Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mobile Handheld PDAs, Barcode Scanners and ERPs

Last week my PSO (professional services organization) team gave me a demonstration of one of the coolest mobile software applications for handheld PDA that I have ever seen. This one mobile software application does the following:
  • Proof of delivery - route delivery
  • Route assignments
  • Customer's payment status
  • Customer's details
  • Work Order Dispatch
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Identifies nearest source of additional inventory (mobile or warehouse)
  • New product orders
  • Fleet tracking (odometer readings, driver logs, hours of service)
  • Critical message (alerts) - requires driver to read before continuing
  • Planagrams - Mobile application tells the driver how much product to deliver to each customer and on what date
  • Preventative maintenance planning and service tickets

These are just a few of the features that our customer asked us to customize for their business in just one mobile software application. This customer has chosen the Psion Teklogix WorkAbout Pro as their mobile handheld computer.

This mobile application is complex and huge, yet the processing speed is still very good on the mobile devices. My team has been given a challenge, and they have met the challenge.

This is an example of the kinds of enterprise quality mobile applications that MobileDataforce delivers to our customers weekly.