Tablet instead of clipboard
Bilfinger's most recent mobile solution on offer is our smart app which runs on commercially available smartphones or tablets as well as on protected devices for areas exposed to explosion hazards and enables maintenance work to be documented quickly and easily while on the road. The mobile solution improves the quality of the documentation and also saves time and money.
For many years now, Bilfinger colleagues have been developing mobile solutions for maintenance. This experience has been incorporated into the new app for smartphone or tablets, which enables all maintenance work to be recorded quickly and completely. In addition, the solution is extremely convenient, because all information is then transmitted automatically to the SAP system. There is also a direct connection to the HSEQ system. This enables near accidents to be reported with only two clicks, for example.
The app has allowed the documentation process to be much more efficient, since the double entry is no longer required processes are now significantly faster. We all know time is money, the process involves an employee receiving an assignment which is displayed on their smartphone or tablet. Then after completing the assignment, the employee enters into their mobile device which tasks they have completed, how much time it required to complete as well as which materials were used. The app then automatically transmits this information to the SAP system, removing the need for the employee to manually enter this data which in turn reduces the time spent by each employee working on their assignments.
The app also significantly improves the quality of the documentation without additional time expenditure. This is important, because after all clients are placing increasingly more importance on outstanding documentation. In addition, the employee can carry out much more precise maintenance using the app: maintenance reports are also accessible by smartphone. Employees can quickly see how frequently which error has occurred in the past and how it was rectified. Circuit diagrams or manufacturer’s information can also be accessed via the app to provide additional support.
Providing a competitive advantage
With the aid of the app, we supply our clients with top-quality documentation in the shortest possible time. Furthermore, we set ourselves apart from the competition, because we are the only ones to offer this type of mobile solution and at the same time take on maintenance work. With this app, we are not merely supplying an IT solution, our ideas were developed by practitioners for practitioners, this sets us apart from other providers.
Further processes can be easily integrated into the app. There is a matrix of function modules that can be individually adapted and extended for each client. Within four to six weeks, Bilfinger can develop and create a fully integrated pilot application, the language versions can also be expanded without any difficulty.