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Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement with Connected Work Platforms during Shutdowns


Shutdowns, whether planned or unplanned, can be a challenging time for businesses. The key to navigating these periods successfully lies in effective stakeholder engagement. One tool that is revolutionizing this process is the connected work platform. A prime example of such a platform is FAT FINGER, a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time.

Understanding the Role of Connected Work Platforms

Connected work platforms like FAT FINGER are designed to streamline operations, improve communication, and enhance productivity. They allow for the creation of digital workflows and checklists across various safety, maintenance, and operations areas. This includes everything from safety risk assessments and incident reporting to preventive maintenance inspections and predictive maintenance.

The Importance of Stakeholder Engagement during Shutdowns

During shutdowns, stakeholder engagement becomes even more critical. Stakeholders need to be kept informed about the progress of shutdown activities, potential issues, and the expected timeline for resumption of operations. This is where connected work platforms come into play.

Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement with FAT FINGER

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FAT FINGER’s features such as the Drag & Drop Workflow Builder, Mobile & Desktop Workflows, Dashboards, Integrations, Augmented Reality, Connect IoT Devices, and Artificial Intelligence Coaching make it an ideal tool for enhancing stakeholder engagement during shutdowns.

  • Improved Communication: FAT FINGER’s mobile and desktop workflows allow for real-time updates and communication with stakeholders, keeping them informed and engaged.
  • Increased Transparency: The platform’s dashboards provide a visual representation of shutdown progress, enabling stakeholders to easily track and understand the status of various activities.
  • Enhanced Decision-Making: With FAT FINGER’s integrations and IoT device connections, stakeholders can access data-driven insights to make informed decisions.
  • Reduced Errors: The platform’s AI coaching feature helps reduce errors and improve the quality of work, leading to increased stakeholder confidence and trust.

Case Study: FAT FINGER in Action

A leading manufacturing company used FAT FINGER during a planned shutdown. The platform’s digital workflows and checklists were used to manage shutdown activities, while its dashboards provided stakeholders with real-time updates. This resulted in reduction in shutdown duration, leading to significant cost savings and increased stakeholder satisfaction.


Connected work platforms like FAT FINGER are transforming the way businesses manage shutdowns. By improving communication, increasing transparency, enhancing decision-making, and reducing errors, these platforms are enabling businesses to engage stakeholders more effectively during shutdowns. Whether you’re dealing with a planned shutdown or an unexpected one, FAT FINGER can help you navigate it successfully.

Ready to experience the benefits of FAT FINGER for yourself? Sign up today or request a demo to see how it can enhance your stakeholder engagement during shutdowns.