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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Mobile Inventory Management Solution for SAP

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Mobile Inventory Management Solution for SAP

Looking to streamline your inventory and warehouse management processes? If so, implementing an efficient SAP Mobile Inventory and Warehouse Management Solution could be the perfect way forward for your business. With the right solution in place, you can improve inventory accuracy, warehouse productivity, and overall operational visibility. 

However, with several options available in the market, choosing the right SAP Mobile Inventory and Warehouse Management solution can be a daunting task. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a list of five important factors to consider when selecting a solution. Let's dive in!

1. Out-of-the-Box Integration with SAP

Before investing in an SAP Mobile Inventory and Warehouse Management Solution, it is crucial to ensure seamless integration with your existing SAP system. This integration will enable real-time data updates, so physical movements in the warehouse are immediately reflected in SAP. All standard SAP transactions should be built into the solution allowing for rapid deployment. 

By having true visibility into your warehouse operations, you can make informed decisions and better manage people, orders, and inventory, improving the overall efficiency of your supply chain.

2. User-Friendly Interface

A user-friendly interface is essential for the successful implementation and adoption of any software solution. When evaluating SAP Mobile Inventory and Warehouse Management Solutions, consider the ease of use, intuitiveness, and navigation of the interface.

Look for solutions that offer a simple, intuitive interface that requires minimal training for your employees. This will ensure a smooth transition from the old ways of working and drive rapid user adoption of the new solution.

3. Mobile Device Compatibility

In the hyper-competitive commercial world, B2B mobility solutions can be an important differentiator.  The SAP Mobile Inventory and Warehouse Management Solution you choose should be compatible with a wide range of mobile devices,  smartphones, tablets, and scanners and be able to run on both IOS and Android operating systems.

4. Configuration and Scalability

Every business has unique requirements and workflows. Therefore, it’s essential to choose an SAP Mobile Inventory and Warehouse Management Solution that can be easily configured to meet your specific operational needs.

Look for a solution that offers flexible configuration options, allowing you to tailor the system to match your business processes seamlessly. The best mobile solutions come together with a No-Code/Low-Code Platform which enables changes to workflows and screens to meet your exact warehouse processes without needing to write any code. No-Code/Low-Code Platforms enable organizations to meet the challenge of scalability of the solution to accommodate localizations, changes in business processes, and future growth

5. Change Management, Training, and Support

Implementing a new software solution involves change management, training your employees, and ensuring ongoing technical support. Before finalizing your decision, evaluate these important project components.  

A reputable vendor should offer comprehensive training programs, documentation, and round-the-clock customer support to assist you throughout the implementation and beyond. This will ensure a smooth transition to new ways of working and minimize any operational disruptions.

Make the Right Mobile Inventory Management Choice

Selecting the right SAP Mobile Inventory and Warehouse Management solution is a critical decision that can significantly impact your business operations. By considering factors such as integration, user-friendly interface, mobile compatibility, ease of configuration,  change management, and support, you can make an informed choice that aligns with your business needs.

Remember, implementing an effective solution is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Take the time to assess your unique requirements, involve key stakeholders, and thoroughly evaluate the available options. With the right solution in place, you can optimize your inventory and warehouse management processes, paving the way for improved efficiency and cost savings

Innovapptive’s mInventory Mobile Inventory Management Solution

Innovapptive is a global leader in connected worker solutions for industrial settings. Our mInventory (Mobile Inventory and Warehouse Management) app provides a comprehensive solution for all types of warehousing. mInventory offers out-of-the-box and highly configurable functionality around inbound, outbound, and internal inventory movements 

Out-of-the-box transactions include goods receiving, putaway, picking, packing goods issues, stock overview, bin-to-bin transfers,  and many more commonly used inventory and warehouse transactions. If you have customized SAP then no problem, that’s easy work for RACE™ (Rapid App Configuration Engine) Innovapptive’s No-Code Platform

mInventory runs on rugged devices from Honeywell, and Zebra, and is available on smartphones and tablets using iOS and Android, The solution also supports industry-leading scanning peripheral devices from Honeywell, Infinite Peripherals, Zebra, and others.

mInventory delivers many competitive advantages and differentiators, including:

  • SAP Warehouse support: Supports all SAP modules, including Inventory Management (IM), Warehouse Management (WM), Storeroom Management (StRM), and Extended Warehouse Management (EWM). 
  • No more paperwork: Digitize and automate warehouse operations to speed processes, increase accuracy, boost productivity, and improve decision-making. 100% paperless operations are now achievable including scanning inbound paperwork and uploading to SAP or a Document Management System. 
  • Real-time visibility into inventory: mInventory provides real-time digital tracking of inventory at every step of the warehouse process. Know what’s in your warehouse, pinpoint its precise location, and understand exactly how many items you’re holding right now – instantly. 
  • Greater warehouse productivity and inventory accuracy: Replacing inefficient paper with a digital process means you can enjoy inventory accuracy greater than 99%; realize up to 30% greater warehouse productivity, and improve cycle count speed by up to 50%. 
  • Lower inventory carrying costs and downtime: Accurate physical inventory will ensure your material ordering systems are placing orders for the right quantities, avoiding excessive inventory holding.  
  • Works with many popular industrial scanners and printers: Use mInventory with any mobile barcode scanner or smartphone and printer. Easy integration using Software Development Kits (SDK). Scan barcode/RFID/QR/Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Print labels anywhere/anytime to accelerate goods movement and improve inventory accuracy. Scan with a device camera or peripheral industrial scanner from major manufacturers such as  Zebra, Honeywell, and Infinite Peripherals. 

Have Questions? Need Some Help? Give Us a Call

Innovapptive is a global leader in the development and deployment of mobile inventory management solutions that seamlessly integrate with SAP. Our mInventory application delivers on each of the five important factors discussed today. Discover more in our latest whitepaper, Streamlining Inventory and Warehouse Management: The Benefits of Going Mobile. Download your free copy now simply by clicking here . Then, see for yourself the utility of mInventory in action through a no-obligation demo. Click here to arrange one at your convenience. Want to speak to one of our warehouse management experts? They’re standing by at 844-464-6668.

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