The evolving sophistication of manufacturing intelligence software for industrial mobile applications is leading to increasing numbers of engineering companies stepping up their adoption of this latest technology in a bid to increase efficiency, streamline and improve business processes and up their competitiveness.
Such software is making the working lives of engineers, operators, technicians, management and others working in the field, production plant, or office much easier, by allowing them to access company and production information in just a few seconds from any mobile device.
It’s all about customisation. The software allows the user to set up their own unique dashboard. The user can pick exactly what information is important to them and what they’d like to see displayed on their dashboard when they open the program such as, real time data reports and historical reports.
Once they’re looking at the data they can then interact with it, personalise and share the information for even greater productivity and collaboration.
User enablement and system extension (referred to as the value and user first philosophy) are key to successfully implementing and using manufacturing intelligence software.
User enablement is simply about personalisation. The user must be able to personalise their dashboard, reports and more so it all contains the information of most relevance to them, on-the-go. System extension refers to the type of industrial data software technology used, namely HTML5 and others, which enables users to customise the mobile device to their requirements.
1. Role based & user software tools are necessary for user personalisation on-the-go. Users need to configure the dashboards, reports and other information to their liking, they don’t want or have any need to see the same report 30 other people are viewing if it doesn’t relate to them.
Personalisation across different mobile devices is also important.
2. Collaboration innovation is about improving communication between people. It is all about real people telling users what is happening, not machines sending them notifications. This means users can access more information about what is happening on their mobile device and can also talk to people if they need to find out more.
So in action it could enable a framework whereby workers could collaborate across worksites easily and immediately, or an operator could talk to an engineer.
3. Existing system extension is all about logically and safely tailoring pre-existing views onto any mobile device using HTML5 and related technologies.