Front-line workers’ daily activities and workflows tend to be time- and task-centric, requiring different solutions than traditional office workers. Connected workers are capable of using various digital tools and data management techniques to improve and integrate their interactions with both physical and virtual surroundings. They are able to make faster, better & safer decisions that enable and optimize a process or set of processes that they participate in.
Industry 5.0 & Connected Worker
In the waves of industrialization, we have seen steam engines replace horses and men. Then electricity replaced the engines. These took centuries for adoption. And then, in the last 3 decades, software took over and automated the processes. Over the last decade, sensors enabled telemetry to connect devices, products, customers with Industry 4.0. While Industry 4.0 promises a raft of automation, in most enterprises, operations are a set of tedious linear steps—slow, inaccurate and highly inefficient. In all this, front-line workers has been standing on the sidelines for the last 20 years, watching and waiting.
We intend to change this!
"We believe in a better way! The paradigm shift with Industry 5.0 is where the front-line worker is now in the center of things—machines, methods and workflows, and we are able to connect with him in a seamless manner."
Shrinking Profit Margins
The growing pressure on profit margins and talent challenges is felt across all asset intensive industries such as CPG, Life Sciences, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Mining & Metals, Chemicals, and Industrial Manufacturing. This pressure doesn’t just stem from the rising cost of people; these industries are facing increasing demand from customers to deliver higher value for a lower cost. Front-line workers are being asked to perform increasingly complex jobs using technology that has remained relatively unchanged for 20 years.
Tribal Knowledge & Talent Challenges
There are over 350 million front-line workers across the globe. The average age of these front-line workers rose from 40.5 to 44.1 from 2000 to 2018 (Source: Manufacturing Institute, 2018). The aging workforce coupled with a tight labor market has resulted in critical skills and talent gaps impacting the ability of companies to recruit, train and retain a workforce with suitable competencies.
The only connected worker platform that digitizes the last mile of your front-line workers into SAP and IBM. These system of records are your "bible" to run your business operations. Most connected worker platforms in the market are siloed today. They either offer a solution for guided work instructions, barely integrate with these ERP's or a static mobile app to connect to your SAP. Innovapptive bridges these gaps by recognizing the need to unlock both SAP and IBM Maximo operational data with 150+ prepackaged and reconfigurable work instructions, checklists, and compliance forms that run on mobile devices, smart watches - connected or disconnected. Enable remote guided assistance on LIVE videos for experts to guide your front-line workers hands-free with smart glasses.
We believe that best in class application software fits into your business, and not the other way around, where the business needs to fit within the application software.
This fundamental philosophy is the driving force behind our patented platform and technology - "The Rapid Application Configuration Engine (RACE)". The patent number US10448227B2 was awarded by USPTO in October 2019. The patent allows for "Code-Free" configuration and personalization of our connected worker application suite. This means, less reliance on Innovapptive and more empowerment & creativity to you. You can read more about this patent by clicking here.
Industry 5.0 and Digital Transformation is all about personalization and digitalization. Innovapptive's connected worker platform is powered by RACE and it empowers your super users to to deliver unique connected worker experiences. Depending on your front-line workers proficiency levels - personalize their guided work instructions, ERP Transactions and their connected worker experiences by persona.
Process SAP and IBM Maximo maintenance notifications, work orders , and job instructions with GIS data on Mobile. Hands Free Guided execution on Smart Glasses. Monitor worker health on Apple Watch, receive alerts. Turn labor-intensive, manual tasks into workforce productivity, capacity, and asset up-time. Improve worker safety, revenues, profits & growth.
Enable front-line workers with guided job instructions, combined with SAP, IBM Maximo and GIS maintenance related data on mobile and smart glasses in a wide range of industrial use cases. Prepackaged and reconfigurable use cases include - Assembly, Quality Control, Inspections, Change Overs, Equipment Setup, Installations, Field Services & More.
Connect the physical inventory & warehouse operations with SAP IM, WM and EWM by automating data capture, communication and user activities. A turnkey mobile data capture and auto identification (e.g., bar coding, RFID) solution to improve the effectiveness of distributed supply chains, logistics and distribution-related processes. Integrate with a variety of hardware - peripheral bar code & RFID scanners, & printers. Real-Time Track & Trace MRO, Spare Parts and Inventory movement from raw materials to finished goods. Record Electronic proof of delivery (E-POD), Tightly Collaborate & communicate status of shipments with customers.
Schedule & collaborate with field on fixed assets physical inventory count, process physical inventory counts on mobile with a few clicks. Track real-time status of count progress, report & resolve discrepancies with an end to end Fixed Asset Management Software. Eliminate headaches of inaccurate financial statements, ghost assets, reduce over payment of taxes and insurance premiums.
Maximize & increase reliability of assets by better understanding asset health to proactively reduce asset downtime to help increase production and profitability.
Connected operator rounds is a prepackaged and reconfigurable app that allows you to plan, schedule and execute your maintenance rounds with step by step, visual, guided work instructions on mobile and smart glasses and post data into SAP - connected or disconnected.
Innovapptive's Connected Worker Platform has completely transformed our business process, the way we operate, how we collect and use data, and how we make decisions. We're more efficient, more collaborative in the way we work, quicker to respond to problems.
Our employees love the Connected Worker Platform. It's so easy to use. Very intuitive. They can now get more done in less time. Compared to the way we used to do things, this is like a high-performance race car versus a covered wagon.
Using mobile handheld devices such as smartphones or tablets, field workers can access, record and update SAP or IBM Maximo systems from the field or can collaborate with back-office staff in real time via video call, chatbots or smart forms, allowing increased efficiencies in communications and workflows.
Based on clients’ best experiences.