Over the past few months, the Tulip team has been hard at work to deliver exciting features and improvements to our platform and ecosystem. We shared some of those announcements at the Tulip Showcase, a virtual event hosted for our customers, partners, and the wider frontline operations industry.
At the Showcase, we discussed two key themes: Democratization and Extensibility. Our vision for the future of Tulip brings democratization of technology to all manufacturing spaces. To ensure we are providing the right tools, Tulip will continue to be an extensible platform.
Here is a look at every we announced to help build our ecosystem with those themes in mind:
Analytics Insights for Frontline Engineers
Analytics Insights are a collection of features in Tulip that leverage frontline knowledge and machine learning to enable outlier detection, accessible forecasting, and alerting. We are introducing Analytics Insights to ensure that engineers, operators, and decision-makers have the data they need to support their decision-making in production environments without any code.
Over the past few months, insights have become available to all users through three major updates:
Control Charts through chart layers that provide visual outlier indications on time-series table data like cycle time and defect rates.
Automatic email Alerts for detected outliers in Control Charts.
Forecasting for time-series charts, bringing machine learning predictions, and can be adjusted for seasonality and confidence levels to Analytics.
Enterprise App Exchange for Workspaces
Scale your organization using the Enterprise App Exchange. The App Exchange is an exciting update to Workspaces that enables you to centrally curate, manage, and share apps across multiple sites within your organization. By sharing apps through the App Exchange, you’ll be able to standardize apps containing best practices, brand colors, and app layouts. You’ll also accelerate time-to-value by giving your colleagues in other workspaces a template app to customize locally and meet their site’s specific needs and use cases
Learn more about Workspaces and the Enterprise App Exchange →
Tulip on iOS
Tulip Player is now available on the Apple App Store for the iPhone and iPad. You can take digital work instructions on the go, capture images, and upload them into your Tulip apps to ensure compliance or track quality, and gain real-time visibility into your operations no matter where you are. By making it easier to access your favorite apps, you’ll have greater flexibility on which device makes the most sense for you to complete your job.
The Tulip Player is also available for download for Mac OS, Windows, and Android or can be accessed through a web browser.
Try mobile-ready apps in the Tulip Library:
- Template for Work Instructions: Create work instructions with different layouts
- Simple Checklist: Create, manage, and track the completion of tasks on a checklist
- Mobile Inventory App: Store inventory levels, adjust quantities and locations on the go
- Basic Mobile Template: Start building mobile apps quickly with this template
In addition to the launches above, we announced and previewed several exciting new features and improvements in the Tulip platform:
Updated Steps menu in the app editor and improvements to the trigger editor
Tulip Tags node in Node-RED for edge devices
Revamped machines experience for mapping data sources to a machine, and easier exporting of machine data and attributes
Support for over 25 languages in the platform
Revamped Tulip Library, University, and Knowledge Base
New Tulip Developer Program resources including API Docs and 3rd-Party Tulip Library Content
We also previewed a few of the many exciting features our teams are working on, that will be available to customers over the next few months:
New charting visuals within Analytics (coming soon)
Computer Vision as a data source for machine monitoring (coming soon)
Computer Vision capabilities at the edge (coming soon)
Updated, robust Tulip Machines API (coming soon)
More developer-focused tools (coming soon)
To learn more about these updates, check out our community announcements and release notes for more detailed information.
One More Thing!
If you made it to the end of the Tulip Showcase live stream, you will have noticed we announced the winners of the 2022 Groundbreaker Awards. These individuals and teams are using Tulip to foster innovation within their organizations. Watch the recording linked below to hear from them on what it means to be a Groundbreaker, and learn more about the program.