Managing Mobility for Manufacturing
Mobile technology is transforming the manufacturing industry from the outside-in; customer service, and from the inside-out; process improvement. This trend is accelerated by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 initiatives whose goal is to further automate manufacturing processes. New mobile devices and endpoints integrated into key manufacturing processes require security and management. SOTI makes it easy to manage endpoints, ‘things’ and devices, and their applications, content and security.
Sales staff equipped with smartphones and mobile applications extend the reach of the corporate ERP solution to shrink the sales cycle and satisfy customers expectations. On the factory floor, Plant managers and supervisors equipped with ruggedized smartphones and tablets have real-time access to MES (Manufacturing Execution System) dashboards that enable faster decisions and more efficient production.
End-to-end device and data security Documents, data and corporate content must remain private and secure no matter where it is located; on company servers, workstations or even mobile devices. SOTI MobiControl supports Active Directory (Azure AD), Common Authentication Card (CAC), biometric & two-factor authentication to prevent unauthorized access to valuable corporate data and documents. In addition, MobiControl uses industry leading encryption technology to ensure that any sensitive company information residing on a mobile device in the field or transmitting to and from company servers is as secure as if it was on a workstation back at the office. SOTI enables fast and easy access to online resources for mobile workers to do their job.
Manage applications and content Different jobs within the manufacturing company require different mobile applications and content on the smartphone or tablet. A plant supervisor may need a mobile MES application or dashboard app, whereas a plant maintenance worker needs access to maintenance schedules, work orders and machine information. SOTI delivers a comprehensive suite of mobile application and content management features. Silent OTA app installation, configuration, updating and removal, licenses management and whitelisting/blacklisting. SOTI Content Library and SOTI hub deliver a secure platform for the managed distribution of corporate content to/from mobile devices. If required, SOTI can mandate Kiosk mode to completely lock down the device to a single application.
Support diverse roles and requirements Different types of mobile devices may be required for different roles and different areas of the company. Sales staff may require consumer grade smartphones, whereas maintenance staff or workers on the plant floor may require more ruggedized smartphones and tablets that adhere to the MIL-810-G or IP68 standards. SOTI works with more types, makes, models of devices and endpoints than any other mobility management vendor. We are moving ahead at full speed to deliver the industry’s first unified endpoint management (UEM) solution that will secure and manage the billions of endpoints that will arise from IoT.