How will you get the most out of Extended Reality content management? The key is a content management system. We’ll dig into how it works, the tools it provides, and how it can optimize your XR content.
An organization is only as good as the people who work for it. That’s why you’ve invested in implementing Extended Reality (XR) training for your workforce, bringing state-of-the-art technology into your operations.
Getting XR content for your organization was a step in the right direction. It revolutionizes how companies operate. In a Grid Raster survey, 61% of respondents said that leveraging virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) has resulted in a cost savings of 20%, while 29% reported a 25% increase in productivity. Of the businesses surveyed, 91% already use VR or AR, or plan to adopt it.
You’re on the right track. Next you’ll need to manage how your team accesses and uses XR content.
The key to managing XR training content
Common barriers to training with XR content
Many businesses are adopting XR but once they discover its advantages, questions stand in the way of widespread use:
- Where does the content come from?
- When can we start using it to train and improve operations?
- How do we share the content with each employee?
- How do we prove that XR content is worthwhile?
- How do we scale the use of XR content across our organization?
The solution: XR content management system
An XR content management system (CMS) allows organizations to access, distribute, and manage all VR, AR, and Mixed Reality (MR) content within one, user-friendly, cloud-based system.
An XR platform makes content easier than ever to deploy, use, and scale, with access to fully-immersive, ready-to-use XR content that can be distributed to thousands of specific devices and users. Content, permissions to use it, and data to track it, can all be managed within one web-based portal.
This can help businesses not only grow their training programs, but also improve overall team collaboration. Employees can also visualize and test new projects and products more efficiently than having to implement these efforts in the physical world.
For example, a construction company can use VR to conceptualize a new building, while AR can be used to visualize that building onsite. Construction workers’ hardhats can include MR technology to show them project information through hands-free, holographic projection. The applications are virtually limitless. (See what we did there?)
The tools of an XR CMS
Manage your XR content by doing the following:
- Set permissions
The content and the permissions to use it are managed within one portal where you create and edit user profiles for employees, from anywhere in the world.
- Customize content
License existing “off-the-shelf” XR content from a growing library, distribute private or third-party-created content, or enhance your own content using emerging development tools. Use these capabilities to build customized training programs, from individual training to an organization-wide program.
- Distribute content
Share original, curated, or internally developed XR content with thousands of users and devices, from simple standalone hardware options, to the most advanced enterprise-grade VR hardware systems. Once permission-based content is assigned, users verify their profiles through a simple authentication process, ensuring the right content gets to the right people. Users can download and use content right away, without side-loading or complex instructions.
- Track performance
Track in-depth, real-time data within one control center to gain detailed insights on each user’s engagement with XR content and its effectiveness.
Optimize XR training content
A user-friendly XR CMS allows you to quickly master its uses so that you can dive into developing a successful training program. Here are some tips to make the most out of your content.
Start from Day One
Onboard new hires with XR training to help them learn quickly through immersive state-of-the art VR, AR, or MR content, from any location.
Many organizations are using this to avoid travel costs for new-employee training and for new hires to train safely with dedicated, interactive VR content. This allows them to learn skills and company information faster. They can get to work more quickly, while also being well-educated about the demands of the job.
Use content that works for you
Photorealistic virtual worlds allow employees to practice real tasks within your facility, but from anywhere in the world, without real-world risks or costs. Training scenarios can be repeated or randomized. Feedback can not only be given to users in real-time, but also tracked by managers to gain performance insights and inform next steps.
If you create your own XR content, you can also license it to other businesses through the platform to increase your ROI.
Scale training incrementally
Test XR training in one department, using data to track success and make adjustments to improve training. From there, you have flexibility to adjust and add programs incrementally, giving you a system and data to prove their value. As you gain success, scale training to meet the needs of your entire workforce.
As you scale XR training, a CMS brings capabilities for companies to become more efficient with employees who are more engaged. This allows for easier access to new opportunities and innovation tools.
As the reach of your XR content grows, use data tracking insights to assess its success. Are employees completing tasks more quickly as they train, are they retaining more information, or more accurately taking next steps? Has employee engagement improved? Keeping track of these successes can prove the value of XR content and identify new opportunities to improve overall operations. If you aren’t seeing improvements, take action to make and track adjustments to reach better outcomes.
For example, a hospital used post-training assessments to understand if employees were mastering the skill of inserting IVs through VR training. They found that the training significantly helped inexperienced employees and provided various benefits for three different experience levels.
How could an XR CMS help you?
Are you ready to do more with your XR training content? Taking the next step in implementing an XR CMS can help you get the most out of your content investment.
Reach out to us to learn about how an XR management platform can help you.