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Top 5 Improvements in the YourWay 2.39 Release

August 28, 2017 | Chenise

Last night we completed the release of YourWay 2.39 to Production and we’re excited to share some of the newest features and improvements. (For a live tour, please visit our LinkedIn Community page to watch our most recent User Group webinar.) 1) Resources like guided...

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DevonWay Announces Support for NEI Efficiency Bulletin 17-05

June 14, 2017 | Chenise

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DevonWay, a leading provider of on-demand Quality and Safety Management software, this week announced support for NEI Efficiency Bulletin 17-05: Simplified and Enhanced Management Observation Techniques, which recommends several approaches for reducing the administrative overhead associated with performing field observations. A key element...

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DevonWay Speaking on Creating a CI Culture at ASQ World Conference

April 25, 2017 | Chris

Are you planning to attend the ASQ World Conference on Quality & Improvement? Be sure to check out DevonWay’s presentation on how to create a successful Continuous Improvement culture. In the presentation, CEO, Chris Moustakas and Director of Product Management, Michael Lentz will explore real-life...

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A Brief Buyer’s Guide to Choosing Continuous Improvement Software

April 25, 2017 | Chris

When it comes time to buy or extend software to support a Continuous Improvement initiative, three major categories seem like they might fit the bill, but each has its challenges: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are operations-focused, as they should be, but they’re too rigid...

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DevonWay Inc. Expands into Biotechnology Industry

April 4, 2017 | Chenise

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DevonWay, Silicon Valley’s leading provider of continuous improvement software to large enterprises, announced today its expansion into a new industry with the adoption of a global, Fortune 500 biotechnology client. Biotech’s emphasis on safety, quality, reliability, and innovation make it a natural fit...

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YourWay 2.37 Release Webinar

January 19, 2017 | Chenise

Did you miss the YourWay 2.37 webinar? Watch Carl Gardiner, Director of Platform Development and Michael Lentz, Director of Product Management, demonstrate the new features. View the 30-minute webinar here

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DevonWay Announces Support for Power Grid Reliability Standard NERC PRC-004-4

November 14, 2016 | Chenise

San Francisco, CA, November 14 – DevonWay, a leading provider of Continuous Improvement software to the Utilities industry, this week announced support for North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) PRC-004-4. The standard, which went into effect on July 1, 2016, improves the reliability of power...

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Two (Surmountable) Roadblocks on the Path to Smarter Cities

October 20, 2016 | Chris

A few weeks ago I attended BridgeSF, a conference organized by a non-profit group in San Francisco called City Innovate, which works to bridge the communication divide between public and private sectors – two sectors that get along about as well as Jets and Pats...

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YourWay 2.36 Release Webinar

September 17, 2016 | Chris

Did you miss the YourWay 2.36 webinar? Watch Carl Gardiner, Director of Platform Development, show you what’s new, including drilldown reporting, one-click access to saved searches from emails, and much more. View the 30-minute webinar here

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Digital Procedures: The Next Evolution in Procedure Execution

September 1, 2016 | Chenise

By Matt What is an electronic work package (eWP)? eWP solutions, provided by leading vendors like DataGlance, allow front-line workers to review and complete electronically packaged PDF work packages on a tablet, as an alternative to using a paper-based work binder. They do this by...

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Next-Generation KPI Software Results in 15x Efficiency Gain

August 18, 2016 | Chenise

San Francisco, CA, August 16, 2016 – DevonWay, the country’s only provider of fully tailorable, Cloud-hosted Continuous Improvement software, is pleased to announce a major release of its Metrics and Key Performance Indicators product, and the successful implementation of that product at one of the...

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The Case for Custom

July 20, 2016 | Chris

When it comes to enterprise software, custom is a dirty word synonymous with expensive and doomed to fail. Whereas SaaS produces images of angels drifting through the clouds, effortlessly delivering functionality at a reasonable price, custom brings to mind the crashing alien ships in Independence...

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Employee Engagement – Surest path to process improvement

June 30, 2016 | Chenise

By Chris

Every quality group is given the same mandate to uncover process failures and resolve weaknesses. But the tools at their disposal are usually too inflexible, hard to use, localized, or all of the above, to encourage broad participation. Layer on top of that silos of information, competing priorities, and inconsistently applied methodologies, and real process improvement starts to feel like a pipe dream.

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Machine Learning: Counting Jellybeans the Easy Way

June 30, 2016 | Chris

One of my favorite Simpsons episodes of all time is the one where Homer changes his name to Max Power. The episode’s full of classic lines, but the best is when he explains to Bart and Lisa how the new name also carries with it a new approach to life:

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YourWay 2.35 Release Webinar

June 16, 2016 | Chenise

Did you miss Wednesday’s presentation of the new features available in our YourWay 2.35 release? Watch Carl Gardiner, Director of Platform Development, demonstrate the new functions and address user questions in this 30-minute webinar. View the webinar here

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DevonWay Welcomes Regional Transmission Organization

June 3, 2016 | Chenise

San Francisco, CA, June 3, 2016 – DevonWay is pleased to announce the successful implementation of our Corrective Action application at our first regional transmission organization (RTO) customer. By using DevonWay’s Corrective Action solution this RTO will be able to increase the efficiency in managing...

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Square Pegs, Round Holes, and the Twisted Path to Digital Business

May 26, 2016 | Chris

On the whole, computers are a pretty good thing. From the earliest mainframe days, we’ve used them to automate tasks that were time-consuming, error-prone, or both. When relational databases came in the 80s, the possibilities multiplied. And with PCs arriving on the scene a few years later, the stage was set, a) for a revolution in the power a single knowledge worker could wield; and b) for a corresponding minefield of technology creep.