Sure, you could wait. You could wait just like some companies waited before purchasing their first PC, their first network, their first integrated accounting software/ERP system, their first website. Or, you could not wait, and actually move ahead of the competition.
Ready, or waiting?
There is no shortage of benefits to having mobile sales apps. If you equip yourself now you will stand out from the competition—and perhaps win more business because of it. Here are some good reasons to provide your team with a mobile sales app now:
I can have an app that is stable, dependable, and continues to work for me when I am offline.
I spend time in front of customers who have the authority to place an order with me. Wouldn’t I want to be able to do that any time, regardless of where I am?
My app will follow all my pricing rules.
I would like to know my inventory status, even on Saturday, even in the fishing boat.
I want to have an auto-populated and accurate phone and address book tied into a map, email, calendar and phone. I can have that. Straight from my ERP.
I sell at trade shows.
Sage is set to debut its inaugural sales app in about two weeks and we are excited to see what they have to offer. xkzero will release version 2.0 of its mobile sales app for Sage 100 ERP in the same timeframe.
Are you ready—or will you keep waiting?
*UPDATE* Sage mobile solutions and xkzero’s iSales 100 (version 2) are now available.
Earlier this week the arrest of a number of owner operators of 7-eleven stores in New York and Virginia was widely reported. The alleged fraud included millions of dollars in unpaid wages to illegal immigrants using sham social security numbers. The report is another in a long line of identify theft reports we hear about with increasing occurence.
Don’t be a victim of identity theft
If you manage your payroll in-house as a Sage 100 ERP (MAS 90 / 200) customer, it is more important than ever for you to ensure that the social security number presented to you by a new employee has not been used by a current or former employee. Unfortunately the Sage 100 ERP payroll module does not have a built in mechanism to check this for you. In order to review for duplicate social security numbers you must compare employee by employee. And if you manage multiple companies for payroll – and also maintain archival companies for old payroll years, you could spend a long time trying to gain this assurance.
However, with GetX Search for Sage 100 ERP you can simply enter in the social security number into the GetX browser and you’ll instantly find out if you have a duplicate, potentially saving you hours every time you hire a new employee. A free 30-day trial ofGetX is available for you to download now at http://www.xkzero.com/ERP_search/
Here is a brief video showing how that is done.
How about that – universal search – and a little peace of mind. firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve been telling anyone willing to listen about the tremendous time savings, and occasional client-saving advantages of having universal search for your ERP, but we know its not for everyone. Who is it not for, you might ask? We’ve been compiling a list. Here are 10 surefire ways to know that universal search in your ERP is not for you:
I enjoy standing in lines. Like at the DMV.
I enjoy making others wait.
I enjoy looking for things in the dark.
When I can’t find what I’m looking for, I’m okay with that.
“Why take the shortcut when there’s always a longer way?” is part of my mantra.
For my kid’s birthday party I always choose ‘find the needle in the haystack’ as the game to play.
Stopping at the gas station for directions is a valued part of my social life.
I’m the best in my office at memorizing customer purchase order numbers.
I have a PhD in System Navigation.
I don’t know what you are looking for anyway.
Especially if #10 sounds familiar, we say keep on navigating those good old-fashioned menu structures. But actually with GetX version 2.0 we’ve introduced some fuzzy logic – so maybe if you kind of know what you are looking for, universal search might help.
If you’ve read this far and think you might like to know more about how you can save time in your Sage 100 ERP system, please check out one of our upcoming webinars!