Webalo is recognized as a transformational vendor in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Frontline Worker Technologies, 2020

Sep 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM . Julia Walsh

In Garter’s recently published report, Hype Cycle for Frontline Worker Technologies, 2020, Webalo is included as a connected factory worker sample vendor, which is rated as a technology that provides a “transformational benefit” to frontline workers. Webalo is focused on providing the 3.5 billion frontline workers in the global workforce today with the connected worker technology they require to stay safe, efficient, and content in their work environments. 

Now more than ever, industrial companies worldwide are facing challenges that impact frontline worker safety and overall productivity. Gartner recognizes that the “COVID-19 crisis has led organizations to ask frontline workers to work in new ways or to perform new tasks.” Webalo’s Connected Digital Distancing™ technology uniquely addresses the critical requirements for today’s pandemic, enabling safe, efficient, and productive ongoing plant operations by eliminating paper, reducing workforce movements and interactions, and managing plant access and persona-based remote working. Webalo provides a much-needed platform for the future of frontline work. As the Gartner report reveals, “Social Distancing Technologies and contact-tracing capabilities are likely to be requirements when frontline workers resume production and the world enters the “new normal” post COVID-19.”

Webalo’s patented technology capabilities allow for the management of multi-dimensional workflows end-to-end, fully integrated to all back-end enterprise and industrial data sources, in an actionable and bi-directional way. The entire end-to-end process is fully digital across users, departments, and shifts, with no breaking in the flow; thus ensuring there is no “breach” of the digital distancing and creating a safe working environment that maintains operational integrity across all areas of plant operations.

The Gartner report recognizes the vast ways in which frontline workers have been overlooked, stating, “the pandemic has only exacerbated concerns of knowledge and skills erosion that have ebbed and flowed for the past 15 years.” Webalo provides the tools to enlist and retain a connected and engaged frontline workforce. As the report notes, “the demand for factory skills and capabilities far outweighs supply.” By investing in technologies that increase worker safety and the quality of working conditions, workplaces are recognizing the inherent value of their frontline workers, and “working to fill glaring strategic gaps to onboard and upskill factory workers beyond their core skill set so they can fully exploit new tools and techniques as part their daily routines.” 

The world’s leading industrial companies choose Webalo to empower, connect, and protect their frontline workforce. If you’re interested in learning more about how Webalo can transform your frontline workforce, schedule a demo, or sign up to deploy forms and checklist today with our free edition, Webalo StartNow!