Why you should embrace no-code application development to create custom enterprise apps for SAP

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Osvaldo Sousa – CEO of Kianda

No-code development is here to accelerate SAP application development.

In this modern era, every company is a software company. It’s almost impossible to achieve your business objectives without a collection of enterprise tools to support internal functions.

As a result, many business use SAP. A platform for enterprise resource planning (ERP) to facilitate effective data processing and information flow across organisations.

However, it can be costly. Both in time and money to work with some of the SAP assets and make changes quickly and efficiently. Because of their complexity, SAP business workflows can be a little challenging to comprehend, extract the most value from data and improve process efficiency.

Thus, many businesses either solely rely on their IT department. Or, outsource third party vendors which can be time-consuming and expensive.

Fortunately, no-code application development has come to the rescue. It brings IT and the business together, facilitating rapid implementations without the need to outsource or with limited resources.

No-code application platforms fill the gap between IT and business. They empower the business user to create SAP business enterprise apps. As well, they deliver better SAP experience effortlessly, and ultimately become the citizen developers.

Furthermore, the business can now focus on solving other pressing issues rather than struggle with non-agile enterprise apps development timelines.

According to the Gartner’s The Future of Apps Must Include Citizen Development report , “Business units increasingly control their own application development efforts, of which citizen development will play a crucial role in the future of apps. By 2023, the number of active citizen developers at large enterprises will be at least four times the number of professional developers.

What Is A No-code Platform?

No-code platforms such as Kianda provide an agile way to build enterprise software through methods of using prebuilt functions, controls via a drag and drop interface, without the need for prior coding knowledge.

Instead of creating your layout from scratch with code, you typically drag and drop application components, connect to predefined actions and connect to your data sources and therefore create an app. With no-code, users don’t need any traditional programming knowledge to build an app successfully.

They closely resemble low-code development platforms as they are both designed to ease the application development process. Both have increased in popularity in recent times. Mainly, due to an increase in mobile workforce and scarce availability of resources and software developers.

Nocode apps with native capability to connect to SAP, make building SAP enterprise apps possible without the need for expensive outsourced labour. Reduced maintenance, reduced risk on your SAP infrastructure, reduced pressure on the IT department, just pure productivity and hopefully some fun.

Companies can, thus, save money and time using no-code platforms to create custom SAP enterprise apps inhouse. This way, users can easily access data stored in SAP and other business-critical systems. In turn, promoting rapid and better business decisions.

No code platforms are supposed to help you make all the enterprise apps that you can think for. A skill previously reserved for software developers.

Additionally, they generally have features that allow for testing, experimenting, prototyping and deployment.

How Does a No-code Platform Work?

When developing software, programmers typically create lines of code to build the functionality and capabilities required of a given app. This process requires the developers to have an in-depth knowledge of programming.

No code platforms take care of the intricate coding work and instead provide users with visuals they can efficiently use. Using drag and drop features (that are lines of the code), anyone with an idea can create powerful enterprise apps to create the desired business workflow.

No-code Vs. Low-code. What Is the Difference?

There is a common misconception that these two are interchangeable terms. Many analysts even consider no-code part of the low-code market. Both stem from earlier Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools such as Excel and Microsoft Access that enabled business users to execute various development tasks.

However, these tools required users to have a comprehensive understanding of the organisation’s apps and their development environment to create enterprise apps successfully. They both come with functional limitations and lack of ability to create modern user interfaces.

On the other hand, no code and low-code tools are easy to use and require no real understanding of software development in general. They are flexible in a way that you can create end-to-end business processes deployed in modern user interfaces.

Nevertheless, when you go searching for these two in the market, you will find that there is a distinct difference. While no-code platforms address industry-specific functions, low-code platforms require some assistance from in-house developers. That is, to make the needed changes.

In other words, no-code platforms target knowledge workers, business analysts with little or no coding experience. While low-code solutions require some level of coding knowledge.

