clients] just want to see if they passed or failed the inspection.” These varied client needs made it clear to Chris that what he needed was going to be a system that could quickly and cost-effectively change and improve. What Chris needed, was Krinkle Fire Door®.

Krinkle Fire Door® is an innovative software application that guides fire door and damper technicians to easily adhere to NFPA standards, speed up work and automate the inspect-Repair-Report cycle for fire door and damper inspections. The system tracks customers, buildings, fire doors (single and double), fire door frames and fire dampers, as well as all associated inspections. Krinkle Fire Door® goes even further (if needed) and tracks the repair process associated with deficiencies found in the inspections. Repair tracking includes parts and labor costs as well as “proof-of-work”. The mobile app comes with all the reports needed to thoroughly prove NFPA compliance. The professional reports provided clearly demonstrate the inspection data for every fire door and damper inspected as well as the repair data if the repair tracker is used. Reports automatically match the deficiencies recorded to their specific NFPA codes and lay them out for clients in an organized and easy-to-read manner. Together, these features effectively addressed all the professional requirements of Northern Door & Hardware, leading them to deploy and adopt Krinkle Fire Door®.

When asked about the process of implementing Krinkle Fire Door® Chris stated, “The process was smooth and quick, which was something we needed, because we had customers who wanted us to handle their inspections. We reached out to Krinkle, signed a deal and asked to get set up as soon as possible. Krinkle proceeded to train us and we were up and running quickly.”

Soon after implementing the new system, Chris began to see many more advantages of having software like Krinkle Fire Door® drive his business. Chris touches on this when saying, “The way the fire door app is set up is very repetitive, which is definitely a good thing. When you have a lot of inspections and you start to get rolling, it’s very easy to use. If we go into a building and there are 500 doors to inspect, and we aren’t using an intuitive, easy-flowing app, then that could burden our inspectors and waste our time and energy.”

Not only was Chris satisfied with how quick and easy it was to collect comprehensive data, but he was also impressed with Krinkle’s client-facing reports. Chris recalls this when he states, “The way you can utilize all the data that Krinkle tracks is very helpful not only for us but our clients as well. Other platforms have set reports and you can’t change anything. With Krinkle we really like how if we need a slight adjustment [to our reports] we can do that ourselves. We don’t have to develop something new.”

In the last year, Krinkle and Northern Door & Hardware have continued to develop their partnership and make improvements to the mobile app and reporting system. “Krinkle has allowed us to expand into a new sector that Northern Door & Hardware hasn’t been in before, involving fire door inspections. Using the app we’ve been able to dive into that world and help customers in a different way than before”, stated Chris. When asked to advise other businesses facing these challenges while attempting to implement similar programs, Chris offered the following: “My advice would be to do your due diligence and research the different stages of the app. There’s the data entry stage, and how easy and intuitive that is for your users. There’s a stage after where you have your data entered, but where does it go from there? Is it cloud-based? Is this secure? Am I stuck on one LAN computer?” With Krinkle Fire Door®, all these issues are handled, as professional software should.

Chris continues, “Then there’s the final stage of distributing the end result to your customer”. This is accomplished with the multiple styles of reports that come included with the system. Ultimately, the solution you should choose has to meet all these requirements. Krinkle Fire Door® meets and exceeds all these industry needs.

Mobile Epiphany, and its Krinkle brand of mobile apps, enable businesses to create and/or adapt existing mobile solutions rapidly and cost-effectively. Contact us today to see how Mobile Epiphany can help solve your business challenges.

Double Your Fire Door Inspection & Repair Efficiency with Our Latest Double Door Update

Krinkle’s newest fire door update includes the ability to download and run reports online via any web browser. This web reporting feature rolls out on March 8th, 2021, at which time we will be transitioning all pc based reporting to this new web reporting system. Expect to hear from us later next week as we will be reaching out to Krinkle Fire Door® users and sending them their new web reporting login credentials. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

At Krinkle Apps, we are constantly working to create and update our intuitive and comprehensive mobile software to unlock the full potential of our clients’ business processes. Over the years of working with subject matter experts in the fire & life safety industry, we’ve come to understand the subtle nuances of our clients’ processes and how our software could service their needs better. As part of this continuous effort to improve our product offerings, we are excited to announce a variety of quality of life and ease of use improvements to our enterprise-class fire door (and damper) inspection and repair software, Krinkle Fire Door®. While Krinkle Fire Door® previously guided users through inspecting and repairing dampers, single doors and frames, Krinkle’s newest update includes guided processes and smart forms specifically built for guiding users through their double door and frame inspections and repairs.

