Hardly any other area of life has been so fundamentally changed by digitisation as the workplace. At the latest since the advent of computer-aided data processing, not only individual job profiles have changed, but sometimes entire industries as well. New challenges and new ways of thinking are changing our relationship to work and the introduction of comprehensive, information-driven approaches is taking this upheaval to a new level. Data, information and their efficient use are the future and form the core of the digital workplace concept.
The 360° view of all data
The primary idea of a digital workplace – or a workplace of the future – is the intelligent linking and provision of various information in order to be able to make the right decisions quickly, efficiently and purposefully. The constantly growing flow of information from the most diverse channels can overburden employees, stress them or lead them to wrong priorities. The intelligent filtering of relevant information, however, is only one, albeit decisive, facet of the digital workplace.
intergator as an integral part of the digital workplace
Today, intergator already offers numerous standard functions for mapping a digital workplace. The core element of the approach is the central search across multiple data sources in order to collect as much information as possible and make it available in a prepared form. Data and documents can be placed individually via freely configurable dashboards. In this way, the information needs of the individual user are met and knowledge is generated in a targeted manner.
intergator deliberately has only a few collaboration functions and leaves this claim to other systems. The focus here is much more on the clever linking of different data sources. Using apps and plugins, intergator can also be integrated into other leading systems (Confluence, SharePoint, etc.) at any time. Thus, intergator significantly expands the information spectrum and offers a comprehensive view of all data.
Thanks to a modular architecture and a well-documented programming concept, data can be pre-selected in the display and prepared for various use cases. Predefined facets automatically delimit data and results and thus always deliver tailor-made information.
Cognitive Search and the digital workplace
Cognitive search concepts change the work with large and often unstructured amounts of data and will have a major impact on the workplace of tomorrow. The Digital Workplace is characterized by modern data processing concepts that no longer focus primarily on finding information, but on skillfully linking, enriching and analyzing data streams.
The digital workplace explained using an example
The following example illustrates the functionality of a digital workplace with integator. Let’s start with a technical buyer whose task it is to procure the suitable materials for production in a timely manner. Usually, the buyer needs information on stocks, availabilities, prices, and textures that are sometimes in different systems. Stocks can be listed in a warehousing software, availability and prices are queried on a daily basis at different dealers, and characteristics and specifications result from standards and data sheets. The research can take some time and, in the worst case, delays the production process.
intergator collects all information from the relevant systems and makes it available in a freely configurable dashboard. The dashboard can be compiled and adapted either by the user or centrally by an administrator and functions as a digital workplace.
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