Go Paperless with Unvired Digital Forms

Over the last few years, there has been a growing trend in the enterprise to embrace digital transformation. Paperwork still drives a large part of business operations and paper based forms are widely prevalent. So a good first step towards digital transformation can be the digitization of this paperwork. Replacing paper forms with digital forms (mobile forms) is becoming more popular but still a large number of companies in manufacturing, oil & gas, chemicals, healthcare, and utilities rely on paperwork to handle daily operations.

There is a myriad of paper forms used every day for inspection rounds, work orders, surveys, visit reports, and compliance regulations for both Asset Management and Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) checks. Relying on paper-based forms to collect data prevents companies from taking informed decisions due to outdated data which in turn leads to asset downtime and safety/compliance risks.

There are a number of disadvantages to paper-based forms management. Paper-based forms require manual data entry, maintenance, storage space, time, and money. Manual data entry is prone to errors which affect the quality of the data. Paper-based forms are difficult to administer and it is very difficult to perform analytics, observe trends, and make informed decisions.

Replace Paper Forms with Digital (Mobile) Forms:

Nowadays, most Field workers have a smartphone or tablet. Mobile apps have become an essential part of our daily life, and Asset intensive industries can leverage a mobile app for Digital Forms that can make processes more streamlined and improve worker productivity and asset uptime/safety. Digital Forms can be integrated with enterprise backend systems like SAP, SharePoint, and databases for real time integration. Users can access these forms on the mobile app and in just a few clicks, they can complete and submit their digital forms for review, approval or storage.

Unvired Digital Forms Application:

Unvired has built an Out of the Box responsive mobile app for Digital Forms that allows for easy data entry from any mobile device- tablets or smartphones. We convert paper forms into electronic forms which can be deployed instantly on mobile devices. Drop down lists, check boxes, and automatic calculations allow your field workers to quickly capture information. With decision logic, your forms can be designed to guide workers through a defined workflow. The main features of Digital Forms include:
Responsive Design: Unvired digital forms are rendered keeping in mind the form factors of tablets and smartphones. We use Bootstrap or other frameworks for this. Forms can also be developed in the original layout if the form factor permits a good user experience.
Capture Signature and Pictures: Workers can capture a digital signature for proof of service. They can also capture images using their mobile device and give their comments.
GPS Location: GPS tracking helps to locate job sites or timestamp of work completed.
Barcode Scanner: Barcode scanners can scan equipment on site and capture the readings.
Real-Time Insights: App dashboard displays the data report, graphs, and charts to give the visual insights about the key performance indicators to make informed decisions.
Works Offline: Works without internet connectivity with auto sync when connectivity is restored.
Integration: Out of the box integration with SAP, SharePoint, databases or any other system.
Admin Portal: Create forms, assign forms to users and track the usage and reports.
Development: The forms are developed using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS.

Benefits of Unvired Digital Forms over Paper-based Forms:

⦁ Enhanced Safety and Compliance
⦁ Increased Asset and Plant Uptime
⦁ Reduced time spent in filling manual data.
⦁ Real-time access to data and analytics
⦁ Cost savings
⦁ Improved data accuracy
⦁ Increased Operational efficiency and employee productivity

Transform your business now by going paperless with the Unvired digital forms. If you are interested, click here to request a demo of the Unvired Digital Forms mobile app or if you have any queries, you can reach us by emailing to sales@unvired.com.

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Unvired Rounds for SAP Plant Maintenance – Infographic

Unvired Rounds (Inspections) for SAP Plant Maintenance helps maintenance operators to inspect equipment and locations easily. The following infographic provides a process flow view of the mobile application:

 

 

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Unvired Workflow for SAP on Apple Watch

Want to announce something exciting, the Unvired WorkFlow application for SAP is now also available with Apple Watch integration.  The new iOS 8 Interactive Notifications are also leveraged for this (https://www.apple.com/in/ios/whats-new/design/). What this means is, for a typical decision maker app like Unvired WF, you can take decisions without having to open the app. In the Unvired Workflow application the users can take decisions on workflow documents like Travel Approval, Purchase Order Approval etc. directly from the notification.

Further, if you are wearing an Apple Watch, then things become super easy. You can take these decisions directly from your Apple Watch as well.

Plus, you get a confirmation of your action from the backend system such as SAP right on your Apple Watch or iPhone, so you can be absolutely sure that the workflow was in-fact successfully executed.

Let’s cut to the chase and see how this works:

Whenever a new Workflow Document is created in the backend SAP system, your iPhone or iPad is notified by a push notification.

If you have holstered you phone and wearing an Apple Watch, the notification directly gets delivered and shows up like this.

Now, you can do one of two things:

1. Tap on one of the decision buttons and that’s it. The decision is made and sent to the backend server for processing. Real simple.
2. Want to have a closer, more detailed look at the workflow, just tap on the notification. The app starts automatically on your iPhone or iPad with the corresponding workflow document and you can take the decision after reviewing the document.
Key take away is the speed of decision making which is very critical for any successful enterprise.

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Unvired Workflow for SAP with Android Wear

The Unvired Workflow application for SAP is now also available for Android Wear integration. Unvired Workflow for SAP allows you to receive workflow documents like Purchase Orders, Purchase Requisitions, Leave Requests, Travel Requests, Travel Expenses etc. on the mobile/wear device for user action.

Life is about doing, not just viewing right? The Android Wear Watch integration allows you to take actions on SAP right from your Watch.  And you get a confirmation of your action from SAP right on your Watch, so you can rest assured that the purchase order that you just approved was successful. Whenever a new Workflow Document is created in the SAP system, your Android phone/tablet is notified by a push notification.

 

 

 

Now, you can do any of the following:
1. Tap on one of the decision buttons to either approve or to ask for it to be corrected. That’s it, the decision is made and sent to SAP for processing. Real simple.
2. Not convinced, need to look at the workflow details? Just tap on the notification and the Android app starts with the corresponding workflow document and you can take a decision after reviewing the document.

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Unvired Inventory Manager for SAP on Mobile

Warehouse operators require real-time information in order to execute their tasks efficiently. Real-time information for operators means real-time updates to SAP too. Most often warehouse operators are expected to use a PC or a kiosk to access SAP. In warehouses expecting operators to use PCs or kiosks for all their work is counter-productive. Operators either have to keep visiting the PC after every task or for every piece of information or takes note on paper (to later enter in SAP). Visiting the PC or kiosk often is a waste of time. Translating paperwork into SAP later is error-prone and makes real-time visibility impossible.

Warehouse operators have to be enabled to access SAP processes from mobile devices. Unvired is releasing Unvired Inventory Manager for SAP, a mobile application that brings warehouse processes to the operators. Unvired Inventory Manager for SAP helps warehouse workers to get the stock overview, move goods, issue & return materials, count physical inventory, receive goods, create purchase requisitions and deliver goods efficiently from mobile devices real-time.

Unvired Inventory Manager for SAP is available for iPad, Android Smart Phones & Tablets, Windows and Google Glass.

Yes! Google Glass. Unvired Inventory Manager for SAP on Google Glass goes one step ahead of smartphones and tablets enabling warehouse operators wor for hands-free with Glass.

More details about Unvired Inventory Manager for SAP can be found here. A blog and video on Unvired Inventory Manager for SAP on Google Glass can be found here.

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