Empowering your mobile workforce

Posted on March 2nd, 2017

With nearly 7 billion phones, tablets and PCs in use in the world by the end of 2016 – mobile technology will continue to change the way we live, work and play (Gartner, 2017). By 2020, 50% of the workforce will be made up of the Millennial generation (PwC). This generation has grown up using smartphones as their main communication tool and enterprises will need to accommodate the use of mobile technology by these new workers. In fact, Gartner studies show that 92% of organizations believe not only that adopting mobile apps will give them a competitive edge, but also that the failure to adopt such apps will put them at a competitive disadvantage. To that end – what efficiencies could your organization stand to gain from implementing a mobile strategy?

Business Leaders have identified Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) as a key opportunity for improving operational efficiency and the bottom line. With a mobile app that facilitates EAM, this means greater up-time for assets, more efficient work order processing and lower data entry errors. Users are simply able to do their work from any location.

IBM® Maximo® Anywhere is a next generation single-vendor solution that provides immediate access to your Maximo processes. It allows technicians to plan their work order routes more efficiently and enter data into the app instantly from most mobile devices. With this level of connectivity, organizations reduce costs resulting from miscommunication and double handling of data.

Maximo Anywhere works in both disconnected and connected modes. The core system is updated in real-time when a data or Wi-Fi connection is available. This is important for organizations with remote or dispersed assets located far from a stable Internet connection. A mobile technician needs to visit equipment to perform tasks (repair, monitoring, maintenance) and needs to capture and report details for both preventative maintenance, contract/warranty compliance or regulatory requirements at the point of execution.

Our approach is focused on your business process and requirements. The Maximo Anywhere set of applications are designed specifically for roles within your organization, and are well suited to be used within your operating environment. Many of the applications can be used with little configuration and allow your remote EAM teams to be able to function immediately in the field. An example of this is one of our clients who recently implemented the Maximo Anywhere Incident Reporter application. We did very little configuration to the application provided by IBM, and were able to install the mobile application on the corporate mobile devices for over 1000 end users in a very short time frame. This allowed the reporting of incidents and hazards in the field and offices to occur in near real-time. Notifications to senior management of serious incidents was immediate, and notification of environmental issues were available to the appropriate EHS management staff on a real-time basis. This is just one example of the immediate benefits that can be gained from implementing a set of mobile applications linked directly to your EAM system.

If your implementation partner understands your maintenance or safety department (like BPD Zenith does), mobility can be a major competitive advantage for your organization.

BPD Zenith will be demonstrating its mobile capabilities at IBM InterConnect 2017 on stand #888 in the Watson IoT zone (next to the Business Partner cafe). We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us at InterConnect 2017 to improve operational efficiencies and reduce maintenance costs by up to 20%

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