A laptop is a handy device for authoring your standards and analyzing their usage. If the laptop has a camera and if you can flip it into a tablet - even better. You’ll find our device recommendations in chapter 6.
The SwipeGuide Editor is a user-friendly Content Management System (CMS) that helps you create effective instructions and standards in minutes. The SwipeGuide Editor is a web-based platform that can be used in Chrome, Safari, Opera, and IE11 browsers on macOS, Windows, and Chrome OS operating systems with a stable internet connection.
There is no minimum bandwidth to use the SwipeGuide Editor or Viewer. The optimal bandwidth depends on how many concurrent users there are on the network.
The Editor can be used for creating instructions on tablets and smartphones as well, but more advanced features are only available on the desktop version.
The authoring process usually includes the following steps:
- Specify the goal of the work instruction.
- Design the steps to reach the goal.
- Take photos of each step (you can use a smartphone) and upload the visuals to every step in the CMS.
- Add a short snippet of action-oriented text to each step.
- Share your standards via QR, link, or NFC (read more in chapter 5).
Track & analyze standards.
Another advantage of managing your instructions on a laptop or desktop is access to your Custom Analytics Dashboard, where all your instruction performance metrics are displayed in one place.
The analytics dashboard gives you access to detailed data about how your instructions and standards are being used, including:
- Instruction scoring & feedback:
Empower your users to give feedback on your instructions. More info here.
- Time tracking:
Track the time spent on each step, instruction, and topic while monitoring completion rates.
- Usage analytics across your operations:
Monitor the usage of work instructions throughout your value chain.
- Discoverability Tracking:
Track how users access your instructions on different hardware and access points, including QR codes and NFC.