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What Makes Innovapptive’s Mobile Operator Rounds Stand Out

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What Makes Innovapptive’s Mobile Operator Rounds Stand Out

Daily inspections called operator rounds help improve the inspection process to find and mitigate operational risks. Managers use these inspections to identify equipment issues and help them prioritize repairs. 

More than two out of every three industrial plants recently surveyed revealed they had no idea when their equipment was due for routine maintenance or important upgrades, according to Vanson Bourne. It’s no surprise then that 82% of all plants have suffered at least one unplanned shutdown in the last three years.

The efficiency of operator rounds relies on the quality and accuracy of data collected by an operator. This data helps companies examine, manage and improve processes. Most companies overlook the opportunity to digitally optimize operator rounds and still hand paper checklists and clipboards to their operators to perform them. Far too many organizations today still have manual processes during these important inspections. 

The Need For Mobile Operator Rounds

Outcomes from operator rounds have the potential to directly impact equipment reliability and occupational safety. Companies shouldn’t allow human errors and limitations to hamper efficiency by using conventional methods.

Mobile Operator Rounds help industrial companies organize, conduct, share, and review daily equipment and safety inspections. The app gives maintenance managers, supervisors, and frontline workers greater flexibility and agility. They can accomplish important tasks faster, better, safer, and cheaper than traditional manual processes.

Mobile Operator Rounds replace error-prone manual checklists with an efficient electronic process using mobile devices. Technicians access digital forms on their devices to conduct inspections. Managers can quickly and easily change and customize dynamic digital forms on the fly to better meet situational needs.

Technicians scan equipment barcodes and complete digital forms. They check customized data fields that document present operational status and safety conditions. The inspector can’t advance to the next piece of equipment or location until completing all fields for the current step.

The app allows immediate and automatic upload of collected data electronically into the back-office system. Decision-makers can view inspection data in real-time through a mobile device or desktop app and communicate with the technician during the round.

What Sets Innovapptive Apart

Innovapptive’s Connected Worker platform offers a Digital Operator Rounds solution that supports a culture of consistent improvement to your maintenance operations. The solution is strengthened by a set of must-have features that cater to the needs of operators to deliver on your expectations.

Several key features differentiate Innovapptive’s Mobile Operator Rounds from other similar apps now on the market.

Customization – Built on proprietary RACETM (Rapid Application Configuration Engine), Innovapptive’s Operator Rounds solutions enable no-code/low-code customization. Configure applications for the site, role, user, and geographies. It quickly responds and adapts to changes, and better aligns the apps to your unique business requirements.

Unlike other solutions in the market for which customizing is a complex process and consumes technical expertise, our no-code/low-code platform makes life easier for your IT teams. This translates into faster adoption of design and process changes with a high degree of efficiency.

Online/offline modes – Utilities often operate assets in areas with poor or no Wi-Fi infrastructure. Innovapptive’s solutions have online/offline modes, allowing frontline workers and managers to be productive even when there’s no Wi-Fi signal. Take advantage of rapid synchronization after restoring a connection.

Integration with ERP systems – Innovapptive’s solutions seamlessly integrate with ERP systems, such as SAP and IBM Maximo. We are the only vendor offering a digital operator rounds solution that’s integrated with ERP systems, including SAP and IBM Maximo. This empowers operators with quick access to key data and support.

Enterprise-grade security – Innovapptive’s mobile operator rounds are encrypted, stateless, single sign-on with consumer-grade experiences such as Face ID and Touch ID, keeping your data safe and out of the wrong hands.

User interface/user experience – Innovapptive’s Mobile Operator Rounds application is intuitive and easy to use with a minimum of training required to be productive. Satisfaction leads to higher user adoption rates, resulting in a positive return on investment.

Technicians scan equipment barcodes and complete digital forms. They check customized data fields that document present operational status and safety conditions. The inspector can’t advance to the next piece of equipment or location until completing all fields for the current step.

The application allows immediate and automatic upload of collected data electronically into the back-office system. Decision-makers can view inspection data in real-time through a mobile device or desktop app and communicate with the technician during the round.

Integration with work order management software – Our solution is integrated with a work order management software, mWorkOrder, to trigger work orders as soon as a critical issue is identified during a round. This helps companies prevent safety incidents and unexpected shutdowns.  The solution is also integrated with Digital Work Instructions to offer real-time, visual guidance to field technicians from experts while performing rounds. This expedites rounds and saves time while enhancing efficiency.

Learn More About Innovapptive’s Digital Operator Rounds

Schedule a free demo today or call 844-464-6668 to speak to one of Innovapptive’s experts about how mobile operator rounds can make your maintenance program more proactive, agile, collaborative, and safer through a single solution. For more information, watch this video.

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