Mobile ERP Benefits

Walk down the street and its obvious, mobile device use is up. But just how much time do people spend on handheld devices nowadays may actually surprise you. According to comScore, the use of smartphones rose 394 percent over the past four years and the tablets 1,721 percent over the same time period. But it’s not just text messaging and games that people are turning to their mobile devices for. Employees use more than three devices daily for their work activities and you can easily guess that their smartphones and tablets are among them.

After reading these numbers, if you don’t have a mobile strategy in place for your ERP solution then it is about time you start looking at one. Not only are your employees ready, but there are other benefits to your organization as well if you make access to your ERP application available through mobile platforms.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Mobile ERP Strategy

Getting through an ERP implementation successfully can be a definite challenge. Add mobile ERP to the mix and you are opening your team up to an entirely new set of challenges. But people want mobile and ERP to work together. Recent studies show that:

  • 43 percent of people want ERP access via their smartphone
  • 38 percent want access to ERP systems through their tablets
  • 25 percent of people access their ERP solution from their smartphone or tablet
  • 65 percent believe that mobility is important because it enables access to information and helps support communication for virtual workers

So what do you need to consider before your company takes its ERP solution mobile?

(more…)

Continue Reading

Mobile ERP Challenges

The enterprise mobile app market is expected to rise to $63 billion by the end of 2020. “There is tremendous pressure on businesses to make workers more productive … companies rolled out new mobile, social, cloud and big data analytics-based business applications to help deal with changing customer, employee, and partner expectations,” said Gina Luk, author of the report and Strategy senior analyst of mobile workforce strategies. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are certainly riding on these coat tails of this movement.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Mobile ERP Risks

With the rise of mobile devices in the workplace, the use of mobile ERP solutions has risen proportionately. After all, having access to your ERP solution at your fingertips gives you a number of benefits:

  • Real time access to important data for better and faster decision making
  • Quicker customer response time
  • More efficient data entry from the field
  • The ability to do more work remotely

But as with all technologies, there are some security risks that you need to be aware of should you decide to implement mobile ERP into your business.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Hurdles to Your Unified Commerce Strategy

When you ask retailers how important unified commerce is to them, 85 percent say that it is their top priority. When you ask them how they plan to implement a unified commerce strategy the hemming and hawing starts. Business leaders understand that moving from siloed applications and datasets towards a unified platform across all of their channels is important, but they are having trouble selecting the right solution to tackle this challenge because they run into some common hurdles. Yet as with any hurdle, if you take the right approach they won’t impede your progress towards the finish line.

(more…)

Continue Reading

ERP: The First Step in Unified Commerce

Business today has been forced to change the way it interfaces with its customers. Over the years, different channels have seen their popularity grow and wane: the brick and mortar store, the catalog, ecommerce and now mobile. Retailers then had to manage customer data, supply chain information, inventory, supplier information, etc. for each channel. In this omni-channel environment, it was rare for a customer to have the same experience among the different outlets. This is often evident to the person on the other end because in an environment where each different channel exists in its own silo. They all use their own technology to do business and their own database to store information. Unfortunately, it was rare that one dataset was able to be shared with another.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Are You Considering Everything When Looking for an ERP Partner?

When selecting a partner to help with your enterprise resource planning solution there are certain traits you tend to look for. A proven track record of success with clients in your industry is usually at the top of the list. Others may include costs, the services provided or even the amount of attention they give you prior to signing a contract. There are, of course, other characteristics that you will look for in a potential partner however, there are some that are often forgotten about. These are the ones that can help you choose between an average partner and a great one.

(more…)

Continue Reading

How Data Helps Businesses Make Better Decisions

Just the term big data is enough to turn some medium sized businesses away. After all, aren’t business intelligence solutions used to collect and analyze large amounts of data reserved for large organizations? Not really, in fact, any business that has been around for a year or more likely has “a ton of big data” ready to help you make better decisions.

So it isn’t the lack of data that holds many medium sized businesses back. Often times, it is the lack of how big stat can help and how to go about leveraging all of that information.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Vetting Potential ERP Solutions the Right Way

One of the most direct ways to ensure your ERP implementation will fail is to purchase a solution without adequate testing of the application. Most of you reading this may think, “I would never do something that irresponsible,” consider these two facts: one third of all companies did not demo their ERP solution before buying it and 22 percent simply bought the first system they looked at. And we wonder why so many ERP implementations “fail”.

So how do you go about testing potential ERP solutions so that you don’t get burned? The process is quite simple, albeit time consuming if you are serious about finding the right product for your company.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Ways Your ERP Solution Makes You More Productive

Technology is supposed to help make employees more productive. Whenever a new enterprise software application is rolled out, there are always promises that it will make it easier for people to do their job or it will cut down on mistakes or even that it will reduce duplicity in the organization. But as most people have seen over their careers, there is quite a bit of software that doesn’t make good on these promises. Employees become so frustrated that their productivity levels actually go down.

ERP solutions do have the potential to help increase productivity in your workplace because that is exactly what they are built to do. Increased productivity is not simply a by-product, it is the goal of the implementation. By taking a closer look at how ERP applications help increase productivity, you can see why they are such an important tool for just about every type of organization.

(more…)

Continue Reading

End of content

No more pages to load