How is VR being used now in business and enterprise training? Part 1

We are constantly hearing how Virtual Reality is an ‘emerging’ technology. However it is very much a modern reality for most industries, with VR in everyday use helping enterprise across the globe achieve real, tangible business goals.

Hilda Clune from PWC Australia recently identified Creative Communications, Training and Design as the three most compelling use cases for virtual reality in enterprise. Of this, she says:

“With the cost of production now, in many cases, comparable to that of traditional mediums, exploration of virtual reality in a business context is set to increase. As market opportunities become clearer, there is no better time to start experimenting with this revolutionary technology.”

Aligned with this, we know that VR can disrupt all manner of industries when it comes training. From aerospace to city planning, using VR and AR to learn and build is not “in the future”; it’s now. And it’s becoming an expectation.

2 examples of best use cases

Use case 1: Energy Sector — oil, gas & marine

Screen from ITE’s Offshore Training Program, created on EON Reality

The energy sector, much like Automotive, is miles ahead when it comes to the use of virtual simulation to ensure best practice. There is a significant body of evidence within these private companies which show that VR and AR together can massively reduce costs and risks, especially when it comes to dangerous training environments. Accuracy and practice are vital to success in training, staff development and for their teams. VR created advanced simulation environments which makes a large portion of this training incredibly cost-effective.

Use case 2 : Manufacturing & Sales

Optimising the sales, account management and manufacturing process in an integrated way to reduce the sales cycle time is hugely challenging, for any business within this sector.

Couple this with the advanced requirements of calculating airflow and pressure on the fly — suddenly that sales cycle increases.

So how on earth would VR be helpful in this regard?

EON Reality created a sales planner visualisation tool for Atlas Copco — the world-leading producer for air compressors along with a vast range of industrial equipment. The VR tool was designed for account managers to provide a real-time online layouts, quotes, and bills for customers and prospects.

Most recently, EON Reality developed the Enterprise Virtual Trainer, a complete end-to-end, Augmented Virtual Reality, or mixed reality, solution which allows cross-platform collaboration for trainers and trainees, no matter where they are in the world.

Learning outcomes are recorded, registered and made actionable — unique to every trainee. You can find out more about EVT on our website here or email our UK team here.

It’s incredibly exciting to see how the world is really changing as a result of what we can imagine, achieve and accelerate thanks to mixed reality technology. EON Reality specialises in Augmented Virtual Reality or AVR, which incorporates the benefits of both technologies. From this, we’ve put together some best use cases which you are free to use as examples, or show value and case study support for your digital transformation programmes.

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