No-code application development team

Therefore; no-code platforms are best for SAP enterprise apps. They are typically used to manage the creation of business enterprise apps that run critical processes in the organisation.

With a no-code platform that is flexibile you can manage the creation of bespoke enterprise apps that are critical and complex processes in the organisation.

A flexible no-code platform ideally should offer a drag and drop interface and allow non-developers to create applications. Also, it should integrate with the business databases to qualify as a no-code development platform.

What are the Benefits of Using No-code Solutions for SAP Business Process Automation?

SAP is powerful but it is complex. Custom business applications built for SAP can help enterprises navigate the complexity to get the most out of their SAP data. However, programming to build custom SAP workflows is expensive and time-consuming. That is, for both IT and business.

No-code platforms can be the right solution. They make it possible to simplify and extend SAP functions cost-effectively.

They aim to empower non-technical users to build fully functional applications and automate their SAP enterprise apps to run the business like a pro.

With no-code development you can look forward to your organisation meeting the rapid state of digital transformation demands with optimised SAP business process automation.

Increased SAP User Adoption

No-code SAP apps increase user adoption by providing modern and intuitive user experience. Simply removing the complexities that make SAP challenging to use.

This enables users to work with data that may be stored in SAP without having to go into SAP and navigate through several screens.

Increased productivity and efficiency

Since no-code platforms are needed, building SAP enterprise apps is much faster. Furthermore, the IT department isn’t stuck with tasks from every other department. In which, gives them time to address more crucial matters at hand.

Benefits of no-code solutions for SAP

What previously used to take forever to implement can now be implemented in a matter of hours or minutes.

No code solutions also promote transparency and cross-team collaboration between business leaders and IT teams. As anyone without coding experience can follow and understand what is happening in real-time, nothing gets lost in translation. Business analysts, SAP functional consultants and engineers alike can get involved in the SAP app development process.

Cost-effective

Developing apps from scratch can be expensive. Long gone are the days when business used to look for a skilled team of developers to kickstart an automation workflow for the organisation. Today, you can opt for no-code platforms for your SAP business process automation.

Easy to integrate and change

The main problem with traditional hand-coding is its rigidity. Changing or editing a code is a little complicated and can’t be done immediately. With no-code, integrations are pretty handy, and changes are ready in a matter of minutes without the need of SAP re-deployment.

Furthermore, they are easy to use, have zero complications and compatible with almost every type of device-perfect for leveraging your SAP investment in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Better business agility

An important feature with no-coding workflow platforms is that most development is possible via a drag and drop interface. With no-code solutions, it’s no longer just about coding. But, more about the automated process that significantly saves on time by getting you started with your workflow.

As there are many no-code automation platforms in the market, it can be difficult for companies to know where to start. Below are factors to consider when choosing a no-code software vendor to accelerate and streamline your SAP application development.

What to Look for When Choosing A No-code Software Vendor for SAP Application Development

Ease of use

No-code platforms should be effortless for a non-specialist to use. Complex solutions beat the whole purpose of opting for no-code platforms for SAP business process automation.

Cost

Building a new application from scratch can be both cumbersome and expensive. Besides, you may need to outsource exorbitant-priced programmers to help out every time.

Therefore, while opting for a no-code solution for your business SAP application development, you should choose cost effective solutions. That said, it never hurts to consider those offering a free demo or trial.

Or a Proof of Concept can go a long way when it comes to making the right decision. This way, you don’t have to make an outright purchase.

Security

You might be thinking no-code / low-code platforms accelerate delivery of enterprise apps, but are they secure?

More and more enterprises are adopting no-code / low-code development products. And, relying on them for managing their applications that hold sensitive corporate and customer data.

It is important to choose a platform that has security is in its core. In fact, no-code platforms can be more secure than those built with more traditional programming methods. No-code or low-code vendor you pick should take on major responsibilities for securing their platform.

