We are living in strange time faced with a dire situation that needs immediate and drastic steps to combat the Covid-19 pandemic through our various communities, cities, states and countries across the globe.

In such times when companies either have shut their operations or have reduced their working capacity to a sustainable minimum by adopting, a remote working medium, it’s the technology like mobility in ERP software that comes to their rescue. EPPS offers a solution that sets you free to access your business from your home during these times with its Business on the Go (Mobility) feature.

Important transactions, MIS reports, sales numbers, earnings etc. can be all remotely accessed and audited with the help of an efficient ERP with a proficient mobility feature such as of EPPS SMART ERP. This is to ensure that operations do not halt during any kind of abnormal situation.

Important transactions, MIS reports, sales numbers, earnings etc. can be all remotely accessed and audited with the help of an efficient ERP with a proficient mobility feature such as of EPPS SMART ERP. This is to ensure that operations do not halt during any kind of abnormal situation.

Luckily, much before the pandemic could hit us with intensity, most companies had realized that in today’s world, latest technologies, automations and innovations play an important role in streamlining business operations. Technological advancements to empower the workforce created the pathway to success. To maintain pace with the current digital wave, many companies are aggressively incorporating, digitization in to their work culture.

Along with the business achievements, digitization and automation help in achieving professional goals across the enterprise hierarchy. Every level of the workforce starting, from the top management to the field sales agents can benefit significantly with automation and work remotely without facing any glitches.

Linking developments like digitization, Internet of Things (IoT), business analytics, with contemporary smart phones & mobile technologies, cutting edge ERP solution providers like EPPS SMART ERP are providing mobile ERP solutions.

Order Capturing

Capturing details of new orders punched in, provides visibility to the achievements of a sales agent. Once an entry is made, the system notifies the information to concerned stakeholders. If the product is available, then it can be delivered to the customer, or else a purchase order is raised to make the product, available for the customer. The inventory department gets notified and the changes in stock, reflect on a real time basis, thus making things transparent to the agents for the next sale.

Accuracy

With a mobile ERP solution, the real–time data can be captured & fed in the system, which can help in avoiding data redundancy that can occur due to multiple data entry points like book/excel/ accounts software etc. Management can get a clear view, of how the agents are performing in terms of assigned sales quotas vs. the actual performance.

Invoicing

In distribution models real time billing is often done at the site by field sales agents. If they need to issue a sales invoice, all the approvals can be taken instantaneously, thus simplifying the real time billing process.

Collections

Once a sale is made, revenues flows in, the real time punching of the information via money receipts provide a real time view to the finance & accounting departments. With this visibility, they can make better financial forecasts.

Reimbursements

Field sales agents are required to travel frequently. They often end up paying themselves and then claim for reimbursements. It is important to have systems, which quickly process their requests. Now, with mobile ERP, claiming, managing & tracking reimbursements becomes easier. These claims can be filed on the go. Templates can be defined basis the nature of business/ department. In the absence of quick processing systems, it may lead to frustration and build up a negative attitude.

Tracking

In several businesses, a beat plan is defined for every sales agent. This helps them stay focused and plan their day accordingly. With a mobile ERP solution, supervisors can easily track the whereabouts of the agents via GPS or images with geo-stamp at customer location. This can help in identifying the gaps wrt the visits made & help in better planning for future processes.

Building relationships

Mobile ERP allows complete access to the relevant individual customer’s details like their payment history, order frequency, order types etc. This information is instrumental in providing a background to the sales person beforehand. This can help them to mold their pitch and service interaction. Timely visits to customers can be made based on the buying patterns, date of association etc. This helps in strengthening the relationship between both the parties.

If you have a manufacturing unit and are thinking how mobility can help you in your operations, here is what you need to know.

Bringing mobility into new production strategies, processes and procedures bring greater accuracy & speed to manufacturers of today. This has led to greater communication, collaboration, and responsiveness to customer-driven deadlines and delivery date

Business any time anywhere

Mobile apps are designed to for on the go, anytime usage. An ERP with the right mobile app solution helps in so many ways. It can act as a single fixed-point to receive information, review checklists, or fulfill orders. Mobile devices allow workers to conduct quality checks, alert of any problems and instantly update job status on an order or piece of machinery.

Real-time availability of data

With a mobile app in place, an ERP can provide real-time accurate data to make strategic business decisions. Real-time data availability helps in taking immediate corrective measures, should something go wrong with inventory or production or any other critical function. Being able to instantly assess an issue while in the field will allow the management team to act instead of reacting; improving outcomes and customer relationships as well.

Building relationships

Mobile ERP allows complete access to the relevant individual customer’s details like their payment history, order frequency, order types, etc. This information is instrumental in providing a background to the salesperson beforehand. This can help them to mold their pitch and service interaction. Timely visits to customers can be made based on the buying patterns, date of association, etc. This helps in strengthening the relationship between both the parties.

Empowering field sales agents

Capturing details of new orders punched in, provides visibility to the achievements of a sales agent. Once an entry is made, the system notifies the information to concerned stakeholders. If the product is available, then it can be delivered to the customer, or else a purchase order is raised to make the product, available for the customer. The inventory department is notified and the changes in stock reflect on a real-time basis, thus making things transparent to the agents for the next sale

Monitoring and tracking

GPS locations in real-time allow manufacturing organizations to assess their logistics and figure out where they are losing time or being inefficient in their freight management tasks. For organizations with active outside sales staff, the ability to both check inventory and input sales on the go improves efficiency tremendously and can boost customer relationships as well.

A mobile ERP solution is the market trendsetter, which is enabling SME’s to extract maximum efficiency and streamline their businesses processes in this bleak hour where we are all struggling to keep businesses afloat.

To know more about EPPS SMART ERP visit: www.epps-erp.com

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