- 15 January 2014
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In today’s environment, mobile solutions are seen as core drivers of organizations pushing to gain operational efficiencies over their competitors. According to a recent report from Aberdeen Group, “enterprise mobile apps in 2013 are no longer ‘nice to have’—they’ve become essential enablers of organizational transformation, by increasing operational efficiency, accelerating time-to-decision, deepening customer engagement, and streamlining workflow processes.” (Source: Aberdeen Group, “Enterprise-Grade Mobile Apps: Powering Organizational Transformation,” by Andrew Borg, April 2013.)
Cre8tive Technology will be posting a weekly seven part series on The Rise of Mobile Access to Your ERP Data.
Part One Introduction
Part Two Who is a Mobile User?
Part Three Types of Mobile Devices
Part Four Why the Shift?
Part Five Why Epicor?
Part Six Benefits to the Company & End-User
Part Seven Future of Mobile
Future of Mobile
The user interface or presentation layer of ERP applications have been going through an evolution. From green screens, to windows forms on workstations, to smart Web forms accessible through Web browsers. Users are demanding to be able to interact with their ERP data anywhere from any device. Balance that with the need for organizations to secure the data and make sure it is accurate by applying workflow to business processes. Mobile access will become more common and the primary way end users will access ERP applications.
As this becomes more mainstream, companies are already reaping the benefits in increased productivity, greater efficiencies and lower cost. Requiring companies such as Epicor that build these applications to have a strategy in place that moves mobile access from a nice-to-have add-on, to a principal way end users will interact with the application.
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From an Epicor White Paper
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industries. With more than 40 years of experience, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor solutions enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise, and passion for excellence, Epicor inspires customers to build lasting competitive advantage. Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional, and global businesses demand. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.