Webex by Cisco customers can now empower their frontline workers via a seamless integration of Webex and Augmentir’s connected worker and digital workflow solution

 

HORSHAM, PA – September 8, 2021 Augmentir, Inc., the world’s only artificial intelligence-based connected worker software provider, today announced that it has been selected to join the Webex ecosystem and SolutionsPlus program as Cisco’s connected worker partner. As a result, Augmentir software will be integrated into Cisco’s direct and channel sales offerings giving customers the ability to purchase Augmentir together with Webex by Cisco through Cisco’s Global Price List.

Augmentir’s AI-based platform offers connected worker technology to industrial companies in manufacturing, construction, energy, and service. Today, companies including Colgate-Palmolive, Bio-Chem Fluidics, and STRONGARM, are employing Augmentir’s platform to digitally transform their operations. With this partnership, manufacturing and service teams can receive the added benefit of Webex collaboration tools and Augmentir accessed via a unified interface, further empowering frontline workforces to perform at their best.

Through the integration of Augmentir and Webex Expert on Demand (XoD), industrial companies can:

  • Improve job quality – Drive quality improvements by moving from paper-based to interactive digital work instructions augmented with rich media, contextual data, and mixed reality experiences, ensuring your workers always have the correct information on hand to make error-free and safe decisions.
  • Reduce time to resolution – Enhance collaboration across your teams with access to on-demand remote expert guidance through Webex Expert on Demand, allowing your remote workforce and your customers to remotely collaborate and receive instant help from subject matter experts no matter the time or their location.
  • Improve Worker Safety – In addition to running on any mobile phone or tablet, Augmentir and Webex are supported on the voice enabled RealWear HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 industrial headsets, offering hands-free operation that can be used in nearly any industrial environment. This helps workers stay focused on the task at hand to improve safety and efficiency.
  • Reduce operational costs – Identify areas where the largest improvements can be made within your workforce and across your organization with insights from Augmentir’s AI.

“We are proud to see the Augmentir connected worker platform on the Cisco SolutionsPlus Program. Augmentir was founded to help industrial companies digitize their frontline workforce and deliver improved safety, quality, and productivity. The relevancy of our mission has only compounded in today’s new normal and incredible partnerships like being part of the Webex ecosystem help to not only enhance our offering with seamless integration, but also expand our reach. We look forward to helping even more companies with the increased accessibility today’s news brings.”

Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder, Augmentir

For more information on the Augmentir and Cisco solution:

About Augmentir

Augmentir™ is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

About Webex by Cisco

Webex is a leading provider of cloud-based collaboration solutions which includes video meetings, calling, messaging, events, customer experience solutions like contact center and purpose-built collaboration devices. Webex’s focus on delivering inclusive collaboration experiences fuels our innovation, which leverages AI and Machine Learning, to remove the barriers of geography, language, personality and familiarity with technology. Its solutions are underpinned with security and privacy by design. Webex works with the world’s leading business and productivity apps – delivered through a single application and interface. Learn more at webex.com.

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August 11, 2020

STRONGARM is a small to mid-sized company that designs and manufactures ergonomic and environmentally protected workstations for companies in a wide range of market segments, including life sciences, food and beverage, oil and gas, healthcare, and general manufacturing.

The company initially deployed Augmentir’s software platform 12 months ago, with a focus on improving quality assurance (QA) processes. STRONGARM had previously relied on paper-based work instructions and QA checklists, but as growth and shipments picked up, this method became unwieldy and the company selected Augmentir’s software platform to help digitize its operational workflows and improve quality.

“What we really liked about Augmentir was that they are a modern, SaaS-based company that really fit within our IT needs and helped us meet our quality and continuous improvement objectives. With Augmentir, we found a simple and easy-to-implement solution that allowed us to get going in less than an hour, and the results have been fantastic.”

Steve Thorne, President and CEO of STRONGARM

STRONGARM chose the Augmentir platform because of its ability to help them modernize their manufacturing environment and improve quality and efficiency. The company was able to quickly evaluate the Augmentir software platform, prove out key use cases, and fully implement the platform within days – all without significant IT involvement.

STRONGARM’s initial focus with the Augmentir platform was on the assembly and final quality control processes for the company’s most complex workstation and industrial display unit. Augmentir’s rapid authoring environment allowed STRONGARM to quickly migrate their existing paper-based instructions to digital, augmented instructions that incorporated rich media, checklists, verifications, and several other features that were central to their assembly and QC processes.

