Parsable Blog

The Time Is Right for Connected Worker Platforms

In a recent interview with TechTarget our CEO, Lawrence Whittle, looks at the demand for connected worker platforms as a result of COVID-19.

Q&A: Scaling Safety in the Process Industries

In a recent interview with Processing Magazine our Vice President of Customer Operations, Ben Cheng, talks about safety in process industries and how technology is a game-changer as factories continue to operate amid COVID-19.

Packaging Trends and the Role of Technology

Sustainability has been front and center for the packaging industry. Learn about trends in packaging and the role technology plays.

The Role of Wearables in Manufacturing

Learn how wearables can make an impact on your industrial operations. Understand the limitations and trends we’ve witnessed in the space.

A Milestone for Connected Work

Today, Parsable announced a significant milestone: $60 million in a new Series D funding, bringing our total raised to more than $133 million. This truly validates the enterprise market for Connected Worker solutions.

Connect & Learn Webinar Series: Safety Walks

In this Connect & Learn webinar recording, find out how you can take safety walks to the next level with Parsable.

Driving Digital Transformation Urgency in Manufacturing

Connected worker technology is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must have, as we see a shift in digital and technology efforts due to COVID-19.

Leading Through Crisis in Manufacturing

Crises bring about complexity and change. As an executive, are you simply managing the situation or leading through change? Here are some lessons to be learned.

Empowering Employees During COVID-19 with Connected Worker Technology

For consumer goods companies connected worker technology can help workers perform tasks accurately, help them collaborate and provide insight into data.

How Connected Worker Technology Supports Food Processing Facilities During COVID-19 Crisis

Over the past couple of weeks, as new hot spots have emerged, COVID-19 cases have risen among food processing and packaging plants. Connected worker technology can help manufacturers identify and mediate issues early on, before things spiral on the factory floor.

Workers Need to be Digitally Connected to Ensure Safety Amid COVID-19

With the global pandemic came a sudden surge in demand for certain products. Mobile-first connected worker technology is giving workers the tools they need to be more efficient as output expectations increase.

3 Actions Manufacturers Can Take to Build Resilience

As manufacturers enter the recovery and rebuild phase, there are three things they can do to build resilience into their digital transformation efforts.

Use Case Series: Streamline Near Miss Reporting

Safety is priority #1! Establishing a culture that allows your employees to report near miss incidents could drastically decrease workplace accidents.

What Is the Cost of Quality in Manufacturing?

What are the key drivers and issues around quality facing industrial teams and management today? Learn from our latest ebook, how connected work can help you drive continuous improvement in quality management.

Guide to Building Effective Digital Work Instructions

Work instructions are a critical part of your manufacturing operation. Learn how you can easily help your organization standardize and digitize work processes with connected worker technology.

Deploy Enterprise Technologies Remotely with the PDCA Model

We’ve enabled hundreds of sites and thousands of frontline workers globally – even while remote. How have we done this? By leveraging the PDCA model.

Beyond COVID-19: Drive Innovation with Technology and Agile Manufacturing

Begin adopting the principles of agile methodologies with modern technology, and you’ll create the innovation needed to survive these uncertain times – and future crises – throughout the organization.

Factories Push to Re-Open – How People Will Play a Vital Role

As manufacturing plants begin to open up, the role of human workers and investing in people-centered technology has never been more important.

How Manufacturers Can Thrive Post-COVID-19

As manufacturing plants begin to open up, they need to adapt to change and adopt technology in order to be more resilient.

As Companies Re-Open, Optimize Operations While Keeping Workers Safe

Across manufacturing companies the top priority right now is tackling the same challenge: “How do I keep my employees healthy and safe and my operations productive?”

Connected Work - Connecting Workers to Systems, Machines and Each Other

Here’s a look at how connected work is positively impacting manufacturing companies.

How to Keep Manufacturing Workers Safe During COVID-19

Learn how manufacturers operating during the coronavirus can help keep their workers safe.

How Technology Can Help CPG Companies Facing Record Demand

The uncertainty around COVID-19 has caused people to stock up –  even hoard – unexpectedly on pantry and household staples. Find out how CPG companies can leverage modern technology to help meet the growing consumer demand.

