The need to eliminate duplication and streamline processes
INL’s legacy CAS system hadn’t been meeting the lab’s needs for quite some time, largely because hundreds of stand-alone computer applications, databases, spreadsheets, etc., were spread across the lab’s many Mission Centers (business units) throughout the vast facility. Critical data stored in the lab’s individual, unconnected silos was redundant, out of date, and out of sync. The system was not intuitive, was difficult to pull and share information from, and wasn’t easy to modify to keep up with the lab’s constantly changing needs.
A collaborative, easy-to-use, easy-to-integrate, and easy-to-configure system
Internally, INL refers to the complete solution suite as “LabWay.” All DevonWay applications in LabWay natively integrate with each other and were configured to meet the needs of individual business units. And because the DevonWay interface is cleaner and more intuitive than other software solutions, lab users had an easy time learning the system.
Reduced effort, greater usage, more issues reported and solved
INL officials achieved immediate benefits resulting from the DevonWay solution—and they continue to see value in its implementation. For example:
- A higher percentage of employees are using the CAS system
- General line workers have experienced significant time savings compared to the legacy system
- Administrators are spending less time generating reports