Why Ease of Use is the Most Important Factor of All When it Comes to Downtime Tracking Software   

Obviously, the benefits of tracking downtime across your production lines are as enormous as they are essential. You can’t monitor what you’re not tracking, and only with the right solution by your side will you be able to view real-time efficiency information in just a few quick clicks of your mouse. Only with the right, powerful tool will you be able to diagnose issues with any device on the shop floor at a moment’s notice. Only technology can bring you the historical performance data you need to see how far you’ve come and, more importantly, where you might be headed. The list goes on and on. 

But while all of these features are critical, there is one that matters more than ever that far too many people don’t pay attention to until it’s too late. That element is ease of use, and it can make a big difference for your own efforts moving forward. 

Why Ease of Use Matters Most of All 

Think about it like this: the volume of data your business is creating on a daily basis is enormous. Not only do you have access to insight about every last piece of equipment you own, but you can also see operator information and get a better understanding of how these two elements interact with one another. Hidden inside that data is the true story of what is REALLY going on with your business – all you need to do is figure out how to extract it and you’ll have everything you need to make the best decisions possible, no matter what. 

Downtime tracking software is designed to BE that solution… but it ultimately isn’t doing anybody any good if you need an advanced engineering or computer science degree to use it. 

Why invest in downtime tracking if every last employee on your shop floor can’t use it? If you need to bring in a secondary team to support your people all the time, are you really dealing with a “solution” at all? Not really. 

At Thrive, we designed our downtime tracking system to be as easy to use as possible for this reason – because literally anyone in your business should be able to get started in a matter of seconds. It doesn’t matter what their background is or how long they’ve been with your company. In fact, we believe that if we have to train you on how to use our software, we didn’t actually design it right – so we’ve pulled out all the stops to show you just how committed we are to making your experience as easy and as effortless as possible. 

If you’d like to learn even more about why ease of use is the most important factor of all when it comes to downtime tracking software, or if you’d just like to discuss your own needs as a business with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact Thrive today.