Mobile ERP: What mobility means for modern businesses

Mobile technology usage has grown dramatically in recent years, and mobility has now firmly established itself as an integral part of modern life.

Consumers and businesses alike are constantly finding new ways to utilise smartphones and tablets making everyday tasks quicker, simpler and more streamlined. Technology is in a constant state of flux, with new devices, operating systems and apps entering the market each day.

The effect that mobility is having on businesses is particularly significant. The flexibility of mobile technology has made it possible for more workers to become mobile, meaning that the number of remote, travelling and home workers has increased.

This of course means that the demand for mobile access to core business systems has increased. Enabling workers to access information and tools they need to perform their jobs as effectively as possible, wherever in the country – or even, the world – they may be.

Mobility & ERP software

With mobility in the workplace becoming a vital component of running a successful business in the modern world, the demand to access the hub of many businesses, its ERP system, has risen.

Having mobile capabilities for your ERP software gives instant access to accurate data, empowering sales staff whilst on-the-go, thus increasing their productivity and enabling real-time decision-making. Key company members such as directors and managers; can now view forecasting dashboards and performance charts from their tablets and smartphones. Now able to make decisions based on only the most up-to-date information.

From the stockroom to the boardroom, organisations with mobile ERP provide workers at all operational levels with visibility on the status of all processes relevant to them, as well as access to all pertinent contact information, productivity and performance reports, stock counts in different locations, order processing and purchasing details, and all other aspects of ERP that are integral to their job role.

Does my business need mobile access?

Having mobile access provides businesses with more opportunities to make time-sensitive and informed decisions. This typically results in fewer errors, better operational efficiency and improved accuracy – all key contributors to sustained business growth.

With an increasingly mobile and competitive marketplace, not having the flexibility and capability to make timely decisions based on accurate data; will likely leave businesses finding themselves at a disadvantage.