A.O. Smith designs and produces industrial boilers. On a large scale. We’re talking 1500 different models of industrial boilers and approximately 2000 parameters per boiler. This means a lot of data. Data which has to be properly manageable and 100% correct.
Together with A.O. Smith we designed, developed and implemented an online application which does just that. The application replaces the old ways or maintaining the data in Excel. It allows for more intuitive and flexible management, selectively providing data for different users, smart searching and comparing, and always requires an extra set of eyes to validate data-alteration.
We don’t stop here. Together we’re exploring the possibilities to further utilise the potential of this central database. A tablet-app to support production, a specialized interface for support/helpdesk, automated spec sheet and catalog generation, the list of possibilities is endless.
It quickly showed to be a collaboration in which there was the time and interest to listen to each other’s ideas and combine everyone’s skills, knowledge and wishes.