Custom Health and Safety Applications in Industrial Settings

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Custom Health and Safety Applications in Industrial Settings


In a time where health and safety of employees is paramount, Ash Grove Cement, a leading cement manufacturing company with 12 plants, 43 terminals, and 8000 employees, recognized the need for a transformative approach to their health and safety management applications. The company's collaboration with NvisionKC marked a pivotal shift towards leveraging digital solutions for enhanced safety and compliance across its operations.

The Challenge

Ash Grove Cement faced significant challenges with its existing suite of Power Apps, including scalability issues due to SharePoint lists, lack of mobile accessibility, unfriendly interfaces, and prohibitive licensing costs.

The broader impacts of digital transformation in health and safety management, as observed in various sectors, include enhancing care delivery models, improving clinical decisions, and increasing adherence to best practices​​​​. For instance, digital innovation can reduce healthcare expenditure by 7 to 11.5 percent while improving quality through effective chronic condition monitoring and promoting healthier behaviors​​. Similarly, the ease of use and integration of digital safety apps in construction have accelerated digital transformation, providing actionable insights that increase efficiencies, reduce risks, and drive profitability​​.

These challenges prompted the engagement with NvisionKC, aiming for a comprehensive digital transformation of their health and safety management tools.

Our Strategy

NvisionKC's innovative approach involved three key solutions:

·     Migrating to a Scalable Data Source: Transitioning to Dataverse for Teams, ensuring scalability, availability, and maintainability.

·     Enhancing UI/UX: Redesigning the applications to be mobile-friendly, user-friendly, and visually appealing.

·     Developing Custom Connectors: Utilizing Microsoft PowerApps and Dataverse for Teams with NvisionKC's custom connectors to avoid high licensing costs.

The Impact

The digital transformation led to significant improvements in health and safety data management:

·     Ease of Use: The new system simplified data collection, leading to an increase in application submissions.

·     Improved Reporting: Enhanced reporting capabilities allowed for better employee accountability and timely decision making by the management team.

·     Cost Savings: Ash Grove Cement realized nearly six-figure annual savings by reducing Microsoft Power Apps licensing costs.


Ash Grove Cement's journey with NvisionKC exemplifies the power of digital transformation in revolutionizing health and safety management. The project not only addressed immediate challenges but also paved the way for sustained improvements in cost savings, enhanced safety and compliance, and operational efficiency.

This transformation aligns with broader trends in healthcare and safety management, where digital innovation serves as a catalyst for improving service delivery, operational decision-making, and patient or employee outcomes. The success of Ash Grove Cement's digital transformation journey offers valuable insights for organizations looking to leverage technology for health and safety enhancements.


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Powerful Data Transformation

InnovaPrep, a sample prep solution provider for the life sciences industry, focuses on data driven decisions in managing and growing our business. As an organization, we decided to invest in PowerBI Pro as part of our MS 365 subscription and use the tool to drive actionable strategic decisions. NvisionKC was instrumental in helping us learn and understand the tool and helped us in implementing this powerful platform. Their training and consulting services positioned our organization and report-writers with the knowledge to quickly launch and utilize the tool. PowerBI has become instrumental in helping us understand how our organization is operating, and what areas of our business are doing well, and what areas we need improvement in. We highly recommend working with NvisionKC.

CIO, InnovaPrep

Truly exceeded our expectations

We were under a tight schedule with a legacy application in our environment, and the NvisionKC team stepped in with remarkable response and efficiency. Their deliverables were precisely what we needed, with exceptional quality and attention to detail. Their expertise truly exceeded our expectations. Highly impressed and satisfied with their outstanding work!

Dylan Gentry
Director of Information Technology, City of Leawood

An elegant solution

Engaging NvisionKC has been an exceptional experience for the Ottawa University IT department from initial development to project maintenance. Their expertise and dedication in developing the frontend process for our Technology Governance workflow has proven to be a simple and efficient tool that transformed a complex and bloated process workflow. NvisionKC’s professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to delivering a tailored solution that meets our specific needs have truly exceeded our expectations. Balancing operational, budgetary and regulatory guidelines is not a simple process. NvisionKC’s ability to manage those metrics and provide an elegant solution allows me to highly recommend NvisionKC for any Microsoft Power Platform based project.

Adam Caylor
CTO, Ottawa University

Outstanding transition and collaboration

Facing the retirement of our senior in-house developer, the critical task of choosing a top-tier partner for our mission-critical system maintenance was at hand. We required an efficient, dependable organization capable of consistently supporting our internal production code. My initial meetings with Grace Ann and her team left a lasting impression. In under nine months, they seamlessly assumed control of our production system, demonstrating exceptional leadership and expertise. I'm fully confident they will maintain their commitment to excellence, delivering exceptional results for years to come.