Also, they should give enough flexibility when it comes to internal user security access levels as well. When integrating with third party systems, you must have the ability to stay within the security parameters established by each system. You should also be able to build applications with auditing and tracking capabilities. Simply, to ensure all data movement conforms to governance protocols.

Pre-built templates

Templates significantly increase productivity. Platforms with pre-built templates are a plus as they serve as a starting point for SAP enterprise apps creation and development.

Third-party integrations

Make sure the solution supports creating complex workflows that span multiple departments, systems, data sources and processes.

Third-party integration capability allows the product to cope and adapt to the continually changing landscape of software solutions. Hence, opt for no-code vendors that support third-party integration. Not only for SAP but also other IT systems you use for application development.

Cloud or On-premise deployment

In this technological age, it makes more sense for tech solutions to be cloud-based. In addition to giving you an added security, cloud deployment speeds up things like a breeze.

However your organisation might have restrictions and certain rules when it comes to recruiting third party systems. A no-code platform that has capability of running on cloud or on-premise will give you the flexibility you need.

Choosing the right no-code platform for self-service SAP enterprise apps creation is no easy task. It involves good level of searching, trial and errors to arrive at the perfect option.

Kianda no-code development platform is one of the choices you can make to build robust and budget-friendly SAP enterprise apps to take your business a notch higher.

Talk to us today discover@kianda.com and learn how we can help you to streamline your SAP application development!

Osvaldo Sousa

About Author:
Osvaldo Sousa  No-code digital process automation expert with almost two decades of experience in information technologies. He is the CEO/Co-founder of Kianda Technologies.

SharePoint Workflows: 2010 Workflows are being retired – Are you prepared for this?

SharePoint Workflows
SharePoint Workflows

Have you been using SharePoint Workflows? Then, you must have heard by now that SharePoint 2010 Workflows are being retired.

This has been part of discussions for a while now. Microsoft has officially confirmed in early July 2020 that SharePoint Online 2010 workflows are being retired by 1st November 2020.

Couple of questions that comes to any IT Managers’ mind who is using SharePoint workflows:

What does this mean for me and my organisation?

Am I prepared for this; do I have a back-up plan to migrate from SharePoint Workflows?

So, what is actually happening with SharePoint Workflows?

Starting November 1st 2020, Microsoft will remove the ability to create or run SharePoint 2010 workflows from existing Office 365 tenants using SharePoint Online.

As part of the evolution of the Microsoft 365 service, Microsoft concluded that for SharePoint 2010 workflows, Microsoft 365 customers would be better served by modern workflow automation solutions.

Following this, SharePoint 2010 workflows have already been retired since August 1st, 2020 for new tenants. Along with that, SharePoint workflows will be removed from existing tenants by November 1st, 2020.

If your SharePoint Online site is currently using 2010 workflows anywhere, those SharePoint workflows will no longer work after November 1st.

And it doesn’t end here. Furthermore, Microsoft has indicated that SharePoint 2013 workflows will also be switched off for new Office 365 tenants. That is, from November 2020. With that, they mentioned that SharePoint 2013 workflows will follow a similar retirement path in the future.

So, if you’re going to migrate your SharePoint workflows, it would be smart to include 2013 workflows as well in your migration project.

What’s a SharePoint workflow anyway?

A SharePoint workflow is a pre-configured application that streamlines a business process. SharePoint workflows can range from collecting signatures, feedback and approvals for a document. Or, a request to tracking the current status of a routine procedure.

Overall, they are automated flows of requests through a sequence of steps that require actions or tasks from individuals. Simply, to manage a business process.

In a nutshell, workflows take care of things related to people, systems and processes. More clearly, they take care of things behind the scenes. Therefore, making your work easier and giving you time to focus on more valuable tasks.

Some of the out-of-the-box workflows that will be impacted:

  • Approval workflows: This workflow is to send an item or a specific document for approval.
  • Three-state: This workflow lets you track progress to track a high volume of issues or items, such as support issues, or project tasks.
  • Collect Feedback: This workflow is to send a document or an item to people for feedback.
  • Collect Signatures: This workflow routes a document to people to collect their signatures.

