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5 Business Problems We’ll Help You Solve at COLLABORATE 16

Posted by on March 29, 2016 3:16 pm

The countdown is on to COLLABORATE 16 in beautiful Las Vegas! There’s no shortage of fun to be had throughout one of the biggest Oracle events of the year, but there’s plenty of education and insight, too. We’re thrilled to be returning to COLLABORATE as a Platinum Elite sponsor. #TeamDSI will be out in full force with presentations, live demonstrations and networking events. Instead of reviewing our COLLABORATE line-up, let’s take a closer look at some of the most pervasive business problems facing your company and how we’ll help you solve them.

1. Get business value out of new technology like the cloud and IoT

Understanding how to leverage newer technologies like the cloud and Internet of Things can be more difficult to navigate than a Las Vegas buffet. How do you know what to choose? And how do you plan an implementation strategy that optimizes your company’s use of that technology without disrupting your existing workflow?

Whether you’re considering the cloud, the Internet of Things or both, we’ll explore both topics—and their potential for solving supply chain challenges—during two COLLABORATE presentations. Plus, swing by Booth 923 and pick up a copy of the newest DSI magazine, which is all about the cloud.

Explore the cloud and IoT:

  • The Impact of IoT on Supply Chain Performance | 8 a.m., April 13, Mandalay Bay Ballroom L
  • 5 Critical Considerations Before Moving Your Enterprise to the Cloud | 9:15 a.m., April 13, Reef D

2. Stop wasting time and money with manual data collection

Limited visibility, a higher likelihood of errors, stunted productivity—there’s no shortage of reasons to cut out the clipboard and automate data collection. In today’s fast-moving digital economy, businesses are under increasing pressure to function in real-time—and to do that, you need visibility into what’s happening up and down your supply chain.

The good news? DSI has unmatched experience in building world-class data collection solutions, including those that are fully integrated with leading ERP providers like Oracle. Not only can we implement the solution that best meets your business needs; we’ll also extend the functionality of your ERP system into the hands of your employees, increasing productivity and efficiency.

See DSI data collection in action:

  • A Self-Sufficient Barcode & Label Solution That Meets the Demands of Your Business Processes (featuring DSI customer Spray Equipment) | 10:45 a.m., April 12, Lagoon I
  • Live Demo: 11:45 a.m., April 13, Booth 923

3. Don’t let disconnected environments hinder your field service team

Field service teams spend most of their time, well, in the field—and these service areas don’t always include reliable connectivity. Instead of cutting your employees off from critical information that may damage the customer service experience with inaccurate inventory availability or missed work completion deadlines, equip your field service workers with technology that enables connectivity in any location and on any device.

With the inventory-aware DSI Field Service Solution, you’ll eliminate manual processes, increase visibility of field activities and significantly reduce service costs. In Vegas terms, that’s what we refer to as a jackpot! As a result, you’ll know you have the right person at the right job as scheduled, along with the correct parts and reliable, real-time access to inventory information so workers can immediately fulfill orders.

Get a closer look at the DSI Field Service Solution:

  • Live Demo: 6:30 p.m., April 12, Booth 923

4. Help your customers buy more products by knowing where to find them

Here’s a key question: do you know where your products are? If not, your customers certainly won’t be able to find them—and that might compromise your ability to make sales. Yet while your customers clamor for this information, you’re busy bridging a vast gulf between manufacturers and customers that spans a multi-tiered distribution chain. Sounds like an impossible challenge, right?

We’ve got the solution: the DSI Product Locator App. Get closer to your customer with real-time product availability and location information. Plus, you can easily integrate eCommerce capabilities to increase sales for customers and trading partners. Not only does the DSI Product Locator App give customers the real-time availability info they demand; it serves them that information in a sophisticated, consumer-grade mobile experience that makes navigating the accurate, inventory-aware product and service information a breeze.

See the DSI Product Locator App in action:

  • Live Demo: 10:30 a.m., April 12, Booth 923

5. Give your route sales teams the real-time info they need to make more sales

Like field service teams, route sales employees spend most of their time out in the field, meeting with customers and making sales. Connectivity may be sporadic, but that shouldn’t hinder an employee’s ability to access real-time inventory, customer and order information. Instead, you need the mobile-first solutions that enable business anytime, anywhere and on any device.

With the DSI Delivery & Route Sales Solution, route sales employees can not only access the information they need; they can also handle product re-orders and changes on the road without a trip back to the home office for data and order updates. And with easily integrated mobile apps that include product locator and survey capabilities, you can quickly build the comprehensive route sales solution that fits your company’s specific needs, closing critical information gaps and equipping employees to close business, up-sell and cross-sell, all while in the field.

Take a closer look at the DSI Delivery & Route Sales Solution:

  • Live Demo: 2:15 p.m., April 13, Booth 923

Are your biggest business challenges on this list? Or are there other problems you’re interested in solving while at COLLABORATE? We’d love to hear how we can help. Take a look at our COLLABORATE hub to find out where we’ll be, and feel free to schedule a meeting now before your conference agenda fills up. See you in Vegas!

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