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But, We Only Scan Barcodes

Posted by Matt Scheer on Sep 28, 2016 5:09:50 PM

“We don’t need a mobile strategy. We only scan barcodes.”

I’ve heard this sentiment expressed on more than one site visit. But in the digital economy, it’s getting more and more difficult to believe. Everywhere you turn, you see technology deployed to enhance business practices. Mobile technology has become as much of a business tool as the ballpoint pen. In many cases, mobile is replacing that reliable tool!

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Topics: automated data collection, mobile platform, mobile strategy

DSI Platform Update: Reducing Delivery Time, Easing Upgrades

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Mar 2, 2016 11:17:23 AM

Increasing productivity—it’s a constant challenge, right? We may not be able to help de-clutter your inbox or minimize your meeting requests, but we can help you build and manage your company’s mobile apps more efficiently, thanks to the latest DSI Digital Supply Chain Platform (DSCP)TM
 update, 8.2 SP3.

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Topics: app delivery, dsi mobile platform, DSI platform update, dsi supply chain solutions, mobile app solutions, mobile platform, Platform & Technology

DSI Platform Updates: Enhance Your App Design, Enable Performance Consistency

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Jan 7, 2016 10:56:02 AM

The DSI Digital Supply Chain Platform (DSCP)TM
 is built to give you speed, scalability and agility when developing, deploying and managing your company’s mobile apps, and that includes meeting continually increasing demand for apps with a rich, sophisticated user experience. To better help you do that, the latest update to the DSCP, 8.2 SP2, includes features that empower you to easily improve the design of your apps and further enables device-agnostic app layout and functionality on both mobile devices and desktop computers.

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Topics: DSI Cloud Platform, mobile platform

3 Reasons to Take Your Inventory Management to the Cloud

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Dec 17, 2015 2:06:05 PM

With the holiday season in full gear, businesses race to keep up with customer demand and as a result, inventory management challenges rise to the forefront. A recent study revealed that out-of-stocks, overstocks and returns cost retail businesses a massive $1.75 trillion a year. To protect your bottom line, you need to know what’s in stock, what’s on order, and where and when it’s shipping—in short, you need real-time visibility into your inventory. Fortunately, cloud-based inventory management can play a crucial role in preventing feast or famine and addressing industry-specific inventory challenges so that you can escape the #blackfriday #fail Twitter hashtag combination next year.

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Topics: DSI Cloud Platform, cloud computing, cloud deployment, digital supply chain, inventory management, mobile platform, DSI cloud inventory™

Global Tech Leaders Identify the Technology You Can't Afford to Ignore

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Dec 3, 2015 12:57:54 PM

Technology evolves quickly—so quickly, in fact, that it can be tempting to tune out the tech chatter. If you’re a stakeholder or decision-maker in your company, how do you know what new technology to pursue? In KPMG’s fourth annual Global Technology Innovation Survey, 832 technology industry business leaders from around the globe offered their input on a wide variety of tech-related topics, including identifying the technologies that will have the greatest impact on driving business transformation over the next 3 years. Let’s take a look at their top four responses.

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Topics: DSI Cloud Platform, mobile platform, Platform & Technology

New DSI Platform Updates Enable Browser-Based Apps, Transaction Analytics

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Dec 2, 2015 12:50:33 PM

New updates to the DSI Digital Supply Chain Platform (DSCP)TM
, 8.2 SP1, make it easier to deliver rich, browser-based apps using an HTML5 client. Because you can deploy these browser-based apps to a broader range of devices and across more platforms without the need for device-resident client software, you’ll have less administrative overhead and the ability to distribute applications more broadly. The DSCP updates also include transaction analytics (pictured above) to help customers keep tabs on transaction activity and diagnose performance issues when integrating with back-end systems of record.

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Topics: mobile platform, Platform & Technology

Drive Adoption of Your New Mobile App: Put Your End User First

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Sep 8, 2015 4:09:48 PM

User-centered design starts with determining who the end user is and what they do. Consider the user’s role and the tasks they perform within that role. How can a mobile app help that user perform their work? Replacing manual, paper-based processes with real-time mobile transactions can save hours a day for users in any role that requires integrating information into the back office. And with a thorough understanding of user roles, you can adapt the application through role-based features to optimize the experience for your team.

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Topics: application design, build mobile apps, mobile app, mobile app design, mobile platform, ui/ux, user experience

Making Mobility Easy

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Aug 7, 2015 4:17:41 PM

In the webinar, DSI Solutions Engineer Kevin Smail focuses on one area of our digital supply chain solutions—mobility—and how our solutions are specifically engineered to be easy to use without compromising agility or scalability. As an example, “you can run DSI solutions in three different ways: on-premise, mobile and cloud services,” Smail explains, which means you have the flexibility to choose the solutions that best fit your company’s operations.

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Topics: mobile platform

4 Ways to Overcome Enterprise App Development Challenges

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Jul 2, 2015 4:22:53 PM

The good news is that these challenges can be overcome with proper planning and execution. A significant number of organizations have not yet developed any mobile apps, which means they’re in a prime position to adjust their strategies prior to implementation, rather than having to make time-consuming (and potentially costly) changes to what they’ve already created. To ensure the most productive and successful mobile app development, consider these four recommendations.

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Topics: dsi mobile app solutions, dsi mobile platform, enterprise apps, enterprise mobile app development, enterprise mobile apps, gartner enterprise mobile apps, gartner research, mobile app development, mobile app development strategy, mobile app development tips, mobile platform, rapid mobile app development tools, successful enterprise mobile apps

The Questions You Need to Ask Before Building a Mobile App

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Jun 19, 2015 4:26:10 PM

Building an effective enterprise mobile application begins with designing the right app for your business, down to the work environment, user, device and the task at hand. Have you considered what it will take to empower your team to complete tasks with the end-to-end supply chain visibility that’s enabled by mobile execution? Learn what you should be asking to ensure the optimal user experience for your team, whether they work at outdoor job sites, manage inventory in the warehouse or travel between multiple environments. Our new infographic will walk you through some of the UX considerations to evaluate before you build.

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Topics: app design, enterprise mobile apps, infographic, Infographics, mobile platform, UI, user experience, UX

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