Emerging Configurable, No-Code Enterprise Mobile Workflow Apps

Asset-intensive organisations are intensely aware they need to be flexible, adaptive and agile to remain competitive in today’s fast-paced globally-competitive world. However, all too often organisations have hampered agility due to legacy systems, manual and paper-based processes and hard-coded workflows. A common weakness among these systems is the lack of flexibility. It is not uncommon for developers to spend extensive periods coding customised business applications. By the time an application is delivered, the business process may have changed, requiring further revisions to the code-base and more development time. As a result, businesses are burdened with outdated applications and inflexible processes.

Business leaders are looking to emerging technologies that eliminate these frustrations and drive significant operational improvements across the enterprise. At the fore are new low and no-code configurable mobile workflow platforms which enable organisations to rapidly build and deploy apps highly-tuned to business needs. Unlike traditional approaches, user-configurable platforms enable organisations to innovate and transform processes quickly. Not only can they help them achieve process agility and scalability, but they are also key to improving safety and compliance by streamlining the capture of data and standardisation of processes across functions and sites.

Future-Proofed Apps You Can Configure and Deploy Yourself

As organisations evolve and grow, their business applications must also scale easily to support new and emerging data capture needs. Deploying a user-configurable mobile workflow platform enables ‘enterprise mobility without additional code’. Organisations can replace rigid, siloed processes with scalable front‐end applications, that integrate with disparate backend systems, and that they can keep in lock-step with their changing requirements over time with less risk, cost and complexity.

Practical Benefits For Asset-Intensive Organisations

Better Data and Decision-Making – Mobile workflow apps can provide the essential capabilities to make critical decisions using accurate real-time and historical data available when and where it is required. All this can facilitate faster and more precise decision-making at the point of need as well as better collaboration among teams.

Improve Safety and Compliance – Organisations can utilise mobile workflow apps to reduce variability, streamline processes across functions and geographical sites, and enforce critical steps such as safety checks and personal risk assessments that are compliant with internal and external regulations.

Improve Inventory Management – Mobile workflow apps can improve asset identification, tracking and handling, reduce manual tasks, and ensure the right inventory is available at the right time for optimum production and operations. Additionally apps can be configured to read barcodes, RFID, NFC, RTLS wireless tags for cleaner, faster inventory checks and the data collected can be used to generate accurate insights to improve visibility and gauge future demand.

Asset Servicing and Maintenance – Many organisations still use paper documents for asset inspections and maintenance. This can result in longer downtime, higher costs, inaccurate information and deviations from regulatory compliance. Mobile workflow apps can overcome these issues and give technicians access to critical and relevant information in the field when and where they need it – improving efficiency, lowering service costs, extending asset life, reducing downtime and enhancing service delivery.

Field Service Management – Mobile workflow apps can be configured to send real-time alerts and notifications to field technicians to improve responsiveness and issue resolution. They can also enable accurate data capture and transaction capabilities, help technicians accurately identify and locate assets via wireless asset identification technologies, and GPS.

Product Lifecycle Management – Mobile workflow apps can centralise data storage and facilitate the expansion of existing PLM systems, giving engineers access to data such as design, configuration, user manuals manufacturing plans or processes when and wherever needed to support faster, sounder decision-making and continuous development and innovation. Mobile apps can also give field technicians access up-to-date information required to assemble or disassemble equipment for maintenance, part rotations or repair.

Continuous Data Improvement Programs – Mobile workflow apps enable asset owners, operators, OEM suppliers and servicing agents to contribute to an asset’s data profile every time they interact with it in the real-world. What’s more, the data itself will continually improve in quality and value to the business over time.

Risk-Based Asset Intelligence – Having access to asset-related risks, operational status, service history, usage, performance, utilisation, downtime factors and various other key performance indicators using real-time and historical data can enable teams to act faster, more decisively and with greater agility.

relegenDNA Mobile: Build Your Own Enterprise Mobile Apps – Without Code

Relegen is actively investing in the development of a no-code, intuitive mobile workflow app platform for today’s smartphone devices (initially iOS). This however, is not new territory for us. We have been a pioneer of infield data capture using hand-held mobile devices as far back as 2002 when we developed the first ever mobile tool for physical asset audits and inspections on-board Royal Australian Navy vessels.

Building on 16+ years of industry knowledge and experience, we are extending our already-strong mobile technology capabilities and transforming our platform into an agile, highly-accessible and highly-useful app-building tool that gives organisations the ability to configure and deploy mobile workflow and data capture forms that mirror their operations – with no requirement for coding.

The tool, called relegenDNA Mobile (because the same application works across both assetDNA and riskDNA software products), can be configured to capture data of any type, in any order, as well as photos, videos, GPS locations and more. The app also features integrated auto-ID scanning for a wide-range of barcode, RFID, NFC, IoT, and RTLS tag technologies.

relegenDNA Mobile is completely open and can be used to build mobile apps for any business process – rapidly, without code. For example, use it to build enterprise mobile apps for: Physical Asset Auditing, Asset Discovery, Asset Check In / Check Out, Asset Track and Trace, Asset Inspections, Compliance & Assurance Checks, Inventory & Stocktake, Servicing, Part Rotations, Asset Disposal, JSA/JSEA, Job Safety Checklists e.g. ‘Take 5’, Auto-ID Tag Read/Write, Personal Risk Assessments, and much more

Using these powerful capabilities, organisations can produce a working agile mobile app that can be developed, deployed and used in hours or less. This enables organisations to reap the benefits of enterprise mobility, gain a real-time picture of their operations, automate and standardise processes, and become completely self-sufficient moving forward. To learn more about these capabilities please reach out to Relegen on +61 (0)2 9998 9000 or sales@relegen.com.