In the context of process automation, we call mobility the ability to capture information in the field using a mobile device and process it to obtain a deliverable or create a structured database for later use.
Applus uses mobility solutions, it is to say, applications that allow assigning the technical inspection data of assets to mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. This provides real-time data gathering on-site (the place where the inspection is being carried out) by means of a mobile device and an automatic generation of inspection reports system at the back office.
Mobility is a fundamental approach for the automation of services (processes) based on data capture performed directly by a technician. Our inspection processes, especially those being visual or using unsophisticated equipment, can be managed with mobility solutions.
Benefits from using Applus Mobility Solutions:
- Operational Efficiency: Reduction in Time and Operational Costs
When mobile data capture is accompanied by automated generation of reports, we can get a significant reduction in time and costs. While data capture time is not increased (even decreased in complex workflows), the reporting time is significantly reduced, to close to 0 in some instances.
- Added benefits:
- Stepping Stone in a Digital Strategy:
implementation of mobile data capture is one of the first steps for digitalization. While we don’t have captured data in a digital and orderly manner, we will not be able to extract further value by getting new insights, providing new services, or making better decisions. Additionally, it is a first step for further (and more advanced) automation processes by using AI/Analytics in a cloud environment.
Applus+ Mobility Solutions can be applied to a broad spectrum of projects, services, and use cases. This encompasses scenarios involving manual field data collection or the use of equipment lacking data storage and processing capabilities.
In these cases, Applus+ Mobility Solutions can assist the inspector in obtaining, storing, processing the data, and subsequently exploiting or generating inspection reports.