Intelligent buildings are no longer a futuristic sci-fi vision. Dedicated information systems called Intelligent Building Systems, which enable broadly defined building automation, are increasingly used to support the administration and operation of buildings. This trend has become an inspiration to create the Smart Building application, which was created by our Product Design team. This tool, among others, visualizes data collected from sensors located in rooms for convenient and smooth management of environmental conditions in the offices. The creation of the application supported by dashboard visualization is a response to the needs of having a 360 tool for intelligent building management, from the stage of space design and placement of sensors, through their real-time monitoring to the management of your own office space.
You're a manager that searches for savings in your enterprise, which are a real bane. No wonder, these are, among others, the elements necessary to maintain production lines. Consequently, the savings make the sales bars appropriately high. Not even mentioning the daily work improvement. However, all of these activities aren't resistant to introducing further changes within processes. The question is, then, how to manage them to optimize processes as much as possible, and at the same time, generate savings? Can interactive data visualization and process modeling tools support making changes?
Let's imagine a typical situation, which (unfortunately) is commonplace in many companies. One of the responsibilities of managers is reporting using data placed in an extensive Excel visualization spreadsheets. Working on this type of tool can be troublesome for several reasons. Often, it is the employee's responsibility to find a solution that will allow them to do their job as quickly as possible, especially when it comes to excel visualization. Therefore, formulas, macros, and other facilities are created internally for the data contained in Excel. In turn, work on internal tools and managing Excel visualization dashboards aimed at working with an extensive worksheet is not obvious and easy to implement for every employee. The element of the probability of a decrease in work efficiency and the risk of making mistakes while performing it also sneaks in here.
The current outbreak of coronavirus has caused many significant business transformations. Manufacturers, managers, and directors faced the challenge of turning the process design into the remote. Many entrepreneurs are looking for solutions among the tools that will ensure the trouble-free continuation of current processes, so that the work can be done partly remotely, without incurring financial and time consequences. If you design activities, pilot projects, model processes, or simply manage the development of various types of solutions for your company in cooperation with numerous departments, you may face several issues. These include, among other things, communication errors that can affect a mutual understanding of priorities and outlined roles when delegating tasks to the project. All this can ultimately limit the quick understanding of the task's specifications. It seems to be more sophisticated to manage the project when moving all activities to remote work. We will try to help you understand and harness the nature of simultaneous collaboration during remote work. So how do you understand and harness the nature of simultaneous collaboration during remote work?
Introducing a new person to a project usually involves making several decisions related to presenting the project. This action makes it readable so the new team member quickly understands the work methodology. Of course, this involves outlining what the processes are and what dependencies govern them. This is not only a challenge for the leader but also a team member who usually has to master the specificity of a given project immediately. Consequently, the two questions may be asked- how high the threshold for entering the project was? How complicated processes must be assimilated so that in a short time a new person can freely contribute to the project? We will try to answer these issues in the second part of our series ‘Data: Depicted’.