29 May Improve your Team’s Efficiency and Morale with Mobile Apps
Mobile devices are ubiquitous nowadays. Smartphones are everywhere and they reached this state in a staggeringly short decade. These devices are used for everything: e-mail, messaging, web browsing, music, video-streaming, personal organization, calendar managing, and so on. In effect, they are a tiny personal computer that you make phone calls with. The value these devices have to people’s personal and public lives is immense.
Ten years ago, most people would rely on their brick-shaped, heavy-duty laptop to do most of the tasks that these handheld devices manage with ease. Sure, they are not as tactile or powerful as a modern computer. But Smartphones, and their larger cousin the tablet, are powerful when it comes to their potential for business. Their portability and user-friendliness can make mobile phones a business tool for Oil and Gas, especially in the field.
There are a lot of reasons to employ smartphones in the field. One such reason is for the benefit of the employees. During an oil and gas well delivery, employees may find themselves far off in remote locations without access to computers most of the day. Filling in reports and paperwork will have to be done manually and then logged later in a computer. Having the ability to access asset management software in the field would make their life much easier and allow them to receive new rig scheduling on the fly. This can become even more useful and helpful if the scheduler is available via mobile app, built from the ground-up to work on a smartphone. This improves execution speeds and allows for new schedules to be enacted with much less time delay.
This ease of access has two other positive effects: it boosts employee morale and primes your well delivery software for the next generation of labour. According to the Economist, allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for work (especially in the field) nets 21% more loyalty and 23% more employee satisfaction vs requiring them to use stationary computers. It also boosts productivity by 10%. Moreover, millennial workers, having access to mobile-based oil and gas software will make your company more attractive to new talent.
For Generwell, we have built mobile apps for field workers and engineers who need to access well information on the go. These apps are built for reporting and are linked to your back-office database. Adding this to Generwell’s feature list was a must for us so our customers can net the benefits to mobile devices in the field. Be it happier workers, faster delivery times or remote access to your rig schedule, Generwell’s mobile apps can make a difference in your company.