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Mobile ERP: Connecting Workers, Machines, Systems & Data on the Shop Floor & in the Warehouse
Mobile technology is a game changer across all segments of society right now—and the food industry is no exception. Having access to transactional data and

shop floor workers  & Data on the Shop Floor & in the Warehouse Mobile technology is a game changer across all segments of society right now—and the food industry is no exception. Having access to transactional data and real-time metrics at the very locations where this information is needed is today a reality. If your company is investigating an investment in ERP, a review of this kind of on-site, real-time functionality, with every vendor you meet, is critical in today’s working environment.

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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shop floor workers  SMMs seamlessly connects the shop floor to the enterprise, allowing a manufacturer to see, analyze and control its hub of operations in real time for the best competitive advantage. No matter how lean the production process, if the resulting data cannot be seen and acted upon in real time, or worse must be manually fed back into the ERP system, all savings are lost. In fact, according to Forrester Research, shop-floor visibility is imperative when it comes to managing such supply chain issues as Read More

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