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Over the past month we have been discussing the benefits, challenges and argument for using mobile business systems in the workplace. Up until this point, we have focused our discussions on using mobile devices and applications in the office (or for office-related jobs). Mobile technology, however, is not limited to the office or the people who work in the office. Mobile devices and business applications can be used in any environment, including manufacturing and distribution. Manufacturing and distribution companies function a little differently than the traditional office environment. For starters, much of the work is completed in the warehouse, an environment that is fast-paced, inventory-heavy, and rugged in nature. From receiving inventory to shipping out orders and everything in between, manufacturers and distributors have a lot to manage and cannot be tied down to a desk or computer. For this reason, mobile business systems are not only beneficial to the business, but they are necessary for today’s modern warehouse to survive. Mobile Business Systems Solve Challenges for Manufacturers and Distributors Manufacturers and distributors face a unique set of challenges. In addition to finding ways to manage inventory cost-effectively, they also have to ensure the operation is running seamlessly in order […]

Today’s companies are more mobile than ever: traveling from city to city for various meetings and conferences, making sales calls, and walking through warehouse and distribution centers. In addition, today’s businesses are facing more competition than ever and business leaders need to be able to make important decisions on-the-go. In order to do this, however, they need access to business-critical information from the company’s business systems. Without it, you and your employees do not have the tools you need to do the job well in this highly mobile world. Luckily, when it comes to mobile business systems, there are plenty of options from which to choose. In fact, we can work with you to obtain mobile access to all of the business systems we sell and support so you are always connected to the information you need – when and where you need it. For the sake of this article, however, we would like to highlight the mobile capabilities of Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3), the software of choice for businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution. Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3): Providing Companies with Seamless, Mobile Business System Connectivity Sage EM (formerly known as […]

Over the last couple of weeks we have been discussing the benefits, challenges and reality of moving your enterprise software to a mobile platform. Just as with any business solution, mobile enterprise software requires a great deal of forethought before making the investment and implementing the software. If your company has decided to adopt mobile technology into the workplace, it is crucial to create a strategy detailing the goals and plans you have for your mobile investment. Without an effective strategy, the execution of mobile ERP applications on your mobile devices can be challenging, to say the least. There are many things that need to be taken into consideration before implementing mobile business systems, and with the right strategy, you can navigate this process seamlessly. Here are a few tips to help you develop a solid mobile business systems strategy: Check your internet connection and network reliability. Most mobile business systems rely on the Cloud to sync information effortlessly from mobile devices to the company’s main ERP system, and a strong Internet connection is a must. If your company is having trouble with connectivity, you will need to resolve these issues before implementing your mobile business systems or risk having […]

Last week we discussed all the ways mobile enterprise software can help your business gain a competitive edge and reach its business goals. This week we’d like to guide you in the next step in the process. The implementation of mobile enterprise software can be a challenge for some businesses, and we want you to be informed of the challenges beforehand so you can navigate the implementation process with ease. If you’ve done your homework and decided mobile ERP is the right choice for you, the following information can help you escape the implementation process unscathed. The Reality of Mobile Enterprise Software Implementations While the actual implementation process of mobile enterprise software is not challenging in and of itself, its implementation does brings about other challenges that your business will need to address. These challenges include: Data security and information sharing The cost associated with transitioning to a mobile workforce Using employee-owned devices Mobile devices bring endless gains, but they are not without their share of challenges. Enterprise software solutions contain a wealth of confidential information about a company and connecting employee-owned devices to company networks can put that data at risk. In order to adequately protect your company’s data, […]

Mobile devices are as commonplace in today’s technology landscape as the computer. Once a rarity that only a select few owned, mobile devices are now in the hands of most of the general public and have consequently changed the way people communicate, purchase products, and work. Mobile technology provides an instant platform on which you can virtually do anything you would do with a computer. From creating reports to checking email and your bank account, smartphones and tablets can do it all. In the business realm, mobile technology is more than simply a convenience. It is a strategic tool used to improve business performance and gain a competitive edge. Employees are already using their mobile devices to do what work they can away from the office, so why not make it easier for them to be mobile? Mobile enterprise software can provide you and your staff with access to the same information you have in the office, so you can work when (and where) you need to work. The Changing Business Landscape and How Mobile Enterprise Software Today’s business landscape is changing. While software and technology has always played a small part in a business’ success, it was not always […]