Manual.to & Crate.io – Partnership Press Release
GENT, BELGIUM. 24 NOVEMBER 2021
Manual.to, the company that offers user-friendly software to radically simplify workplace instructions, today announced the latest development as part of its evolving OEM partnership with Crate.io, the enterprise data management company that enables data insights at scale. As part of its ongoing partnership with Crate.io, Manual.to will be embedded within CrateOM, a new smart solution that helps companies improve operational processes by transforming device data into actionable insights.
Available in the cloud, at the edge, or in a hybrid environment, CrateOM provides real-time insights and in-app communication to allow data-driven decision making, align cross-functional collaboration and create transparency across the organization.​ Manual.to is a pivotal part of CrateOM, providing step-by-step instructions and videos for contextual troubleshooting. Issues can be solved in rapid time, and downtime is reduced. In addition, Manual.to’s video-based tutorials can also be used to simplify and speed up staff onboarding, as well as deliver significant cost savings.
Manual.to enables clients to create digital manuals in minutes. Combining video and text, companies and their workforce can build effective how-to guides, driving productivity and success. Traditional manuals (prints / pdf / videos) take too much time to make, are not intuitive on mobile devices and become outdated fast. With Manual.to, employees have access to a growing suite of tips, training and tutorials to upskill themselves and solve problems in minimal time, from any mobile device.
“Creating written instructions can be costly and ineffective, and employees are increasingly turning to platforms like YouTube when they face an issue. Video-based learning from peers benefits employees, adjusted to their style of learning. That is why Manual.to has created a way for organizations to train their workforce and address issues in real-time – anywhere, on any device and at any time,” said Jorim Rademaker, CEO of Manual.to. “Crate.io is a brilliant technology partner for Manual.to and we’re excited to see how our collaboration has developed to where we are now with CrateOM.”
The collaboration has been phenomenally successful, not only for product development but also with regards to a mutual client project. The global plastic manufacturer ALPLA has already implemented the smart process solution CrateOM, including Manual.to’s powerful tutorial tool. CrateOM officially launched on November 23, 2021.
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Belgium, Manual.to customers and partners include Microsoft, Volvo Cars, ALPLA, Xerox, Atos and many more.
For more information about Manual.to, visit manual.to.
For more details about CrateOM, visit www.crateom.io.
Manual.to is a software platform that makes it easy for companies to instruct and train their workforce and customers. Manual.to provides the fastest way to create a digital knowledge base of practical how to guides and product manuals, accessible in any language, on any device.
Manual.to was launched in 2016, is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, and is serving customers around the world. Partners include Microsoft, Atos, Xerox, Delaware and Accenture. Customers include Volvo Cars, Audi, Recticel, JDE, Cennox, Umicore, Bekaert Deslee, G4S, and the UK government. Manual.to has won multiple business awards, hackathons and acceleration tracks, including the Microsoft London Accelerator.
Crate.io is the developer of CrateDB, the enterprise-grade multi-model database, enabling data insights at scale. CrateDB’s ability to ingest and manage massive amounts of data from diverse sources empowers companies worldwide to turn data into business value. In November 2021, Crate.io launched CrateOM, a smart solution that turns device data into actionable insights.
Crate.io was founded in 2013 and operates globally with offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the US. In 2021, CrateDB won the IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award. Clients maximizing their data potential with CrateDB include: Alpla, McAfee and Gantner.