Our Commitment to Industrial Companies During the COVID-19 Pandemic – We Stand By You

As all our families, businesses and communities are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, I wanted to share how Parsable is handling the situation.

Connected Worker Platforms Bring Humans Into Digital Transformation

Learn how Parsable's Connected Worker Platform, with commentary from Grupo Lala and LNS Research, could change the game for industrial companies.

What Does Six Sigma Look Like in a Connected Worker World?

Six Sigma is one of the key frameworks for process improvement, a system for eliminating defects. What does it look like in a connected worker world?

Five Emerging Trends As Millennials Take Over Manufacturing

Millennials are projected to overtake baby boomers in the industrial workforce. What impact will this have on industrial companies?

How Mobile Technology Can Improve Well Plugging and Abandonment in the Oil and Gas Industry

It’s time that regulators harness mobile technology to improve and accelerate how P&A is done for the safety and well-being of people and the nation.

4 Ways to Maximize Worker Safety in Industrial Operations

Safety is a high priority in industrial operations. Check out our latest blog post to learn four ways to maximize worker safety.

This is Why Manufacturing Needs to Prioritize the Recruitment of Young Talent

Industrial companies face several challenges that make closing the talent gap more difficult than for other sectors.

Technology’s Role in Shaping 2020 – and Beyond – at Oil and Gas Firms

There will be substantial shifts in the way energy companies, including oil and gas producers, prioritize in the new year and beyond.

What Will Drive Key Business Decisions in 2020 for Industrial Companies?

Four key trends will shape strategic priorities for global industrial companies in 2020 and beyond.

What Does World Class Manufacturing Look Like in a Connected Worker World?

Learn how modern digital tools for industrial workers can dramatically accelerate the impact of World Class Manufacturing.

Don't Plan for 2020 Without These Safety Stats [Including OSHA's 2019 Top Safety Violations]

Regularly assessing HSE programs is important for industrial organizations. These 11 stats will help safety leaders know what to prioritize for 2020.

LNS Research eBook Highlights Connected Worker as Integral Component of Industrial Transformation

New research shows companies are incorporating workers into Industrial Transformation initiatives and leveraging human-related data to drive improvements.

What Does Lean Manufacturing Look Like in a Connected Worker World?

Learn how Lean principles could be enhanced through technology that improves productivity, quality and safety throughout the manufacturing process.

Celebrating Parsable's Military Veterans

We're so fortunate to have several military veterans on our team whose experience gives them a unique understanding of our mission and our customers.

Our Fall 2019 Product Release is Here

This release is full of end-user focused features that will boost the productivity, quality and safety for all industrial workers.

12 Manufacturing Maintenance Statistics to Consider When Planning for 2020

These third-party statistics will help manufacturing leaders prioritize which maintenance management programs and technologies to invest in next year.

3 Ways Technology Improves Safety Management and Procedural Adherence

With modern digital tools, safety becomes embedded into the execution of work, not a separated set of safety tasks.

Introducing the Parsable Frontline Work Connector for Salesforce

Our offering in the AppExchange will help Salesforce’s industrial customers link their system-of-record to execution data and standard operating procedures.

Manufacturing Day 2019: What Excites Us About Working With Our Manufacturing Customers

To celebrate Manufacturing Day, our team shares some reasons why we come to work every day to empower industrial workers with modern digital tools!

5 Ways Connected Worker Technologies Ensure Quality and Safety for Food and Beverage Companies

Learn 5 ways that new technologies can reduce risk and facilitate regulatory compliance for food and beverage companies.

Has Automation Gone Too Far?

There is such a thing as too much, too soon. Companies need to invest in both humans and machines.

The Future of Work: Perspectives from the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions

It was clear that the world’s foremost companies and institutions alike are prioritizing the exact issues that Parsable is helping to solve.

Daher Q&A: Aerospace Industry Depends on Connecting People with Technology

Daher cites that the success of the aerospace industry relies on the power of connecting people with technology, including workers on the front lines.

Build or Buy? Adding Connected Worker Capabilities to Your Industrial Tech Stack

Six important types of questions to ask when you’re trying to decide whether to buy or build your own solution.

