The CommsPlan App is used to plan effective communications across stakeholders within a project or program. Most projects and programs succeed based on how effectively key stakeholders and actively engaged - what key messages to give to which stakeholders, how and when?Read More
Use the P-Plan (Performance Planning) app to align individual objectives with the overall goals of the business, and then to review both performance and capabilities as they evolve throughout the year. The P-Plan can be used as part of a formal employee performance management process or on an informal basis when pulling new teams together.Read More
IoT Line Monitor
As more and more organisations seek to drive a step change in productivity as part of their Digital Transformation or ‘Industry 4.0’ initiatives, we are increasingly asked to link apps to real-time monitoring devices on production lines or machines. This is referred to as the Internet Of Things IoT, and entails pulling data automatically from ‘IoT Hubs’ in order to present real-time performance data to: business leaders, plant and shift managers or engineering teams.
Our hot topic for this month is GDPR as we are now just under a year away from these new regulations coming into place. In April 2016, the European Parliament adopted a new standard to improve data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). The GDPR does not simply apply to EU domestic business, but to companies worldwide that target their goods and services to European citizens. The deadline for compliance is 25-May-2018, and fines for non-conformance will be as high as 4% of global turnover for the business.
In preparation we have put together a GDPR App Suite to provide a comprehensive solution for assessing compliance and managing actions to address areas of risk or non-compliance. The suite includes a Readiness Audit, a Data Flow audit, a Risk Calculator with a full Monte Carlo scenario analysis and a Mitigation Register.
As August is on the horizon many of us are looking forward to our summer break, but fear not, the Softools team will be working away to keep the new features coming and the apps and platform up to world class standard. This month we are announcing our Offline due date, the launch of an Advanced App Builder Workshop and an update to the Refresh Programme. Our Hot Topic for this month is GDPR as it is rapidly approaching and momentum continues to grow. We are also discussing some of our Hot Apps such as the IoT Line Monitor Audit and the Change Log app.
This month in the new features section there is a re-cap of the last three months releases, by releasing them so rapidly we're aware it's hard to keep up!
in action the suite links Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the Microsoft IoT Hub to the Softools platform and multiple apps to: provide Executives with key real-time insights; drive improvement activities such as Engineering jobs; and deliver competitive advantage.Read More
Discussions with Business & Technology leaders over the last 12 months have revealed a very different set of challenges to the preceding period. They talk of new opportunities arising from emerging technologies and the increasingly pivotal role of IT to business survival and growth, but they also talk about the complexity of their current infrastructure and how in an ideal world they would prefer to start with a blank canvas.Read More
Bring your templates to life with a colour and imagery. Our experience has shown that making data entry forms more colourful aids user experience and buy in.
As an App builder, you can now add icons to your templates (with zero code) within AppStudio. Icons would usually be context sensitive, but can help with branding too!
As summer approaches, Henley and Marlow are becoming key destinations on the social calendars of many with the Regatta tents in place, the Pub in the Park just ended and the Henley festival tickets on sale we can't wait to see what this summer has in store. Here at Softools we've got a few events up our sleeves too, the Refresh program is bringing in new partners, we're planning our Softools Summer Social (stay tuned) and we have a couple of App Builder days along the way as well. So why not grab your sunglasses, pop down to Henley and join us for a chat?
This month we've got the success of our G-Cloud 9 submission that is opening up a new Public Sector marketplace, a great article on SEO tips to make your website stand out, a tour of our Hot Topic: Digital Transformation and a great case study of the Performance Assurance Framework app. We are also launching our Softools Breakfast Briefings to give you a monthly opportunity to hear about our solutions, how they could be of use to you and what we have learnt from working with some of the largest companies in the world.
This handy paper will give you some quickfire hints and tips on how to get your website SEO prepped and ready to generate interest. With thanks to Richard Claessens of SalesTec for this article.
The lambs have arrived here at Softools and we are enjoying the springtime sunshine almost as much as they are!
This month we have been as busy as the bees, hosting our first Softools Sales Day, giving you the option to use Single Sign-On and thinking up smart new features.
We have some great new features this month including the ability to click forwards or back on records, platform versioning and lastly the fantastic ability to have in-list charts appear... Read on for more!