Manufacturing and Cloud Digitalization
Manufacturing and Cloud Digitalization
Uncertainty remains and manufacturers are still looking at continued risk from disruption. Growing global economic challenges are stirring the pot, and U.S. manufacturers are resorting to digitalization to better manage their critical assets. Companies are looking for ways to improve output and find new growth opportunities and are leaning even more on technology to improve day-to-day operations.
Manufacturing and cloud digitalization
In 2019, a Deloitte study predicted the U.S. manufacturing industry would likely surpass growth expectations for two consecutive years - a thought that would later be disproven by the unforeseeable pandemic. In addition, the historically tight labor market has been placing limitations on the industry’s momentum, making growth difficult without the aid of automated solutions. Regardless, innovations in U.S. manufacturing have fostered feelings of optimism amongst manufacturers and stakeholders that was, unfortunately, diminished by the spread of COVID.
Many speculate manufacturers have resorted to digitalization to combat the negative effects of the pandemic on production, while in reality, digitalization has been a long-term goal. Digitalization is the process of converting diverse forms of information, such as text, sound, image, or voice into a digitalized format. Its benefits can be enjoyed by telecommuters as well as on-site workers and can be used to increase the efficiency and accuracy of information retrieval as well as productivity of operations.
With cloud computing, companies have access to their files from more locations than ever before. Companies can expect significant cost savings and rapid ROI when using cloud systems, as they don’t require organizations to manage their own IT infrastructure.
Given the volatility of the demand cycles, many companies have geared their focus towards implementing Cloud software solutions. The need to become flexible and responsive becomes apparent in times like these, and with virtually unlimited storage capabilities and computing capacity, Cloud software offers flexible solutions for companies looking to meet stringent production requirements and unfettered access from anywhere. Cloud solutions can eliminate costs by reducing the number of IT staff and server requirements, and can even reduce the need for office space by promoting an entirely digital work environment.
54% of organizations worldwide are motivated to use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to increase productivity; 35% of organizations use SaaS solutions to reduce costs; 27% to increase security; and 23% to improve the employee experience.
Source: BetterCloud, 2020
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Cloud systems allow workers to access company information remotely, opening up a wide array of opportunities. With a remote workforce in play, staffing becomes easier, as organizations can choose from a larger pool of workers across the country.
While there is some skepticism regarding the security strategies of Cloud document management systems and their ability to withstand sophisticated cyberattacks, many of the technology advanced SaaS (software-as-a-service) providers provide greater security and have better disaster recovery/business continuity protocols than corporate IT organizations permitting a better level of security needed to protect their intellectual property.
Companies looking to protect their IP should trust reputable Cloud service providers who use leading-edge technology to safely manage and secure files. In addition, security measures such as multifactor authentication and in-software access control can be used to help mitigate the threat of getting hacked or intruders gaining access to key systems and data.
There are several common types of Cloud services in use today. Document management systems (DMS), product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) are just a few of the systems employed by manufacturers today, which typically employ a SaaS model.
The SaaS model is a software distribution model through which applications are made accessible over a network, typically the Internet, providing access and utilization of software applications without the purchase of the software or the need for computing infrastructure. Cloud document management systems such as ImageSite® and EngineBox™ utilize the SaaS model to provide affordable software solutions to companies who need it. The SaaS model also gives companies the ability to reduce costs by providing users with access to the features they need, for the period of usage they need, without tacking on unnecessary costs licenses and modules.
Regardless of the uncertainty the past couple of years have brought, manufacturing and Cloud digitalization, will continue to be a critical strategy to help manage remote workforces securely and with confidence. Cloud document management solutions, like ImageSite and Engine-Box solution, are more advantageous to manufacturers as their employees are working from home and the need for computing flexibility and accessibility increase.
41% of organizations currently using Cloud databases have realized improved speed-to-market. In addition, 31% realized improved security, 28% noted improved efficiency, and 30% enjoyed the ease of access.
Source: DZone, 2020
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Our EDMS solutions
ImageSite and EngineBox are eQuorum’s robust workflow and document management solutions, created to help workers manage their essential workflows while maintaining complete control over their engineering files and documents. Not only do they provide a secure collaboration site for workers, but they also help organizations manage document distribution with third parties like vendors, contractors, and customers. Both systems are offered at a competitive price, enabling organizations to get a quick return on their investment by providing the features and functionality needed to help organizations improve efficiency, productivity, and collaboration. Companies can choose from concurrent user subscriptions or named user subscriptions, ensuring organizations have subscription options that make sense for their business. Learn more why our solution is trusted by industry leaders.
EngineBox is a cloud based workflow and document management version of ImageSite that resides outside the corporate network.
Our EDMS solutions
ImageSite and EngineBox are eQuorum’s robust workflow and document management solutions, created to help workers manage their essential workflows while maintaining complete control over their engineering files and documents. Not only do they provide a secure collaboration site for workers, but they also help organizations manage document distribution with third parties like vendors, contractors, and customers. Both systems are offered at a competitive price, enabling organizations to get a quick return on their investment by providing the features and functionality needed to help organizations improve efficiency, productivity, and collaboration. Companies can choose from concurrent user subscriptions or named user subscriptions, ensuring organizations have subscription options that make sense for their business.
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In 2005, eQuorum developed the first all browser-based EDMS. The system, although for on-premise use, was still created to remove client software and JAVA from user computers and allow users to have a single viewer based on the simple navigation functionality of browsers. Today, eQuorum provides that same application in a private Cloud or a SaaS Cloud option. We can do this because we are, and have always been, browser-based, understanding the enhanced speed, security, and usability of this technology.
With the abundance of document management systems on the market today, there’s no doubt that choosing the right Cloud document management software can be a difficult decision. eQuorum is here to provide a comprehensive, powerful, and most importantly – affordable Cloud document management solution. We believe in providing real value to our customers by eliminating unnecessary costs, providing industry-leading functionality, and equipping your team with the right tools using cutting edge technology to bring your products to market faster.
We specialize in engineering workflow and document management. Our comprehensive, yet easy-to-use software provides the solution to manage data from design to manufacturing and production, to sales, support and administration.