What should I do now to migrate my SharePoint workflows?

If you have been using SharePoint workflows for your business processes, there’s a couple of paths you can take.

I will focus on two of them here.

1- Migrate to Power Automate

There is Microsoft Power Automate available to you and it connects to most of the Microsoft 365 services. Subsequently, allowing you build enterprise custom workflows.

However, Microsoft Power Automate does not come as “flexible” as you might think.

It is a good solution and comes as “low-code” option for software developers to create workflow solutions with it. Power Apps borrows from app development paradigm which can be quite confusing for non-developers.

As said, you will still need to invest in software developers or expert partners. That is, to make these workflows fully reflect your unique business requirements.

If you are looking to implement end-to-end business processes you will face limitations.

For instance, you will need user licenses for multiple platforms to build end-to-end solutions. Licenses such as Power Apps, Power BI and Flow so you can you can fully leverage Power Automate.

As a result, you will incur additional costs and further integration work to make the system fully function for you.

2- Use a modern workflow automation platform to replace SharePoint workflows (like the one Kianda offers)

Second option you have, is to use a modern workflow automation platform for migrating from SharePoint workflows.

More clearly, a platform that can seamlessly integrate with SharePoint. Precisely a platform that empowers non-developers such as business users, knowledge workers to take the lead and create intuitive workflows within hours (not days or months). Connecting to your SharePoint data, 0365 users and your currently analytical systems.

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Benefits of workflow automation

Workflow automation platform such as the one Kianda offers, is a standalone system. Meaning, the system does not require SharePoint or other Microsoft tools for it to operate. But, most importantly it can integrate seamlessly to most of the Microsoft systems.

In doing so, your cost will be based on licensing of a single platform. As well, the time your internal staff will spend on creating these workflows and successfully migrating from SharePoint workflows.

As a result, while migrating your legacy SharePoint Workflows into a modern workflow automation platform, you will also increase productivity and reduce your costs.

And let’s face it. There is not enough IT talent available. So, why not leverage your current staff who can actually be part of your IT projects such as this one.

Business users can actively create complex workflow automation solutions for your business without writing a single line of code.

Why not talk to an expert in workflow automation?

If you are looking to migrate your SharePoint workflows you can talk to our experts to discuss what options you have.

At Kianda we help business users technical or non-technical to create enterprise technology. Simply, by providing them easy-to-use no-code platform to create intuitive workflows.

Above all, Kianda seamlessly integrates with SharePoint and many other IT systems such as SAP, O365, Oracle, SQL server, File systems and more.

Talk to us today discover@kianda.com and learn how we can help you with your SharePoint Workflow migration!

Osvaldo SousaAbout Author:
Osvaldo Sousa – Enterprise collaboration and Digital process automation expert with almost two decades of experience in information technologies. He is the CEO/Co-founder of Kianda Technologies.

Automating processes – why is it so difficult?

Business Process Automation Explained (with examples)

Why you need to have a Ticketing Helpdesk for Remote Working Teams

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Ticketing helpdesk is not only useful for customer support. But, also for improving employee collaboration for better business outcomes and faster resolution. To successfully conduct cross-functional business processes, co-working is fundamental.

On that note, effective communication between departments is more crucial now, than ever before. 

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced remote working strategies in place, ready or not.

As a result, many organisations are on the look-out for ways to improve internal communications. More importantly, to boost employee performance. That is, for teams to efficiently work from home.

A helpdesk ticketing system is put into effect in order to enhance employee collaboration. 

What is a ticketing helpdesk?

Collaboration across different functions of a business requires useful methods of communication. Without the appropriate level of co-working, productivity will ultimately be affected. Hence, work standards can and should be maintained when employees are remote working.

ticketing helpdesk supportA ticketing helpdesk system is used to aid support and provide information between relevant users. As well as that, to ultimately implement resolutions. For instance, employees requiring information from HR departments or IT teams look for quick responses to their needs.

