INCREASE OUTPUT WITHOUT EXPANDING!
Engineers use all kinds of tools to make their jobs more efficient – that’s what we do! However, from one engineer to the next, tools and efficiencies can vary greatly, and most don’t know all the tools that everyone else uses.
Why not enable these to be safely shared, and build upon your own team’s efficiency?!
Our easy authoring environment and wizards allow rapid app creation, by using your own models! Critical models and intellectual property doesn’t need to be reconstructed, it just needs to be web-browser-enabled. Engineers can easily “appify” their utilities to build your team’s library, and of course revise as needed – to grow with the team.
When done so, critical calculations and processes run on your internal server, exposing only limited information in the browser. User controls can also restrict tool access as necessary, while other administrative tools can be used to build awareness of new and updated apps across your team.
EASY AUTHORING, AND EXCEL WIZARDS!
The authoring client is codeless, instead broken into various hierarchical structures that dictate the appearance of the app, its behaviors, any file interactions, and the processes (e.g. your tools) used on the server.
If your team uses a lot of Excel sheets, you’re not alone – while it’s not the most suitable engineering tool, Excel is one of the most widely used applications by the engineering community. That’s why we have an Excel wizard that can quickly appify your engineering spreadsheets in a matter of minutes!
AWARENESS WITHOUT COMPROMISING ACCESS CONTROL
User groups and app categories are easily created and mapped per your organization’s requirements. Fully extensible, app categories are used to organize different types of utilities as needed, such as training materials, production tools, or various analysis types (thermal, structural, etc).
Users are either created manually or via your company’s LDAP, and then assigned to user groups. User groups help to organize teams or roles, and thereby establish access to app categories. Then, each time a new app is published and assigned to a category, the system automatically establishes who has access to it.
Other features such as login alerts and email notifications can also be used to build team awareness when new apps are added or when existing apps are updated.
BUILT-IN VERSION CONTROLS AND APP FEEDBACK
As team members gain more experience with an app, naturally they want a means of reporting issues or making suggestions. Tool authors can build in feedback mechanisms into their tools and into its various help pages.
Authors can incorporate this feedback, working on a development version of the app until it is ready to update publicly, at which point it can be published as a minor or major version, depending on the extent of the changes.
CUSTOMIZED INTERFACE AND INTEGRATIONS
While the server comes pre-built with all the webpages and menus needed to manage apps, teams, and the associated data, you may want to tweak the appearance of the interface, add menus, or even integrate with other server-based solutions, such as PLM systems.
Appearances can be changed easily through a variety of means (property files, style sheets, jar files, etc), while integrations can leverage Iframes or use the full Web Services Client API.