Using Augmentir has allowed STRONGARM to not only digitize their operation, but also realize significant improvements in quality and performance. With Augmentir, STRONGARM has been able to:

  • Completely digitize their Quality Assurance (QA) processes
  • Reduce QA time per system by 50% – from 30 minutes down to 15 minutes
  • 20% reduction in average build time in their most complex workstations
  • Improve and standardize on required QA and audit activities

According to Steve Thorne, General Manager at STRONGARM, “Augmentir’s AI-based ‘True Opportunity™’ system enables us to gain insight into how our technicians are performing, and autonomously identifies our largest capturable opportunities across our entire operation.”

“Because the process was so easy, our technicians were able to quickly incorporate Augmentir into their daily operations, and the results were immediate – technician productivity improved, and inspection times went down. Furthermore, when one of our senior and most experienced technicians retired recently, we were able to onboard a new technician and trust Augmentir’s AI engine to guide him during the learning curve to get product out the door at 100% quality so that we didn’t miss shipments. Once Augmentir’s AI engine determined that the worker had become proficient, it recommended that the instructions should be adjusted to enable him to complete the job faster while still meeting quality and safety goals. This has resulted in a 20% reduction in average build time in our most complex workstations.” Thorne added that based on the initial successes, STRONGARM plans to expand its use of Augmentir into the manufacturing operations of their ruggedized workstations used in the oil and gas industry.

“Based on the success of Augmentir for our QA processes, we have expanded the system into other areas of our manufacturing operation, including complex assembly, shipment staging, and preventive maintenance,” added Thorne. “Augmentir’s AI engine automatically helps identify the biggest areas of quality improvement – this is helping support our organization wide continuous improvement and quality initiatives”

From day one, Augmentir has been focused on providing affordable and easy-to-use solutions that create sustainable value for small, medium, and large sized businesses. The platform provides a suite of AI-powered tools to help teams author and publish digital work instructions and workflows and also provides an industrial remote assistance and collaboration solution to support remote expert guidance scenarios. In addition, the platform delivers AI-based organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

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The company adopts Augmentir’s AI-powered Connected Worker platform to help accelerate on-boarding of new technicians and close skills gaps in real-time

 

HORSHAM, PA – May 12, 2020 Augmentir, Inc., the leading provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software for industrial companies, announced today that HOLT CAT, the largest Cat Machine & Engine Dealer in the United States, has selected Augmentir as its next-generation Connected Worker platform for its maintenance, repair and service operations. 

HOLT CAT sells, services and rents Cat equipment, engines and generators for construction, mining, industrial, petroleum and agricultural applications. With the selection and rollout of Augmentir’s connected worker software platform, HOLT CAT continues its commitment to delivering innovation in heavy equipment and engine service and repair. 

Augmentir’s software platform allows HOLT CAT to:

  • Move from paper-based to digital, augmented work instructions for service, maintenance, and repair procedures
  • Accelerate onboarding and training times for new technicians
  • Provide instant training for novice technicians
  • Improve overall efficiency and tracking using Augmentir’s AI-based operational insights

“We needed a software platform that could help us reduce on-boarding time for new technicians and help us reduce the variability in our standard job times,” said Brandon Acosta, Vice President of Enterprise Operations for HOLT CAT. “The Augmentir platform provides us with an easy-to-use set of tools to deliver rich guided procedures to our technicians helping them perform at their peak.”

“Furthermore, as we continue along our journey with Salesforce Field Service Lightning, we truly believe that the seamless connectivity of Augmentir with that platform will empower our technical staff within one end-to-end digital environment; not just what to do, but HOW to do it,” added Acosta.

Augmentir’s Connected Worker Platform is a comprehensive suite of AI-powered tools designed to help manufacturing and service teams improve operations, close skills gaps, capture tribal knowledge, and drive continuous improvement efforts. The platform provides tools to help teams author and publish digital work instructions and workflows and also provides an industrial collaboration solution to support remote work scenarios. In addition, the platform delivers AI-based organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

“We are excited to be selected as HOLT’s Connected Worker platform for its service, repair and maintenance applications,” stated Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. “Our AI-based Connected Worker platform helps industrial companies to intelligently close skills gaps so that the entire workforce can perform at its peak. Additionally, our AI-based True Opportunity™ system helps companies identify the areas of largest capturable opportunity and make recommendations on how to capture them.”

