Enterprise mobile solutions are about providing additional access to your back office systems to improve many aspects of your business. Here are five ways to optimize the return on investment of your mobile solution.
- 1. Deliver beneficial and compelling functionality
Mobile solutions are different than desktop solutions – if you start there you’re already on the right path to optimizing your ROI. And the best place to start is by taking the mobile users’ perspective. Focus on meeting the needs of the mobile user, not blindly pushing data out to the mobile user or mobilizing older processes and forms.
Another necessary approach is to “stay out of the way of the mobile user.” This means that you should not give the mobile user one more thing to do, rather support them in working through the business process.
Remember, beneficial and compelling functionality will drive adoption of your solution. And adoption will drive usage, which ultimately drives your ROI.
Your mobile audience, employee, partners, and customers, are used to packaged apps that provide real-time access to the information they need.
As with most large solutions, your first deliverable paves a path for more rapidly deployed subsequent deliverables. Leverage packaged apps to rapidly increase access for the masses in your mobile audience. And then leverage the infrastructure in your first deliverable to grow your mobile offering.
As you increase access to your back office systems for your mobile audience and achieve and exceed the ROI of your mobile solution, you also increase the ROI on your back office systems.
- 3. Understand Your Audience’s Expectations
Today, your mobile audience has access to hundreds of thousands of apps to provide them with the information they need. Expectations are changed and access is the key.
Your customers expect 24/7 access to your business, whether they are at their desktop or on their phone.
You can increase your interaction with your customers and prospects by being open for business when they want to engage with you – 10 years ago you ensured you had a website; today you also need a mobile app.
- 4. Increase Workforce Productivity
Automation of your paper-based business processes streamlined those processes. Now, with mobile access, additional streamlining is possible.
New this time around is your employees are already familiar with the hardware and how to run apps on that hardware.
By providing information at the point of performance you increase the output of your workforce while increasing the quality of the output.
- 5. Spend less time in the project and more time using the solution
Just a packaged apps increase your speed to ROI, look to solution providers with packaged deployment methodologies to minimize the impact on the workforce, minimize the impact on the back office systems, and get it implemented right the first time.
Increasing access to the back office extends the ROI on the back office solutions.
Smartsoft Mobile recently conducted a webinar on this topic – you can playback a recording of that webinar here – Smartsoft Mobile’s Five Ways to Optimize the ROI of your Mobile Solution.
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