Trusted by organizations like Biogen, GE, and Los Alamos, DevonWay's Quality, Work, and Safety Management applications help large enterprises continuously improve their operations by tailoring their implementation to unique business rules, data, and workflow. DevonWay customers typically purchase the software to automate manual processes (e.g. Excel), fill a gap in an existing system, or replace their aging, inflexible QMS.
Besides helping with ISO 9001 and other compliance standards, DevonWay's web-based, scalable architecture and no per-user pricing makes the solution deployable to entire user communities, encouraging a culture of quality, safety, and continuous improvement.
I have had the opportunity to utilize DevonWay in multiple enterprise situations. I have also had the pleasant experience of implementing DevonWay as an enterprise, single-point entry system for greater than 6000 individuals and integrating several diverse applications from action tracking and regulatory corrective actions, to work management and equipment database maintenance. DevonWay has such an intuitive look and feel that anyone who has searched the internet, uses email, and at the extreme has shopped on the web, can easily use DevonWay. I have used DevonWay as a "front end" for less user friendly programs to make them more effective and I have used DevonWay to integrate several legacy programs so they could be eliminated along with their maintenance and cost. I have often said that the real cost of a software system is not in buying or hosting, but in key strokes and clicks required by the workforce to produce value in the system. Will people want to use it? That is where DevonWay excels.
Ease of use for both those who input and those who use the input. The information you want at your fingertips, not waiting for someone to provide a dated report in order to take action. Large, diverse user base provides timely useful upgrades, keeping the system contemporary. You do not have to worry about having yesterday's system.
Do not just try and replicate your current system using DevonWay. Go in with the philosophy of, if you had it to do over, knowing what you know now, what would your system look like? Who are all the customers? What would make the workforce want to use the system? If you put the right effort into figuring out what you would like in a system for now and into the future, DevonWay will create it and give you more versatility than you knew was possible.
Great recommendations for organizations taking their continuous improvement to the next level to increase efficiency and performance! We appreciate you sharing your broad experience with the DevonWay platform!
Ease in usage. The software is intuitive.
We have been using this software for several years now. It is very easy to use and teach DevonWay to others, even if instructing someone on how to use the software over the phone. My organization has the bulk of performance assurance issues for the entire company because of the nature of the work we are responsible for at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). It is extremely important while working in this high pace/use area that the software functions easily for not only the person who oversees the issues but for those working in the field who submit and work through the issues that have been entered in DevonWay (LabWay). We have that ease of use with the DevonWAy (LabWay) software.
I had to really think about this question. I guess if I were to have to write something that I dislike about the software that would be that I dislike changes in the software functionality. I personally dislike updates to the software. Although It is not too hard to adapt to new changes when they are incorporated, it would be nice if the software aligned more with standardized software we are currently using (i.e., Microsoft Office) so it would be even easier to adapt to the changes. Not all company's use our company standards so this may not be an issue for others.
Penny, thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We're glad we're providing solutions that are easy to use. We do try to make the platform upgrades as smooth as possible but will reach out to you on how we can make them more seamless.
Helps us run our business and collaborate with hundredsof people from around the country.
The ability to work with DevonWay staff at all levels to configure the product that does exactly what I need it to do. I also appreciate the significant number of enhancements that have been made in the last year or two to make products more user-friendly.
There is definitely a learning curve involved in using the different modules and it can be difficult to force myself to take the time needed in order to use the products optimally. Use of the DevonWay products is not my core function per se, however, I have the sense that there is so much more I could be doing with them that would improve my overall efficiency (I feel the same way about Excel, for instance).
I think the more casual user (e.g. our members) struggles, even more, to learn the software as they simply don't use it enough to lock the processes into memory and they constantly have to ask how to do the same tasks. Perhaps context sensitive help/FAQs would be useful. I do think the recent update to the Help system was outstanding, however.
Jim, thanks so much for both your positive review and feedback. We did take your suggestion to heart and did implement context sensitive help and online documentation. You are right, the needs for casual and advanced users are different so we kept this in mind as well and continue to design and develop ease of use for users at all levels. Thanks so much for your continued support of DevonWay and allowing us to be of service to the alliance!
We are using Devonway as a central point for observations in our fleet. This allows for everyone in our multi-plant fleet to be on the same page in relation to observations. We are all using the same criteria for observations. This also allows for easy comparison and trending across multiple sites in multiple performance areas. This allows for a collective look at how the fleet is doing and the ability to break that down into individual sites, even though we're scattered across the country. This also allows for easy access to data from nearly everyone in the fleet. This has led to less siloing in our departments and plants.
Devonway is also used for the Performance Indicators for our fleet as well, for similar reasons.
The program is highly customizable. The interface is very simple and user friendly, even a first time user can find their way around with little instruction.
In-depth reports and analysis do take time to learn. If you're not familiar with some basic functions and features of the system, you may not have the data you think you have.
The custom reports and specialty features do take some tweaking to get right. That also leads to those reports being very specific and not easily altered in the future.
Jared, thanks so much for sharing your experience with DevonWay. You're right, the DevonWay products are built with users of various levels of experience in mind allowing users to get up and running with minimal training. On the flip side, more advanced users can really dig into data with more powerful reporting tools. We're thrilled to help Entergy realize the benefits of cloud solutions to standardize your programs and easily report results at all levels.
Easy application for 2000 workers. Powerful database. Automated trending and notification. Daily automatic reports. Automatic email of new assignments and assignments coming due. Real time support if needed.
It is very versatile and easy to use. The more you use it, the more you think of "what if I could do this" and soon you are doing exactly that. The technical support considers every question a possibility and they are same day innovators. The software has modules for a wide variety of enterprise applications, and each will provide notifications and information to you automatically by email if you wish.
The applications to iPhone are just being developed, and sometimes in that application are difficult to navigate in. But that is improving. Looking forward to not typing some day, just talking to it. They don't yet have a "Siri" like feature, but they are as close as the phone.
Thanks for such a glowing review! We can't wait to show you the really exciting products we've introduced this year showcasing mobility!
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100% configurable (data, workflow, business rules); ad hoc graphical reporting tool; in-memory search engine; fully integrated trending capability; automated alerts and notifications; full audit trail; multi-org support; native mobile apps for iOS & Android; REST API; no per-user pricing
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