I recently ran across a powerful video produced by Atlas Copco, the European maker of mining and construction equipment. The video tells the story of a hypothetical fleet manager at a construction company.
During the two-minute video the fleet manager, Bob, interacts with an online platform created by Atlas Copco that performs a variety of fleet and service management functions.
The system Atlas Copco is offering to their customers includes several software applications working in combination. What’s so special about this platform? It’s an example of what enterprises can accomplish by implementing an integrated set of cloud tools, each designed to facilitate a particular business operation.
So, FleetLink takes care of fleet management and maintenance orders, Parts Online handles part lookup and parts ordering (using Documoto as the core application interface), and QR Connect keeps a record of all the machines and devices connected to the system and associated data.
As you see in the video, a fleet manager or service technician who logs in to Atlas Copco’s system can see where their machines are located, the machines’ service status and what maintenance items may be required. They can look up and order parts, and view videos that demonstrate repair procedures. They can even take advantage of automated diagnostic tools to further optimize machine uptime and work scheduling.
The right data flows where it’s needed, exactly when it’s needed for employees to efficiently complete their tasks. This is the future of service, and it’s a reality now for Atlas Copco and their customers.
The magic behind Atlas Copco’s system is the ease of integrating modern cloud applications thanks to common standards and protocols. Grizzled IT veterans cringe in horror at the thought of converting and migrating data from older legacy systems, but the software world is finally moving past those terrifying projects.
And the Documoto platform has proven its ability to play a vital role in a fully integrated cloud/SaaS service solution for top tier manufacturers. If you are curious about how your aftermarket service organization might benefit from modern parts management, give Documoto a quick spin by requesting a demo today!