Ticketing helpdesk is used to manage, track and prioritize internal inquiries between employees. With a helpdesk support system, employees can receive, process and respond to each other.

When employees are working together on a particular project or process, individual inputs are required. Many business processes involve workers from cross departments. For example, Finance Teams working with HR to determine the budget for hiring new employees. Or, Sales teams collaborating with Marketing Teams.  

When issues arise throughout these processes, support is needed. An internal ticketing helpdesk system easily provides a platform to manage these issues and their resolutions. 


COVID-19 has increased the need to efficiently manage collaboration for remote teams

man working from homeThe COVID-19 Pandemic has been the forceful driver of newly remote working teams. Because of this, many organisations have involuntarily executed remote working.

Interacting across messaging platforms, emails and online meetings have become significant for remote working teams. However, they are not sufficient and can be time consuming. For instance, information can get lost between message conversations. So, if you need to search for it and, or you need to take extra notes, your options are limited.

Implementing potent methods of communication is essential to a functioning remote working strategy.

Many organisations are directing towards a digital solution such as a ticketing helpdesk. That is, to better manage their remote working teams. As well, to gain full visibility over their operations.

Today, digitalisation is long-standing.

Companies have already undergone or are currently enduring digital transformations. To clarify, the change to a digital workplace amounts huge benefits to businesses.

With that being said, COVID-19 is accelerating the move to all things digital. Simply, remote working is easy to achieve when you take advantage of provided digital solutions.

From HR and Finance, to Marketing and Sales, process automation scales up productivity. Digital transformation can help your team to successfully work from home.

Digital process automation can transform a ticketing helpdesk into an easy-to-use digital app

It is usually assumed that a ticketing system is only applicable for IT or customer support. However, most people are now working remotely. Hence, internal support is essential to carry out business processes. 

Organisations are increasingly moving beyond messaging apps to more sufficient apps such as a support ticket system.

With the power of automation, you won’t have to worry about missing tasks or issues caused by using messaging apps.

Providing a ticketing helpdesk for support for cross-department interactions is essential to increase productivity and efficiency within an organisation. And with a support helpdesk, your teams can collaborate efficiently. 

Use Kianda ticketing helpdesk for faster resolutions and better collaboration. 


Benefits of using a Ticketing Helpdesk App 

1. Better communication

ticketing helpdesk improves collaborationInformation can easily get lost or convoluted when located in email threads or messaging apps. Consequently, the initial conversation becomes pointless and a waste of time. As well as that, same issues could be raised numerous times. Two employees working independently could be responding to the exact same question. And this, automatically wastes time. With a ticketing helpdesk system, the information can be easily recorded. As well, communication can occur all in a single platform. This reduces duplication of requested support and improves collaboration. In turn, productivity increases.

2. Improved organisation and structure

ticketing helpdesk helps prioritizeSimilarly, hidden material in conversations can be difficult to find. This makes it impossible to prioritize queries. By missing important queries, major issues can easily arise. On the other hand, a ticketing helpdesk compiles tickets based on levels of urgency. That way, you can monitor the status of an issue and prioritize requests. As a result, resolution times are faster and issues don’t slip through the cracks.  

3. Solves problems

solving problemsWithout a competent system in structure, problems can increasingly go unsolved. From this, major bottlenecks in business processes can occur. This is simply due to one problem getting absorbed into a pile of many. A ticketing helpdesk solves problems in accordance with their importance. In other words, issues that need to be solved by tomorrow are ironed out today. 

4. Time and cost savings

saving time is saving moneyUsing messaging apps and email threads to collaborate is time consuming. And time is money. As a consequence, it becomes more expensive to carry out particular processes. Examples of this are, extra costs dedicated for the length of time a process takes. Also, more required costs for additional workers to conduct operations.  A ticketing support system can significantly reduce costs. By reducing the amount of time or number of people to carry out business processes, expenses will naturally decrease.

