A Mobile Business Solution Is Not Just a Mobile Application

These days we have a mobile workforce, mobile clientele and mobile business partners. Everyone is looking for a mobile application. As a business manager, what I want are mobile business solutions. Yes, maybe mobile applications are a part of the solution, but they may not meet the needs of a mobile business solution. When it comes to mobile, a total business solution needs to address these key questions:

  • Is my solution simple and easy to use on my mobile device?
  • Does it use my mobile limited screen view efficiently?
  • Is it structured to take me from beginning to end of the workflow without going from one application to another?
  • Are data fields pre-populated to minimize data entry?
  • Can I use my mobile business solution when I am not connected to the Internet?
  • Does it allow me to use the native capability of my mobile device (Camera, GPS, etc.)?
  • Is the data secure both on my mobile device and during data exchange?

To address these questions consistently for all of my mobile business solutions, my organization needs to have an enterprise mobile strategy. It is not enough to simply take my enterprise applications and expose them on a mobile web browser using responsive design. In some cases, this may be okay, but in many cases it falls short of the total mobile business solution needs. Here is what an enterprise mobile strategy should answer from the previous questions:

  • Keep it simple, to the point, with only information needed, when it is needed.
  • Use mobile design techniques that optimize screen viewing real estate.
  • Design for enterprise integration to seamlessly flow between the main business applications.
  • Prepopulate data fields to minimize data entry.
  • Use native memory storage to keep key information and allow for data synchronization.
  • Take advantage of mobile capabilities such as camera and GPS.
  • Use a mobile platform that has the inherent security built in and know how to configure it properly.

As an Oracle Platinum Partner, Sofbang knows how to address each of these areas and can help you in devising an enterprise mobile strategy that can meet your mobile business solution needs. Check out the Sofbang Mobile Needs Assessment to help you put in place an enterprise mobile strategy that will meet the needs of your mobile business solutions.

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Sofbang recognized by CIO Review as one of the 20 Most Promising Campus Technology Providers of 2014

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Selected by a panel of experts and members of CIO Review’s editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship in education, Sofbang has been named one of the 20 Most Promising Campus Technology Providers. Featured in the Campus Technology Special Edition of CIO Review, Sofbang was recognized for its innovative solutions addressing the need of a platform that facilitates a seamless digital exchange of information across different departments and users.

The education industry is rapidly making technological advancements transforming the way students, faculty and administration interact, increasing the need for the conventional systems to integrate with a unified digital solution. As an Oracle Platinum Partner, Sofbang provides digital, mobile and cloud-based solutions tailored to meet the growing needs within the education industry. Sofbang’s understands the everyday challenges of various lines of businesses having to exchange information and streamline processes within the education domain. Sofbang’s Designed for Change methodology breaks down large complex ERPs and Student Information Systems (SIS) into a simplified integrated user experience that adjust and grow as the needs grow.

With 15 years of experience in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Mobile and Cloud implementations, Sofbang has been enriching the standards of the education system, becoming the preferred partner of choice for providing a unified digital experience for the education industry. Building its solutions around a unified digital experience, providing secure portals, integrated mobility and on-premise with cloud integration solutions, enables staff, users, partners and suppliers to stay connected throughout an organization’s network.

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Mobile Work Order Management Using Oracle BPM

Mobile Work Order Management Using Oracle BPM

A successful, optimized service chain enables service organizations to increase resource efficiency, productivity, and utilization while reducing costs and enhancing the overall customer experience. With different mobile solutions in the market, gone are the days when members of your maintenance crew had to factor in “windshield time” when responding to work orders. Even if they’re driving or out in the field, they can now receive tasks, complete them, and update the system to keep everyone in the loop. This means faster response times, less time wasted on “remind me again” phone calls, less paperwork, and better workflow.
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