With this selection, HOLT CAT believes that they will be able to utilize the Augmentir platform in other areas of its remanufacturing and rebuild operations, and also implement a more seamless integration across their business systems and workflows.

 

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About HOLT CAT

HOLT CAT is the authorized Caterpillar® heavy equipment and engine dealer for 118 counties in South, Central, North and East Texas. Established in 1933, HOLT sells, services and rents Cat equipment, engines, generators and trucks for construction, mining, industrial, petroleum and agricultural applications. HOLT sells Cat used equipment worldwide and fabricates its own line of custom engineered products including land management products and water tankers. Additionally, HOLT is a dealer for Link-Belt® Cranes, Trimble® Heavy and Highway construction products and AccuGrade® grade-control systems.

The Holt name has been associated with heavy equipment and Caterpillar for over 100 years. HOLT CAT owners, Peter J. Holt and Corinna Holt Richter are direct descendants of Benjamin Holt, who in 1904 developed the first successful track-type tractor which he named the “Caterpillar.” HOLT CAT has come to be synonymous with quality, integrity and commitment to customer service.

 

About Augmentir

Augmentir™ is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

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Round Led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital with Participation by Lerer Hippeau and HOLT Ventures Validates the Industry’s Need for Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Technology that Supports the Frontline Workforce

HORSHAM, PA – JULY 16, 2019 – Augmentir, Inc., a leading provider of augmented worker software for industrial companies, today announced it has closed an oversubscribed funding round. The round was led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital, with participation from Lerer Hippeau, current investors, and HOLT Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of HOLT CAT.

“The closing of this round with the participation of these leading venture capital firms further validates our unique AI-first approach to improving the productivity of frontline workforces,” said Russ Fadel, Co-founder and CEO of Augmentir. “This funding will enable us to expand our global footprint, further increase the functionality of the platform, and make it even more accessible to companies across the small, mid-sized and large spectrum, and we look forward to reaching even more companies while defining the future of work.”

Ty Findley, Vice President at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, added, “With our thematic focus on Industry4.0, we are excited to be working with a company that is accelerating the industrial sector evolution using AI and AR to support frontline workers. From founding efforts at Wonderware, Lighthammer, and ThingWorx, the Augmentir team has a proven track record and domain experience delivering software innovation to the manufacturing and industrial market, and we are eager to participate as Augmentir continues to shape the frontline workforce of the future.”

“We are excited to be working with Augmentir and believe that the platform provides our Caterpillar dealership with the opportunity to standardize our workflow across multiple operations in order to deliver improved consistency to our customers,” added Meg Paulus, Partner at HOLT Ventures. “Augmentir’s AI engine will help us gain better real time and global insights to our operations to drive increased efficiency and technician training and enablement throughout our territory which spans from the Red River to the Rio Grande.”

This latest round of funding will allow Augmentir to further expand its reach in the industrial sector, including oil and gas, mining, field service, and manufacturing industries, and continue to provide solutions that will shape the future of the industrial workforce. The company is the first to deliver an “AI-first” enterprise platform for the industrial sector that combines augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML). Augmentir’s Augmented Operations™ platform allows industrial companies to support their frontline workforce with augmented procedures and step-by-step work instructions, remote assistance capabilities, and drive continuous improvement through AI-driven insights.

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About Augmentir

Augmentir is a leading provider of augmented worker software for industrial companies. Its flagship offering, the Augmented Operations™ platform, is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), empowering frontline workers to perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization.  For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

About Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Pritzker Group Venture Capital (PGVC) helps entrepreneurs build market-leading technology companies at the early stages of their growth. Since its founding in 1996, the firm has worked side-by-side with entrepreneurs at more than 200 companies, building partnerships based on trust and integrity. The firm has built a unique investment platform consisting of a team of experienced investment professionals and world-class operating partners combined with a vast network of strategic relationships. PGVC invests in enterprise technology and consumer internet companies, typically in their seed and Series A rounds. For more information, visit www.pritzkergroup.com/venture-capital/.

About Lerer Hippeau

Lerer Hippeau is the most active early-stage venture capital fund in New York City with investments in leading consumer and enterprise companies, including Allbirds, Casper, Guideline, and Group Nine Media. The firm invests across all sectors, backing founders with product vision, customer insight, and a keen instinct for brand building. For more information please visit www.lererhippeau.com.