A digital ticketing software that is user-friendly allows you to track, manage and prioritize tickets. All the while making sure users don’t turn to messaging apps and cause important issues slip away. As a result, collaboration becomes more focused, organised, effective and efficient. 


Start using Kianda Digital Ticketing System for faster resolution times and easier collaboration

Enable efficient collaboration between your remote teams with process automation. A ticketing helpdesk can scale productivity for your team. And can do so, while working from home.

Kianda is a true NO-CODE platform. We empower business users to transform how they carry out business processes on a daily basis. 

Want to see what Kianda can do for you?

Request your live demo today!


Osvaldo SousaAbout Author:
Osvaldo Sousa – Enterprise collaboration and Digital process automation expert with almost two decades of experience in information technologies. He is the CEO/Co-founder of Kianda Technologies.

 

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How to manage site inspections efficiently, while easing the process and raising the standards

Site inspection checklist
Site inspection checklist

Are you managing your site inspections with Excel sheets?

Then it is time you consider digital site inspection checklists to ease this process for you.

Many inspectors, auditors or site managers use traditional ways to run their inspections jobs. Hard to manage paper forms, emails and scanned documents with signatures can easily become a cumbersome work…

Modern technologies that are available today, have made it far more efficient to capture and track site inspections. From scheduling a visit, sending automated alerts to capturing information and pictures. As well, with online forms you can easily generate rich PDFs, on the go…

First of all, let’s have a look when site inspection checklists are used?

Construction, engineering and industrial companies are required to keep sites, staff and assets safe. And to make sure they are working according to regulations. For this purpose, an inspector visits a site and runs inspections to go through defined checklists. Simply, to assess risks and to report their observations.

Construction site inspection
Construction site inspection

These checklists are defined based on the type of an inspection. For example, is it an internal inspection or an external one for a client? Or, is it a scheduled or emergency one and so on…

What are the current challenges companies are facing today when it comes to managing their inspection jobs?

There are three main challenges companies are facing regularly:

1 – Managing inspections with paper forms

Main challenge here is to manually complete large numbers of questions in paper checklists… Scanning these checklist paper forms or re-typing into a spreadsheet. Then, uploading and emailing them, back and forth.

If an inspector has to rely on paper forms and documents for their job, then this becomes a complicated process. One that can increase compliance risks.

An inspector needs to make sure that they have all the right tools and documents they need before their visit. Moreover, during their visit they need to make notes of all their observations.

Using paper forms means when they go back to the office. That is to scan documents, and even sometimes re-type all the info. And, all of this take up a lot of valuable time.

2- Document management and unreliable reporting

Pulling together an inspection report can be extremely time consuming. Conventional ways require an inspector to re-type the captured information in spreadsheets and reconcile them. Subsequently, this can take long time and much effort.

In addition, this data will need to be transformed manually into graphs and charts to achieve insights. And this is not ideal…

One of the key aspects of managing inspections is making sure that there is accuracy on reporting.

It can be frustrating for everyone involved in the process if the reports are not reliable.

3- Not being able to handle pictures and signatures on the go

Traditionally, an inspector would take pictures on site. Then go back to office download these pictures and store in company systems.

It can be time consuming trying to attach the right pictures to the right logs within inspection reports.

Simplify site inspections by taking as many pictures you need on the go.

Similarly, when signatures are required from clients, subcontractors or owners, they are often taken on papers. Then, scanned back in the office. This whole process can be slow, error-prone and not easily accessible for searching.

To modernize your site inspection checklists, you should consider going mobile and paperless. That is, for higher control, compliance and simply for faster outcomes.

Here are 4 important tips on how you can transform site inspections and ease the process

1- Digitalise your inspection checklist and eliminate paper

Site inspection form
Site inspection form

After all, it is not efficient to rely on papers, emails, phone calls when the most important aspect of inspections is to ensure that work is being done properly to the highest quality.