Connected Worker Added to Two Gartner Hype Cycles

New Connected Worker category was identified by Gartner to have transformational benefits for manufacturers and frontline workers.

Hail to the Chief Manufacturing Officer?

We need to re-imagine the future of manufacturing, and part of that means figuring out a way to engage the best and brightest talent.

Our Summer 2019 Product Release is Here

We’ve made Parsable more powerful with Applets for Systems, more dynamic with Input Triggers, and easier to use with a more streamlined user interface.

The Missing Data That Prevents Companies From Creating the Factory of the Future [Podcast]

In a new “Data in Depth” podcast, we discuss how data – if done right – can unlock incredible levels of productivity, quality and safety.

A Digital-First Factory Floor is Key to Attracting STEM Talent

Top performers are used to succeeding, but the manufacturing industry has roadblocks infringing on their STEM talent, making these careers a weak sell.

Today’s Army Demands Tomorrow’s Tools for Connected Work

The U.S. Army needs to demonstrate that it is a viable career path for the modern, digital-first generation.

Parsable Celebrates 6 Years of Innovation, Opening of New Canada Office, 2 U.S. Patents and More

On our 6th birthday, we reflect on our milestones and double-down on our mission to empower today’s deskless industrial workers with tomorrow’s digital tools.

Webinar Recap: The Evolution of the Connected Worker

We recently hosted a webinar where our CEO, Lawrence Whittle, discussed five macro trends driving the connected worker category; here are the takeaways.

The Time is Now for Manufacturing to Drive the Digital Transformation of Every Industrial Worker

With labor pools shifting and the cost of overseas manufacturing rising, businesses should seize on today's disruptive time to secure their future.

What the Defense Industry Has in Common With Industrial Companies

There are many similarities between what drives excellence in defense and excellence in industrial manufacturing/energy, including technology.

Slack IPO: What It Means for Deskless Work Collaboration

The takeaway from the Slack IPO news: We need to make sure collaboration software meets the needs and improves the productivity of all workers.

How a Human-Centric Approach Uplevels Energy and Manufacturing Operations

Nalco needed a better way to collaborate with field operators and better consistency in work quality. It accomplished this – and more – within 6 months.

Robot Mimicry or Mastery? The End of Bench Manufacturing Is Near

If humanity’s future in manufacturing is inserting a few screws because our hands are still more dexterous than most affordable robots, then we are doomed.

Anadarko Acquisition: First Order of Business Must be Integration of People, Processes, Procedures

Whoever buys Anadarko will need to develop and execute tactics to quickly and effectively integrate its people, SOPs, safety culture, and other tasks.

Redefining OEE for the 21st Century

If you break down OEE as it has traditionally been calculated, it is still accurate but less able today to point to the underlying problems

Parsable's Mobile App Just Got Better

Our new mobile interface enhancements significantly reduce friction for users while delivering more information at a glance.

Bringing AI to the Deskless Worker

If the deskless worker doesn’t even have a digital interface, then how can they take advantage of AI?

Emerging Technologies in Oil and Gas: 4 Trends

What does a connected worker have to do with all of this data being generated from the millions of wellsites around the world? Everything.

Introducing Parsable’s Connected Worker Accelerators

I’m thrilled to share that we launched our Connected Worker Accelerators – out-of-the-box solutions built on our Connected Worker Platform for industrial companies to “fast start” their digital transformation.

3 Secrets to Increase Your Maintenance Team’s Effectiveness in 2019

Optimizing maintenance is a never-ending effort, and world-class excellence is hard-won. Here are three areas to focus on that will actually have a meaningful impact on your team’s effectiveness.

Industry 4.0 is a Lot Easier Than You Think: Dispelling 3 Digital Transformation Myths

If you break down what Industry 4.0 is – and to finally get moving on your digital transformation initiatives – you have to do just three things really well.

Green Chef Partners with Parsable to Build Lean Digital Infrastructure

Green Chef is leveraging Parsable's Connected Worker Platform to build a lean digital infrastructure, enabling Green Chef to know what's happening on the floor in near real-time across distributed teams and leverage the data to drive better results.

