There has been a significant paradigm shift to the manufacturing industry with an increased emphasis on the necessity to keep workers safe, product quality high and operations streamlined. As a result, companies invested in connected workers solutions which made manufacturing processes safer and more efficient. Digital solutions like Anvl that could be integrated quickly into tools frontline workers were already using, like mobile phones and tablets, were key to keeping manufacturing operations on track. Here are four reasons why mobile solutions like Anvl are a key driver of digital transformation in the future. 

Fueling Growth

It’s estimated that an overwhelming 70% of businesses that have been successful with digital transformation, like implementing  a connected workforce, have done so by leveraging mobile solutions for workers. 

This technology has been essential in keeping manufacturing operations on track, even in the face of pandemic roadblocks and labor shortages. In the last year alone, 85% of global industry executives invested in Connected Worker solutions and market analysts predict massive growth in the next decade and beyond.

Engaging the Next Generation

Since more than 96% of younger workers already have smartphones, mobile Connected Workers solutions are less likely to cause any friction in adoption of new processes because they are familiar with the tech. These solutions capture and unlock real-time data to help businesses improve product quality, increase worker safety and streamline operations. Products like Anvl even provide guided, digital workflow experiences that serve to support and guide workers.

Enabling Safer Workplaces

Almost half of workers in a recent global survey said they wish they had access to better technological solutions. The right tools lead to increased engagement, ultimately allowing companies to unlock data to find out what’s happening on the factory floor in real-time. They are able to identify patterns and trends, and act quickly on the information. Frontline workers benefit from digital solutions that increase awareness and heighten sensitivity through reminders and situational considerations. Engaging mobile Connected Worker applications are critical for capturing key data from the most knowledgeable workers.

Unlocking the Power of Real-Time Data

As opposed to data that is trapped on paper, electronic forms that are not analyzed in real time, or multiple separate systems, data that is unlocked with easy-to-use technology provides leading indicators to support continuous improvement. 

Leading indicator data identified in mobile workflows can provide two key avenues to proactively solve issues: in-the-moment support and real-time escalations and alerts. Instead of waiting minutes, hours, days or weeks to uncover and resolve issues, mobile tech can leverage data in the moment when attention is needed. The outcome is capturing data at the most important point in the improvement cycle: with the frontline worker at the point where work occurs. Companies will ultimately propel their own digital transformation forward with mobile technology. 

Go Mobile to Drive Digital Transformation

Mobile Connected Worker solutions will continue to drive digital transformation in the years to come because they empower workers to be the voice for innovation and positive outcomes. As a result, lasting cultural changes are built where the most knowledgeable employees are driving the most valuable improvements.


To learn more, tune in to Manufacturing Talk Radio and hear from Anvl’s Founder and CEO Robin Fleming: Episode 574: Connected Worker Solutions for Data Capture.

Anvl is a mobile first software solution helping companies unlock real-time data to improve product quality, safety and operations. Anvl’s easy-to-use connected worker platform has collected over 12 million leading data points and routinely sees over 90% engagement from their user base. Learn more about Anvl here