The top three ways EMM will change the construction sector in 2022
Construction has always been a mobile industry, as projects are done in the field and often in remote locations. Communication needs are wide ranging between offsite project managers, architects, home offices and customers.
Read on to find out the top three ways Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) from SOTI will drive change in the sector in 2022.
1. Drive adoption of collaboration technology
Communication up and down the supply chain will need to become more stringent, to satisfy growing customer expectations. Mobile devices are business critical, and ensuring they are working at their most optimal performance and enabling remote teams to do their jobs is key to driving a Return on Investment (ROI).
From workflow management software to ‘on device’ bespoke applications, mobile technology is not just for office workers and remote field workers, EMM solutions are for everyone. The entire supply chain needs more effective real-time communication of data gathered via EMM. Customer projects now reply on up to the minute information to enable continuation and completion to deadlines. From when will deliveries be made to when will materials arrive on site or what stage is the project at, all of this detail is essential in 2022 to keep the industry moving.
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2.Driving the collection and analysis of data for project improvement and innovation
Having access to business-critical data allows managers and decision makers to assess the impact devices are having on the costs of your operations, as well as the delivery of effective customer service. Device issues, application usage, network coverage issues, impact revenue to your business, as well as have knock on effects to customer satisfaction.
With device downtime, comes a loss of productivity and potential revenue. Understanding technical issues that are causing issues in the field enables faster resolution, or better still, intervention before any issue arises. If the device issue is detected, a software update can be pushed out remotely to all devices to minimise disruption during peak working hours. This can be initiated prior to any support calls being received:
3. Focus on productivity whilst managing labour shortages
The shortage of skilled workers is having a long-term impact on the construction sector. Balancing skilled available labour alongside project deadlines and equipment availability from a manufacturing hangover from 2021, will continue to cause challenges for the industry.
Productivity and profitability will remain key for the sector and adopting digital technologies to spot trends and drive innovation and improvements to update and improve existing working practices will be key.
SOTI MobiControl centrally controls all your mobile devices in a secure, easy to use platform. Users are added to policy folders depending on their roles and needs, via a simple drag and drop. This reduces set up time and adds the correct application access and user rights from the offset, enabling you to drive productivity from day one. This will become more important as your company grows and your contracting services increase.
Collaboration of in-house teams, supporting all your field workers is crucial. IT administrators and helpdesks can better support your users in the field with device issues, if they have remote support capabilities and access to device details they need, to address problems. Often users call in without the knowledge needed of what the issue is and what the device is that they are using. SOTI XSight integrates with SOTI MobiControl, providing a supercharged solution with the operational intelligence, support and management tools you need to streamline your business.