Designed to drive new efficiencies and increased collaboration between field operatives, supply chain professionals and customers, the solutions include mobile electronic invoicing, transport ordering, delivery tracking, proof of delivery (POD) issuing, inventory reporting, stock-out validation and point of sale (POS) visibility via Android, Windows Mobile 7 and Apple iPhone & iPad devices.
“Whilst many companies have built strong EDI alliances, some using cloud based solutions, we have yet to see smart applications filter down to intelligent mobile devices”, says Matthew Slinn, CEO and founder of Perceptant. “The computing power and internet access speed that’s now in the palm of our hand means we can now deliver pioneering supply chain software solutions via mobile computing that are both cost-effective and feature rich”.
According to recent estimates, the global mobile applications market is expected to be worth $25.0 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 29.6% from 2010 to 2015, yet business applications have been slow coming to market.
“Mobile supply chain and einvoicing solutions can have a dramatic and positive effect by improving working practices and business processes”, says Mark Taplow, Director of Supply Chain Consulting. “They also generate a substantial ROI by improving profit margins and sustainability across the industry, which until this announcement from Perceptant, just didn’t exist”.
Perceptant’s range of mobile solutions, require no upfront investment and are simply rented to customers on a monthly basis. In addition, a standard API is available to partners wishing to integrate existing back-office ERP, Accounting and Management applications with their growing range of “off the shelf” and customised mobile solutions.
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Perceptant is a leading provider of software and services that drive the integration, synchronisation and collaboration of global supply chains.