Mobile capabilities in the warehouse can make your inventory management more efficient, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction. If your business is experiencing rapid growth, increased competitive pressures, or changing market dynamics, Sage 100 mobile capabilities can give you the productivity and flexibility you need to meet these demands.
An effective mobile warehouse management strategy should include these four steps.
When you are ready to embrace mobility in your warehouse, here are four tips that will help your implementation be effective.
- Use mobility as the primary data access and input point. Rather than making mobility a secondary data access method, enable mobility for all of your data input, access and reporting. A universal, but secure access point, will enable your employees, customers or vendors, access to the applications and data they need to solve problems and meet objectives. Using Scanco Warehouse, you can input inventory data using handheld barcode devices or any iOS, Android, or Windows mobile device.
- Set goals and measure results. Mobility offers many benefits and you should be sure that you are getting them. When you set goals and measure the effectiveness of your mobility program, you will be better able to take advantage of mobility advantages. We have found that, on average, switching to a mobile iOS, Android, or Windows platform will cut hardware costs per unit by over 65%. In addition to measuring hardware costs, you should evaluate increased productivity, reduced training, and reduced errors.
- Leverage Sage 100 (MAS 200 ERP). An integrated ERP with a central location for data is an important piece of your mobility platform. It is essential to have central control over data to ensure access, compatibility and security. Leveraging your ERP with cloud capabilities will make mobility implementation even easier. Scanco Warehouse offers Sage 100 mobile capabilities so that you can provide your customers with accurate inventory levels, increase ship time and decrease errors. The system provides live validation with real-time connection and seamless integration to your Sage 100 (MAS 200 ERP) data.
- Embrace BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). While many businesses originally pushed back against BYOD, today, the majority are allowing it. There are many benefits to BYOD, including lower technology costs; however, it also requires that you set policies in place regarding security and application support. With Scanco Warehouse, you can manage your warehouse in the cloud on any iOS, Android, or Windows mobile device so that you can make BYOD work for you. If you prefer to have rugged mobile technology, Scanco can provide mobile devices that were built for tough environments but run the operating systems your employees already know how to use.
Create your Sage 100 mobile strategy with tools from Scanco.
Make your Sage 100 mobile strategy a reality in your warehouse with Scanco mobile applications. Scanco offers the latest in mobile technology for your warehouse, sales, or field service functions. Scanco Warehouse is a flexible, mobile warehouse management solution for Sage 100 (MAS 200 ERP) that provides accurate inventory levels, improved ship time and decreased errors. Scanco Service is a Sage 100 mobile app that allows your field service team to be fully responsive to the customer. Scanco Sales is a Sage 100 mobile, cloud-based, SaaS package that automates your sales process.
Scanco can review your current inventory management processes, recommend mobile strategies, including hardware and software, and conduct training for new staff. Scanco’s team of certified consultants can install your hardware and software solution from start to finish. If you are ready to take your warehouse to the next level of profitability, contact us today.