Mobile Procurement is becoming standard
Mobile procurement is going to change the way the construction industry handles it’s procurement processes. iPads, smartphones, tablets and cloud software are going to make mobile procurement the norm rather than the exception. Getting onto the cloud will allow requests and expenses to be made on site lessening the need to be in an office. The construction industry in particular can take advantage of advances in technology by using smartphones or tablets with access to cloud based software to expedite the procurement of material.
Embracing mobility will help streamline company approval processes while cutting down the time between requesting and receiving. There are many affordable and effective software options to help manage a business, the trick is finding one that works for your company’s needs.
Design. Software development has come a long way since MS-DOS. Websites are better designed, software is more intuitive and mobile apps are becoming the new frontier. There are now well designed interfaces for accounting software that manage to get the job done effectively. While design should hardly be the deciding factor when trying to find functional business software, it is not a reach to find designed functionality for your company.
Avoid bottlenecks. Cloud based software coupled with mobile access can dramatically bring down approval times by instantly notifying approvers, managers, supervisors and purchasers whenever a request is made.
Stop the leak. Replacing outdated or paper based systems will allow spending to be better managed by implementing system wide tracking. Analytics for company spending will save time and money.
Simplify. Mobile procurement is supposed to make your job easier. Software does not need to be complicated, expensive or have a lot of functions. If it takes too long to learn, your employees will not want to use it. Find a simple solution and use it. It will save you time, money and headaches.
Mobile procurement is going to become a need to have for many construction companies in the very near future. If you’re looking for a way to help your company, consider upgrading your software. The options might surprise you.