Digital site inspection checklists can be achieved with an online forms and workflow software like the one Kianda offers. 

This speeds up the entire procedure. Inspections can be scheduled on a regular basis and automatically assigned to inspectors.

 

Automated notifications and reminder alerts can easily be sent to inspectors to remind their schedules.

Inspectors can complete the checklist on a tablet or smartphone on site. As well, they can attach photographs, media evidence and annotate them when needed.

Then, final reports can be shared and made available in real-time to anyone who needs to see them.

2- Use data reporting to increase quality and compliance

Data gives us the ability to see and understand progress of things. It is crucial to provide clear overview of the job progress to project managers or other decision makers.

It is important that inspector flags issues on time to avoid any project delays.

Data can help you with your inspection strategy and make better decisions. That is, with the right digital solution, such as online forms.

By using real time reporting not only data can be shared easily. But, any delays, bottlenecks can be spotted and dealt with in a faster manner.

Moreover, working with a digital solution means the records of site inspection tasks and results are saved. Particularly for future reference and auditing purposes. And it can be very valuable when a hand over to another inspector is needed.

Ultimately, you will be able to manage tasks in real time. And review progress from your browser, tablet, or mobile device at any time.

You will store the key data, not just scanned documents. All the while, optimising the process and collaboration between the teams.

With online forms, reacting fast can be a major advantage for companies of any sizes. Simply, to save time and resources immediately.

3- Attach pictures and signatures on the go

Mobile online forms that allow you to take pictures, annotate and attach them to the form instantly is a must have. This eases the way pictures are attached to the reports. 

They can also capture digital signatures from client’s and inspector’s. As well as generating a PDF report instantly on the go.

4- Look for flexible inspection checklist solutions

You must consider solutions that allow you to customise checklists, flow, rules, alerts and more. That is when you are looking for digital solutions to manage site inspections. Nowadays only capturing data is not enough.

You can always start with a template. But, it is vital to have the ability to make changes… big or small depending on your own needs.

With a tailor-made approach, a comprehensive site inspection delivers a better user experience.

Also, reporting should be provided in a flexible way. Different managers might have different needs.

Flexible reporting dashboards that allow exporting data into a format you need are important. Specifically, to help you achieve business goals and save time.


At Kianda, we build modern process apps that are both flexible and user-friendly.

Why not try our Inspection Checklist Process App today?

Or let us show you witch a free customised demo what else Kianda can do for you.

Request a live demo

About Author:
Osvaldo Sousa – Digital process automation expert with almost two decades of experience in information technologies. He is the CEO/Co-founder of Kianda Technologies.

 

Kianda Technologies Wins The Best Start Up / New Business Award

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Kianda-best-startup-award

Kianda Technologies won the Best Start Up / New Business award at the Fingal Dublin Chamber Business Excellence and CSR awards 2018.

KIANDA – Best Start Up/New Business 2018– sponsored by The LINC @ IT Blanchardstown

“It was the first time Kianda has entered to this competition and we are delighted to win such a prestigious award.” says Osvaldo Sousa – Co-founder of Kianda Technologies.

The prestigious black-tie Gala Awards Presentation Evening this year took place in the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport in Santry on Friday, 9th November 2018. The event was sponsored by Fingal County Council and hosted by RTÉ’s Marty Whelan.

The Best Start Up/New Business award was open to entrants who could show how their start up/new business has been successfully established within the last 2 years. The judges were looking for evidence of strategically planned growth, clear vision for the future and current measurable achievement.

“Kianda identified a need to make digitalisation simple for businesses and have developed key points of differentiation to make them stand out in a space that is cluttered with bigger competitors. Resilience and commitment secured them significant contracts with two large corporations in Ireland. There is a strong plan on place for a sustainable future.” Judges from the competition.

