Wirehead Technology MERP Services
Mobile Enterprise Resource Planning
Mobility in Small Business here are the Facts: According to IDC research, faster-growing small businesses are more likely to own smartphones. Small businesses that use smartphones also are twice as likely to buy more in the next 12 months Small businesses have always benefited by being flexible and mobile; smartphones help sustain those critical attributes even as companies grow.
Almost every new technology used by small businesses has delivered benefits that are quite different from (and often much greater than) those included in early ROI calculations. Essentially, as a small business, you need to look strategically at mobile technology investment but implement tactically.
Start with the most immediate need, the one with the most obvious payback, and build from there. Your adoption plan will likely need constant revision, but at least it will give you a place to start and measure progress. Sound planning, combined with flexibility in technology use, will ensure that investments in smartphones and related mobile support will pay off for your organization.
WHAT IS MOBILE ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING?
"MERP" [Mobile Enterprise Resource Planning] this solution helps business by combining the three main components of mobility that is consulting, training, and system integration. These three components are keys to a successful mobile project. Yet most mobile companies don't offer these services to their clients instead they stress the latest greatest mobile devices and not the planning or development of a solution that can help our business create a mobile network. Our MERP solution works with you by applying our three point system that works with your business to developing a mobile business plan that is designed to fit your business. That will grow with your business no matter what mobile device you deploy. Here is how the MERP System works
Our consultant would develop a multi-year plan on how you can update your mobile system that would eliminate the need to purchase new mobile devices every time mobile device makers tell you that you need the "latest and greatest" mobile devices to stay ahead of your competition. In most cases, you can keep a mobile device for at least three years before changing it. And depending on the type of application upgrades, you can extend that life to four years with your fixed PCs and laptops systems. The final thing a consultant will show you is both the ROI and TCO of mobility. Now sometimes it will seem like there is no monetary ROI, but in time, increased productivity that comes from a completely planned and successfully implemented mobile network will save your company money as opposed to a "piece meal" pay-as-you-go network. It'll be well worth the expense.
MERP System Integration
The next step in creating a mobile network is system integration. This is the most important but sometimes overlooked part of a mobile network. It's probably because many mobile devices can access email and the Internet on their own, and IT staffs in most companies feel that's all that is needed for a mobile worker. Nothing can be further from the truth. Like any other device in your system, mobile devices must be able to "talk" to that system if you want your mobile staff to get the true benefits of having a mobile device.
If you have invested time and money into a mobile network, your investment is wasted if your staff can't use the mobile device to properly access your mobile network. Mobile training is just as important to the success of your mobile network as the applications and the mobile device you will use on that network. In fact, if you're planning a mobile network, a report by Gartner Groups says that at least 12% of the budget should be for training. Basic training should include an overview of mobile devices.