Hot Topics In The Mobile Computing Industry
ERP & Supply Chain Systems
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ERP (Enterprise Resource
Management) systems relate to the IT
discipline that deals with keeping fundamental business processes of a
company - whether they deal with manufacturing automobiles or providing
financial services to its customers.
Wireless ERP is an enhancement to core
ERP applications and
systems so that mobile sales force and customer service personnel can interact with
this information from anywhere, any time.
bandwidth limitations. MobileInfo advises careful design of user
interface, dialogue and application data flow.
Support for multiple
devices. You can not always control the type of devices that
different sets of employees may buy. MobileInfo recommends that vendors should support most
common devices and utilize handheld data transformation software that
will support multiple devices.
message and transaction recovery
(called message persistency in technical terms) from handheld devices
and wireless networks is extremely important.
Security is extremely
with your in-house ERP systems is extremely important
Sonic Software and Xora
Inc. are developing software products that will interface with supply
chain systems. Sonic Air supplies a wireless messaging software -
Sonic MQ e-business messaging middleware server. Xora build remote
Sonic is working with GE
Global Exchange Services and Commerce One also.
World Commerce Online
Inc, - offers its customers (agricultural consortiums and
flower consortium, a fruit consortium) web-based wireless interface to
its ERP system. This is based on Xora technology.
Group, Montreal, PQ, Canada - Employs PalmVII PDAs for
allowing its sales force to access customer information wirelessly.
They use Ironside's eWireless platform.
& Sessions Case Study
Source - Some of the
information on this page is from e-week magazine - July 9 2001 issue.