Fingal Dublin Chamber organises this event every year to create awareness of, and highlight business excellence across all business sectors, private, public and charity within the Fingal Dublin Chamber region for their accomplishments in Business Excellence and Corporate Social Responsibility.

How Construction Industry Can Benefit From Digital Process Automation

Engineering and Construction industry can benefit with digital transformation

Many organizations such as engineering and construction companies are changing at a rapid pace due to technology. They are experiencing significant digital transformations in several areas. Engineering and construction can benefit by adopting new technologies to carry out business processes.

Digitalising business processes is one of the areas that is supporting companies in improving processes and decreasing costs.

Technology driven innovation for construction has been delivering real benefits to the industry in the recent years.

Certainly, companies who adopt the latest technologies, software innovations, equipment and process automation will most likely succeed.

Digital Process Automation solutions are technologies that help companies run operations, smoothly. For instance, they minimize manual, time-consuming tasks with streamlined processes. As a result, reducing operating costs.

Simply, they handle certain tasks by building online forms and automating workflows. Some examples include capturing data, task assignments and scheduling notifications.

What’s in it for you?

For example, rather than chasing manual project approvals, you can spend more time on valuable commercial relationships. In other words, you can focus more on revenue generating activities.

Inefficient communications should not delay time-sensitive key commercial decisions

manual process

Today many organisations still use excel and email communications to manage processes such as Bid Proposals and Contract Management. They store data in spreadsheets, print and approve manually and communicate via email.

This is mainly due to the lack of technical staff or amount of required time to digitalise such processes. This laborious process can cost companies a lot of time and money when they grow beyond a small sized company.

Especially when companies are dealing with business-critical bid proposals or contracts. Time-sensitive commercial decisions should not be delayed due to manual processes and inefficient communications channels.

Most importantly, losses that are caused by risk and error-prone manual processes should not be ignored.

Certainly, the level of transparency and efficiency that can be achieved via process automation software is compelling. In other words, it can eliminate inefficiencies and become the central point for task approvals and decision making.

New technologies can easily transform any manual processes from paper to digital.

Using new technologies to automate tasks has many long-term benefits from engineering and construction companies.  Simply because they can easily transform manual processes from paper to digital. As a result, companies generate less paper by managing processes online and overall, become more efficient.

Say good-bye to everyday chaos caused by paper piles and manual work in the office or on site.

How construction industry can benefit from digital process automation?

  • Key business decisions can be better made, without any delays.
  • Digital documents / online processes are easier to track and manage.
  • Admin tasks can be automated, meaning more work can be completed on time and budget.
  • Better project and data management.
  • Easier collaboration between people involved in the workflow regardless of where they are.
  • Higher visibility of the progress and smooth analytical reporting.

Construction processes such as:

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  • Approval to start a project
  • QHSE Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Bid Proposals
  • Document Control
  • Action plans 
  • Administrative tasks
  • Employee onboarding and induction
    or simply sending automatic notifications on-the-go can all be digitalised and improved. In addition, allowing web and mobile access from any location is important for companies with workers across remote locations.

Clear understanding of company performance

Moreover, process automation solutions bring a very clear understanding of the performance of a company. For instance, detailed analytics and customisable dashboard reports, demonstrate performance. Based on departmental requirements, customising dashboards can help with productivity.

Easy project management for construction companies

To be clear, project information, communication between workers and live monitoring can be centralised in a single place.

Above all, this can be accessed online or offline from anywhere and any device. Workers in the construction industry can benefit a lot with this, considering many projects can be carried out in remote areas.

Finally, new technologies are here to help organisations to quickly spot bottlenecks, make decisions on time and operate efficiently.

Business process automation solutions can help bring quality and standardize processes. Ultimately help them with competitive advantage in business.

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Read Case Study: How Mercury Engineering streamlined project approval process, enhancing compliance and agility with Kianda forms and workflows.

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About Author:
Osvaldo Sousa – Digital process automation innovator with almost two decades of experience in information technologies. He is the CEO/Co-founder of Kianda Technologies.