The ERP software in use today was given a clear "good" by its users. According to "ERP in Practice", a study by the consulting firm Trovarit, ERP user satisfaction is on the rise. However, a more detailed look shows that there is still room for improvement in the area of "mobile applicability". At CeBIT, exhibitors demonstrate how modern ERP solutions can make users mobile.
How can machine and plant manufacturers best connect their field force to headquarters? This question is answered by ams.Solution AG using ams.mobile. Job orders for mechanics and service technicians can be prepared, carried out and invoiced using this mobile solution. Thanks to HTML5 support, ams.mobile can function regardless of platform on any smartphone or tablet: Technicians access order and production information via app or browser. The field force can enter their work hours or material withdrawal into the central order processing management system. After a customer confirms that the job is complete via smartphone, a PDF is sent to headquarters. There, real-time data is used to update payroll accounting, materials administration and accounting and update maintenance documentation on the machines.
One can discover how hard other providers are working to improve the agility and mobility of business software at CeBIT's ERP, CRM, BI & Commerce area, the largest gathering of this sector.
For example, tisoware Gesellschaft für Zeitwirtschaft mbH is demonstrating new applications for smartphones and tablets. For the past 25 years, this CeBIT exhibitor has been perfecting its modularly constructed solutions for access protection, electronic time management, personnel planning and MES. This multi-language software is now being used by 2,200 customers in twelve countries.
In 1978 the Austrian manufacturer mesonic developed its business management standard software WinLine. This complete solution for ERP, CRM, BI & PPS can be used in both a stationary location and on the go – on the company’s own servers or in the cloud. With its software for administrative accounting, ERP, payroll accounting, manufacturing, CRM & BI, mesonic are especially attractive to midsized companies. “Clearly arranged user interfaces and usability completely designed for the user” are a given, according to mesonic.
Industry 4.0 and big data, mobility and security, standardization and usability, social media marketing and business analytics: These are the various faces of d!conomy in the business software field – and are also the general topics at the ERP, CRM, BI & Commerce cluster in 2015. At the ERP Forum in Hall 5 experts will discuss global trends. Small and midsized business can discover the software that can best help them at the new SME lounge.