About HOLT Ventures

The Holt family has a long legacy of innovation in the industrial business space, dating back to the early 1900’s when Benjamin Holt invented the track-type tractor, which was later named the Caterpillar. Today, the Holt family works alongside Caterpillar Inc. to deliver market-leading solutions through their heavy equipment dealership, HOLT CAT®, which is the largest Cat® tractor and engine dealer in the United States. HOLT Ventures strives to continue the legacy of innovation by investing in technologies and bright minds that are focused on solving challenges in our business. Current investments include Interplay Learning, Ranger Health, and SmartPicture/PLNAR. For more information visit www.holtventures.com.

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Leading manufacturer of high performance pump and valve solutions improves frontline worker performance across its manufacturing operation and reduces training time by over 80% with Augmentir’s software platform

HORSHAM, PA – SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 – Augmentir, Inc., a leading provider of augmented worker software for industrial companies, today announced that Bio-Chem Fluidics, a manufacturer of high performance pumps and valves for clinical diagnostics and analytical chemistry applications, has deployed Augmentir across its operation, resulting in improved manufacturing processes and productivity. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of the launch of Bio-Chem Foresight, intelligent pumps and valves that utilize the Company’s new Foresight Predictive Technology, further demonstrating Bio-Chem’s commitment to innovation.

Founded in 1983, Bio-Chem Fluidics designs and manufactures high-performance pump and valve solutions for leading instrumentation OEMs in the global Clinical Diagnostics, Analytical Chemistry, Water Quality and Medical Device markets.  Bio-Chem’s staying power is the result of the Company’s enduring mission to passionately provide high technology solutions in the Life Science Instrumentation marketplace to improve quality of life for everybody, every day. With its newly announced deployment of Augmentir’s software platform, Bio-Chem has reaffirmed its commitment to innovation and continuous improvement in its manufacturing processes and product quality.

Augmentir’s Augmented Operations™ platform enabled Bio-Chem Fluidics to:

  • Move from Paper-based to interactive augmented instructions for assembly and QA procedures
  • Collect and provide insights on the granular assembly data required for their Lean Manufacturing initiatives and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements
  • Drive quality improvements through validation of critical assembly steps
  • Provide built-in “training” for less experienced assemblers and temps
  • Reduce training time by over 80% (from three months down to two weeks)

“Augmentir has given us the power to make data driven decisions regarding our operational environment,” stated Conor Puckett, Continuous Improvement Engineer at Bio-Chem Fluidics.  “By looking at the insights generated from the Augmentir platform, we are able to identify problems in our historical procedures that have been hidden until now, and we have identified a handful of potential continuous improvement projects from just the first few months of clean data.”

Linsey Holden-Downes, Vice President of Operations at Bio-Chem, added, “Augmentir has made our complex procedures very repeatable for operators of all skill levels. As a result, our training time for new operators has been reduced by over 80%. The flexibility and ease-of-use of the Augmentir platform have made it painless to implement across our company. Employees at Bio-Chem have really engaged with the Augmentir platform as there is a strong value proposition for all levels of the organization.”

“We are excited to partner with a forward-thinking company like Bio-Chem.  Their organizational commitment to continuous improvement made our AI-based Augmented Operations platform a perfect fit for their goals,” stated Russ Fadel, CEO of Augmentir.  “Augmentir goes beyond traditional electronic work instructions by combining high granularity data collection with automatic Artificial Intelligence insights and recommendations to help focus organizations on their largest True Opportunities™ across productivity, quality, and training.  We look forward to continuing this journey with Bio-Chem in the future.” The Augmentir Augmented Operations Platform includes complete functionality that makes it easy for industrial companies to improve their operations across a range of manufacturing and service use cases. The Platform provides software that helps guide frontline workers with augmented, step-by-step-instructions, assist workers with live remove expert collaboration, and utilizes its AI engine to deliver organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

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About Augmentir

Augmentir is a leading provider of augmented worker software for industrial companies. Its flagship offering, the Augmented Operations™ platform, is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to empower frontline workers, helping workers perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization.  For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

About Bio-Chem Fluidics

Bio-Chem designs and manufactures high performance pump and valve solutions for leading instrumentation OEMs in the global Clinical Diagnostics, Analytical Chemistry, Water Quality and Medical Device markets. Bio-Chem Fluidics’ dedicated commercial teams work closely with OEMs to solve fluid control issues with renowned engineering prowess and industry leading fluidic components Bio-Chem Fluidics, headquartered in New Jersey, is a subsidiary of Halma plc, and a part of the Halma Medical and Environmental Sector. For more information, please visit www.biochemfluidics.com.

