Low-Code is a technology not so new anymore, but it represents a simple and useful way for companies to get digitized faster and to improve their business. As a matter of fact, adopting low-code for the digitization of business processes is a great solution to facilitate the digital transformation, a process that has been impacting on any kind of sector. For this reason, in this article we want to focus on the maintenance sector by analyzing 4 low-code benefits in maintenance. Let’s see them!
1.Creating forms in an easier and faster way.
One of the top 4 low-code benefits in maintenance is the possibility to visually configure forms and apps instead of hand-coding them. Actually, you just have to drag-and-drop features on your form, without focusing on the syntax of the code, and concentrating your work on the aesthetics of the form you want to create. Thanks to low-code, creating, for instance, workorders, equipment management forms, and checklists is easier than ever.
Furthermore, low-code guarantees a rapid development of the apps, as Forrester research reports by saying that “the vast majority of companies reported that their low-code platforms helped them accelerate development by five to 10 times. […] 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”.
Another benefit in maintenance given by low-code is the high accessibility this technology can offer. In fact, through its immediate interfaces and the possibility to visual configure forms and apps, anyone can do it, even those who don’t have a programming background. This allows to have final users of these apps who become the developers, so they have a deep knowledge about the business needs. As a result of this, you have more specific and pertinent applications because they now collaborate with IT department. Moreover, low-code technology marks the entrance of citizen developers who can create much needed apps, thanks to a simpler development path. This approach allows the launch of new ideas which can be iterated more quickly.
Linked to the previous benefit, low-code technology guarantees a significant cost reduction. As a matter of fact, Forrester reports as “low-code platforms allow architects and developers to quickly build minimum viable products to validate ideas and customer requirements before wasting precious resources on features and functionality that customers may not value”. This is a big advantage that avoids you to waste energies, time, and money.
4.No more paper, digital data only.
One of the big advantages is to get rid of paper and all the complications that this kind of element implies. Actually, compiling a workorder on a paper causes more delays and disruptions, because you don’t have data accessibility in real time. There’s a big waste of time in terms of coping data on computer or waiting for the technician to come back to the office with all documentations needed to create the invoice. Moreover, sheets can be ruined or lost, and this may cause more delays and create more problems.
Add a plus with TDox
If low-code brings huge benefits in maintenance, TDox brings something more. In fact, TDox is a multi-experience development platform (MXDP) which digitize business processes in low-code mode, but it also offers a multi-experience feature which means making forms available on web app and on Android and iOS mobile apps (the next implementation will be on smart glasses, see our road map to discover more). In this way, your employees receive on their mobile devices the information they need related to the tasks they have to perform. As a result of this, there’s no more need of paper and you can entrust on digital tools which consent you to save money, time and energies. This centralization of activities in one platform represents a huge simplification that helps your employees to work better and safer and to avoid mistakes.
Additionally, with TDox you get access to specific features to add on your maintenance forms, such as:
- Camera integration. TDox is integrated with the camera of the mobile device, so operators can take pictures of the construction site 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 be used to identify tools or specific material.
- Checklists. Create your own checklists with the material you need to check. For instance, you may need a checklist to check the activities to be done during the day or to control that the state of the equipment (if they need to be sent to repair, for instance), a solution that makes this activity even faster and reduces human errors.
- 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!
- PDF Preview. A simple tool that allows to show a PDF preview to the client, so he’ll be aware of what he’s going to sign.
An always on connection
Among the various benefits in maintenance we’ve seen, there’s another one that TDox can offer, beyond the multi-experience feature. We’re talking about an always on connection which means being able to work even when connection is low.
As a matter of fact, TDox’s engine is native offline, and it’s set on the mobile device rather than on cloud. This implies that if you’re working in a place where connection is low (in the maintenance sector this can happen very often), you can keep working without any fear of losing data or without speed complications. It’ll be enough to synchronize data as soon as you get access to an internet connection.
It’s clear that this feature frees you up from complications and disruptions by allowing you to work with much more ease and simplicity. TDox, through the use of low-code technology, multi-experience features and the possibility to work offline, gives important benefits in maintenance that improve and guarantee higher standard levels.
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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