In the Field, Tough Conditions Call for Tough Mobile Devices
SAP and Motorola Solutions Team Up to Bring Information to Rough Environments
Every day more and more organizations are adopting smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to access their enterprise applications, gaining flexibility and empowering their users to make faster decisions while on the go. This global trend affects every level of business; while people are more inclined to believe this is happening in the board, management, sales and finance areas of companies, these are not the only areas for these devices to add value.
Mobile devices are also making a big impact in other key departments, specifically in manufacturing operations. Operations has a dual role in organizations; first as an area that inputs information for the organization (tracking inventories, transports, deliveries, production feeds and more) and second as a team that uses this information to ensure the business is running efficiently and smoothly. Both of these roles can be enhanced with mobility. However, the workflow and environment of front-line workers is much different than the world of the board, management, sales and finance … one that is much more unforgiving to everyday consumer devices.
“NON-RUGGED DEVICES ARE 100% MORE LIKELY TO FAIL THAN RUGGED DEVICES.” – VDC Research, March 2013
Operations manage warehouses, deliveries, repair crews and maintenance; activities that can be indoor or outdoor; most of the time in environments where climate conditions or specific tasks require “special grade” devices that can support dropping, extreme temperatures, water exposure or heavy vibrations. How can you ensure your device can deliver in the toughest of conditions?
“EACH NON-RUGGED DEVICE FAILURE RESULTED IN AN AVERAGE OF 80 MINUTES IN LOST WORKER PRODUCTIVITY AND OVER 100 MINUTES OF SUPPORT TIME.” – VDC Research, March 2013.
With Motorola Solutions’ rugged devices, you can access SAP solutions in the most adverse conditions, enabling the operations team to access enterprise applications – whether they’re in the warehouse, factory floor or out on the road.
See how SAP and Motorola can keep your operations running in any environment in this how-to video
I’d like to know if you’ve faced challenges with consumer devices or what your expectations are for mobile devices in adverse environments. Please leave your comment and lets start a conversation.
For more information on how SAP and Motorola Solutions are delivering proven solutions for the enterprise, please read our Solution Brief: Improving the Customer Experience: Taking SAP Software Mobile with Motorola Solutions