ATR SmartProcedures - Critical Procedure Lifecycle Management Software
SmartProcedures is the #1 mission-critical 3rd Generation procedure lifecycle system. While other systems simply manage paper-based documents and use conventional word processors coupled with document management and workflow tools, SmartProcedures is a unified procedure power-house specializing in producing high quality, usable procedures.
Better. Faster. Safer. Smarter.
SmartProcedures is an all-in-one specialized procedure system improving all phases of the procedure lifecycle focusing on humanizing procedures for maximum worker safety and performance.
SmartProcedures manages the entire procedure lifecycle. Powerful capabilities ensure high quality, usable procedures. ATR's advanced technologies ensure lower total cost of ownership and sustainability.
- Field Use
- Review and approval
- Procedure controls and document management
Word – A Poor Procedure Tool
Conventional word processors have serious limitations for procedure development and maintenance. Procedure authors make mistakes that impact safety and waste excessive time because they are not using the right tool for the job. SmartProcedures by ATR addresses this challenge.
Get out of the paper-bound world of word processors that hard-code procedure content limiting the usefulness of your procedures and upgrade to the most powerful procedure tool on the market.
Learn more about managing your procedures using the versatility and power of SmartProcedures:
- Screen shots
- Procedure analyzer
- FlexView – Multimedia
- Procedure CBT
- Word Importer (XML)
Problems SmartProcedures Solves:
- Inconsistencies between procedures
- Paper-paradigm limitations
- Human error traps
- Procedure document and version control
- User-diversity levels
- Excess time formatting documents
- Insufficient levels of detail
- Supporting information limitations
- Scalability and portability
- Variances between procedure writers
Breaking through the paper-based paradigm of word processors, SmartProcedures provide workers with automated FlexViews, assembled dynamically based on template display styles and step properties. Eliminating wasted time means more time for improving procedures and reducing revision backlog.
Customized to Your Requirements
FlexViews are easily modified to your exact standards, regardless of the device. With SmartProcedures, you can change thousands of procedures to a new template instantly by applying a new template style. Think about it, more options, greater usability for less work than conventional Word-based procedures.
Save Time and Money
Elimination of formatting, automated training output, and global vs. incremental changes to documentation offer signiﬁcant cost savings and ROI. One facility saved $360,000 over a ﬁve-year period. However safer, incident and downtime-free operations are priceless.
50–95% Time Savings
Studies show that 50-95% of conventional procedure development time is wasted on mind-numbing text formatting. SmartProcedures separates content development from formatting enabling subject matter experts to focus on procedure quality, while letting the computer do the formatting. SmartProcedures makes it possible to enable people do what people do best and let computers do what they do best.
When writers review page after page of conventional procedures, they tend to miss errors and the procedures degrade with time. SmartProcedure's SingleStep review mode allows viewers to focus on one step at a time, reinforced with innovate text-to-audio synthesis technology.
SmartProcedures lets you see it, hear it and improve.
Stop wasting your valuable subject matter expert's time formatting documents. SmartProcedures virtually eliminates the need to format, letting computers do the work automatically. Studies indicate that up to 75% of the writer's time is wasted hard-coding and formatting Word documents.
SmartProcedures uses smart-styles, programmatical templates and SAM rules to ensure procedures are consistent and adhere to best practices.
SmartProcedures' SAM module provides powerful risk-based rules to help eliminate human error precursors often embedded into procedures. The tool is built on industry best practices and is easily customizable. SAM analyzes procedures in seconds and provides an important assist to the writers to improve content quality and reduce these risks.
SmartProcedures automatically outputs the procedure content in an interactive step-by-step format so that learners concentrate on each task supported by visual multimedia for work guidance. Multimedia content can include video, graphics, diagrams, charts or any other media to support the learning experience and tracks learner performance.
Procedure content can be instantly re-purposed onto different devices and to different formats. SmartProcedures transforms procedure content so that your workers get the information they need, how they need it. With SmartProcedures, 1000s of procedures can instantly be transformed into a different 'view' without man-handling each and every page.
SmartProcedures handles procedure change requests and comprehensive management of change review and approval processes. Procedure change workflow templates are easily created to include standard checklists, approvers and requirements. Comprehensive reporting streamline administration and simplifies compliance.
SmartProcedures can easily be output to mobile field devices, like Wonderware's IntelaTrac and TabletPCs. Procedure content is transformed to fit onto the smaller, portable displays either for reference, interactive data collection or Performance eChecklists.
Procedure content can be linked to Equipment referenced in your equipment database. This ensures your writers use the correct nomenclature as defined in the database, as well as providing data links to provide additional information if needed.
Global Reference Objects
Set up standard lists of different objects that your writers can link to. This might include lists such as Department names, job titles, or any other object you want to ensure consistent nomenclature. Reports are available to show you which procedures contain these objects. Changing the word in one location by authorized administrator can change all procedures that contain that word automatically or can create a procedure review process.
Safe Operating Limits (SOL)
The safe operating limit database provides one location for upper and lower limits and variable setpoints. These SOLs can be inserted into the procedure steps and can change when the SOLs are changed.
The powerful Word-to-XML conversion engine transforms the hard-coded Word format into a standardized XML in a mission critical SQL database. This engine frees up the content to take advantage of SmartProcedures benefits.