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Mobile ERP for manufacturing can transform your organization. Companies worldwide in many industries are embracing mobility to enhance productivity, efficiency, and profitability. Workers may be fine with using standard PCs, but managers, supervisors, and salespeople absolutely need mobile ERP for manufacturing. With mobile ERP, they can take their workplace anywhere they need to go. As they move about the shop floor, visit with customers, or meet with suppliers, they can use their smartphones and other devices to access critical information that can help them make decisions and share information to close sales. Now that’s something worth investing in! Include these four steps for an effective mobile ERP strategy If you’re considering mobile ERP for manufacturing, but aren’t sure where to start or how to implement if effectively, these tips will help you move in the right direction. Offer primary access through mobile devices. Instead of making mobility a secondary data access method, enable mobility for all of your data access and reporting and encourage adoption of it as a primary method of access. Universal, secure mobile access will encourage more people in the workplace to adopt it as their main method of retrieving and using data. Establish goals, measure results. […]

Most organizations implement barcode scanning software to solve a particular problem they are experiencing in the area of inventory management. Whether it be a large number of inventory inaccuracies, time-wasting activities, or high inventory costs that they are experiencing, barcode scanning software offers a solution to the problem at hand. What many companies do not realize, however, is that the benefits of barcode scanning software applications extend far beyond the warehouse or distribution center. Barcode Scanning Software Extends Beyond the Warehouse into the Office A good inventory management solution with barcode scanning capabilities will serve your entire business, not just a segment of it. Let’s take a look at some of the areas that are positively impacted when you make the decision to invest in and implement barcode scanning software: First and Foremost: The Warehouse Knowing how much inventory you have on hand is crucial to the success of your operation. If you are relying on manual methods for inventory counting, tracking or picking and packing, the process can become extremely cumbersome and inaccuracies can abound. Barcode scanning software not only automates the process and allows you to see real-time inventory data, but it also eliminates inaccuracies that can cause […]

No human, business or entity is exempt from making mistakes; they happen to the best of us. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned pro, you can most likely recall a time you yourself or your business made an error or mistake. How significant was that error? Was it costly, or did it have an impact on other areas of the organization? Whether it is shipping the wrong product to a customer or simply sending them an invoice for an item they did not order, errors can be costly to your business. While mistakes and errors are certainly a fact of life, it is important for businesses to take certain precautions and prevent as many mistakes from occurring as possible. One area that we encourage our customers to focus their error prevention on is the area of order fulfillment. How Much are Errors Really Costing Your Company? Errors can occur easily during the order fulfillment process. When an item or product is incorrectly slotted or labeled, the likelihood of that product being sent to the wrong customer is high. These mistakes can be costly to the business, costing the average company a total of $390,000 a year. […]

Investing in new software and technology is always an extensive process. Not only do you have to do thorough research into the products you are considering, but you also have to prove the benefits of the software in order to obtain approval from upper management for purchase. The time and money put into not only the software but the process itself is a huge investment, and you need to be as prepared as possible in order to make the right technology decision for your company. When it comes to barcode scanning software, it is important to know what you are looking for. Every company has its unique needs when it comes to barcoding and inventory management, and making sure you invest in the right solution is crucial to your barcoding success. Don’t make the mistake of investing in the wrong solution for your company! For companies needing access to real-time information, wireless barcode scanners are the way to go. These are used to track data as products move in and out of the company. Once a barcode is scanned, the data is sent directly to the company’s ERP and inventory management software. Sales teams and upper management can then view […]

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 X3, the software of choice for businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution. Sage X3: Providing Companies with Seamless, Mobile Business System Connectivity Sage X3 provides companies with mobile access to their most important business information […]

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 […]