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Transforming the Way Work Is Done with Mobile Apps

Mobile devices are ubiquitous. Today, more people around the world have access to a mobile device than they do a toothbrush. People use their phones to pay bills, shop for consumer goods, read the news, listen to music, watch movies, etc.  Smartphones and tablets are essential not only for communication and connectivity, but also for worker productivity.

The flexibility that mobile devices and apps provide by enabling people to quickly access information in the palm of their hand anywhere at any time has created a paradigm shift in how work gets done. According to Samsung and Oxford Economics, 82% of IT executives believe smartphones are crucial to employee productivity. In addition, companies have a much higher chance of retaining and engaging their employees and customers when they utilize mobile apps for collaboration and communication.

Use Case: How have mobile apps transformed the way work is done in the Energy market?

In the oil and gas industry alone, it is estimated that by 2026 expenditures on mobile technologies will reach $22.95 billion. And with soaring gas prices, global warming, and innovations in renewable energy, we can speculate that investments in mobile technologies for the solar industry will increase drastically as well.

Field employees in oil, gas, and solar energy are tasked with managing a myriad of moving parts, both literally and figuratively. They must monitor critical infrastructure (drilling rigs, refineries, pipelines, photovoltaic plants, solar fields, solar ponds, storage facilities, etc.) on-site, while simultaneously capturing, validating, and reporting accurate information across departments and locations. On top of these competing priorities, field employees must comply with environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regulations.  All these reasons underscore the importance of using mobile apps in the energy sector.

Whether they are at an offshore oil rig or a remote solar power plant in the desert, mobile apps provide field employees with quick, easy access to information and data via interfaces that are seamless and efficient. Complex data and operations can be monitored, analyzed, and reported in real-time through dashboards. Tasks can be assigned and delegated, and vital documents can be shared and approved. This constant flow of information ensures transparency and visibility, which leads to improved business communications, faster response-time and decision-making, boosted productivity levels, and maximized production.

Tasker Mobile: Creating a Simple Task

With Tasker Mobile, users can access on-demand insights and reporting, handle tasks efficiently, and easily manage correspondence from their phone. Tasker Mobile is included with the Now Mobile app from ServiceNow. For step-by-step instructions on how to download the Now Mobile app (required for the use of Tasker Mobile) and create tasks in Tasker Mobile, please click the link below.