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DevonWay Announces Support for NEI Efficiency Bulletin 17-05

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DevonWay, a leading provider of on-demand Quality and Safety Management software, this week announced support for NEI Efficiency Bulletin 17-05: Simplified and Enhanced Management Observation Techniques, which recommends several approaches for reducing the administrative overhead associated with performing field observations.

A key element of DevonWay’s support for NEI 17-05 is its native mobile app,

A Brief Buyer’s Guide to Choosing Continuous Improvement Software

By Chris

When it comes time to buy or extend software to support a Continuous Improvement initiative, three major categories seem like they might fit the bill, but each has its challenges:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are operations-focused,

DevonWay Inc. Expands into Biotechnology Industry

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DevonWay, Silicon Valley’s leading provider of continuous improvement software to large enterprises, announced today its expansion into a new industry with the adoption of a global, Fortune 500 biotechnology client.

Biotech’s emphasis on safety, quality, reliability, and innovation make it a natural fit for DevonWay software,

DevonWay Partners with Rackspace to Ensure a Fully Secured, World-Class Hosted Environment

San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2017 – DevonWay, a leading provider of Continuous Improvement and Digital Operations applications to high reliability organizations recently implemented Rackspace Managed Security. The implementation allowed us to meet our clients’ stringent cyber security requirements.

“We’ve added the Rackspace Managed Security offering on top of our already secure environment,”

DevonWay Announces Support for Power Grid Reliability Standard NERC PRC-004-4

San Francisco, CA, November 14 – DevonWay, a leading provider of Continuous Improvement software to the Utilities industry, this week announced support for North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) PRC-004-4. The standard, which went into effect on July 1, 2016, improves the reliability of power grids by providing a framework for identifying and correcting protection system misoperations,

Two (Surmountable) Roadblocks on the Path to Smarter Cities

By Chris

A few weeks ago I attended BridgeSF, a conference organized by a non-profit group in San Francisco called City Innovate, which works to bridge the communication divide between public and private sectors – two sectors that get along about as well as Jets and Pats fans.

Digital Procedures: The Next Evolution in Procedure Execution

By Matt

What is an electronic work package (eWP)?

eWP solutions, provided by leading vendors like DataGlance, allow front-line workers to review and complete electronically packaged PDF work packages on a tablet, as an alternative to using a paper-based work binder.

Next-Generation KPI Software Results in 15x Efficiency Gain

San Francisco, CA, August 16, 2016 – DevonWay, the country’s only provider of fully tailorable, Cloud-hosted Continuous Improvement software, is pleased to announce a major release of its Metrics and Key Performance Indicators product, and the successful implementation of that product at one of the largest public utilities in the United States.

The Case for Custom

By Chris 

When it comes to enterprise software, custom is a dirty word synonymous with expensive and doomed to fail. Whereas SaaS produces images of angels drifting through the clouds, effortlessly delivering functionality at a reasonable price, custom brings to mind the crashing alien ships in Independence Day.

Employee Engagement – Surest path to process improvement

By Chris

Every quality group is given the same mandate to uncover process failures and resolve weaknesses. But the tools at their disposal are usually too inflexible, hard to use, localized, or all of the above, to encourage broad participation. Layer on top of that silos of information, competing priorities, and inconsistently applied methodologies, and real process improvement starts to feel like a pipe dream.

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Machine Learning: Counting Jellybeans the Easy Way

By Chris

One of my favorite Simpsons episodes of all time is the one where Homer changes his name to Max Power. The episode’s full of classic lines, but the best is when he explains to Bart and Lisa how the new name also carries with it a new approach to life:

YourWay 2.35 Release Webinar

Did you miss Wednesday’s presentation of the new features available in our YourWay 2.35 release? Watch Carl Gardiner, Director of Platform Development, demonstrate the new functions and address user questions in this 30-minute webinar.

View the webinar here

DevonWay Welcomes Regional Transmission Organization

San Francisco, CA, June 3, 2016 – DevonWay is pleased to announce the successful implementation of our Corrective Action application at our first regional transmission organization (RTO) customer. By using DevonWay’s Corrective Action solution this RTO will be able to increase the efficiency in managing their quality and safety management initiatives.

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Square Pegs, Round Holes, and the Twisted Path to Digital Business

By Chris

On the whole, computers are a pretty good thing. From the earliest mainframe days, we’ve used them to automate tasks that were time-consuming, error-prone, or both. When relational databases came in the 80s, the possibilities multiplied. And with PCs arriving on the scene a few years later, the stage was set, a) for a revolution in the power a single knowledge worker could wield; and b) for a corresponding minefield of technology creep.

Reducing CAP Burden Webinar

Thank you for joining us for our 30 minute webinar on how you can reduce CAP burden using the recommendations in the NEI Efficiency Bulletin 16-10. In this webinar, Michael Lentz, DevonWay Director of Product Management, addressed the bulletin’s key points and showed how,