As you prepare to mobilize your sales force with a smart phone or tablet, here are a few things about iSales 100 you might like to know.
1. iSales 100 Follows an Unlimited User and Device Licensing Model
No need to worry about additional iSales 100 user fees or set-up delays when you hire a new sales rep. iSales 100 is offered exclusively using an unlimited user and unlimited device model. That means that as you grow your sales team, your incremental cost of ownership won’t grow with it. xkzero offers 3 versions of iSales 100 – Inquiry/Business/Enterprise. Your xkzero account rep will be sure to identify the correct feature set for you.
As a bonus – let’s say you wanted to give one or more of your customers access to their account information – or perhaps even to have them enter their own orders directly from their iPhones or iPads. No problem! iSales 100 has the power and flexibility to provide your customers the access that is right for them. Isn’t an unlimited license model great?
2. Management of iSales 100 is Native to Sage 100 ERP
iSales 100 was designed with native management within Sage 100 ERP for one simple reason:
When setting up users, assigning customers, establishing rules, etc. we felt the customers would want the easiest possible experience to administer the application. What better way to manage iSales 100 than to build it directly into your already familiar Sage 100 ERP interface?
The result is that system administrators who already know the Sage system can quickly and confidently set up and manage users and permissions. No middleware to learn here!
3. We Follow Your Rules
We’ve seen some nicely designed mobile sales apps that have one minor problem. As soon as the user presents a unique feature request in order to satisfy an important business process or rule, they find out that request cannot be accommodated.
Those nice looking apps turn out to lack the capability to adapt to unique and changing needs, and end up being a fancy electronic catalog (which is fine if that’s what you need).
At xkzero we’ve noticed that companies are willing to invest in mobile sales apps when their specific needs can be met. Not only are we mobile app developers, but we are ProvideX programmers too—really good ones.
With our native integration and ProvideX programming capabilities, we’re often able to take care of a custom request not by modifying iSales 100 itself, but often simply by making a slight change on the back end using ProvideX, and allowing the back end rules drive the user experience.
4. iSales 100 May Be the Only “CRM” You Need
Calendar integration, email integration, phone integration. Access to customer memos.
Create new order memos. View open orders and invoices. Check inventory warehouse quantities and prices. Review customer last purchase history.
iSales 100 lets you do all of these things and more. What we’ve found is that many of our target customers—Distribution and Manufacturing companies—don’t need or want an expensive CRM system. For them, leveraging what is special about smart phones and tablets combined with direct Sage 100 ERP integration gives them all the “CRM” information they need to better serve customers and prospects.
5. Supports Apple Mobile Devices Only
“iSales 100 is great, but I already have Android phones.” We hear just that sort of thing frequently, but we continue to offer iSales 100 only for iOS (meaning Apple iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod Touch).
Why? At xkzero we believe that reliability, dependability and supportability are three non-negotiables when it comes to creating a great mobile sales app experience for the user. iSales 100 is used primarily as a tool to book a sale when it happens, often in customer facing situations. The last thing you can afford is for the app to not work. Especially if you are scanning bar codes, swiping a card payment or printing a receipt or proof of delivery, a dependable and stable platform is a must.
No doubt you can do lots of cool things with Android and there are many passionate fans of that platform, but supporting Android means supporting potentially dozens if not hundreds of different hardware combinations. Each new hardware device introduces exponentially more possible failure points and we don’t care to take that risk. iSales 100 is not perfect and neither is Apple, but we’re rolling with the most stable, easiest to support platform for mobile today, and we think you get a better experience because of it.
At xkzero, we believe that people perform best when they are confident, informed, and have a high level of trust in the tools they use. Maybe it’s time for your wholesale distribution business to start gearing up with mobile apps. If your ERP data tells the story of your customers and your inventory, shouldn’t that knowledge by in your pocket?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-416-2009, we can help you create a mobile plan that works for you.