Joshua Tyler
CEO, Dorris Lumber and Mouldings

Tremendous success with an exceptional team

Our partnership with NvisionKC has been a tremendous success. We worked together to develop a safety App for reporting Near Misses and Incident Investigations. When we started this journey, we really didn’t know exactly what we wanted, but we had an idea. The team at NvisionKC took that idea and ran with it. What they didn’t know, they researched and found out. NvisionKC presented ideas and options to us that we hadn’t dreamed of and/or didn’t even know were possible. I highly recommend NvisionKC to anyone who is looking to partner with a team of professionals that have a great attitude, are easy to work with and strive hard to understand your vision and bring it to life.

Faron Morris
Safety Manager, Morris Packaging

Committed and extremely knowledgeable

The key to the success was NvisionKC's ability to identify and communicate all objectives and project deliverables. NvisionKC was extremely knowledgeable about the containerization software process. More than that, they clearly comprehended how it would add significant value while also improving our security posture within our environment. The NvisionKC ' strengths of mutual respect, open communication, and commitment contributed to successfully achieving all project goals for our team. We highly recommend working with NvisionKC.

Wayne Hall
Information Technology Manager, D Thomas and Associates

Exceeded our expectations

NvisionKC built our agency a website that exceeded our expectations. Our old website was outdated, not user friendly, and no longer fit our needs. The team at NvisionKC performed a thorough analysis on our website and presented us with many options and suggestions for improvement. We were very pleased with the level of communication which allowed for the project to go smoothly. They are a team of talented individuals who get the job done.

Hope House
Marketing and Communications Manager, Hope House

Attentive, professional, and responsive

NvisionKC was a pleasure to work with – attentive, professional, and responsive. They exceeded our expectations and met our deliverables in a timely manner, while also being adaptive to project changes. We would highly recommend their services for business automation and application development.

Evergy Energy Partners

Very knowledgeable... and did a great job

Not only did NvisionKC tell us what we should know about our intranet design, but we also learned many things that we did not know. Grace and her team were very knowledgeable and always guided us with the proper advice at crucial stages of the project. They are easy to work with and did a great job integrating with our staff to understand our business needs.

Brian Dryfhout
Director of Communications at Ash Grove, A CRH Company

Highly recommend NvisionKC

NvisionKC has been a tremendous help in developing the tools we need to reach our vision. They have been very responsive to the needs of our customers and personable throughout our whole development process. They go above and beyond to ensure they understand our needs and that the tools they have developed make sense for our applications. I highly recommend them and we plan on using them again in the future.

Kent Kelly
Health and Safety Analyst at Ash Grove, A CRH Company

Dedicated to our ultimate success

NvisionKC has demonstrated that they are dedicated to the ultimate success of our law firm’s chatbot. Grace has made it clear that she and her team are not going to give up on this challenging task and have invested their own additional resources to make our vision theirs as well.

Suzanne E. Vazquez
Florida Bar Board Certified Immigration Specialist, VAZQUEZ & POUDAT, PLLC

Huge things are in store for NvisionKC

Grace and I first met at HCONN, Grace quickly became my right-hand person and was involved in every aspect of the business. She developed out our project management plans, our training plans, helped develop our approach of a changing SharePoint architecture, and anything else I needed. Although I was awarded Microsoft VP of the quarter after growing our business from 0 to over $3 Million in revenue in the first two years the award really should have been hers.

David Alexander
CEO, Social Managed

The most talented architect

My experience with Jason was phenomenal. He completed his project on time. His coding was the cleanest. Most importantly for me, his clients loved him! Jason took it upon himself to rework our workflows, software, and processes and then gain the team's commitment to these process improvement areas.

David Alexander
CEO, Social Managed

Look forward to working with NvisionKC again!

We brought aboard NvisionKC to enhance our view to the outside world regarding who we are. They were in tuned to all aspects of our business, business needs, and approach. They were phenomenal to work with, easy to adjust to our busy schedules, and insightful as to the correct direction regarding our needs. We are forever grateful, and we look forward to working with NvisionKC again!

Arnold E. Crutchfield
President, World Management Inc.

True experts in automation

NvisionKC was highly professional and reliable. They accessed our challenges quickly and accurately and provided solutions in a timely manner. Their customer service was excellent - building rapport with our team quickly and focusing on our needs and requests.

Andy Won
Executive Director of Administration, IHOPU