Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Belfast-built technology battling office drudgery around the world

Olive Hill, Invest NI, with Conor Moran, GoReport

Belfast-made technology which helps battle the drudgery of compiling reports is winning business from the USA, South Africa and Australia.

GoReport enables tablets to be used to quickly take visual images and video, make sketches, add text, dictate and transcribe notes. The web application then automatically generates fully customisable reports and other documents for professional purposes such as site surveys, valuations, inspections and assessments using cloud technology.

The company, which employs six people, has received research and development, technical support and marketing assistance from Invest Northern Ireland to develop online sales via its website. In addition, the company has benefited from Invest NI's Northern Ireland Spin Out (Nispo) Fund with investment through the Proof of Concept and Invest Growth Funds.

The company's chief executive officer Conor Moran, a chartered mechanical engineer, founded the business in 2011 after finding that producing reports for major companies could be "painfully inefficient".

"GoReport transforms a tablet into a digital assistant that can generate professional reports from a range of data sources including text, dictation, video and images," he said. "GoReport uses cloud technology and streamlines the formatting and production of high quality reports. Companies already using the service say that it reduces administration costs by up to 90% and enables them to deliver quality and accurate information faster than using more conventional processes.

"Invest NI's assistance in developing GoReport has been invaluable. For instance, the idea to harness the potential of mobile digital technology available from mobile devices came from an Invest NI technical expert. I've also received guidance and support to develop the GoReport trade mark and to launch the product at a major digital technology event in London.

"Go Report is now being downloaded by international, national and local customers and customers can pay by subscription or qualify for an enterprise credit account."

GoReport has also been selected as a finalist in the UK wide, 2013 Construction News Awards, which will be held in London in July. Shortlisted in the 'Digital Built Britain' category, GoReport is the only Northern Ireland entry to feature.

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