Mobile applications (apps) are exploding in popularity among businesses. While many companies are creating mobile apps for their customers to search for and purchase their products, others are creating apps designed to make business tasks easier. Over the years, we have seen an increasing need for a fully functional mobile warehouse management solution. The desire to increase efficiency and eliminate manual errors has directed many manufacturers and distributors to warehouse management solutions; however, these solutions are often costly to implement and maintain. The hardware required to achieve full automation is also expensive, causing many companies to opt instead for their current systems and processes.
The need for full warehouse automation, however, is pressing. While manual processes and paper-based documentation may have been sufficient in the past, companies cannot effectively maintain these processes as they continue to grow. As customer demand increases, so does the need to have real-time information at your fingertips.
The Cloud has made warehouse automation easier and more manageable for companies of all sizes – no matter their price point. As we mentioned, a few years ago we saw a need for a mobile warehouse management application designed to help companies achieve their warehouse automation goals while – at the same time – cutting costs. We worked diligently to create a ground-breaking solution and recently announced the launch of our newest product, Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100 ERP (formerly MAS 90 / MAS 200). This mobile, Cloud-based application is designed to improve your warehouse automation efforts without the unnecessary burden of purchasing additional hardware. In fact, as long as you have a connection to the Internet, you can use this app on any of your iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
Take a look at some of the key benefits to using a mobile warehouse management solution:[gearlist]
- Quick and Easy Implementation and Training
Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100 ERP is an easy warehouse management system. The software is quick to implement and requires very little employee training so you can get it up and running quickly and easily. Traditional on-premise warehouse management solutions can take months to implement. With Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100, you can get your warehouse management system up and running in a matter of days. Because many of your workers already know how to use an iPad or smartphone, you will only have to train them to use the app – not the hardware. This will virtually eliminate high training and implementation costs, allowing you to realize a more rapid return on your software investment (ROI).
- Reduced Hardware Costs
As we’ve already mentioned, you can run Scanco Warehouse on any iOS, Android, or Windows devices. So if you already own these devices, all you have to do is download the app and get started. If you don’t currently own these devices (or need to purchase additional products), they are not a costly investment. In fact, even if you have to invest in a few mobile devices, running your warehouse in the Cloud reduces your hardware costs by 50%!
- Mix and Match Hardware
With Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100, you can mix and match the hardware you desire to use. For example, if you still want a full-blown warehouse automation solution in the shipping department, you can continue to use your handheld devices for these tasks while using tablets and mobile phones in separate areas of the warehouse. As long as it is an iOS, Android, or Windows device, you can use it.
- Painless Updates
The Sage 100 mobile app updates automatically so your IT staff doesn’t have to worry about installing new updates or patches.
- Robust Full Warehouse Automation Available
For users who would like a more robust warehouse automation solution, barcode attachments can be purchased for iOS and Android devices. These attachments will take you to a new level of warehouse automation, all with your mobile device.
As you can see, the benefits of using a mobile Cloud-based warehouse management solution are endless. If you’d like to learn more about Scanco Warehouse for Sage 100 ERP, give us a call today at 330-645-9959.
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