Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 6 of 10

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 6 of 10

 

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 6 of 10“Do I have the option to lock down mobile devices so my workers cannot download apps and games? ”

Our application platform allows administrators to completely customise what features the users have access to on their devices. For example, devices can be locked down in a “Kiosk Mode” to prevent users from installing games or applications that would interfere with standard process management or that IT would then be then forced to support.

 

Administrators can also control the menu access thereby giving  rights to only those app items they deem appropriate.

These options can be set individually or for groups or for all mobile workers as the platform is integrated with LDAP and Active Directory.

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 6 of 10Controlling what apps and other material users download onto mobile devices is an important consideration in your enterprise mobility project.

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 5 of 10

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 5 of 10

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 5 of 10

“Can my customers have reports receipts or certificates emailed to them automatically when the mobile worker completes the job on site?  Would my managers also be able to receive updates to help manage activity in the field? ”

 

Any data collected in the field can be automatically embedded in a simple PDF report attached to an email and sent immediately.  All this with no intervention from the system administrator.

The PDF can embed signatures, GPS co-ordinates, photos sketches or any other relevant pieces of data that were recovered by the application.

Configure business rules to ensure a report containing the correct content in a format that works is automatically emailed out to the right people. Customers may need to receive a receipt or certificate whilst managers can have data or results to allow them to measure progress and make better decisions faster.

Even where workers are using mobile technology on site can be a real asset for managers. For example with Vehicle Inspection the results of a daily walk around check highlighting vehicle condition and safety can be summarised and on the desktop of the Transport Manager as the vehicles have left the depot that morning.

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 5 of 10Having simple reports in your customer or managers email inbox in a timely manner is a great communication tool and helps decision making.

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 4 of 10

 

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 4 of 10

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 4 of 10

 

“I have data in tables that is constantly changing, such as work orders and inventory levels. How do my mobile workers get this new data”

 

 

 

 

Enterprise data management has become a important topic in many companies. Where users are deploying a mobile system to workers in the field it can create a number of challenges. Our dynamic enterprise data feature allows us to help our users define how often updated and changed data is sent out to users.

Business rules can be defined that tell the system to send this new data to everyone assigned to a specific app or only to those workers or managers who need to see specific data. For example if work orders were assigned to a specific technician the system could be set up to automatically send the data only to that worker.

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 4 of 10Making sure you are sending the right data to the correct worker can get complex. Get in touch to learn how we make this a piece of (cup) cake…

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 3 of 10

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 3 of 10

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 3 of 10

 

“How does the solution work if there is no network connectivity”

 

 

 

If may be hard to believe but wireless Wi-Fi and WWAN networks are not always available or reliable. In many scenarios your enterprise mobility app will need to be designed to contain all the business logic data and process it needs but residing on the handheld device itself. This enables functionality both online and offline by returning the unit back to a dock. Historically this is a common approach with .NET based devices. Same logic applies where Android or iOS are being used. Some apps like Direct Store Delivery are often used in physical environments where network access is spotty and going off to find coverage to compete a transaction would take too much time.

Where wireless or wired access is available mobile workers can communicate with host business systems in real-time. Make sure your remote app can automatically or on command send and receive queued transactions content and messages via a secure connection like Netmotion Mobility XE. Features such as this optimise user productivity while minimizing transmission costs.

"How does the solution work if there is no network connectivity"

The benefits of using Wireless either across Wi-Fi or WWAN are clear but make sure you allow for both on and off line scenarios.

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 1 of 10

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 1 of 10

Is your organisation investigating an enterprise mobility project to eliminate collecting data on paper for your mobile workforce? If so there are some important questions to ask the solution vendors you are evaluating before you make a decision.

Top Enterprise Mobility Things To Think About 1 of 10

 

Does the solution allow you to modify applications following the initial deployment?

 

 

Research constantly shows that 70% of senior managers viewed enterprise mobility as a strategic initiative in efforts to configure the supply chain – less stock with fewer outages. A tough act to perform with traditional desktop systems.

The need to create strong user orientated apps has often led organisations to come up with something specific (read expensive) for each deployment. Scalability and robustness have often been thought of as only available to those with HUGE IT budgets. Historically this thinking has led companies to adopt one of these approaches:

Buy An Off The Shelf Solution

  • Traditional square peg round hole approach.
  • Expensive, inflexible will no doubt need customisation.
  • Technically, can become outdated quickly.

Commission a Bespoke Application Development

  • Tough to justify in house as skills in mobility not common.
  • Costly, complex, and time consuming.
  • Difficult to change repeat maintain and upgrade.

Use The Mobility Module That Came With The Back End System

  • Geared to extend ERP SCM, and CRM functions to small screens not designed for mobile workers.
  • Not good at accessing multi-application back end environments.
  • Often excludes functionality mobile workers need.

How Long Do You Expect Your Mobile Process To Stay The Same?

None of these approaches talk much about real world sustainability or Return on Investment – ROI.

So look for an approach that allows apps to be created that specifically match the process workflow that your remote worker should be carrying out.  Markets are dynamic so companies can harness the power of enterprise mobility to make business process improvements as their business evolves.

Our approach allows customers to make changes to apps and deploy them to any device in the field without writing a single line of code or paying someone else to make each change.

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