We’re ready to scale even faster

Today we announced that we’ve completed an amazing Series C funding, with new enthusiastic investors and our devoted existing investors providing us with US$40m to take our company to the next level. It’s time to take our Connected Worker platform to even more customers.

What is the Connection Between Digital Work Instructions and Connected Worker Platforms?

To start this story right, we need to start at the start.

The Real Reason Why People Are Opposed to Change

The psychology behind habits and why people are opposed to digital transformation.

10 Stats about Digital Transformation that Every Plant Manager Should be Wrestling with Now

Why plant managers need to start thinking about digital transformation and all of the advantages that they could be missing out.

Millennials in the Industrial Workforce: The Dirty Truth About the ROI of Training

How much people remember from a training and how Parsable can help.

A Gift that Keeps Giving

A description of Parsable's benefits and the gift of digitization.

How do we staff the factories of the future by closing the education gap?

A discussion with Detlef Zühlke about closing the education gap in Industry 4.0.

It’s Form AND Function; How the Blind Rush to Digitization is Leaving a Lot on the Table

Time, as they say, is money. But in the blind rush to digitization, we are forgetting about “DigitALization.”

3 Reasons why the Internet of Things (IoT) Is Not the End, But the Beginning of Industry 4.0

The Internet of Things is not the end of Industry 4.0, but the beginning.

An Upstream Digital Solution For the ENERGY INDUSTRY

Parsable technology exists to enable digital, collaborative work among supervisors, engineers, field technicians, suppliers, and more.

In Executing Industry 4.0, Machines are Easy... It’s the Humans that are Hard

Machines and humans need to find a way to work together to propel industry 4.0 forward.

Navigating From Sea to Startup: The Course is Parsable

After serving seven years as a United States Naval Officer and traveling the world I gained an immense amount of leadership experience...

What is your work standard for Standard Work?

Lean calls it Standardized Work. Six Sigma calls it Standard Work.

Create Antifragile Systems to Thrive During Times of Volatility and Change

In Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, author N. Taleb writes that antifragile systems improve or get stronger when unexpected, volatile events happen.

Digitization isn’t enough — Lessons from WEF

A few weeks ago the World Economic Forum invited some of the folks driving tech strategy in Oil & Gas to help workshop their Digital Transformation Initiative. Parsable was honored to be the only…

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship

"It was a great honor to recently come back to my alma mater, Rice University, to give the opening keynote at the Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship’s 14th annual Energy & Clean…"

Culture: Drafting your team’s Constitution

For many organizations — large/small, traditional/techy — culture is oft defined by a list of words describing shared values. Many include words you might expect, like customer obsessed (Microsoft)…

Parsable Raises $20M from Global Industrial Firms to Eliminate Paper

Parsable Raises $20M from Global Industrial Firms to Eliminate Paper

A Slack microsurvey bot

In our last episode, we discussed why we were seeking a microsurvey tool (to metricize our perception of velocity), and we evaluated the existing options in the market. We landed on the mundane…

React Full Stack Tests with Nightwatch

Plenty of great ink has been spilled over unit testing React components and Redux reducers et al, but we had a lot of difficulty finding meaty posts about settings up proper full-stack integration…

What does this financing do to my ownership?

It’s fundraising season (it’s always fundraising season), and I’m finding myself helping my awesome entrepreneur friends navigate the exciting “what does this do to my cap table” simulation process…

Measuring Velocity: A Survey of Microsurveys

Here at Parsable, we want to build an amazing culture and work environment. Transparency is king around here, so standups, retrospectives, all-hands meetings, and OKRs are integral to how we operate…

Using Human Readable JSON Endpoints with Thrift (for Free)

Shameless plug: I work at WI (http://wi.co/). We are changing the way people outside Silicon Valley work. If you are interested have a look at our careers page (http://wi.co/careers) or send me an…

Promoting Foreign Key Data Fetching from React to NuclearJS

In some halcyon future, we will just use something like GraphQL to dynamically compose data requests from the server, retrieving no more nor less than we need. But that day is not today. In the…

WebSocket Connections and UI with React, NuclearJS, and ImmutableJS

At WI we need reliable real time connection for workers out in the field. Most critically, we need to display a disconnected state accurately on web and mobile clients. There’s nothing revolutionary…