Short disclaimer – I’m Andrew Wheeler, digital marketing lead for the Electrification business at ABB, and part of the team shaping the future direction of ABB Connect. Views are my own. You can learn more about ABB Connect at ABB.com.
After first being introduced in 2015, ABB Connect has continued to evolve and improve based on your feedback. As a result, ABB Connect has become the flagship mobile application for the Electrification business, and with all enhancements it can be difficult to keep track on what’s been happening.
This article will take you through 5 of my top ‘don’t miss’ functionalities within ABB Connect.
We’ve talked before about the top 3 reasons why you should download and try the app today – from ease of use and speed to getting the information you need, if you haven’t already I urge you to download it and give it a go.
1. Configure products directly within the app
This year saw the new integration of ABB Connect with e-Configure come to life.
E-Configure is a configuration tool which enables customers to select and configure the correctly matched components for low-voltage protection and motor starting solutions, faster and more accurately.
e-Configure can easily be accessed from the product view within ABB Connect, just tap ‘Configure the product’ to begin.
2. Access a wealth of training and educational programs
ABB Connect is now seamlessly integrated with the educational learning portal, ABB myLearning. With this integration we can serve all the latest training material, product webinars and online courses. What’s more you can register and sign up for any course directly within ABB Connect.
Like many of our integration updates, there will be plenty more enhancements to come here – from filtering by product/course type to improved search and UI updates.
3. Learn about our Electrification business
While this information has been public in PDF format for some time, we are pleased to share it's now integrated within ABB Connect for global users. The updated ‘Our Business’ sections within ABB Connect better showcase our full end to end offering, with key stats, customer references and details about active solutions in the real world.
4. ABB Ability comes to ABB Connect
In addition to our updated business sections, you can now also discover more about ABB Ability™ directly within ABB Connect.
ABB Ability™ is our unified, cross-industry digital offering — extending from device to edge to cloud — with devices, systems, solutions, services and a platform that enable our customers to know more, do more, do better, together.
5. Document management gets easier and easier
Like them or not – PDF documents are a day to day necessity for many of us. From datasheets to brochures, having an accessible, simple and efficient way to browse through the details of the Electrification portfolio is vital to maintain our customer experience.
Within ABB Connect, you can now quickly search for documents, add them to your favourites and combine individual files into larger presentations, in addition to downloading them on demand for later offline browsing.
Simply tap ‘Documentation’ under Shortcuts and then use the ‘Filter’ option on the right had side.
So there you have it – 5 of my top features within ABB Connect. Which ones did you like most? Which ones have I missed you would like to see added?
ABB Connect is available for free for iOS, Android and Windows 10 users. For more information on the app, please refer to the official page.