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The Best Devices to Run Manufacturing Apps

Before you can effectively roll out any sort of software in your factory, you'll probably need to figure out what sort of devices to run it on. It's a big decision, so we've put together a guide with some of the most popular options for getting your team up and running.

July 15, 2021

Before you can effectively roll out any sort of software in your factory, you'll probably need to figure out what sort of devices to run it on.

Job shop, machine shop, cabinetry factories... they're all becoming increasingly digital.

There's great software for job tracking, machine monitoring, QC, and more.

But if you're going to implement any of that, chances are you need to figure out how to get the people out on the production floor connected to the internet.

It's a big decision, with potentially expensive implications depending on which route you go.

Here, we've put together a guide with some of the most popular options for getting your team up and running:

Your employees' existing cell phones.

This is your easiest option, and a great starting point for most small businesses.

Pros:

Downsides:


Tablets

Let's say you are going to commit to buying hardware. How about tablets?

Pros:

Cons:


Options:


Desktop computers/laptops

Sometimes you need to go with the most powerful option, but beware the extra costs.

Pros

Cons

You certainly have plenty of options for getting your team online. At Tumult, we suggest starting with smart phones. It's basically free, everyone is familiar with using theirs, and we built our website to run great on them. From there, tablets are always a good step up when you need more power or control over your devices.