18 sep 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV has taken another key step to deliver innovative solutions to accelerate decision-making and enable effective stakeholder management. The iReport is a new accessible online digital tool where project information is visual, enabling it to be rapidly reported, shared and understood at the touch of a button.

By presenting projects in a digital and interactive way, the iReport cuts through the complexity of a multi-stakeholder project for it to be easily understood and accepted by the different parties involved.

The iReport follows in the footsteps of the company’s digital EIS, an online tool that uses interactive visuals to revolutionise the way the results of an Environmental Impact Assessment are interpreted and shared.

Malcolm Roods, Associate Director for Transport and Planning at Royal HaskoningDHV, said, “The iReport is digital, interactive, visual and accessible with maps where you can move around and zoom in to details.

“It encompasses key elements such as multimedia and geographic information system (GIS) tools and benefits a wide range of project reports, from corridor and feasibility studies to masterplans and forecasting capacity studies. In addition, it has also been hailed as an environmentally friendly tool that has resulted in a decrease in the reliance on paper usage for reports.

“Royal HaskoningDHV is pioneering the way project reports are shared and we envisage the iReport will transform the industry in the manner in which the digital EIS has done.”

The iReport was used on the reporting of the Vincent Tshabalala Pedestrian Bridge project commissioned by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA). The regional development agency found the iReport to be of great value as a reporting tool both internally and for all stakeholders.

Siyabonga Genu, Executive Manager for Development Implementation at the JDA, said the iReport is the future of reporting, adding: “We have successfully implemented the iReport in our project report for the Vincent Tshabalala Pedestrian Bridge project. The iReport makes project management more accessible and the links on the report enables easier access to information. It’s definitely something that we will be implementing in our subsequent projects.”

To discover more about the iReport, visit www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/iReport or search for the hashtag #iReport on social media channels.