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SwipeGuide vs. Low-Code

What's the difference between SwipeGuide and a Low-Code solution?

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Published on 3 January 2023 Updated on 29 June 2023

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SwipeGuide is:

Capable of improving productivity and on-the-job learning in days. Our platform allows manufacturers to capture knowledge from frontline teams, use this knowledge to create minimalist step-by-step digital work instructions, and then distribute this information throughout the global value chain.

The platform’s success lies in its minimalism and intuitiveness. Digital work instructions are created via a drag-and-drop editor on a desktop or mobile device, while our in-house instructional design experts offer coaching for optimal content creation. Accessing information about a task is as simple as scanning a QR code, and improving a process is as easy as using an integrated feedback button to offer improvements.

We offer pre-made templates for content creation that are backed by instructional design research and proven to create more effective work instructions.

In an industry where time = money, this simplicity and user-focus is crucial.

SwipeGuide is not:

An infinitely configurable low-code system. Although we have configuration options, the platform is intentionally not 100% custom.

Low-Code solutions are:

A powerful way to solve niche problems in a manufacturing supply chain. They give manufacturing teams the ability to build their own systems for data management and collection, API integrations, and other niche solutions - all with a low-code system that is often part of a broader suite of applications. 

While there is the possibility of using tools like PowerApps to store and manage work instructions, this system architecture would need to first be designed, created, tested and improved  in-house.  Low-code solutions often put incredible demand on IT teams, who find themselves responsible for the development, maintenance, and troubleshooting of these systems. This translates to less bandwidth for addressing other issues and a lack of scalability.

We find that one of the greatest benefits to the modern manufacturer is time-to-effectiveness, and low-code solutions fail to provide a simple and effective system for knowledge capture and distribution.

Low-Code is not:

Ideal for manufacturers who want to create and improve work instructions in a scalable way with a robust, plug-and-play approach.

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Chris loves to share his expertise on future-proof work instruction software for frontline teams in manufacturing. Particularly, how digital, visual work instructions can make a lasting impact on motivation, productivity, and operational excellence culture.

Published on 3 January 2023