Workshop Routing is the latest software feature from the market-leading business software application EMIR, and as a long term user, Central Group was invited to take part in a workshop to learn more about its latest addition.
An industry favourite for over 20 years, EMIR, which is short for Electro-Mechanical Information Resource, helps to reduce costs by streamlining the processing of repair, sale, hire, build and service jobs. It creates a central focus for everything being ordered and sold in the business, with a platform to assemble and manufacture all manner of rotating equipment.
Written in PowerApps, Microsoft’s latest development platform, the new Workshop Routing software relays live information from an iPad, Android or Windows device located in the workshop directly to the EMIR solution.
Consisting of a comprehensive series of product-specific electronic forms and integrated business logic, Workshop Routing eliminates the delays and inaccuracies of hand-written paperwork required to follow items around the workshop. Each stage of the process is recorded and relayed live to the Visual Management dashboard ensuring that every stage of the process is accounted for in the process; live information that is constantly being updated as each task is completed.
Gary Downes, Director of Solutions in I.T. Ltd, the authors of EMIR Software commented: “Our customers are demanding more from their software solution. If a business in this sector is looking for growth, improvements in efficiency and accuracy can be found in the processes that they currently employ. It is no longer desirable to print pages and pages of paperwork for each job or task and expect the internal team to make decisions from incomplete information. Workshop Routing takes away the clutter, makes the current situation very clear and gives managers the information they need.”
Central Group was one of five UK based EMIR customers given the chance to test-drive Workshop Routing for themselves and our Director, Shaun Sutton was very impressed with what he saw: “EMIR has always been a valuable system for us and takes care of the day-to-day running of our business. With Workshop Routing on-board we will extend that process across all areas of our business and ensure our data collection is instant and available.”
We are looking forward to implementing the new software as part of our workshop control process and believe it will be a valuable new addition to the already very useful EMIR resource.