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HORSHAM, PA – May 14, 2019Augmentir, a leading provider of enterprise software for industrial companies, today announced the launch of its True Opportunity Index™ quantification engine.  The True Opportunity Index™ is the first AI-Based solution designed to help improve operational outcomes and frontline worker productivity.

Available as a core feature of Augmentir’s Augmented Operations™ platform, the True Opportunity Index™ is generated from continuous analysis of frontline worker data by Augmentir’s patent-pending artificial intelligence algorithms.  These algorithms take in streaming worker data and combine it with other Augmentir and enterprise data to uncover and rank order the largest capturable opportunities and then predicts the effort required to capture them.  This helps manufacturers and other industrial companies focus on key areas of opportunity for time savings, performance, and quality improvements across their workforce.   With these newly available prescriptive insights and recommendations, manufacturers and service companies can now continually improve their operations, enhance their work instructions, provide tailored remote assistance, improve training techniques, and supply their frontline workers with better tools to perform their jobs at peak efficiency.

“For many organizations, their largest opportunity for improvement is in their frontline workforce.  This group of workers has been historically underserved with little change to the tools they use to perform their job, while their jobs are becoming increasingly more complex,” said Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. “By combining our legendary ease of use with our embedded AI engine, we are giving companies of every size the ability to maximize these valuable workers.  We are proud to release our True Opportunity Index™ at this pivotal moment and are committed to using AI to innovate for the benefit of the frontline workforce.”

Augmentir software platform includes complete functionality that makes it easy for industrial companies to improve their operations across a range of manufacturing and service use cases.  The platform provides software that helps guide frontline workers with augmented, step-by-step-instructions, assist workers with live remove expert collaboration, and utilizes its artificial intelligence engine to deliver organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

Augmentir is scheduled to present on May 15 in the Smart Manufacturing Hub at the EASTEC 2019 manufacturing conference and trade show in Boston to discuss the benefits of its platform and how industrial companies are utilizing its True Opportunity Index™ to gain insight into their frontline workforce to improve productivity.  For more information, visit the EASTEC website or www.augmentir.com.

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Company’s Latest Product Release Introduces a Modern Approach to Remote Collaboration for the Manufacturing and Service Industry

 

HORSHAM, PA – APRIL 29, 2020Augmentir, Inc., the leading provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software for industrial companies, today announced multiple updates to its AI-Powered Connected Worker platform, including extended artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and enhanced remote collaboration features for manufacturing and service teams. These new features are designed to help companies optimize and improve the safety and productivity of their frontline workforce.

“The nature of work in the industrial sector is changing, and we are excited to bring these new features to market to better serve companies that are looking for innovative ways to connect and optimize their workforce,” stated Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO of Augmentir. “This new release extends our commitment to using AI to innovate for the benefit of the frontline workforce, and introduces a revolutionary new way for manufacturing and service teams to communicate and collaborate.”

Augmentir’s Connected Worker Platform is a comprehensive suite of AI-powered tools designed to help manufacturing and service teams improve operations, close skills gaps, capture tribal knowledge, and drive continuous improvement efforts. The platform provides tools to help teams author and publish digital work instructions and workflows and provides collaboration tools to support remote work scenarios. In addition, the platform delivers AI-based organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

In this most recent software release, Augmentir has greatly enhanced its Remote Assist industrial collaboration tool. Augmentir Remote Assist allows manufacturing and service workers to remotely connect and collaborate with subject matter experts to help perform remote inspections as well as troubleshoot and diagnose field service problems. The software is supported on a range of mobile and wearable devices, including iOS or Android mobile devices, or AR-enabled smart glasses. Features include:

  • Integrated chat allows subject matter experts to support conversations with multiple workers simultaneously to help diagnose and solve problems faster.
  • Live video and audio streaming, file sharing, and annotations enhance collaboration and improve issue resolution and remote knowledge sharing.
  • Recording of sessions with up to 40 participants to support business scenarios including remote Factory Acceptance Tests, and Site Acceptance Tests that are now being performed virtually due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
  • Intelligent grouping and multi-level escalation allows companies to support complex workflow and routing scenarios between users.

