In your company too, the ways of working and collaborating are going digital. The digital revolution is underway everywhere. The question of the choice of tools is thorny, as the offer is vast and the needs specific to each company. Which solutions to turn to and for what purpose? The question of their interoperability is part of the selection criteria. Here’s why.
Interconnection at the heart of the “digital workplace”
The “digital workplace” is at the heart of the challenges of organizational transformations. It is not just a question of offering employees innovative solutions, but more broadly of tapping into new technologies to change the way we work and collaborate.
In the various points of vigilance to be observed, we too often forget the question of their interconnection with the IS and its various business components. What is the point of using an application if it cannot interconnect with others present in the company? In other words, what is the point of setting up a project monitoring tool that does not communicate with the team’s schedule and the alert system in the event of delays? As you can imagine, the answer is clear: none.
This agility is also a criterion of differentiation to make yourself visible. Take the example of the Airtable software. Originally from Silicon Valley, Airtable is halfway between an online spreadsheet like Google Sheets, a Microsoft Access version database and a Trello-style project manager. All these functionalities are brought together in a single powerful tool, available in Saas mode only. Easy to use, it allows you to organize a large amount of data and to follow the progress in collaborative mode of a large number of tasks.
Airtable-Pingview: a win-win marriage
With Airtable, you can, for example, store and share in real time all the data related to a product leaving your factories, manage contact databases or shared calendars, also feed your project reviews, drawing inspiration from the Kanban method, dear to Lean Management (segmentation into “to do”, “in progress” and “done” tasks). In addition to the diversity of the type of data supported (images, figures, multimedia content, etc.), the tool offers a large number of templates (or models). It also offers different visualization modes, from the grid to the calendar, through the form or the image gallery.
But…. of course, there is a small but! The tool is sometimes so complete that you can lose focus and need additional features to make it more impactful. This is for example the case of the Pingview interoperable visual management solution.
With a few simple settings to set up, Airtable’s “tables” are easily displayed on Pingview wallboards and thus benefit from all the power of visual management in terms of collaboration and activity management. Depending on your needs, you will share with your teams via Pingview all the data necessary to have a global vision of a subject or on the contrary, you will only present a part of it.
Reconciling database and visual management
If Pingview adapts to Airtable, the reverse is also true. “Airtable is a very flexible tool. If you can’t find the right template, it’s entirely possible to create one, it’s an open-designed system,” explains Christophe Zanetto, Product manager at PingFlow. “The tool is also very secure”, he specifies: “rights management is intuitive to implement and efficient. The system provides for systematic logging of all interventions, which limits any loss of data”.
Coupled with Airtable, Pingview offers a visual management solution suitable for any business sector. Manufacturers will be able to use it to track incident reports in their factories and their resolution. Companies in the tertiary sector use it to build common work processes between departments or teams. Free in its starting formula, Airtable remains quite accessible in its paid version (from 10 dollars per month per user). With a few adjustments made by the Pingflow team, the Airtable-Pingview coupling is a particularly relevant technological solution for reconciling the power of a database, visual ergonomics and a collaborative and empowering work model. 100% agile tools to develop the agility and creativity of your teams… Are you still hesitating?