How Mobile Processes Help Companies Gain a Competitive Edge

By: Christine

Mobile applications can facilitate and even enhance daily business processes to improve productivity within almost any type of organization. The investment of going mobile in the short term can ultimately save your business precious resources like time and money in the long term.

It is important to evolve from outdated processes when new technology offers alternatives – yet, as the saying goes, “old habits die hard.” Transitioning your team can be both difficult and daunting. You could be putting your company at risk as your competitors embrace new mobile technology and position themselves for significant productivity gains.

According to a study by Deloitte, 96% of engineering and construction company executives realized greater productivity as a benefit of using mobile technology, and the companies that responded reported a regular use of mobile devices for work-related activities.

Other benefits of mobility noted by 91% of architects, engineers and contractors in the study included improved collaboration, less reliance on paper, and fewer unanticipated problems. We helped our client, one of the nation’s top construction firms, experience some of these results with the creation of an electronic timecard application. This iOS and Android friendly app transitioned the company away from paper and manual processes. Now the company benefits from a more streamlined and accurate payroll process as well as increased productivity.

Overall, mobile applications can facilitate and even enhance daily business processes to improve productivity within almost any type of organization. The investment of going mobile in the short term can ultimately save your business precious resources like time and money in the long term.

In addition, mobile technology can provide your company with unique capabilities unmatched by your competitors. For instance, we worked with our client – a commercial facility maintenance service company, to create unique web and mobile software that provided real-time and interactive mapping capabilities in order to greatly improve productivity and keep everyone in the loop. Their advanced system will set them apart from their competitors, win over more customers and attract better contractors.

How can you transition your company over to processes that run on the cloud and ensure your team is taking full advantage of their mobile devices?

Begin by starting small. Make minor changes and adjustments, and ensure everyone is on the same page. During a time of implementing change, it can be important to recognize the power of small victories. Gaining a competitive advantage will be worth the effort it takes to implement mobile technology, and celebrating achievements along the way before project completion can help you stay motivated until the very end.

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