Mobilize the Workforce by Mobilizing ERP

Mobility isn’t about shiny new toys, it’s about empowering your workforce.


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Your Challenge

  • Organizations who want to embrace the mobile trend usually begin with a customer-facing application. The biggest financial gains, however, can be realized by mobilizing internal business processes and therefore mobilizing ERP.
  • IT often does not know where to start when deciding which business process should be mobilized first.
  • Organizations must first decide whether mobile ERP is right for them, and then decide how to pursue mobile ERP before the IT project can begin.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Mobile ERP is not as simple as buying the latest mobile ERP add-on from your ERP vendor. Starting with a comprehensive business process assessment will save valuable time and resources.
  • Exception handling by management will be a key source of value from mobilizing your ERP system.
  • There are many different routes for pursuing mobile ERP; assessing your IT department’s ability to develop mobile applications will be the core activity to determine which route is best for your organization.

Impact and Result

  • Increase usage of your ERP system by end users and make the management team in your organization more efficient by allowing them to handle exceptions on the fly.
  • Turn the old ERP system everyone hates using into a lean and sleek software application that drives measurable improvements in productivity.
  • Save over $45,000 when mobilizing your ERP system with Info-Tech’s Project Blueprint.

Mobilize the Workforce by Mobilizing ERP


Assess the reality of mobile ERP in your enterprise

Determine if and how your organization should pursue mobile ERP.


Build the business case and gather requirements for your mobile ERP application

Gain end-user feedback to build the optimal mobile ERP application.


Build the mobile ERP application

Anticipate the implementation of your mobile ERP project.


Launch the mobile ERP application

Prepare for roll-out of your brand new mobile ERP application.

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Module 1: Assess the current state

The Purpose

  • To determine if your organization should pursue mobile ERP

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A go or no go decision regarding your organization’s need for mobile ERP



Rank enterprise goals

  • A go or no go decision


External trend analysis

  • Business process mobility assessment


Business process assessment

  • Potential value by business process identified


Opportunity Assessment

  • Assessment of current mobile ERP inventory


Identification of current mobile capabilities

Module 2: Move forward with mobile ERP

The Purpose

  • Assess your organization’s mobile development maturity level

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A recommendation about how to pursue mobile ERP given your organization’s mobile development maturity level



Assessment of design capabilities

  • Mobile development maturity assessment


Assessment of development capabilities

  • A recommended course of action to pursue mobile ERP


Assessment of testing capabilities


Assessment of maintenance capabilities

Module 3: Craft a business case

The Purpose

  • Build the business case for mobile ERP and sell it to senior management

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A heavily quantitative based business case
  • Tip for securing a senior management champion



Mobile ERP benefit assessment

  • Business case deliverable completed


Mobile ERP cost assessment

Module 4: Determine ERP form and function

The Purpose

  • To gather mobile ERP requirements with use cases and design solution using end user workshops

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Provide a template to capture all mobile ERP use cases
  • Best practice workshop activities to gain end user feedback with limited effort and time commitment



Use case development

  • Established use cases


Data assessment

  • Analysis of the data requirements for mobile ERP


Form factor analysis

  • Analysis of form factors to use when pursing mobile ERP


Platform analysis

  • Analysis of the platforms that can be used when developing mobile ERP


Application type recommendation

  • Analysis of what type of application should be build given certain process constraints


User interface design workshop activities

  • Workshop activities to speed up the UX design process

Module 5: Implement the project

The Purpose

  • Implement your mobile ERP project

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Best practice analysis for implementing the mobile ERP project
  • A populated project plan



Understand how to manage an internal development process

  • A populated mobile ERP project plan


Develop a vendor management strategy

  • A thorough understanding of best practices for managing vendors


How to test your new mobile ERP application

  • High level overview of best practices from the Software Development Life Cycle framework


Maintaining your mobile ERP application


Develop a monitoring program to gauge the success of the application

Module 6: Roll out the app

The Purpose

  • Prepare for roll-out of your brand new mobile ERP application

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand best practices for rolling out a mobile ERP application



Corporate app store analysis

  • A thorough understanding of best practices for app distribution, communication, and end user training


Communication best practices

  • Describe how to use the Process Based Documentation template


End user training best practices


Document the business processes

Search Code: 74596
Published: April 4, 2014
Last Revised: April 4, 2014