Will the Enterprise Applications Mobility Layer be the salvation of mobile ERP?
You have been there. For years, you have learned how to use your ERP system to streamline your business. You know the keystrokes and shortcuts. You are aware of the 3rd party tools and the customization used to make the processes flow smoothly. It isn’t perfect, but you couldn’t do your job without it.
For years the promise of mobile ERP has been dangled in front of you like a fresh strawberry dipped in chocolate. You are enticed with the idea of being able to do this on your mobile device and you imagine the flexibility this will bring. The day finally comes. You download the app, enter your user credentials and then… you hear the proverbial sound of the record skip. Your mouth drops open as you utter, “you’re kidding me.”
You play with the app for a few more minutes to solidify that it won’t work for you. The interface is completely different but more importantly, the third-party tools are all gone. The custom integration features are missing. The ability to jump from one ERP tool to another doesn’t exist. The reporting features and detailed analysis is a joke.
So where do you go from here? You were part of the group that had been campaigning for full mobile ERP functionality for years. You heard the multi-year promises from the ERP vendors that mobile was coming. You added your pressure for IT to roll something out. It’s here and it doesn’t work.
Now it hits home why the mobile ERP user statistics were so low and adoption rates were in the single digits. So what do you do? You quietly file the app in a folder you will likely never use, go back to your laptop and get to work.
This user scenario is very real. Sadly behind this experience are huge expenses, from additional license fees and integration consulting, not to mention the loss of time and productivity.
Thankfully, there is a better way! 2Go’s innovative approach to Enterprise Applications Mobility using EnAML (Enterprise Applications Mobility Layer). This solves a significant number of the problems inherent with the ‘traditional’ approach to mobile app development or the simple out of the box use of the ERP vendor’s solution.
First, 2Go requires no costly re-engineering of systems in order to go mobile. All the 3rd party solutions and all of the ERP customizations are preserved. No changes to this at all.
Second, 2Go delivers your familiar user interface to users across ALL of their ERP functions, so there is no new learning curve and no training. Familiarity results in much higher user adoption.
Third, 2Go extends user’s efficiency through the use of user-definable, user-selectable custom gestures which can be ‘mapped’ to individual workflows within the underlying ERP system. For example, wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply use a gesture like a “check mark” anywhere on the screen to automatically close and execute the sales order?
Or use voice recognition to help the user be more efficient and comprehensive in their notes and records?
In the end, this was the solution and functionality you were hoping for all along. With 2Go, iNovar offers all companies the ability to test out how quickly they can see the benefits of true Mobile ERP through their free of cost evaluation options (see Trial page for details) and delivering a more comprehensive, more secure and yet dramatically more affordable solution than the alternatives, isn’t it time you took a look? See more at our Solutions page and watch the online videos to learn why our approach works.