The following features are included in the newest Krinkle Fire Door® update:

  • Each door within a double door has its own unique identifiers within the system, making it easier for inspectors to identify and specify which leaf within a double door has the deficiencies
  • The system now focuses the inspector on those aspects of the doors that can only be referenced as common to both leaves (like the gap between them)
  • The system now focuses the inspector on those aspects of the frame that relate to the individual leaves (like the doorstop attached to the frame for one specific leaf but not the other)
  • The system now focuses the inspector on aspects of the frame that are common to the entire frame

Along with the updates to the mobile app itself, Krinkle Fire Door®’s reports have also been updated to include this new level of precise detail in its double door reporting. This creates a clearer and more comprehensive view of work done on-site, as well as parts and repairs required, which your client will greatly appreciate. Finally, Krinkle’s newest fire door update also includes the ability to download and run reports online via any web browser. You can even run reports from your smartphone!

If you have any questions about Krinkle Fire Door®’s latest web reporting feature or are interested in learning more about our fire door inspection and repair software, check out the video below and click here to learn more.

Who's Using Krinkle?: Krinkle Fire Door: Victory Fire Door: An Industry Pioneer of Mobile Technology

Victory Fire Door is a fire door inspection and repair company serving hospitals, universities, government facilities and more around the Atlanta area and the American South. The founder of the company, Vickie Evans, is a dedicated leader who wears many hats within the organization, including being responsible for fire door inspections and repairs as well as managing the business as a whole. Vickie had tried other fire door inspection software she had found online, but they simply did not meet her standards for thoroughness in NFPA compliance, comprehensiveness in reporting and ease of use.

In 2019, Victory Fire Door was looking for solutions to better serve their clients in the Fire & Life Safety industry. The business was growing rapidly and increased efficiencies were greatly needed. As the owner, Vickie’s main priority has always been the safety of first responders and the occupants of the buildings she inspects for NFPA compliance. To be successful here, Vickie had goals for Victory Fire Door to improve the thoroughness of collecting data on fire door and damper inspections and repairs and to increase her clients’ visibility of this data through professional and easy-to-read reports. Vickie had experience using pen and paper as well as other mobile applications in the market to record and report on Victory Fire Door's fire door inspections and repairs in the past. However, she had seen first-hand the shortcomings of these "solutions". Vickie recalls,

“One of the first inspections we did with the software I tried, we did on pen and paper anyway. It made no sense. I had 3 people inspecting, but only one person could be using our current software at a time, in the same building. So we did about 200 doors, and it was a nightmare.”

Vickie goes on to describe the additional steps in her previous fire door/damper repair process. This process had previously required her to manually create spreadsheets for her technicians, who would then need to record their repair efforts by hand. While Victory Fire Door had previously supplied their clients with good reporting details about these repair efforts, Vickie wanted true proof of work in her reporting that would be highly visible and ironclad. Vickie’s industry expertise and her dedication to constantly improve the quality of service provided to her clients and community led her to keep looking for new technology to pioneer in the form of mobile software with comprehensive reporting. She eventually found it in Krinkle Fire Door®.


Vickie began researching and testing a wide variety of mobile software solutions but was having trouble finding a system that would not only thoroughly address the needs of her business and her clients’ businesses but also her internal tracking needs. Every application she found only addressed inspections and even those were not comprehensive from an NFPA perspective. Additionally, none of them managed the downstream business requirements after inspection, such as automatic repair estimates, parts preparation for the upcoming repairs, tracking proof of repairs and other unique capabilities her growing business could leverage. While conducting this research, Vickie noted, “The software for fire door inspections and repairs is very unique. And so is the process of inspecting and repairing dampers. Our business manages both and we needed software that could manage the unique aspects of both. Because we do repairs on both doors and dampers, I needed a system that would integrate my repairs into the inspection system and automatically update as we went.” Some of the solutions Vickie researched handled door inspections but not repairs. Some solutions allowed users to capture data on doors, but not dampers. Other systems could automate reporting, but none of the reports provided were thorough enough or organized enough, to meet the high-quality standards Vickie sets for herself and Victory Fire Door. Vickie states,

“Other software we looked into had inflexible reporting features that didn’t give you access to the backend system. Meaning we had to go through our software provider to generate reports which could take a week to ten days. Customers just didn’t like that. We needed a system with lots of professional reports that covered all aspects of the process, and we needed them right out-of-the-box.”

