Fieldwork industry organizations generally have a system of record in place: somewhere to store project information, data, and relevant files. But what about the other side of the equation, when someone needs to pull information out and use it?
Making information available to internal teams can be a struggle on its own. But sharing information in a useful format becomes even more difficult when requests, such as those for regulatory compliance, land divestiture and contract work, come from external parties. Managers often resort to manual reporting and dissemination of data, which burns valuable hours that could be spent in more profitable ways. This process is frustrating for everyone involved, especially when a crucial piece of information gets lost or goes missing.
To have value, information must be transparent, easily accessible and understood. Faster understanding means improvements across the board: managers can better plan and execute, executives have what they need to direct and clients gain confidence in the process. A System of Engagement (SoE) is designed for transparency and access; it connects people to the information they need for effective data-driven decision making.
The Importance of Visualization
Maps are uniquely able to convey complex information simply. That's why in Arkit we organize fieldwork visually using project maps. Rather than rows in a spreadsheet, Arkit users navigate to projects through a familiar map-based interface. It's easy for project stakeholders to find the information they need, when the need it, on-demand. Workflows are eased, hours are saved and frustrations reduced. In this way, transparency and access to information go hand-in-hand to drive growth.
Evolution of Competitive Advantage
Forward-thinking companies are already realizing the advantages of implementing a system of engagement such as Project Relationship Management software.
For more information on how you can go beyond storage and cultivate engagement in your organization to get the most out of your data, visit www.arkit.io.