Chennai headquartered enterprise solutions leader, Ramco Systems, has given a wearable edge to its flagship software solutions. They are the world's first to launch an ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning tool on Google Glass and smart watches like the Pebble.
Targeted initially at the global aviation market, Ramco is enabling ground engineers of global airlines to ensure faster turnaround of large aircraft, like the all-digital Boeing Dreamliner. For every flight, the airplane crew – pilots, engineers, ground staff and cabin crew – have to document data which runs into almost 500 pages. This data dynamically changes for every flight. At the end of a flight, the pilot provides a real-time report of snags, issues and possible problem areas for the next flight. The turnaround time for the aircraft directly depends on how quickly the engineering staff is able to address the issues raised by the pilot.
“Ramco arms airline engineering crew with Google Glass devices and smart watches. As the airplane is entering its parking bay, the crew gets a list of to-do items before the next flight. Even before passengers disembark, replacement parts or software upgrades are ready”, explains Srinivasan R, Ramco's Vice President – Technology.
Every extra minute an airplane spends standing in its parking bay, costs the airlines money, so faster engineering turn-around makes for big savings which hopefully, airlines will pass on to customers. Over half of India-based airlines and many Asian carriers who operate here are customers of Ramco's automated solutions for aircraft maintenance repair organisations. Many of them are even now trying out a combo of Google Glass and smart watch to shave off a few more minutes from their operations.