MISSION VIEJO, California – November 5, 2020 – Ease Inc., today announced the Winter 2020 release of EASE – the leading plant floor audits and insights platform for manufacturers. The new release – which will be staggered throughout the quarter – introduces major upgrades to core areas of the platform including next generation conduct audit and reporting.
EASE is cloud-based software solution that enables manufacturers to conduct and report on high frequency plant floor audits including layered process audits (LPAs), 5S audits for lean manufacturing, safety audits and more. Employees conduct regular audits across work locations and shifts on the factory floor using mobile devices. The data feeds into real-time dashboards and reports to reveal insights that drive quality and safety.
Building for the Future
The conduct audit feature of EASE is one of the most important components of the software as it enables non-technical employees to conduct plant floor audits with little to no training. The next generation conduct audit delivers improved audit guidance and lays the foundation for real-time data insights for the auditor. In order to ensure a smooth transition and garner customer feedback, users can choose to toggle the new conduct audit module on or off. The initial release supports Layered Process Audits (LPAs) with support for additional audit types being added in Q1 2021.
Bringing Visibility to the Plant Floor
One of the significant benefits of moving from manual pen and paper to an automated audit platform is the accuracy and availability of real-time management reports. Now EASE makes it even easier for employees to see the data that is most relevant for them. Users can create and share multiple dashboards for different audiences including setting target goals for each key performance indicator. The new reporting capabilities will be rolled out to users over the next 14-days and will be available alongside the existing reporting module.
Performance at Scale
During the past 12-months, EASE has seen an exponential growth in audits volume across plants in more than 40 countries. In order to ensure the platform continues to provide a best-in-class experience, the team has been undertaking work to stress test the platform and drive performance improvements. The latest release of EASE has a response time that is now more than 3x faster than just 4 months ago in most of the key application areas.
With such a passionate and committed customer base, many of the new capabilities of EASE are driven by direct customer requests. Some of the customer-requested features in this release include:
- Corporate-controlled questions that can be used across plants and updated centrally
- Export the Question Library for periodic reviews such as to meet CQI8 requirements
- Schedule and track mobile TISAX self-assessments (European automotive security standard) and generate TISAX compliant reports.*
- Auditors can choose a different shift when starting an audit if the shift is different to the one scheduled
- Re-route audit delete requests to a different manager
- Enhanced views and filters including searching all available columns to quickly identify the data points that you want to add. Plus, filtering by a scope other than your current one
“This quarterly release is particularly exciting for customers as we focus on what are unquestionably key areas that impact audit efficiency, effectiveness and data insights that drive performance.” said Scot Larsen, Ease Inc. Chief Technology Officer. “The next generation conduct audit and reporting capabilities not only bring immediate benefits but lay the foundation for future enhancements.”
For more details on the Winter 2020 EASE release, please visit www.ease.io/winter2020
EASE is the innovative mobile platform that helps manufacturers simplify how they administer, conduct and respond to plant floor audits. With best-in-class support for layered process audits, safety, 5S and more – EASE drastically reduces labor costs and delivers insights that ensure audit programs drive real business value.
Leading automotive, aerospace and manufacturing organizations around the globe depend on EASE’s enterprise scale, expertise and customer-centricity. Ease Inc. is a privately held company based in Mission Viejo, California. To learn more, please visit www.ease.io.
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