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How To Turn Your Energy Industry Knowledge Into Performance

One of the biggest challenges in the energy sector is to turn information challenges into organizational assets. The need for an asset management approach for the operational content is bringing custom software as the best solution when looking for safety improvement, productivity increase and operational excellence.

The software industry is its consolidation stage and, for this reason, it’s easier and cheaper to get access to custom solutions that will improve the way the energy industry is doing business. Here’s how a custom software application can turn knowledge into performance:

  1. Improve business agility: Manage complex projects that can require intricate multilevel phases, as well as strict costing and complex billing.
  2. Streamline processes: Eliminate paperwork or spreadsheets, automating critical processes and delivering real-time reporting.
  3. Optimize project management: Including mobile field service management, maintenance management, financial management, asset management and customer relationship management (CRM).
  4. Enhance production management: Operating a variety of production methods ranging from discrete to mixed-mode, engineer-to-order, make-to-order, make-to-stock, and configure-to-order.
  5. Adapt to change: Modernize your systems to increase agility and optimize operations for sustainable growth.
  6. Manage your system from anywhere: Comprehensive field service functionality and full data synchronization in a workflow-based mobile application.
  7. Measure and analyze results: Perform detailed estimation, planning, scheduling, costing and supply chain logistics for complete control and analysis of any project.
  8. Act fast: Through automated notifications that can be sent to individuals or groups, ensuring nothing gets overlooked or delayed.

Energy is the industry’s authoritative provider of information, analytics and insight that helps businesses understand the complex environment that shapes energy markets and asset performance. It’s a complex industry that relies on accurate data, speed, and successful project management. In this case, analytical tools enable energy companies to continuously improve their strategy and operations across the entire energy value chain, covering oil & gas, coal, power and renewables.

Moreover, performance in the sector is mostly driven by the supply and demand for worldwide energy. It’s hard to achieve acceptable performance and manage data efficiently when there are still energy companies out there using time-consuming and error-prone manual (or Excel) based processes. To reach operational excellence, it’s necessary to replace manual processes with a solution that standardizes workflows for tracking, managing, and documenting various compliance and safety regulations and requirements. To that end, getting custom software gives the business a competitive advantage by improving performance through the use of the latest technologies.

Every business tracks and manages work differently and, for some companies, the way they manage their businesses is one of their biggest strengths. Custom solutions allow companies to tailor applications to their specific needs and around your unique processes and workflows.  For this reason,  hire a team of developers who understand that every energy business is different, and needs solutions that work for that business and match its priorities.

According to a recent report from Global Industrial Journal, it’s expected we will continue to see growth in sales and acquisitions in the energy software solutions sector throughout 2019. The report shows the continued sales growth seen for energy software solutions companies as the technology becomes more widely available and easier to adopt. However, to remain competitive in the evolving manufacturing industry, businesses need to find ways to reduce waste and increase operational efficiency.

Contact us today to get a custom solution built for your specific needs and learn more about what we can do for your business. Our team has a strong mix of technical and industry skills, using the latest development tools together with substantial experience and a targeted approach. Increase on-time performance and reduce costs while improving quality with the help of a reliable team that is always ready to answer all your questions.

 

How to Improve Safety Programs with Custom Software Applications

Incident reporting, safety processes and alerting environmental issues don’t need to be confined to spreadsheets and lengthy forms anymore. A customized app will allow you to do it all in a much more effective way, as well as attend other needs that your company may have in order to improve your existing safety program. With the use of a custom mobile application, HSE managers can remotely monitor the status of safety activities, take action and use reporting tools to examine trends. Read more

How To Enter The Mobile App Development Field – Part 2

Are you considering getting a job as a mobile app developer but aren’t sure where to start? Why not get a few tips from our Calgary App Development professionals? In order to understand software development, in particular mobile software development, you need to understand the industry, what’s required, and what you want to do. Check out the continuation of our series on how to enter the mobile app development field.

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How To Enter The Mobile App Development Field – Part 1

Thinking of becoming a mobile app developer but are unsure where to start? There are actually a ton of great resources, schools, tips, and education at your disposal. At Vog Calgary App Developer, we strive to educate both our clients, as well as future app developers. Here are a few ideas of becoming a Calgary App Developer as told by our Calgary App Development team.

