Automating the future of engineering with low-code
- INDUSTRY Construction and Marine
- SIZE 1,000+ employees
- TYPE B2B
Founded in 1996 in Singapore, TOM specializes in EPCIC (engineering, procurement, construction, installation & commissioning,) power, and naval architecture. With over twenty years of expertise in the field, TOM has grown into a leader in innovation, research, and transformation.
Better tools exist
It's true that spreadsheets once changed the world and revolutionized the way businesses operate. But things have changed over time, and using the wrong tools can hinder innovation and growth. For data to be understood and enable more effective communication, teams need something to help them visualize data more easily.
On a colleague's recommendation, the TOM team decided to give Zoho Creator a chance, and there's been no looking back since.
Data is at the heart of many critical business operations, which is why using the right technology is so important. TOM wanted to build an application that would connect scattered data at different points and derive meaningful insights from them rapidly. Since data drives research and implementation, the right analysis leads to faster, better, and smarter decisions.
TOM began by automating its fabrication line with the TOM Workshop application. Currently, they have seven applications built based on ongoing projects. They now have an internal team that creates these solutions when new requirements arise.
TOM Workshop, built on Creator, eliminates data silos, optimizes workflows, and integrates diverse internal processes in one place, so everything stays organized. Using this application, floor engineers can upload and share data in a centralized location, making it easier to analyze.
QR code: Scan and done:The fabrication process at TOM involves constructing products by combining typically standardised parts or modules. Whenever a module moves from one workstation to the next, the engineer in charge scans the QR code associated with each step using TOM Workshop. The process is then repeated till the product is fully assembled and ready for quality checks.
Whenever the team wants to check a product's progress status, they scan the QR code associated with it, and all the specifications, including the percentage of assembly completion, are displayed. The key to seamless and frictionless QR code adoption and use lies in the simplicity of the UI/UX design. Low-code makes sure not to overcomplicate a touchless feature like QR codes.
Custom reporting: Let data drive decisions
Centralizing data in one place can help businesses deal with exponential data growth and provide them with relevant data points that can be converted into actionable insights. Customized analytic reports help process data in real time, reduce human intervention, and produce accurate results.
Flawless integrations: Leveraging the power of Power BI
Integrations on Zoho Creator let you connect with almost any application you need to run your business. You can either configure them using in-built APIs or use one of the 600+ prebuilt connections.
Roles and permissions: Decide who gets to access what
Low-code enables businesses to focus all data into one cohesive system, making it easily accessible across the organization, based on roles and permission levels.
Multidevice accessibility: Build once, access everywhere
With Creator, applications built for the web are easily available across devices and operating systems. The engineers at TOM download the application on their mobile phones or tablets and use these devices to access and manage data.
The next level up
Low-code can be the winning variable in a world of constant change for businesses ready to break free from obsolete and inefficient technologies. As low-code technology evolves, the range of features offered grows, accommodating newer technologies while integrating with old ones.
The TOM team plans to automate several critical business processes using Creator and integrate them into a holistic end-to-end solution addressing their business needs.
Future and beyond
Automating mundane tasks like data entry gives the workforce their time back, allowing them to focus on things that require strategic thinking. It makes the underlying processes more resilient and agile so businesses can adapt and react to customer preferences.
Low-code platforms like Zoho Creator are full of possibilities. They aren't just about simplifying processes and creating applications quickly. They're a transformational opportunity that, when utilized properly, can add more value to your core business values and make you thrive in today's challenging and unpredictable times.
- Increased productivity
- Decrease in manual errors
- Better workforce engagement
- Auto-workflows implementation