Apart from changing the way consumers purchase goods and services, mobile technology is also changing the way companies perform business. Corporate information system is now connecting ERP systems with mobile devices. This has allowed employees access data and carry out tasks effectively and efficiently both inside and outside office. This article tells you three ways by which ERP mobile solutions can bring ease in your business’ decision making.
Empowered Remote Sales Forces
Sales service representatives can now avoid clumsy tasks like sending an email to their office or making a call to inquire to know about the history of sales on an account, or to check into the status of an order, or to check the availability of items to place an order on behalf of their customer. With a mobile solution, they can gain access to real-time information anywhere and at any time. They can also present dynamic visuals on their mobile devices.
Job Site Access for Project Managers
Project Managers can access job location without visiting it directly. This minimizes paperwork, reduces office visits, achieves higher sales closing ratio, and improves productivity. This is particularly useful for the construction industry where accounting functionality and ERP extends from the field to the office – from evaluating job expense histories at an office desk to approving vendor invoices at a construction site.
Constant Access to Key Financial Information for On-the-Go Executives
On-the-go executives always need to stay plugged in. Mobile devices facilitating this would enable them to easily access reports and other important performance indicators. This in turn would enable them to make fast decisions for the company.
Although Mobile enabled ERP solutions can bring ease in your business’ decision making needs, there are certain challenges faced in adopting it. Device interoperability, limited screen real estate, security, and connectivity are the major issues. Software engineers are working on these to come up with innovative solutions.
Nevertheless, a recent survey says that some 46% of Indian organizations are currently providing mobile work-styles for their employees. And there is an increasing trend of mobile enabled ERP usage. It is expected that by the end of 2020, a third of employees will access corporate applications from wherever they are, and the workspace needed will be one fifth of the currently occupied space. A report also says that 91% organization worldwide shall switch to mobile work styles due to employee demand.