Due to the complexity of their IoT devices, Haltian must ensure seamless interoperability between the devices’ sensors, software, and electrical components. Previously, Haltian relied on multiple disconnected systems to store and manage their product data. Bills of materials (BOMs) were maintained in Excel spreadsheets, making it difficult for teams to keep track of the latest product designs and ensure data integrity. “We were constantly having to update BOMs across multiple systems and recheck them for accuracy. This manual process was very time-consuming and created opportunities for errors,” stated Annika Liimatta, Operations Manager at Haltian.
As the company continued to expand globally and extend their product portfolio, it became nearly impossible to effectively manage product information using this manual, siloed approach. In addition, Haltian’s transition to a remote work model because of the COVID-19 pandemic created communication gaps and other inefficiencies as teams scattered to different locations.
Ultimately, the company needed a single, centralized solution that would bring more structure to their product data and keep their dispersed teams on the same page.