Revolutionizing calibration services with technology - case story [webinar]

Revolutionizing calibration services with Beamex technology

In today's fast-paced world, managing calibration services efficiently is critical. At Douglas Calibration Services, they faced a significant challenge: a mountain of paperwork that not only slowed them down but also caused immense stress among their technicians.

During a recent webinar, Douglas Calibration shared their transformative journey from a paper-based system to a fully digital, cloud-based solution with Beamex LOGiCAL Calibration Management Software.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the highlights of that webinar and how innovative software helped them reduce stress, improve efficiency, and achieve remarkable results. Below you can find an executive summary of the webinar and a link to the full webinar recording.

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Webinar agenda:

  • 0:00 - Aidan Farrelly from Beamex UK office starts the webinar, introduces agenda and presenters, and discusses the unique challenges with calibration service companies.
  • 10:20 - Case Story: Richard O’Meara from Douglas Calibration share their success story
  • 31:20 - Ville Lassila from Beamex Customer Success runs an online demonstration of Beamex LOGiCAL calibration management software
  • 41:30 - Antti Mäkynen, Product Manager at Beamex, discussed the feedback from service companies and the roadmap ahead.
  • 57:30 - Q&A session
  • 1:21:30 - End of recording


The Challenge: Overwhelmed by Paperwork

Douglas Calibration Services faced significant challenges with their traditional paper-based system. With over 90 technicians and more than 130 clients, the company was drowning in paperwork. Technicians struggled with the manual entry, duplication of work, and the physical handling of documents, leading to stress, inefficiency, and errors. The primary issues included:

  • Stress and Staff Retention: Technicians were overwhelmed by the backlog of paperwork, leading to burnout and high turnover rates.
  • Efficiency and Compliance: The manual process was time-consuming and error-prone, affecting the company's compliance and efficiency.
  • Client Satisfaction: Delays in processing and delivering results frustrated clients, impacting overall satisfaction.


Revolutionizing calibration services with technology


The Solution: Transitioning to Digital with Beamex LOGiCAL

Recognizing the need for change, Douglas Calibration Services embarked on a digital transformation journey. In 2013, they developed an initial access database to manage calibrations, which laid the groundwork for more advanced solutions. By 2022, they implemented Beamex Logical, a comprehensive software solution that revolutionized their operations:

  • Instant Data Access: Logical provided instant access to all calibration data, reducing delays and errors.
  • Seamless Collaboration: The platform facilitated better collaboration among technicians and office staff.
  • Paperless Operations: Transitioning to digital reports eliminated the need for physical paperwork.
  • Improved Efficiency: Automation of processes resulted in faster turnaround times and enhanced productivity.


Impact and Results

The implementation of Logical brought about significant improvements in various aspects of Douglas Calibration Services’ operations:

  • Staff Workload Reduction: The digital system reduced technicians' workload by 40%, allowing them to leave work on time without pending tasks.
  • Enhanced Compliance: Compliance improved dramatically, with error rates dropping from 3.5% to 1.2%, and the goal is to achieve less than 1%.
  • Client Satisfaction: Clients began receiving same-day results, increasing satisfaction and trust in the company’s services.
  • Operational Efficiency: Internal report reviews increased by 800%, and office staff could handle all digital calibration reports efficiently.
  • Positive Feedback: There was a significant rise in positive feedback from clients, reflecting the enhanced service quality.


Revolutionizing calibration services with technology


Key Takeaways

The journey of Douglas Calibration Services from a paper-based system to a fully digital, efficient operation offers several key lessons:

  1. Embrace Technology: Implementing the right software can transform operations, reduce stress, and improve efficiency.
  2. Focus on Staff Well-being: Reducing workload and improving processes can significantly enhance staff retention and satisfaction.
  3. Client-Centric Approach: Faster and more accurate service delivery boosts client satisfaction and loyalty.
  4. Continuous Improvement: Regular audits and validations ensure ongoing compliance and process improvements.



Douglas Calibration Services’ successful transition to a digital system with Logical showcases the immense potential of technology in streamlining operations and enhancing service quality. By addressing their challenges head-on and adopting innovative solutions, they set a benchmark for the calibration industry. Software, indeed, became an invaluable tool in their quest for efficiency and excellence. 


Watch full webinar recording

Thank you for taking the time to read about our journey. For a more in-depth look, watch our full webinar recording. We hope our experience inspires other businesses facing similar challenges to explore innovative solutions and improve their workflows. You can read Douglas Calibration case story here.

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You could save too!

As you saw, Douglas Calibration Services has significantly benefited from adopting Beamex LOGiCAL Calibration Management Software, particularly in terms of time and money savings. The transition to a digital system has streamlined processes, reduced errors, and enhanced overall efficiency. To see how much your organization could save with similar improvements, try our Calibration Savings Calculator.


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