Utilities is a very widespread industry, which exists almost everywhere and is mostly associated with the public administration of the place. It is a very prominent industry from every aspect, be it scale or financial. This industry is involved in things that are fundamental for us.
It would be unfair if this industry does not evolve by the fourth industrial revolution or as we call it Industry 4.0. The energy sector has always been very adaptable to change and has witnessed some of the disruptive technological innovations of all time. One such innovation, which is driving the digital transformation of every sector is no-code and WEM is proud to be its leader. Utilities and Energy companies are incorporating mobile applications into their operations and are slowly heading towards their digital transformation journey. Mobile applications are the future, they cannot only streamline operations but also optimize production and increase productivity.
There are a lot of operations within a utility and energy company that can be transformed using mobile applications, and if it’s no-code, the better. Operations like inventory management, daily field inspections, operations related to sales, and even human resource management can be easily streamlined and optimized using mobile applications. Mobile applications have been there for a while now, no-code might still be comparatively new, but the enormous potential that the no-code holds has made it pivotal for Industry 4.0 revolution.
Energy and Utility companies, due to their large scale and widespread operations have a lot of employees, spread across different places and roles. It, therefore, becomes a very tedious and complex task to manage them. Companies nowadays are replacing traditional filling systems with mobile apps to manage employees and establish communication channels across all the roles. Such mobile applications do not only offer communication and resolution solutions but can also be used to send out incident reports, official intimations to HR, and vice versa and, even enable contract signing.
Again, due to the complex nature of utility operations, there’s a lot of inventory involved and its management is a difficult task. Any ongoing plant or project can require a lot of materials which should be made available in the least possible time, as delay will only result in increased costs. Companies have replaced their traditional inventory requirement filling and emails system with mobile applications, wherein a requirement can be posted instantly, therefore reducing the turnaround time for the response.
Daily field inspections are a very important operation in any Energy company, but at the same time they can be very time-consuming and can eat up a lot of money and their cost are usually compensated from the profit margins. A lot of such companies, especially big companies who have a lot of utility and energy plants or points are using GPS-enabled applications to track such operations. These mobile applications are designed to track all of the poles on an interactive geographical map, doing so can streamline the inspections, nearby poles can be grouped and inspected together. WEM’s no-code platform can enable the development of such applications, which can be built and designed by the people directly involved in such operations. These applications can not only track the energy poles but also the technicians involved in the inspection and they can coordinate among themselves for a time and cost-effective operation.
Data nowadays is key to any business, but the collection of data before one can draw insights from it is a complex task. Energy companies too need data, and traditional data collection methods can be very time-consuming. Companies have switched to mobile applications wherein users, customers, and even employees can provide data, which is directly entered into the company databases. These apps not only show real-time data but can also provide the company with some pre-set standard insights, which keep updating regularly.
Companies are switching to mobile applications for better, there are no doubts about that. But they too come at a price. WEM’s no-code platform is a game-changer. Developing an application with WEM can cut the cost by 80 percent and the development time is also 1/3rd as compared to traditional development. Companies can save a lot of money and can get the app delivered within days as compared to months when going the traditional way. WEM enables the actual users of the app, that is the employees directly involved in the operations to design the app, the way they want it to be. If Energy 4.0 is in question, WEM’s platform is surely the right answer.