Mobile apps are rapidly changing the way key business functions are performed and managed. They lend enterprise business processes the speed and agility that’s often missing in desktop applications.
Studies have shown that use of B2E mobile apps improves productivity and job satisfaction, both of which help in employee retention. More importantly, millennials love working with apps. They expect enterprises to offer B2E apps that help them to get through their work faster and desire that the user experience be on par with that of B2C apps. Thus, the changing employee demographics and the positive impacts on enterprise productivity are key trends that are driving the adoption of enterprise mobility applications.
The average consumer and employee is hungry for information and wants the ability to process information anywhere, anytime. The ‘Bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) is a disruptive phenomenon that puts tremendous pressure on IT to revamp and rethink its mobile strategy.
Whilst company senior executives are running their day-to-day life seamlessly with convenient mobile solutions on the consumer space, they are pondering why their company IT cannot bring simple functions such as ORACLE EBS approvals to a mobile app?
One enterprise department that benefits greatly from adoption of mobile approval apps is Supply chain management. The management of purchases is a key purchasing function is a key component of procurement supply chain function that involves requesting, approving and tracking the purchase of goods that are needed by the enterprise. Working with desktop Oracle EBS to submit, approve and track purchases will result in longer processing times, higher transaction costs and compliance problems. For instance, a mobile app that enables Purchase Receipt approval will help managers process PRs in real-time. Digitising the process reduces double-entry errors, and the costs and time lag associated with manual processing.
This is especially important given today’s changing employee demographics and the expectation “there will be an app for that”. It is no surprise that studies have shown the use of mobile HR apps significantly improves job satisfaction and productivity, as well as aiding employee retention and recruitment.
“Enterprise mobility is here to stay, but many customers are still bound to their desktops due to the lack of a mobile solution.”
To illustrate how Mobile apps make a difference we have illustrated how they make a difference for improving the process that the flexibility to manage procurement-related activities from a mobile.
Managers lack a real-time and efficient way to process Purchase requisitions created from their buyers. And accessing Oracle is not convenient when people are on the Go. Manual decisions lead to slower processing times and higher transaction costs and compliance problems. Furthermore, Buyers need to respond to fast changing supply chain requirements.
By getting mobile apps for their Oracle E-Business Suite, enterprises can improve supply chain functionality, productivity and efficiency.
SMART PURCHASE REQUISITION (PR) APPROVAL
Smart Purchase Requisition (PR) approval app by Propel Apps precisely solves problems with late request approvals. With the app, requisitions can be approved on the go and the approved requisitions are moved into purchase orders through business-specific workflows. Purchase orders are then sent to suppliers.
Smart Purchase Requisition (PR) approval app tightly integrates with your ORACLE EBS system to offer a robust and a comprehensive approval management experience across a wide range of industries. The solution is designed to support the existing ORACLE EBS users, who could be executives, managers or departmental heads, engaged in process approvals as per their departmental hierarchy. Smart PR approval app is a unique solution that automates the approval workflows of various departments within your organization to ensure seamless and a smooth approval transition process, without any hindrances or roadblocks. Take for instance a production department in an organization that could have hundreds of processes such as purchasing raw materials, raising invoices, supplying the goods to its customers, attending to leave requests of employees and so on. Based on a requisition raised by an executive within that department for accomplishing a specific work order, that request has to be routed to his immediate superiors for approval as per the defined departmental hierarchy and subsequently reach the production manager for final approval. Manually, this approval process may take several days, and even might be lost in the transit; but with Smart PR approval app the entire process can be automated, with approvals just a click away – anytime, anywhere, even when his managers are physically absent in their office.
- Managers can see their Purchase requisitions with a very simple User experience and in real-time.
- Receive notifications instantly and review purchase requisition details at header level, item level and attachments.
- Integrate with Oracle EBS in real-time and access the application from Phone, Tablet or Desktop and the app takes only days to implement.
- Make decisions – approve, reject, delegate quickly by reviewing the required information including attachments
- By allowing managers to review and authorize approval activity on the go, our Approval apps enable faster decision-making and reduces transaction costs.
- Shorten procurement cycle and improve supply chain efficiency with Smart PO and PR Approval apps.
- Improves productivity of Approval managers by enabling easier and faster approval processing.
- Improves compliance and employee job satisfaction.
- Automates business processes such as pending invoices by creating a goods receipt or service entry sheet.
- Achieve greater enterprise agility with faster claims / requests approval.
In conclusion, Enterprises not going mobile are at a disadvantage and have to face difficulties serving their customers, ultimately leading to a drop in market share. To avoid this and stay competitive in the market, get your functional office on the go by getting mobile apps for Oracle EBS.