What Vickie was also looking for was speed without compromising detail. She needed a system that allowed her to capture high-quality data without slowing down her inspectors and repair people. Vickie needed a system that could automate reporting, but in a professional manner that would clearly and thoroughly layout the work completed, and ensure her clients were compliant and protected in the case of a government audit. Finally, she needed all of this to be done in a manner that was as cost-effective and easy to adopt and deploy as possible. What Vickie needed, was Krinkle Fire Door®.


Krinkle Fire Door® is an innovative software application that guides fire door and damper technicians to easily adhere to NFPA standards, speed up work, and automate fire door and damper inspection/repair reporting. The system tracks customers, buildings, fire doors (single and double), fire door frames, and fire dampers, as well as all associated inspections. An additional module even tracks the repair process associated with deficiencies found in the inspections, including parts and labor costing. The mobile app comes with all the reports needed to thoroughly prove NFPA compliance. The professional reports layout the inspection data for every asset inspected as well as the repair data if the repair module is used. Reports even automatically match the deficiencies recorded to their specific NFPA codes and lay them out for clients in an organized and easy-to-read manner. Together, these features effectively addressed Vickie’s software needs, leading Victory Fire Door to deploy and adopt Krinkle Fire Door®.

Vickie states, “Adjusting our process to Krinkle wasn’t difficult at all… It was simple to learn and welcomed by my workers… The trainer was very patient and answered all of my questions.” Shortly after receiving training and deploying the mobile app, Vickie soon began seeing results.

From a day-to-day standpoint [Krinkle] probably saved us about 20 hours of paperwork per ~200 doors inspected. And that was just the tip of the iceberg as far as efficiency and thoroughness were concerned. Now everything falls under the Krinkle umbrella… Basically, it took about 4-5 steps we previously had to do and automated them for us. It’s saved us time and reduced human error.”

Not only did Krinkle Fire Door® help Vickie improve the quality of data her users were collecting, but it also made the data more visible to her clients. “[Krinkle Fire Door®] has really improved our ability to share with the customer the repairs that we’ve made and what is still non-compliant on their doors (if anything). Krinkle addressed the repair needs that I had; it allowed me to show my repairs and the work we had done in color-coded, easy-to-read reports that the customer could understand.”

Over the last year, Krinkle and Victory Fire Door have continued to advance their partnership and improve the mobile app and reporting system. When asked for her experience working with Krinkle’s other departments, Vickie had the following to say: “In regards to support after the fact, I just recently submitted a support ticket…and [customer support] addressed and fixed the issue within the day. Customer support has been very responsive to the needs that I have, which is awesome because most of the time customers aren’t willing to wait a couple of days for the turnaround. They want it done instantaneously. All of the departments I have worked with within Mobile Epiphany have been very gracious and helpful.”

Mobile Epiphany, and its Krinkle brand of mobile apps, enable businesses to create and/or adapt existing mobile solutions rapidly and cost-effectively. Contact us today to see how Mobile Epiphany can help solve your business challenges.

When the Going Gets Tough, Krinkle Gets Going: 2020 A Year in Review

At Mobile Epiphany/Krinkle Apps, we understand that 2020 has been a difficult year for many. Despite these difficult circumstances, we have been working hard to support our clients and communities to navigate through this challenging time. Even during a pandemic, natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires still impact our communities significantly. Buildings (especially hospitals) still need to be compliant with NFPA fire codes for occupants’ safety and oil & gas service companies still need to check for leaks and be OOOOa compliant for personal and environmental concerns. Ultimately, all these essential processes and operations need to be completed to the highest quality standard possible and life and work have to continue moving forward. This last year, Mobile Epiphany has been working hard to help people keep this crucial work going by creating and updating our intuitive, enterprise-class software.

