With the number of off-site employees on the rise, others dispersed around the globe, and the continued surge in remote working, Mobile ERP rapidly becomes the answer to “If only I could do this while I’m away from my desk…” Well, you can. Mobile ERP apps deliver full system functionality from any mobile device or tablet with real-time access and full visibility of your business operations, anywhere, any time – with an always-on mobile app, designed to meet the needs of today’s always-moving workforce.
Mobile ‘everything’ is far from being a new concept. Today, if your products or services aren’t visible via a mobile device, your existence is hanging by a thread.
The same goes for mobile ERP applications. They’re out there, but surprisingly, some ERP vendors are still grappling with integrating third-party mobile solutions, others are turning to developers to create in-house mobile platforms, and then some have taken mobile ERP apps into the spotlight.
Not only does mobile ERP systems deliver tools and functional capabilities for employees on the go, but it also does it on the all familiar, omniscient, and powerful can’t-be-without-it smartphone and tablet.
Today’s ERP customers need more than just a promise of new technology, they need easy 24/7 access to their business management system to power user engagement and drive system ROI. Mobile ERP provides users, especially the up-and-coming “there’s an app for that” generation, with the freedom and flexibility to build their work schedules and routines, something unheard of a mere decade ago.
If you’re not already using mobile ERP apps in your business, here are the top five benefits of going mobile.
More power to them
Mobile ERP enables your sales teams, field technicians, drivers, and other off-site employees to work anytime, and from any location, with an always ‘on’ platform and secure system access.
Many mobile employers waste valuable time when traveling or waiting for meetings. Mobile ERP means ‘smarter’ use of your employees’ time – resulting in faster, more efficient operational processes, greater productivity, and cost savings. The ability to deliver real-time information ‘on-the-spot’ will help you improve your competitive advantage, and your bottom line.
Mobile ERP enhances the overall customer experience, by enabling your teams to always have the most up-to-date customer information at their fingertips.
Mobile ERP ensures that this information is available when it matters most – in customer interactions. This includes purchase orders, payment status, customer approvals, digital signatures, and more – all in the palm of their hand. Mobile ERP boosts customer relationships by taking the guesswork out of “How much do I owe you?” or “Do you have the part I need in stock?”. With real-time responses to these and other questions, you’ll gain your customers’ trust, and in turn, enhance the customer experience.
An agile ERP (for an agile business world)
Mobile ERP apps simplify long, arduous, and often cumbersome business processes between field employees and your head office. Mobile apps add that much-need extra layer of flexibility to your existing ERP workflows, rendering your operational processes, response times, and data transfer, exceptionally faster, and more cost-effective.
It’s on the inside
Mobile ERP apps make it easier and more convenient to enter relevant data accurately while working in the field. You can easily integrate messaging between your customer service teams and field technicians, GPS for drivers on route to customers, visual tools to document malfunctioning parts, and more, and instantly upload them to your ERP system – all in real-time.
Streamline your supply chain
Mobile ERP can effectively handle your inventory, production, and warehousing. From 24/7 visibility in real-time, and demand forecast-based workflows, to automated data collection via mobile barcodes, and 99% or higher inventory data accuracy, just to name a few. With mobile ERP, you can track the activities of several business locations, while operations between various departments can be easily tracked from your mobile device.
Mobile ERP: All for one and one for all
While more and more organizations are turning their attention to mobile platforms, many are still in a quandary when it comes to integrated mobile tools with their existing ERP systems. But truth be told, mobile ERP apps power innovation, and are destined to become a “must-have ” for any organization with remotely working staff, or managing a mobile workforce.
Today’s mobile ERP apps offer visibility across all departments, accelerate your automated processes, and increase operational efficiency and competitive edge.
Priority Mobile ERP is not a single application, but a set of solutions that, when separated into designated roles and specific modules, these apps become seamless, easy-to-use tools that support specific business processes. Priority’s wide selection of out-of-the-box mobile apps are designed for use off-site and in the field, tailored for specific professionals and work processes, including sales reps, field technicians, and drivers. These predefined mobile apps take full advantage of your mobile device capabilities and enable barcode scanning, document sharing, taking photos, making calls, and more.
But the power of mobile ERP doesn’t stop there. Priority goes the extra mile with its Mobile Application Generator, an innovative tool that enables non-developers, system admins, or users to build their own mobile apps in just minutes, without the need for programming skills. This means, any user, novice or expert, can design their own mobile processes based on their unique workflows and needs. For developers looking to leverage additional capabilities, Priority offers a Web & Mobile SDK to enable developers to embed tailored designs, and edit code in specific use cases, to build more complex or advanced applications.