ON24 Makes Business Webcasting Easier
ON24, a webcasting a virtual event solution provider, announced today its new webcasting software, ON24 Webcast Elite. Combining its already rich functionality from ON24’s Webcasting Platform 10 with an “unprecedented ease of use’, ON24 Webcast Elite will provide business users opportunities to produce their own branded and professional webcasts and webinars.
“Webcast Elite is our simplest product to date, but it is also a powerful content development tool that allows us to fulfill our commitment to both buyers and users with simple setup and an immersive, engaging audience experience that is available from any device,” explained ON24 CEO Sharat Sharan. “The most powerful webcasting platform is now the easiest to use. As the leader in webcasting for more than 10 years, ON24 has brought to the market both basic webcasts and, most recently, next-generation Platform 10 webcasting. The game-changing Webcast Elite edition makes ON24 webcasting a viable, affordable solution across all enterprise departments and for all businesses, both large and small.”
ON24 developed this software solution because of the growing trend in business of a do-it-yourself attitude when it comes to technology. Listening to market research, ON24 saw the opportunity to create a webcasting platform that adheres to simplicity of use.
ON24 Webcast Elite gives business professionals the ability to create, publish and analyze state-of-the-art audio and video webcasts in a convenient software package. “In just a few simple steps, you can build high-quality webcasts with your branding, right from your computer, with no experience or training required,” said Sharan.
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“Because we can trust our webcasts to work, we can focus on making them better and more engaging, with greater use of rich media. ON24’s new approach to webcasting allows us to quickly and easily connect with Yammer users in a new and engaging way,” said David Stewart, Yammer’s Vice President of Platform, Partnerships and Marketing.
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.