While the pandemic has been a disaster of its own, this doesn’t mean that other natural disasters stop. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most active and costly hurricane seasons on record. This hurricane season featured 13 hurricanes, of which six developed into major hurricanes, with Hurricane Iota attaining a Category 5 strength. The damage and fallout of these disasters have been significant and costly, but Mobile Epiphany has been working tirelessly to push the debris removal process and post-disaster recovery forward. Krinkle’s hurricane ADMS, Krinkle Debris Tracker®, has been used in numerous post-disaster debris removal efforts this year to allow debris monitoring companies and jurisdictions to quickly and easily audit and reconcile payment.

In addition to the impact of COVID-19 and this hurricane season, natural disasters like wildfires have also taken a significant toll on peoples’ lives this year. Even though most major wildfires have dissipated by now, post-wildfire cleanup is crucial to get peoples’ lives back on track. For a process like wildfire debris management, extensive subject matter expertise is required in order to understand the subtle nuances of the multitude of different processes and build comprehensive software. This is what led the team at Krinkle to spend the last several years working with debris monitoring companies, foresters, arborists, state governments and other subject matter experts to create and continuously improve the world’s only Wildfire Automated Debris Management System: Krinkle Wildfire ADMS®.

Krinkle Wildfire ADMS® helps debris monitoring companies, haulers and jurisdictions guide their users through FEMA-approved processes, control their mission data and quickly reconcile following a wildfire. Krinkle Wildfire ADMS® guides monitors and arborists through inspecting, marking, barcoding (if required), and cutting fire-damaged hazardous trees as well as verifying that the trees (species by species) meet fire damaged hazardous trees. It also guides users through the entire debris hauling and eligibility determination process. The mobile app and reporting tool go far beyond the capabilities of a traditional Hurricane ADMS (i.e. Krinkle Debris Tracker®) by guiding its users throughout a wildfire’s unique aspects including material recycling, soil decontamination (scrape and re-scrape), fire-damaged hazardous tree removal, and much more. Finally, reporting can be performed at the “touch-of-a-button”.

While the pandemic has been a major detriment to public health, fugitive emissions are an ever-present danger to the health of our environment and ourselves that need to be addressed. This is why Krinkle LDAR Tracker Pro® has been working hard with our customers to ensure that OOOOa regulations are still being maintained for environmental and public safety. This year, Krinkle LDAR Tracker Pro® has been expanding its footprint in the Permian Basin and beyond, supporting our existing clients and keeping OOOOa compliance on track. Krinkle LDAR Tracker Pro® enables seamless and automated OOOOa compliant work order sharing (we call it “Shared Work Orders”) between LDAR program managers, Infrared (OGI) camera inspectors (and verifiers), and repair techs. Even client executives who must decide how to handle leaks on “Delay of Repair” status are supported. This ensures that every required step of the OOOOa regulation (and even your state regulations) becomes a simple, guided process for your users. The end result is a consistent workflow in the field for all your users, assured compliance, and a system that drives the process through to its full completion.

Krinkle LDAR Tracker Pro® has been with us from our earliest days of setting up a Leak Detection And Repair (LDAR) program to our first year of reporting fugitive emissions and leak data to federal agencies for multiple clients and we could not be more pleased. Our users and administrators received thorough training in how to manage Krinkle LDAR Tracker Pro services, billing has been efficient and predictable, and the customer support team has remained exceptionally quick and responsive. Krinkle LDAR Tracker Pro® and the Mobile Epiphany team have helped us support our talented employees and increased our ability to provide the outstanding service that our clients expect.”

– Cianna Logie, Sport Environmental.

“Partnering with Krinkle this past year, we were able to effectively transition from a traditional relationship of hiring an outside LDAR contractor to bring it in-house utilizing automated recordkeeping and reporting. Most importantly, we have reduced our overall operating cost while improving environmental compliance.”

– Kaleb Foster, Maverick Natural Resources.