Additionally, for manufacturing and service teams that are impacted by travel restrictions and social distancing enforcement, Augmentir is expanding its COVID-19 response to provide the free use of its Remote Assist Essentials software through 2020 for teams of up to 25 users. Fadel added, “Due to increased demand for a virtual support tool during these difficult times, we’ve extended our offer so that workers, technicians, and customers can get the support they need and continue to do their jobs without compromising health, safety, or productivity.”

A new early-access release is available immediately, and companies can get started today with a free trial of the entire platform. For more information and to sign up for free, please visit the Augmentir website.

 

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About Augmentir

Augmentir is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

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New AI innovations help industrial companies in manufacturing, service, energy and construction identify and capture the largest workforce performance opportunities

 

HORSHAM, PA – August 4, 2021 Augmentir, Inc., the world’s only provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software, today unveiled its latest product innovations that are redefining how AI is being used to improve safety, quality, and productivity in industrial frontline work. The company announced the release of several new product features which improve and expand the in-app AI insights that deliver performance optimization opportunities to any industrial company with frontline workers.

Augmentir’s AI Suite leverages anonymized data from millions of job executions to significantly improve and expand its ability to automatically deliver in-app AI insights in the areas of productivity, safety, and workforce development, increasing the benefits to Augmentir customers.

Augmentir’s latest product innovations include:

  • Enhanced Workforce Development Insights – Augmentir’s AI automatically delivers workforce development insights, providing companies with laser focus on where each individual in your workforce has room for improvement to maximize the value per dollar spent on upskilling, and understand what types of training would have the largest impact on operational improvement.
  • Improved Quantifying of Work Process Re-Capture Times  – Augmentir’s AI engine now provides a more refined True ProductivityTM stack ranking of the amount of productivity per work process that can be captured and what actions are needed to capture it.
  • New AI-derived True Benchmark™ – Using the highly granular data from work execution, Augmentir’s AI predicts ideal execution times for each work process, quantifying the productivity opportunity across all frontline work activities and helping companies better evaluate performance improvement efforts.
  • New True Proficiency™ Score – Augmentir’s AI helps to objectively baseline each of your team members for their level of proficiency at every task so organizations can optimize productivity and throughput, intelligently schedule based on proficiency and skill-levels, and personalize the level of guidance and support to meet the needs of each member of the workforce.
  • New True Engagement™ –  Augmentir’s AI predicts the engagement level of each of your team members to help identify areas where early intervention would be beneficial. Based on the platform’s AI insights, companies have the tools to increase engagement through higher levels of interactivity, modification of task assignments, additional positive reinforcement, and targeted training.

Augmentir customers like Colgate-Palmolive, Bio-Chem Fluidics, and STRONGARM are already leveraging Augmentir’s AI in conjunction with the platform’s digital workflow and remote collaboration capabilities to optimize their frontline operations and deliver significant growth and continuous improvement in the areas of manufacturing, maintenance, service, and quality. The latest updates to Augmentir’s AI suite now improve and expand those benefits.

“Augmentir has given us the power to make data-driven decisions regarding our business and operational environment,” said Bio-Chem Fluidics Operations Manager, Conor Puckett. “By looking at the insights generated from the Augmentir platform, we are able to understand and target the areas of our manufacturing environment that can drive the most gain back to the business, resulting in a 21% improvement in productivity across our manufacturing operation.”

According to Gartner, “AI will play a critical role in the long-term success of connected factory workers.” Gartner further adds, “As more information is curated and made available, algorithms must be continually trained in a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) approach in alignment with continuous improvement initiatives.”

“Today’s connected frontline workforce is a new and valuable source of data for the enterprise. A challenge is that this data is inherently noisy, making traditional business intelligence approaches useless in surfacing the productivity and workforce development opportunities contained within,” said Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. “Augmentir’s embedded AI engine automatically cleanses this data and presents a stack ranked view of your opportunities for productivity, quality, and workforce development, helping companies to remain competitive in an era of intense global competition.”

To learn more about Augmentir and how its AI-powered connected worker platform is delivering performance optimization for industrial companies, visit augmentir.ai.

About Augmentir

Augmentir™ is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

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