People We Helped – IOTA Engineering


SAINT LOUIS, MO – IOTA Engineering, a Tucson, Arizona based designer and manufacturer of lighting products, chose HighOrbit to ensure the capture and documentation of engineering workflows. The firm sought a tool that would include automated prompts to enter required information in an easy-to-use format.

HighOrbit was chosen because it is designed specifically for workflow management, which is the core need for IOTA. The firm was also attracted to HighOrbit’s use of user-defined data items which made the system very customizable to meet their needs, as well as the cost-effectiveness of the solution which made it very attractive and accessible.

Steve Lyle, IOTA Engineering’s Document Control Coordinator, managed the search for a solution and the implementation of HighOrbit. “Our challenge was to ensure that our engineering change workflows contained enough detailed information for implementation,” said Lyle. “Our previous electronic signature routing system didn’t prompt the user to enter information, so we found that the level of detail needed wasn’t being provided. We were attracted to HighOrbit because it prompts to user to include all required information, and hitting a button to approve. It’s easy and the level of detail has increased dramatically.”

Currently, IOTA’s system has 27 users in 11 departments in two locations. The firm is planning to add more processes to the system, and increase the number of users.

“The results of implementing HighOrbit have been very positive,” said Lyle. “We’ve achieved the level of detail we need in our engineering change requests, experienced a significant reduction in workflow throughput time, and have gotten favorable feedback from users. An added bonus is the HighOrbit customer support, which is excellent. They will walk you through any questions you may have.”

According to HighOrbit’s Brian Dwyer, the system was a natural fit for IOTA, who sought better control over their processes in a fast, easy and customizable workflow automation solution, with a price that puts it within reach for businesses of any size.

About IOTA Engineering

IOTA is a pioneer and leader in the lighting industry, designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art emergency lighting equipment for commercial, institutional, national and international applications. IOTA’s product line has expanded to include AC/DC power conversion and battery charging equipment.  Visit to learn more about IOTA Engineering.