Sage Mobile Sales Retirement Announcement and xkzero Promotion

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Often in life just as one door closes, another one opens.

With the announcement of the retirement of Sage Mobile Sales  xkzero is happy to offer a special promotion exclusively for Sage 100 businesses.

There is no mobile sales app on the market today that is as easy to install and use that will meet the exact needs of your distribution or manufacturing sales team, than iSales 100.  In fact, we believe that iSales is the most powerful, flexible – useful – mobile sales app for mid-sized and growing small businesses.

Selling from a Trade Show, the showroom floor, or a customer location?  You’ll love how quickly and easily iSales will produce powerful results and have you standing out from the competition.

For those of you who purchased Sage Mobile Sales, we have special savings for you: switch to iSales 100 – Advanced Mobile Sales for Sage 100  between now and January 31, 2016 and receive these additional incentives:

        • 10% off the initial purchase price of iSales 100
        • Plus, a 30 day full money back guarantee!

Here are some of the feature benefits of iSales (feature set varies depending on Edition purchased):

Transaction Processing – Create the Ideal User Experience

  • Process new sales orders, quotes, invoices and credit memos
  • Transaction restrictions by user
  • Add new customers and contacts on the fly
  • Signature capture
  • Receipt printing and emailing
  • Create Sales Order Memos
  • Edit ‘Bill to’, ‘Ship to’, ‘Ship Via’ during transaction entry
  • Reprint open orders and invoices
  • Select multiple items at once for rapid data entry
  • Lot / serial number support
  • Barcode scanning (also supports Alias item numbers)
  • LTL freight calculation
  • Sales tax calculation
  • And more!

Pocket Intelligence:

  • View open sales orders
  • View open invoices
  • View customer memos
  • Item Quantity On Hand, On Sales Order, On Purchase Order, Available
  • Hide / display price – cost – quantity options
  • Customer last purchase history by item
  • Select one or several or all warehouse codes for access

Smart Device Productivity:

  • Spanish language enabled
  • View inventory images from Sage 100 item masterfile
  • Hot lists (favorites)
  • Alert badges for new customers, contacts and items
  • Refined, easy to use data management
  • Phone, email, map, calendar integration

Technology:

  • Native iOS (Apple mobile devices – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
  • Exclusive / native integration to Sage 100
  • Offline synchronization via xkzero Web Services
  • iOS 7 and up
  • Sage 100 version 4.5 and up (2016 coming soon!)

Licensing:

  • Unlimited Device License pricing model
  • Unlimited Users – Unlimited Companies
  • Pricing based on choice of three versions – Inquiry Edition – Business Edition – Enterprise Edition
  • Private label option – enhanced modern B2B sales app

Try before you buy:

We might not be able to solve every mobile sales need with iSales 100, but we’ve built it in a way that let’s us satisfy most.  Care to try it before you buy it?  Just visit our website from your iPhone or iPad at www.xkzero.com/mobility and click on Download.

You’ll be redirected to the Apple App store where you can download the app, log in using the User: demo and Password: password.

Synchronize the data and give it a whirl.

Then if you have questions, contact us at info@xkzero.com or call 847-416-2009 and we’ll answer all of your questions and provide you a demo of the back end.

More iSales 100 resources here.

iSales for Sage 100: Try it before you buy it!

iSales for Sage 100: Try it before you buy it!

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Your Mobile ERP Strategy – Focus On Business Goals First

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Everyone is telling you that your business should be going mobile. But should it? And if so, where do you start?

Last month we began a series exploring ways to develop mobile strategies to leverage your ERP system. Let’s look at how you can move forward to get started.

When making a decision about introducing any new tool that hooks into your ERP system, you should be reasonably sure of a few things first: Will the solution being automated be reliable? Will it be flexible? Will it be useable?

Reliable
Because no one can afford to be in a customer facing situation and not have their application perform as designed. If that happens to you, you might as well hand them the phone numbers of your competitors.

Flexible
Because not every company has the same needs; not every user in a company has the same needs; and needs change over time.

Usable
Because ERP automation needs to be intuitive and inviting to the user for a successful roll-out.

Reliable, flexible, usable. Keep these characteristics in mind as requirements for any ERP app–especially when moving to mobile processing.

