If your business is considering integrating an enterprise mobile strategy that includes specialized devices and/or applications, then like any other major decision, you are factoring in costs. What will you get for your investment, and what kind of Return on Investment (ROI) will you see?
As a responsible business manager, these are very reasonable questions to ask. But when you factor in the ways in which enterprise mobile solutions can save you money in areas like operational efficiency, employee productivity, and reduced downtime, one thing becomes clear: a strong mobile strategy will pay for itself before long.
One of the most common elements in an enterprise mobile strategy is a Radio Frequency Identification system, or RFID for short. An RFID system consists of two main components: a tag which emits a radio frequency, and a scanner that reads the tag and registers the information on it. This system is to your basic barcode system what your smart phone is to a telegraph. In shipping and inventory applications, it can save time, allowing employees to count and track the progress of goods in a fraction of the time it once took. And this is only one way to reduce labour costs and increase efficiency through enterprise mobile.
Another key area in enterprise mobile strategy is the use of mobile devices and applications and how these can be used in a range of areas from healthcare to marketing and beyond. A nurse taking down patient information on a tablet can immediately send that information to the places it needs to go, leaving more time for other tasks and less time ferrying back and forth sheets of paper. A company with a specialized app that allows them to coordinate and collaborate together on a project from any device can share notes with employees not in the office without the wait. Even an employee on a sick day can contribute easily from home without having to come into the office just to deliver documents.
These are just two of a myriad of ways that an enterprise mobile strategy can help your business. By turning downtime into productivity and streamlining tasks that once ate up your time and money, you can start turning deficits into opportunities to improve your performance, your profits, and the satisfaction of your customers. If that doesn’t make enterprise mobile strategies a sound investment for your business with a strong ROI, then nothing will.