One of the main benefits of the low-code technology is giving the organizations the possibility to facilitate the digital transformation process. As a matter of fact, with low-code you can create apps in a faster and simpler manner which means being able to adapt quickly, flexibly, and decisively to the new economic challenges. You can digitally transform your business through the use of this technology, but how is it possible and how does it work?
First of all, as we said, creating apps is easier, so anyone can do it even those who don’t have a programming background, therefore this implies that companies don’t have to hire professional IT developers. This is a big advantage, especially for the small companies which have less budget to spend. Moreover, low-code’s accessibility is marked by the simplicity of interfaces and the fact that you don’t have to concentrate on the syntax of the code, but, in contrast, you can focus con the aesthetics of the apps and their functionalities. In this way, final users of these apps become the developers, who have a deep knowledge about the business needs. This allows to have more specific and pertinent applications because they now collaborate with IT department.
This approach marks the entrance of citizen developers who can create much needed apps, thanks to a simpler development path. Add to this, there is a reduction of time for what concerns the availability of the apps, since with low-code the developing time is shorter, because you can visually configure new apps instead of hand-coding them. This is proven by a survey made by Forrester, which says that “Companies shared that visually configuring new applications using these platforms has helped speed up development and allowed the businesses to provide real-time feedback on the resulting applications’ functionality […] low-code platforms helped them accelerate development by five to 10 times”.
This data underlines once again the importance of low-code as a helpful technology to digitally transform your business and to face in the best possible way the new customers’ requests. However, in order to take advantage of this technology, you need a low-code provider to entrust on, so read on to discover the right ally we want to suggest you.
A support to your Workforce: TDox
If you’re looking for a low-code provider, the perfect ally you can get is TDox. As a matter of fact, TDox is a multi-experience development platform (MXDP) which allows you to digitize business processes in low-code mode, by making them available both on webapp and on Android and iOS mobile apps (the next implementation will be on smart glasses, see our road map). TDox uses are various, but we can identify 4 main sectors, which are:
- Construction industry,
- Logistics sector,
- Quality Control activities,
- Maintenance operations.
Actually, through the use of automation and low-code, TDox gives you the possibility to digitally transform your business and facilitate your workforce activities. How? Well, by digitizing your internal business processes, because you can create forms for your operations in low-code mode. Some examples are the POD (proof of delivery) form, the constructions site safety inspection form, equipment management form, and so on. Once you’ve created the forms that you need, you can generate workloads (read the full guide about TDox Workloads here) to assign to your employees. Moreover, each operator has its own profile where he/she updates the system every time a form is correctly filled out and sent to the office. In this case, TDox’s automation comes in help, because a prefilled email with the attached document will be sent in automatic to the office or to the client, according to your needs,so it will avoid the tedious process of downloading the file and writing a new email.
Specific features for detailed reports
That’s fine, but what kind of features can you add on your forms? TDox puts at your disposal some functionalities that make your employees’ reports even more detailed, such as:
- Camera integration. TDox is integrated with the camera of the mobile device, so operators can take pictures of the interventions or notify anomalies and damages. These pictures can be easily attached to the form and thanks to the time stamp, TDox is able to record the exact moment when the picture is taken. This integration also makes possible to read barcodes, a helpful tool that can support your warehouse workers for what concerns the picking activities.
- GPS Detection. With the GPS tool you can communicate to your operators the exact itinerary they have to follow which can be helpful, for instance, if you work in the logistics sector and you have to manage your transporters (read how Iren SPA took advantage of it).
- Checklists. Create your own checklists with the material you need to check. For instance, if you work in the maintenance sector you may need to check the equipment that you used to perform a specific task, or if you work in the logistic sector, you may need a checklist to register the material that you picked up.
- Digital Signature. Certify your documents with a digital signature, so you won’t have the problem to look for a pen anymore, you just need your finger!
Add to these functions, we cannot omit the offline feature and the cloud capabilities. In fact, TDox’s engine is native offline, that means it is set on your mobile device. Consequently, if your employee must work in places where connection is low, he/she can keep doing it without any fear of losing data or without speed complication. It will be enough synchronizing data as soon as he/she gets access to an internet connection. Furthermore, all your documents can be saved on TDox cloud (XP Cloud) which is managed by our team, freeing you up from updates and other problems. Otherwise, you can use your cloud (Private Cloud) to get your own customized version of the software hosted on your cloud.
Planning and Managing the operations
Eventually, to digitally transform your business TDox offers other 2 tools to plan and manage the operations in you company: the Agenda and Dashboards. The first one is a useful tool to plan your activities and operations. You can warn your workforce about urgencies, deadlines, or schedule changes or simply about the daily tasks to be performed. In fact, you can create an order on webapp and then this is automatically sent to the operators who receive on their smartphone or tablet the task that has to be performed, so they can get rid of other dispersive communication tools like emails or instant messaging software, because they have all in one single platform.
The second one allows you to manage all the activities from your pc, so you can intervene promptly in case of inconvenience. An example? If you work in the building construction sector, you can manage all the building sites, by checking the working progress of every site. A timely answer will allow you to avoid disruptions which can make you spend more time and money.
Remember that TDox aims to meet you employees needs, by facilitating their activities with the use of low-code and automation. According to this, you can digitally transform your business and make it scale.
If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us to know more about TDox and what it can do for you. Furthermore, if you are interested in seeing what TDox looks like in action, request a free demo, and discover a new world of opportunities.
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