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Frontline workers are vital in all enterprises but too often they are overlooked and not empowered to serve customers optimally. In factories, they’re the ones responsible for the hands-on manufacturing of a product. Managers who supervise frontline workers are also included in this group.
The empowerment of frontline workers is crucial to the success of businesses. Business leaders recognize this and no less than 78% of them see empowering their frontline workers as critical to their long-term strategies. Gartner predicts that 70% of mobile and endpoint investments will be aimed at enabling frontline workers over the next five years.
This is where Webalo Inc., the UX Platform for the Industrial Internet™ comes in. Webalo has created a no-code app generation platform to help companies maximize their workforce management.
The platform provides frontline workers with a single interface that displays data from multiple sources. The aim is to improve workforce management and decision-making in often complicated environments.
A no-code platform app generation platform uses a visual development environment to allow anyone to create apps using actions line drag-and-drop and adding application components. Users don't need any coding knowledge to create the apps.
Instead, the platform makes use of rapid application development (RAD) tools. Rapid application development is a suite of software development methodology techniques used to expedite software application development. RAD uses predefined prototyping techniques and tools to produce software applications.
Webalo users can easily connect to data, configure the apps and deploy them across the enterprise without the need for advanced software development resources.
The technology enables companies to create actionable, persona-based applications. This means each frontline worker has dedicated information on their device - only the information they need to get their job done.
The platform uses enterprise data sources, such as those from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP as well as industrial data sources such as AVEVA, GE, Rockwell and Siemens to generate and personalize apps for frontline workers.
These apps simplify workers’ daily activities, help them to make better, more informed decisions and improve their productivity. Frontline workers can create their own custom views of apps and share them with their co-workers. In this way, the platform enables workforce management.
The company recently announced the launch of Webalo 5.0, the latest version of its platform. Webalo 5.0 includes new features specifically designed to increase business productivity, improve operational efficiency, accelerate time to market and improve customer and workforce satisfaction.
"Though the overwhelming majority of companies understand that frontline worker autonomy would boost their competitiveness, less than 30% of companies have been able to launch frontline workforce digital transformation projects because of the time, cost and complexity of traditional software development approaches," said Webalo CEO Peter Price.
Webalo was founded by CEO Peter Price in 2000. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and has operations in London, England and Alexandria, Egypt.
Webalo will be exhibiting at TechDay NYC next month. TechDay NYC is one of the largest events dedicated to startups in the US. The 2018 event attracted 20,000 attendees from all around the world, 400 startups, and 30 accelerators.
The event provides the ideal opportunity for companies to show off their advanced technology and explain how their solutions benefit enterprises.