Think of geographic barriers as opposed to the way our working routines have changed over recent years. A team of technicians working in a plant in Asia may at some point need to cooperate with their colleagues based in the Americas. Geography, time-zone, language, cultural environment and expertise, all of these can be classified as highly challenging barriers.
Besides, asset complexity has increasingly become a matter, often requiring extended expertise to use or maintain it. Not to mention the fact that a large number of companies still rely on obsolete, on-prem and cut-off systems. Organizations require to keep 100% asset uptime. Transition from reactive to proactive field service is key.
Companies are very often operating in dangerous work environment, registering risk of human errors and complexity of the assets. The organizations must always provide technicians with the relevant information to complete the work safely, be compliant with the latest regulatory procedures and prove the timely execution of maintenance activities on assets, ensure the availability of a highly specialized set of skills and always updated certifications for each technician, and avoid the loss of information collected in the field.
Organizations are struggling with the scarcity of field workers and talents. Senior experts are retiring: this represents a large loss in expertise and human capital. Next-gen workers: the industry is struggling to recruit and retain the next generation of workers. Job outsourcing: very few companies have their own equipment or employ resources able to perform all the variety of jobs overseen. Outsourcing and contracting out jobs translates into the requirement of highly skilled and expensive personnel.
Organizations need to grow revenues, discovering additional and higher resources & reserves, maximizing production rates, cutting costs, and expediting operations and maintenance processes.
To remain competitive, CIOs and managers need to digitally transform their operations and enable technological innovation and digitization, on different levels:
OverIT is the best transformational partner for enabling innovation and optimizing FSM mission-critical operations, leading its customers to the Field Service of the future due to its most valuable asset: the OverIT Next-Gen FSM Platform.
The platform has modules explicitly designed to provide technicians with the mobile devices they need for the accurate and effective execution of work orders, as well as for collecting data and, in conclusion, offering the best possible service. Relying on advanced collaboration features, our technicians can be assisted, guided, and trained even hands-free, leveraging AR features, annotation and content sharing functions, as well as digital work instructions. Moreover, users can be trained wherever they are: on-the-job, in Mixed Reality, and even leveraging immersive Virtual Reality, ensuring their remote interaction and sharing of know-how.
Over the last years the world has gone through a massive change. Organizations of the most diverse sectors had to adopt solutions for field collaboration among users at all corporate levels.
What it is that makes OverIT stand out amongst its competitors has to do with leading the adoption of pioneering technologies over the entire end-to-end life cycle of technicians.
Over the entire training and onboarding stages, the platform contributes to instructing junior technicians in the field, regardless of their basic skills, since they can make the most of the support given by the back-office expert operator guiding them remotely or of the features supplied by Mixed Reality, as well as of virtual and immersive training sessions.
When on-site, the platform provides assistance and support to those technicians managing an asset, supplying Augmented Reality features and digital work instructions, which guide the operator throughout the entire performance of the task, even in offline mode.
This brings to the final on-going phase, for capturing, processing, and redistributing knowledge, which breaks the barriers we talked about before, through Machine Learning and Computer Vision services, while promoting knowledge sharing within the entire corporate community.
In the era of digital transformation, Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, IoT, Machine Learning, GIS, and sensors are the ultimate and most promising technologies for reshaping operations in the industrial scene as well as in a great variety of different fields. Indeed, the implementation of these game-changing solutions in Field Service Management radically transform the way companies approach business processes and procedures, increasing safety standards and improving overall efficiency as well as the quality of the tasks performed, while reducing possible margins of error and scheduled execution time.
Recent research from Analysts indicates the key technologies in the digital transformation strategies addressing a great majority of enterprises: