New Electronic Safety Behaviour Observation (e-SBO) Application

August, 2020

Alpla logo


ALPLA IS A WORLD LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PLASTIC PACKAGING SOLUTIONS. They produce innovative packaging systems, bottles, closures and injection-moulded parts for a wide range of industries. The company and products are shaped by tradition as a family-operated business, use of the latest technologies, desire for innovative solutions, and the expertise and commitment of their employees.

The issue of occupational health and safety merits a great deal of attention. All employees should be able to work in a healthy and safe environment. The personal health and safety of Alpla's employees is the main driver for a new Electronic Safety Behaviour Observation (e-SBO) Application.

e-SBO uses the same infoForms app as the Electronic Permit to Work (ePTW) forms that was rolled out around the UK in 2019. These infoForms apps are a great addition to Alpla’s Health & Safety processes and have made the transition from paper based forms very straight forward.

Previously the paper based e-PTW & e-SBO forms had to be manually entered into an excel file on a shared drive; the new electronic systems remove the need for this as all data is stored and integrated into the back end SQL databases. Both the e-PTW & e-SBO systems are implemented on existing mobile tablets, therefore, minimising spend on additional hardware. 

“Alpla e-SBO is a new electronic system designed with the existing paper Saftey Behaviour Observation (SBO) forms in mind and will allow our plants to carry out these important observations more easily and quickly whilst also significantly reducing the amount of administration effort and time required to input the results afterwards.

The photo upload with annotation etc is also a brilliant addition for this as well as the fact they can ping actions directly from the e-SBO at submission to get things fixed, changed resolved, etc.

The system provides data that can actually be used such as reporting and automatic creation of a PDF version of the completed form. Plus, users are are happy it is saving a lot of time”

Mat Brown, Alpla IT Services.


Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) the Emperor's New Clothes?

April, 2020

Formate eVo as RPA Middleware

The normalisation of Business Automation solutions within most organisations appears to be upon us - IDC Research claims the number of digital workers (RPA, Bots, etc.) will increase 50% by 2021 and a study by Forrester Consulting (Jan 2020) found that 66% of respondents are likely to increase RPA spending this year, with improving customer experience being the largest driver for investment in this technology.

RPA is generally defined as a type of business process automation which is based on ‘software robots’ or ‘artificial intelligence (AI)’ technology - Well, this is exactly what we at Document Genetics have already been doing with hundreds of customers for many years!

A lack of understanding of the business process may well lead to incorrect instructions given to the software robots on set-up. The robot will carry on making the same mistakes until it is spotted and corrected.

This is where the Document Genetics advantage is realised due to the vast experience of our Technical Consultants’ in the following areas:

  • Sales Order Processing
  • Invoice Processing
  • Intelligent Document delivery
  • Customer Communications Management (CCM)
  • Enterprise ERP Output Management
  • Workflow Automation
  • …. many more applications

Why not download our e-book (no reqistration required) and call us on 01604 671177 to discuss your business automation requirements?


Spring clean infoRouter - infoExport special pricing offer


March, 2020

Managers and users know how much more efficient managing business information is with infoRouter, but the natural life-cycle of documents and files requires periodic removal or deletion; This may be due to the creation of an offline archive, for regulatory reasons or the need to free up some disc space on your infoRouter server.

We developed infoExport to help our customers with this - infoExport is a useful tool which allows you to search and export infoRouter files, with the associated meta-data (custom property sets, file comments and file description) and finally export them to a chosen network location.

Additionally, infoExport is also a great tool for backing up infoRouter configurations and recreating infoRouter libraries - custom property sets on a new (or backup) instance of infoRouter.

infoExport costs £495 +vat but until end of June 2020 the fee is £299 +vat.

Further information can be found HERE to view or download a PDF.


  • Document Genetics
  • Hall Farm,
  • Sywell Airport,
  • Sywell,
  • NN6 0BN.

Contact Info

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 01604 671177