Millsapps, Ballinger & Associates (MB&A): Managing the Full Life Cycle of Complex Inspections

Joshua Millsapps, CEO
Since 2011, Millsapps, Ballinger & Associates (MB&A) has been dedicated to helping organizations make data-driven decisions to enhance their organizational performance and achieve their vision. Based in the town of McLean, VA, the software company delivers world-class products and services that help customers gather, evaluate, and harness the power of data through Salesforce.

MB&A’s portfolio offers turnkey solutions for inspections, auditing, compliance, field service, training, and asset management. Their flagship product, ExAM (Extensible Assessment Manager), has transformed the way data is collected and used in the public sector, particularly healthcare and facilities management. When the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approached MB&A, their standards were highly outdated. Through ExAM, HUD and their stakeholders were able to advance their inspection processes, associated workflows, reporting, scoring and forms–all without having to write code to deliver software. This led to an 85 per cent customer satisfaction rating with the public housing authorities they serve, and contributed to HUD winning a Gears of Government Award in 2020.

Business users can also take control of their entire inspection process through the powerful combination of ExAM’s Command Console and Salesforce’s declarative tools for workflows and approval processes. In the words of the company’s CEO, Joshua Millsapps, “Technology is a force multiplier for positive change. By consistently getting the right information into the right hands, our solutions make organizations far more effective.”

In the last five years, MB&A has expanded their suite of products to include remote video inspection (ExAMRV) that enables virtual collaborations and inspections, even in areas that are hard to reach or dangerous. With the company’s newly-launched ExAM4Inspections Extension Package, teams can break complex inspections down into individual assignments. The corresponding app (for iOS and Android) is tailored for the entire lifecycle—from complex data collection to business process execution in the field.

Our solutions are industry-tailored and are regularly used in the public sector, healthcare, and compliance spaces to help organizations revolutionize how they collect, analyze, and leverage their data

“We take pride in making it easy for our customers to make the best decisions using data from a variety of sources,” says Millsapps.

Beyond the company’s sustained focus on the business and end user experience, MB&A stands out for the fact that its user-friendly software is housed within Salesforce’s secure and scalable platform. This same approach has helped over 50 hospitals to prevent infections. Other public sector clients, like the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Agriculture, have used these solutions to support laboratory inspections and food safety compliance efforts.

The MB&A team recognizes that businesses and organizations require actual solutions, rather than management consultants and custom software. Consistent with this philosophy, the team of 46 is focused on coming up with off-the-shelf software packages for specific industries, and is in the process of developing a highly differentiated mobile experience.

“We plan to continue innovating to help organizations gather more varied forms of information through mobile devices and remote video. We have also been spending a lot of our R&D on analytics – helping to take in that information, organize it, and assistusers in building out their analytic environments. Thiswas the driving force behind Exam Analytics, whichwe launched three years ago, and are now rapidly expanding to develop more powerful turnkey analysis features,” Millsapps concludes.

Millsapps, Ballinger & Associates (MB&A)

McLean, Virginia

Joshua Millsapps, CEO

Millsapps, Ballinger & Associates (MB&A) is a full life cycle management consulting company focusing on helping organizations achieve their goals and increase organizational performance. The company believes that technology can be a force multiplier for positive change and that being able to consistently get the right information in the right hands in order to make the right decision is what makes an organization most effective. They help organizations to harness data to improve their decision-making abilities and outcomes by delivering solutions through Salesforce. MB&A’s products include ExAM (data collection), ExAM4Inspections (compliance), ExAM Achieve (training), ExAM4Assets (assets), and ExAM Tracker (portfolio)

Millsapps, Ballinger & Associates (MB&A)