Tablets and Smartphone Apps for Sales and Distributions

Can and Will Leverage the Latest in Mobile Computing Today and in the Future

Mobile Computing History in Distribution

Mobile Computing

While Desktop Solutions (Main Dish) are Status Quo:

Accounting System 

Few Notable areas for Distribution companies to watch and think about:
•Standard leading DBs – MS SQL, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Lite
•Host or not to Host.

Mobile Technology is changing and emerging quickly

Mobile Technjlogy

Launched 5+ years ago        Launched 2 weeks ago
Consumers demanded these Operating Systems first..
Business applications are arriving!

There will be Lots of Sides to have

There ARE and WILL be Apps that will solve business challenges
The App Answer starts with a Question

Problem 1- How can I promote Accountability?

Tracking: Google Latitude:  COST Free

 Promote accountability

Problem 1- Accountability Continued

 Tracking: Google Latitude:  COST Free


Other Options related to tracking the device and person:
  1. Where are you?  GPS Tracker  $1.49
  2. Phone Locator or Lockout - Free   / Premium 2.99 per month

Problem 1- How can I reduce the Sales Paperwork?

Editable PDFs:  Create them, use SignNow, import from
DropBox or email, send to office -   COST Free
Sales paperwork

Future:  Connect PDF to your Enterprise System:
PDFs are “Taggable”.  Enterprise Systems either will attach to the customer or import and create the data in the database

Problem 3- How can I Improve Communication?

Document Sharing:  Drop Box, Box, Google Drive - COST Varies

Improve communication

Future End Game:  Connect PDF automatically to your Enterprise 
System via tag/key or import data into System

Problem 3- Communication Continued?

Verbal Communication/ Push to talk is back – Tikl or Voxer –
 COST Free


Problem 4- How can I collect mobile credit credits?

Mobile Payment:  GoPayment, Square, PayAnywhere - COST Varies per transaction.

Collect mobile credits

Problem 5- How can I empower my Service Techs?

Assistance:  Google Talk, Face Time -  Cost Free

Service tech

Screen Real Estate:  Read manufacturer Manuals - Cost Free
Printing:  Printer Share, Cloud Print - Cost Free

Mobile print

Problem 6- How can I empower my sales team to sell more?

Find Leads:  Google Latitude, Yelp, - Free
Google latitude

Contact Management:  Cam Card  Cost = 11.99

Card reader

Problem 6- How can I empower my Route Sales & Delivery Drivers?

All the tools already mentioned

Problem 7- What device is good for my field worker?

Device for field worker

Problem 8- Apps are nice, but what will run my distribution business?

15 years of Mobile Technology Development Experience introduces:

Prism’s MiniMate for Android

MiniMate for Android

Field Workers Served:

  • Pre Order Sales People
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Route Sales Managers
  • Equipment Service Techs

Conclusion- iOS, Droid and Windows RT Revolution

1) Ensure your “Main Course” is on a path to offer these new Mobile OS’s or find a partner who has moving in that direction to be a resource.    
2) Think about current processes, challenges, and problems. Write them down to set a plan.  Research by
  • Talking to other distributors or tech partners
  • Searching the stores for the answer
  • Engaging your Tech savvy children, Millennials and recent college grads
  • End result: You will have a  VISION to either equip your sales people, equipment techs or drivers or ALL with the NEW Mobile OSs in the marketplaces
For more information, contact:

Andrew Kuneth
Prism Visual Software