Have you taken any time recently to reflect on how mobile devices are transforming the world around us? Our personal and work lives are practically engulfed by the impact of mobile devices now, but has your business fully embraced the mobile age yet? Or are you still hesitating?

According to Statista, there are about 2.08 billion smartphone users worldwide in 2016 and that number is expected to steadily increase in the next five years. We’re no strangers to mobile devices so if you’re still hesitating to fully embrace mobility in your business, it’s most likely because you’re unsure of the steps or decisions you need to take along the way.

That’s okay! We’ve got your back with this list of the five most important things you can do before going mobile in your business.

5 Things To Do Before Going Mobile

  1. Use what’s available first. Look at the mobile solutions that are available from providers you’re already working with. You already know the company and what they can do so this should make your transition to mobile a lot easier. Are you a SYSPRO user? SYSPRO Espresso is a superb mobile solution that offers the full functionality of SYSPRO on any mobile device you like.
  2. Focus on the user experience. What made devices like the iPhone so popular? The experience of using it compared to other mobile phones was a lot easier. A key factor in your mobile selection should be the user interface (UI) and how intuitive the solution isagain, SYSPRO Espresso is a great example of this.
  3. Make sure the mobile solution can operate offline. The sooner you accept the fact that the time is going to come when a team member won’t be able to connect to the internet the easier it will be to make the right choice. You need a mobile solution that can still operate when it’s offline and sync to the network later when it’s reconnected. SYSPRO Espresso has this abilityjust saying.
  4. Talk to your customers. One of the driving forces of going mobile should be to improve customer service and satisfaction. Take a little time to meet with some key customers and ask them to help you identify business processes that could be improved by going mobile.
  5. Talk to your employees. Encouraging your employees to participate and suggest how further improvements can be made in your business is one of the secrets to success. Going mobile should be viewed as a business improvement project, so get your team involved and give them a platform to voice mobile solution suggestions.

The world has gone mobile and it’s only moving forward. The best thing you can do for you and your business is to embrace it. Have a question about the mobile solution, SYSPRO Espresso, mentioned in this post? You contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them for you.