I prefer managing my documents on paper, so I can be sure that I don’t lose them.
I don’t understand these new technologies, better create a form on Excel, print it and manually fill it out in pen.
We’ve always done like this, so we’ll keep doing in this way.
What you’ve just read are some sentences that came out from many and many entrepreneurs’ mouths. People who are scared of innovation and digital transformation and prefer to stay in their comfort zone, because rather than trying to find new solutions and face a world that is changing, they choose to do what they’ve always done.
When we listen to these words, we immediately think “come on, it’s impossible that in 2022 people still fear of technology and keep adopting analogic methods”. Well, it’s not like this and different companies, especially the ones which are not digital native, are still struggling to adopt digital tools, and this is due to a sort of fear and insecurity towards all that involves technology.
A clear example comes from the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in business where, as Forbes reports, “34% of employees expect their jobs to be replaced by 2023. With so many concerns about job stability arising from AI, much of the workforce has developed a lack of trust in the technology”. People are scared of what they don’t know, because they don’t even try to understand what innovation and digital transformation really are. For this reason, we’re massive agree with Ashley Watters from CompTIA who explains very well that technology is a support to companies and not something that destroys, and he says “while movies may portray AI as ultra-intelligent technology capable of human domination, real-world AI is typically only capable of singular tasks, requiring human intervention to support and apply technology in the workforce”.
Artificial intelligence, automation, multi-experience platforms, low-code technology and so on are ways to respond to the new challenges that this economic environment offers, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic which changed the way in which companies do business. Judit Montoriol-Garriga, lead economist for Caixa Bank, explains very well this concept of adapting to survive by saying “Charles Darwin’s theory on the evolution of the species is based on the observation that those individuals that adapt best to the environment, rather than the strongest, have the best chances of survival. New digital technologies have radically transformed the context in which companies operate so that, applying the theory of evolution to business, it could be claimed that only those firms that adapt best to the new digital environment will survive”.
TDox and Low-Code: a digital approach to digitally transform
Among the various technologies that characterize innovation and digital transformation, we want to put the emphasis on low-code. This technology is pretty peculiar since it allows to everyone to develop and create business apps. As a matter of fact, anyone can do it, even if you don’t have a programming background, and this marks the entrance of citizen developers who can launch new ideas in a quicker and simpler manner. Moreover, this accessibility gives a big advantage because final users of the apps become the developers who have a deep knowledge of the business needs, so applications will be more specific and pertinent also thanks to a collaboration between businesspeople and IT department.
However, what’s the role of TDox in this? Well, firstly, if you don’t know what TDox is, we’ll try to explain it in a nutshell: TDox is a multi-experience development platform (MXDP) which allows you to digitize business process 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). You can count on an integrated front-end tools system and on back end for front end (BFF) service for a scalable and distributed creation of apps, which need to be aligned with company goals and sophisticated UX that include various digital touchpoints and interaction modalities.
TDox uses are various, but we can identify 4 main sectors:
- Construction Industry.
- Logistic Sector.
- Quality Control Activities.
- Maintenance Operations.
TDox offers to companies that come from these fields the possibility to create highly customized forms, plan workforce activities, and simplify the data collection, all in low-code mode with the features that they need, according to the activities they have to perform. Actually, TDox has a particular attention to the employees and its multi-experience feature can be found in the way workforce receives and performs tasks. We explain better: with TDox you have access to planning and managing employees’ activities tools through which you create workloads (read the full guide about TDox Workloads here) and you assign them to your operators. They’ll receive these workloads on their smartphones or tablets, so they can get rid of other dispersive communication tools like emails or instant messaging software, because they have all in one single platform.
Digital features for your workforce
Innovation and digital transformation pass from these kinds of implementation which can really facilitate workforce activities. For this reason, centralization of activities in one platform represents a huge simplification that helps your employees to work better and safer and to avoid mistakes which can cause waste of time and energies.
The same thing happens with forms: through the use of low-code, generating specific forms for your tasks is much easier, also thanks to the features offered by TDox, 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, for instance, 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 documentswith a digital signature, so you won’t have the problem to look for a pen anymore, you just need your finger!
Eventually, low-code represents the right approach to start the digital transformation of your company because it brings real advantages that improve your business.
Therefore, 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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