The tablet app will allow your staff to use Smart Welding Manager in remote locations where there may not be any power, office space or internet.
Before leaving for the remote location, the tablet app should be synchronised with the online server. In the offline mode all data and linked files (WPS, drawings, test reports, etc) will be available to view. Weld details may be edited, inspection performed, photographs of welds taken and pictorial annotation of weld locations on drawings can be drawn in the offline mode.
Once back in a location where internet is available, the tablet can be once again synched to upload the offline data to the server. The tablet app will be useful even in workshops where there may not be good wifi coverage.
Is a cloud-based software safer to use than a desktop or a local server based application in our own premises?
We have been asked this question repeatedly. We understand the reservations people have on keeping their data in a server in the internet. It is a justifiable concern.
However, try and think of the disasters you may have faced with computers and servers in your lifetime. How many times have you lost data because your computer crashed or your company’s server did. Have you heard the IT department say that **it happens? I have, on more than one occasion.
On the other hand, have you ever lost access to your Gmail account or lost your posts in Facebook or your online bank account showing a $0 balance when there should be a few hundred dollars in your account? Unlikely, right?
Smart Welding Manager is built using cutting edge technology and is hosted in a secure data center owned by Amazon in the US. Frequent back-ups of data and server redundancies mean that your data is perhaps safer online than in your own servers..
Weld mapping is the process of assigning information to a weld joint to enable easy identification of its design (WPS), production (welders, their qualifications, date welded), quality (visual inspection, NDT) and traceability (heat numbers of materials joined & welding consumables).
Weld mapping should also incorporate a pictorial identification to represent the weld number on the fabrication drawing, in case the designer does not nominate a weld number.
Apart from offering the process of weld mapping with data, Smart Welding Manager has a unique annotation tool to create pictorial weld maps. You can annotate the weld number and other details on a fabrication drawing to mark the location of the weld with a easy to use tool.
We have tablet version of this unique annotation tool that allows the user to mark the location of the weld in the field with a finger input. Imagine how much time you will be able to save with this feature!
Smart Welding Manager is hosted in a secure server in a data center owned by Amazon in the US. Naturally, there is no need to have your own server and there is no expense on IT infrastructure or trained resources to maintain them. All you need is a computer with internet connection and a tablet device to use it in the field.
We have built it with the latest technology for simultaneous access by hundreds, if not thousands of users. So, there is no limitation in using our product as you might find with a desktop or a local server application that may limit users to just a handful.
If you have used Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn or SalesForce, then you are already familiar with using cloud-based applications as theses are all providers of software as a service, SaaS in short.
When we develop additional features, we make it available for all users. It will be then up to you the individual users whether or not to make use of the new feature. There is no extra cost for this and no need to re-install the software for every release as it is cloud-based.
In most projects, especially those projects that involve some pressure piping or vessels, it is essential to have complete traceability of welds. The fabricators need to demonstrate who welded the joints, the welding procedures (WPS) used, how were they qualified (PQR), welders’ qualifications (WPQ), welders’ past performance, visual inspection of welds, welding inspector’s details, non-destructive testing of welds, test results and so on.
Smart Welding Manager makes it easy to do all these in an easy to use cloud-based application that can be used anywhere.
You can store details of materials and welding consumables, including the heat or batch certificates, drawings, test reports, qualifications either in a common library and use them across projects or create project specific repositories, depending on the need.
You can also use our unique pictorial weld mapping utility to mark the location of welds as you go, either using a PC or with a tablet and create the final project documentation in minutes.
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You will find Smart Welding Manager to be very economical compared to other welding management software applications. The cost is just $25 per user per month!
Smart Welding Manager is also feature rich. Please check out the pricing page.
Please contact us for a customized quote if the pre-configured options are not suitable for your business and for an online demo.
Absolutely! We would like you to test our products thoroughly, before you commit.
We offer a 60-day free trial for you to discover Smart Welding Manager’s browser based application and its tablet apps. The trial account comes populated with some sample data, so you can relate to all the features.
Please note that the tablet apps for the trial accounts are named as Smart Fabrication Manager.
We can provide customization to a reasonable extent, as long as it does not affect the functionality for other users. Should you wish to make major changes, we can develop a customized product especially for you at a reasonable cost.
We can create additional reports for you at no extra cost.
Yes. Depending on the NDT options chosen for a project, you would be able to select the types of tests for particular welds and create the test request. The test requests can be printed and emailed to the testing agency. Once the results are received and updated in SWM, the status of the test packs will be automatically updated to show completion of tests.
Your welding supervisor will be able to select certain welds from the list of planned items by either drawing or WPS or welder or weld type. He/she can then group them and create a work pack, print the list and associated drawings and allocate the work. Welders would return the work pack as the work is completed and the system can be updated with any changes (change of welder or material or consumable batch number). A separate workflow management system would not be required.