LogData Manager

In order to offer our clients  increased accessibility to the data collected with our mobile software packages, all data is accessed through a web interface.  LogData Manager (LDM) provides users a secure way of accessing their data “live” from anywhere with an internet connection.

LDM Lego mirrorUsing LDM, administrators have total control over how data is collected and enforced.  This includes, but is not limited to such things as:

  • determining user access and security
  • defining the mandatory and/or optional load header fields
  • designing sort specifications and validation types
  • defining tolerances between dual scale values (e.g. Metric vs. Scribner)
  • allowing auto conversions between dual scales (i.e. length and/or diameter)
  • populating load header field drop-down values
  • linking load header field values (e.g. picking a specific Timbermark allows the user to only pick specific Cutblocks)
  • defining the length of the sort code field (2-5 digits)
  • adding Quality Codes to logs

Managers have the option of controlling the level of enforcement on each of the validation rules for the header information and the logs.  This enforcement can be one of three levels.  Level 1 is a hard error message.  This forces the user to enter a value that adheres to the specifications of the field.  Level 2 is a soft error message.  This warns the user that they have entered a value outside of the specification of the field, but the user can choose to bypass the error. Level 3 is completely open.  Thus a user can enter any value into a field.

The system has multiple layers of security built into it.  User access is on a site by site basis. For example, a client that is using the software at multiple sites can pick which sites a user has access to (e.g  they may have access to the “Site #1” database, but might not have access to the “Site #2” database, and so on).  Also, user access is limited based on the level of security they have been granted.  The system has 5 levels of Access and Security and each of these levels are completely customizable again on a site by site bases.  Basically this means that a user may have full administrative rights at one site but only be able to view reports at another site. This adds a lot of flexibility to the Access and Security of LDM.

Because LDM is web-based, there is no software installed on the user’s desktop; therefore users are not having to install updates to the software as it evolves – they always have the most up-to-date version of LDM available to them.  This type of access also allows for both Ministry and Company reports to be created on the fly from any location.