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for App Ideas

The problem that separates the average person from becoming a mobile app sensation is the lack of ideas. The problem with the app market to put it bluntly is that it is extremely saturated which has its own ups and downs. On one hand a saturated market is good because it expresses a strong demand for that particular industry, and on the other hand it can be extremely difficult to enter such a competitive market and benefit from it.

So the defining question of it all is “how can I come up with a successful app idea?” Besides visiting the best app development company in Calgary – VOG Calgary Mobile App Developer, here are a few tips to get you started:

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Top Eight Back to School Apps

Yeah… It’s about that time of year again. Summer is winding down which means it’s time to sharpen your textbooks and open your pencils… or something like that. If you are in grade school, college, or university, there are tons of apps out there you can get your hands on that will help you out with your school year, and take it from me, anything made easier when it comes to school is an incredible blessing. Let’s get into it, this is our Top Eight Back to School Apps as made by our Calgary mobile app developer team:

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Expectation vs Reality – App Development Is a Process

Are you looking for app development?  Do you have the next “big idea” that you want to show the world? This one fact is hard from some people to hear but here it is…app development is not cheap.

People Calgary mobile app developers every day with unreal budgets to build huge apps.  We love building apps but some expectations are unrealistic.

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The App Revolution…Bigger Then The Birth Of The Internet?

Could a case be made that the app revolution is bigger then the birth of the Internet?  Another case could be made that the sharp incline of new emerging apps would be a front runner in race between the birth of the Internet and the role of smart phone apps.

If you have not heard of the app revolution…then you just did.  The app revolution, as some are calling it, is the ever increasing amount of new and useful apps and app features.  Like the birth of the Internet,  companies and individuals are jumping on board to take advantage of this trend.  A trend that has no sign of slowing down.

Unlike it predecessor, the website, mobile apps are now becoming the go-to form of media and customer interaction.  If you have a smartphone then you know that 95% of all websites are difficult to view from a smart phone screen.  Often you need to zoom in with difficulty and website navigation is choppy and confusing.  In my own experience, viewing a website on a smartphone is rather difficult causing me to go to my laptop instead.  In some cases, I may just give up completely.

So how did we get here?

Our society is ever evolving and the needs of our society are constantly changing.  15 years ago, having a cell phone meant that anyone could contact you instantly.  You could leave the office or home but still be available if needed.  A huge leap forward considering previous cell phones were large and overbearing.  Carrying around a cell phone in your pocket was a concept that was amazing and intriguing.

 

Now lets jump ahead 5 years later…
Text messaging becomes more popular and widely used.  In fact, cell phone providers never intended text messaging to become as big as it has.  Many providers had to quickly upgrade networks and infrastructure to accommodate the spike in data usage.  From a personal experience, my text message plan was free when I got my first mobile phone.  The sales guy showed me that my phone could send texts but his response to that option was “why would anyone type a message when they can just call”.   Instead of calling, society has chosen to send brief instant messages instead.  Some may say the personal connections that were once formed from talking on the phone have dulled.  Others will say it makes it easier to communicate what your feeling without awkwardness.  Either way, text messaging changed our daily communication with one another.

Then along came the smartphone…

The birth place of the smartphone can be traced all the way back to the early years of cell phones, around 1993.  However smartphones were more commonly used for enterprise application rather then consumer use.  Since these early version smartphones were very expensive, owning one for everyday use did not make sense.

When Apple inc launched the first iPhone around 2007 the world once again made a huge jump forward.  Unlike earlier cell phones, the iPhone could do more for the user.  You could download “apps” or applications which made using the phone easier.  These apps also became useful for everyday problem solving and daily living.  As newer versions of the iPhone were launched, more app developers came online developing apps.

Present day is seeing the upward trend of new apps and app features.  Developing apps for companies like Apple and Google has become more streamlined.  This streamlining has made it easier to submit apps for upload and disbursement to clients and customers.  Game apps like Angry Birds have become household names and entertainment for the whole family.

If you have a smartphone then you know that there is practically an app for anything.  Since tool apps have become saturated, an app revolution of company and business apps is occurring right now with no signs of slowing down.  As companies begin to see the possibilities an app offers to both customers and the company, more and more business apps are emerging.

As the app revolution continues to warp ahead faster then the Star Trek enterprise, you have to ask yourself if you want to be left behind or warp ahead of everyone else

Thanks for reading….

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