Microsoft HoloLens said to reduce training time by up to 75% in manufacturing

What you need to know

  • A recent study claims that the use of Microsoft HoloLens can reduce training time by 75% for manufacturing organizations.
  • Dynamics 365 and Microsoft’s mixed reality technology also help avoid the costs of bringing out experts to fix issues and perform training, according to the same study.
  • Microsoft shared stories of Eaton, Toyota, and L’Oreal using Dynamics 365 to improve training and troubleshooting in its post discussing the study.

Microsoft HoloLens and the company’s virtual reality technologies are helping reduce the cost of training and troubleshooting, according to a recent study. The Microsoft-commissioned Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) report explains that the HoloLens 2 is delivering a 177% return on investment and a net present value (NPV) of $7.6 million over three years. The report also claims that the NPV of the mixed reality headset results in a payback of 13 months.

Forrester discovered three key findings while analyzing the use of Microsoft HoloLens in the manufacturing industry. The firm found that the headset:

  • Reduced training time by 75 percent, at an average savings of $30 per labor hour.
  • Saved an average of $3,500 per avoided expert trip.
  • Avoided 240 to 320 hours of average lost throughput per year.

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