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Mobile Apps and QAD


Stephen McHugh Broom Street Software


03
-
17,2013

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”Industry Trends”

According to a recent Gartner report,
approximately 40 percent of the workforce
will be mobile by 2016, when people will
buy more than 1.6 billion smart mobile
devices
globally,
“Mobile is about
computing at the right time, in the
moment. It is the point of entry for all
applications, delivering personalized,
contextual experiences.”



“Industry Trends”



Gartner’s David Mitchell Smith are
advising enterprises to avoid the
temptation of creating a “mobile strategy”
but rather to use mobile in a way that
integrates it into the applications and
architectures that the business already is
using
“The right approach is to focus on
the impact of mobile on your IT
strategies.”

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“Industry Trends”


With growing numbers of staff travelling
and out of range of the central ERP
system, the ability to provide mobile
access to ERP is becoming increasingly
important to limit downtime and increase
productivity.


But mobile does not just
enhance employee productivity; it can
transform sales.


An ERP system that
offers immediate, remote access to
business critical information regardless of
employee location is vital, and can be the
difference in winning or losing a sale.

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“Old Paradigm”


Mobile Access


across virtual private
networks (VPNs) using company
-
owned
laptops, for example


just don’t fit the
modern world or the modern workforce.
What’s expected by today’s employees are
apps that encapsulate small but useful
pieces of function, downloadable from an
app store, onto the smartphone or tablet
of their choice.


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“Benefits of Mobile ERP”


Improved quality of service to customers
by providing employees with access to
information anywhere


Greater productivity from mobile workers


Deeper business relationships through
faster response times and more
comprehensive, immediately available
information


A competitive advantage from the ability
to deliver real
-
time information nearly
instantaneously








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“Benefits of Mobile ERP”


More accurate data capture by workers in
the field, without the need to re
-
key
information later on.



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“What could I do from my Mobile
Desk”


Check Order Status


Release Credit Holds


Update Due Dates


Change Planning Data


Perform Inventory Transactions


Order Product


Check Inventory


Receive Alerts



Check on Manufacturing Processes


Review KPI’s


Add a
Userid
/Group To Menu Option


Applicatons

are endless

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“What I can do from my Mobile
Desk. Continued”

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What does this mean??


Protect your investment


Personalize your ERP Experience



Re
-
Usable Code


Separate User Interface and Business
Logic


Work on the “FUN” Stuff.

“Personalize Your Experience”


“Real Bang for the Buck”


Only See Sub
-
Sets of Data as defined by
Back End


Define Alerts by
Userid


Isolate Problems/Issues quickly



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OKAY How to Do It?? 3 Pieces

1)
BACK END (“App Server,
Database,Software
”)

2)
Middle Ware (Progress Web Services)


3)
Front End, IOS, Android, Windows,
HTML5


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Back End


Configure Progress App Server to
Configure DB Setup


Database can be pure custom or hybrid of
custom and Standard QAD DB


Setup Unique APP Backend Rules with
software, Security and Roles


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Middle Ware (WebServices)


Use Progress Web Services to
Communicate with DB


Industry Standard Protocols


No Extra Investment In Technology, As
long as you are on “Open Edge” Progress
10


Business Logic and Retrieval done with
Progress 4gl “Leverage IT Expertise”

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Front End (IOS , Android)


Develop Front End Using IOS or Android


Company Decision to Deploy which OS


Back End and
Webservices

not affected by
Choice


IOS Will require a Developers Account
with Apple (Minimal Fee (100$)


Apple Provides Secure Area for Private
Apps B2B


“MOBILE DESK”

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“Order Desk”

“Planning Desk”

“Purchasing
Desk”

“Inventory
Desk”

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Questions??



Thanks for coming!!