Hospitals are the battleground for the fight against COVID. As doctors and nurses have been working tirelessly to combat the pandemic, Krinkle Fire Door has been working relentlessly with fire door safety companies to ensure these hospitals are meeting Fire & Life Safety standards. Additionally, our mobile solutions and digital reporting help our customers to be more efficient and contactless when communicating with their clients. Krinkle Fire Door® has been working with subject matter experts in the fire door service industry for years to create its comprehensive (inspections, estimates to repair, repairs performed, etc.) mobile application. The mobile app guides inspectors to easily adhere to NFPA standards, speed up work and automate fire door reporting. Krinkle Fire Door® has taken the mobile app beyond traditional fire door inspection software, to a complete mobile and back-office solution that drives business.

“I have tried several different inspection platforms during my time in business. Each of these platforms had upsides but none encompassed all the features I had been looking for in an inspection and repair software… I am very happy with the Krinkle app and the entire Krinkle support team. Most importantly the software is reliable, the Krinkle team is very supportive, the cost is affordable and my clients are happy with the reports they receive.”

- Vickie Evans, Victory Fire Door.

The pandemic and its impact on the workforce have brought workflow efficiency and process digitization to the forefront of peoples’ minds. This is something that our customers in heavy machinery have been actively aware of and investing in even before the pandemic. After being field-proven in over ten dealerships worldwide, Krinkle Rebuild Tracker is continuously being updated with new features and forms to improve the rebuild process. Krinkle Rebuild Tracker® is a robust mobile application and management-reporting tool for heavy equipment component rebuild centers that track every stage of the component rebuild process with ease. To further improve the solution and enhance the data sophistication of engine inspections and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) tracking, we have worked with our customers to incorporate essential engine inspection forms into the software. This enables more thorough tracking of performance efficiency, Quality Assurance (QA), and overall improved data quality through the integration of various rebuild operations.

Looking into the new year, even though there is still uncertainty in front of us, Mobile Epiphany and its Krinkle brand are still focusing on working with seasoned industry subject matter experts to provide solutions that address the essential operational processes that need to move forward regardless of unforeseen circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic. This is what led Krinkle to develop the most comprehensive Oil & Gas environmental suite of apps on the market: Krinkle Environmental®.

The mobile app and its modules guide users through oil & gas environmental projects like phase I environmental site assessments (ESA PI), soil sampling with depth samples, spill management with surface soil sampling, reclamation and more! Although these modules are ready to go, out-of-the-box, companies can further customize the software suite to meet their specific needs. Krinkle understands that different Oil & Gas environmental service companies might not handle all of these processes and projects. This is why Krinkle Environmental® is designed and priced to allow businesses to choose which modules and processes are most relevant to their current work and the other modules are at the ready for when new business arrives. Krinkle Environmental® and all its modules were built with the idea of keeping end-users efficient with their time, thorough in their data collection, and guided step-by-step through their work. This ensures accuracy, completeness, and speed while collecting environmental data and makes reporting an easy, “touch-of-a-button”, task. If you are interested in differentiating yourself in the Oil & Gas industry, improving compliance across the organizations you serve, and doing so with significantly less effort and cost, click HERE to learn more.

Despite the uncertainty that lies ahead of us, the challenges that we have faced over the last year have helped us improve our products and relationships with clients. Moving forward we want to continue supporting our clients, regardless of circumstances out of our control. After a successful year of developing new mobile software suites and Krinkle apps and updating existing software, Krinkle has big plans for 2021. Over the next year, Mobile Epiphany/Krinkle plans to expand upon the modules offered in Krinkle Environmental in order to handle processes like weed management, land consultation, and more. Going forward, Krinkle plans to continue improving the business processes and relationships we made in 2020, while simultaneously continuing to launch new products to solve business challenges for other industries. Stay up-to-date with our newest updates and activities HERE.

We’re Just Getting Started: Our Year in Review

Mobile Epiphany is an established enterprise-class mobile software company in its 11th year of business. Its mobile platform technology is used to rapidly create cost-effective mobile apps to solve any business process challenges across any industry, regardless of complexity. Initially, Mobile Epiphany succeeded in creating many custom mobile applications for specific business challenges on a project-by-project basis. While Mobile Epiphany still takes on custom projects regularly, these new, standardized apps fall under our brand “Krinkle”, which we have been expanding upon ever since. This last year, we’ve been particularly busy adding new and innovative capabilities to the next generation of our existing apps while also adding new apps to our suite of “purpose-specific” Krinkle solutions.