ESTABLISH YOUR BUSINESS GOALS.

With this trio of key characteristics in mind, your first big step is to establish your business goals.

I recommend starting by asking the big questions first, such as these:

  • How can we accelerate growth?
  • How can we create a competitive advantage?
  • What are all of the processes that lend themselves to mobile?
  • What is unique to our industry that can allow us to stand out?
  • Are there new ways to sell and market our offerings?

Engage with the more creative members of your team to brainstorm with these kinds of questions as a jumping point to produce ideas. Garnering feedback from those with various viewpoints can likely generate solutions worthy of further exploration and discovery.

MEASURABLE GOALS

Next, do your best to articulate measurable goals, such as these:

  • Drive revenue growth.
  • Eliminate redundant tasks.
  • Accelerate the entire sales process.
  • Improve accuracy.
  • Streamline processes.
  • Improve customer service.
  • Improve decision making.

Drive revenue growth. Consider how you might be perceived by your customers and prospects if you could offer a mobile app to allow customers to check order or inventory status, or even place an order with you directly on their smart phone or tablet.

Eliminate redundant tasks. We’ve all dealt with handwritten orders faxed or hand-delivered to the office only to be manually keyed in by a person. Do away with unnecessary work.

Accelerate sales process. If you can place an order faster it only holds that you may be able to pick, deliver and collect on those orders too.

Improve accuracy. No one is as familiar with the deal details as you and the customer. If you can book the order when you are in front of them, especially if you can provide an email or print confirmation, you are likely one step ahead in terms of accuracy.

Streamline processes. This means fewer hands in the kitchen. ‘Nuff said.

Improve customer service. Why not consider a mobile app for all of your customer facing staff that provides them any time, anywhere access to critical customer information? If you can answer a customer’s question now as opposed to the next time you’re in the office, you probably just made that customer happy.

Improve decision making. Imagine you’re closing a deal and you are able to show the customer what the product looks like and when you can deliver it. Wouldn’t that be cool?

We’re just scratching the surface here and could go on about payment acceptance, automating sales at trade shows or special events and so on. For today, though, our hope is that we’ve sparked your imagination with ways to define business goals to ignite a mobile ERP process.

Look for our next post in our mobile ERP apps strategy series focusing on functional needs by user.

See you out there.

By Paul Ziliak, co-founder, xkzero

 

If you would like to learn more about xkzero Mobility, Sage Mobile Sales, or would like to share your mobile ideas with us, please contact us at info@xkzero.com.

Introducing xkzero Digest

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Today, we launch the xkzero Digest, a periodic electronic publication designed to keep you informed of industry topics, technical updates and product and event announcements related to mobile technology for Sage ERP systems. In addition, we’ll write about custom development-related subjects, and provide information that helps inspire you to apply the best technology, at the right time, for you and your clients.

Focus: What You Want to Know

While we already have many topics and articles we’re excited to share with you, we also invite you to let us know about subjects of interest to ensure that we continue to focus on things that matter most to you.

We’re at a Technology Crossroads

As we embark on 2015, the world of ERP and accounting software systems is without a doubt at a crossroads. The world of business management systems into which many of us

Team xkzero is focused and ready!

Team xkzero is focused and ready!

entered 20 or 30 years ago—where a single consultant would sell and install the system, perhaps even set up the server as well as conduct the set-up and training—becomes more of a faint memory with each passing year.

Conversely, in today’s specialized business world, those who create the most value concentrate on a particular specialty. At xkzero, we have that kind of clear focus—it’s all about mobile ERP—and it’s our wish that this dedication benefits each and every one of you.

Pushing Boundaries and Yielding Rewards

These days, the businesses that push boundaries with technology reap the greatest rewards. Whether your clients use Sage ERP X3, Sage 100 ERP and/or Sage 500 ERP, we think xkzero can help you create new revenue streams, not to mention customer satisfaction and loyalty.

xkzero Digest Content

Our first issue of xkzero Digest introduces our new director of technical services, Alnoor Cassim, and also includes a guide to help you install and set up GetX Search so you can win more new customers and delight existing ones.

All the best for a great 2015!

Paul

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