For the oil and gas industry, Krinkle launched two new mobile software solutions this last year. Krinkle began servicing the oil and gas industry four years ago with the launch of its premier LDAR tracking software, Krinkle LDAR Tracker®. Over these last four years, we’ve gained a great deal of expertise in the LDAR process and we further innovated new ways where Krinkle LDAR Tracker® could improve. One of the biggest challenges our clients faced was coordinating the communication between multiple different subcontractors (such as inspectors, repairmen, verifiers, etc.) working on the same well sites, compressor stations, etc. This insight led us to develop Krinkle LDAR Tracker Pro®, an advanced version of our original LDAR compliance software. The Pro version adds a series of new and innovative features including its premier feature - seamless work order sharing.

The “Shared Work Order” system automatically pushes the initial work order forward to all the subsequent users who need it (the initial inspector, then repair people, then verifiers, etc.), simply by detecting when the previous step is complete. This eliminates the need for the project managers to engage in endless phone calls, coordination meetings, excel files, and forgotten or lost next steps. Krinkle LDAR Tracker Pro® showcased this innovative new feature at the 2019 Oil and Gas Environmental Conference (OGENV 2019). Krinkle's Sr. Business Analyst, Dr. Glenn Kletzky, gave a presentation at the event alongside Vertex Resource Services’ VP of US Operations, Mr. Dhugal Hanton. The presentation focused on how deploying Krinkle LDAR Tracker Pro® resulted in Vertex gaining a higher level of compliance and situational awareness which has enabled them to better serve their clients.

Mobile Epiphany’s software has been used to inspect close to 1,000,000 fire doors for the fire and life safety industry over the last four years. Mobile Epiphany has been working with subject matter experts in the fire door service industry for years to create its comprehensive (inspections, estimates to repair, repairs performed, etc.) application. In 2019, we officially launched the standardized version of our fire door inspection software, Krinkle Fire Door®. The mobile app guides inspectors to even more easily adhere to NFPA standards, speeds up work, and automates fire door reporting. Krinkle has taken the mobile app beyond traditional fire door inspection software, to a complete mobile and back-office solution that drives your business.

Over the last 3 years, Krinkle Debris Tracker® has reconciled disaster data required by FEMA in multiple states and counties. From natural disasters including hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey, as well as the Northern and Southern California wildfires, Krinkle Debris Tracker®’s performance, was unrivaled. In 2019, Krinkle Debris Tracker® impressed attendees at the 33rd annual Governor's Hurricane Conference in Florida with its 4th year of updates and increased capabilities. Emergency management professionals and those involved in preparedness, planning, response, and recovery at all levels of the government, industry, and private interest gathered to exchange ideas and see the latest and greatest advancements in emergency response. Krinkle presented our powerful disaster management software solutions - Krinkle Debris Tracker® and Krinkle Damage Tracker® - both showcased during live demonstrations, presented by Dr. Glenn Kletzky. The two solutions attracted the interest of more than 50 organizations.

Krinkle Rebuild Tracker® is a proven solution for heavy equipment dealers looking to track their major components during the rebuild process. The mobile app has been successfully deployed internationally, from the United States to Africa, the Middle East, and beyond. This established success led Krinkle to attend the Western Region Meeting for CAT dealers and their IT people (WRIT 2019 in Las Vegas). The mobile app had already proven itself in component rebuild centers internationally as it has been in use at the Cashman and Mantrac Caterpillar rebuild centers for the last two years. This was highlighted in a presentation given by Dr. Glenn Kletzky. His presentation also focused on how what Krinkle Rebuild Tracker® did for CAT’s dealers could be done for any heavy equipment manufacturer, regardless of the brand, facility size, or language spoken by its users.

Krinkle Rebuild Tracker® was also fully integrated with Modern® this last year. Modern® is a sales department and customer communications text messaging system popular among many of the CAT Dealers that Krinkle works with. Krinkle Rebuild Tracker®’s integration effort with Modern® highlights Krinkle’s commitment to heavy equipment dealers, software vendors, and the ecosystem as a whole. In 2020, we plan on launching a new hose manufacturing tracking mobile application that has been successfully deployed in multiple locations across Mantrac’s dealerships.

After a successful year of developing new Krinkle apps, updating existing software, speaking at trade shows, and integrating with other software, Krinkle has big plans for 2020. Going forward, Krinkle plans to continue improving the business processes and relationships we made in 2019, while simultaneously launching new products to solve business challenges for other industries. Stay up-to-date with our newest updates and activities here.

Krinkle Fire Door®: Not Your Grandfather’s Fire Door Inspection App.

Fire door inspection apps are a dime a dozen and most of them are woefully incomplete. Oftentimes, fire door inspections are just an afterthought in some limited “Fire & Life Safety” app and these apps rarely reflect the true nature of the NFPA codes. Their line of simple “yes/no” questioning is incapable of addressing the details your company requires. They are basic checklists devoid of true fire door specificity.

Krinkle Fire Door® is a new breed of fire door inspection software for the professional inspection company that wants to do it right – from the beginning of the process to the end of verified repair and compliance. Fire door inspections need to not only address the NFPA requirements thoroughly but also need to help drive your business and generate reports that are valuable to your clients. Door hardware companies experience an even greater return on investment (ROI) with Krinkle’s “parts and labor” repair add-on for fire doors. The mobile app’s add-on guides your repair persons through all subsequent steps that are required to achieve full compliance, including (i) estimating the cost of upcoming parts and labor for client approval, (ii) itemizing the right parts so you can prepare for the return visit and (iii) billing your client for the final cost of parts and labor. This helps you keep the after-sales business in-house and moving smoothly. Even if your company does not perform the repairs, the included reports for your inspectors make it possible for the parts and labor company coming behind you to succeed. Your client will appreciate how you went above and beyond to provide their chosen repair company with the information they needed. Ultimately, this allows your company to return after repairs are completed and get paid to verify that all expected repairs are in compliance.

Krinkle Fire Door® isn’t just a complete NFPA-adherent fire door inspection app. It actually guides all parties involved to run their business and track the process through verified completion and compliance.

When considering software, smart companies will look for true business process automation applications that fit well with their business development model. Simple forms apps have minimal value and are only slightly better than using pen and paper. If your company is looking for a complete mobile solution that automates processes, is easy to learn, easy to deploy and enables your company’s growth, look no further than Krinkle Fire Door®.

Krinkle Fire Door® includes a number of features that far surpass traditional door inspection software like smart forms that speed up work, while simultaneously giving you the ability to track assets like customers, buildings, fire doors, fire door frames, and fire dampers, and all associated inspections. Krinkle Fire Door® differentiates itself even further by introducing features like automated report generation with automatic NFPA code compliance matching. Our wide selection of included reports makes proving compliance faster and easier than ever. Additionally, custom reports can be developed for a nominal, one-time fee.
Other advantages of using Krinkle Fire Door® are:

• We offer unlimited users for no additional costs. We only charge one fee per door inspected, no matter how much repair data, parts and labor data, and reporting are managed beneath that door’s inspection.

Krinkle Fire Door® supports both iOS and Android devices, making it easier for your contractors and employees to adopt. Whatever device they currently own (Tablet or Phone) will work, eliminating your need to buy new or specialty devices.

Krinkle Fire Door® supports highly secured offline work. No need to be actively connected to the internet. Connecting once or twice a day will work just fine.

Krinkle Fire Door® also allows you to remotely assign inspections/repairs to your employees and contractors, while centrally managing the data they collect.

• When the aforementioned features come together, companies are provided the means to easily allocate, track and complete more work in less time, thereby expanding their scale. Even subcontractors all around the nation become simple to manage. This enables companies to quickly and easily increase their service area, and scale up the number of inspections they can take on each year.

Krinkle Fire Door® distinguishes itself from other door inspection software with its code compliance reports, automatic parts and labor costs, Android and iOS compatibility, and its ability to guide the entire process, from inspection to final verification of repairs. If your company is looking to scale up its fire door inspection and/or repair program, go to Krinkle Fire Door® to set up a demonstration and learn more.