If you’re a small to midsize business (SMB) finding it hard to conduct your day-to-day operations in an efficient manner, your infrastructure might be missing some crucial features.
SMBs that don’t incorporate real-time data sharing and mobility—the two major driving forces currently ruling the software space—will continue to lose time needlessly due to inefficient communication and data access. These features are now widely available within a mobile enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
With a mobile ERP, you and your staff can create, access and share business data in real time through the use of mobile devices. These solutions provide this level of access without a costly investment or the need to make any significant changes to your infrastructure.
To help you out, we’ve identified a list of major ERP vendors’ mobile offerings, based on the highest ratings and number of reviews on our website.
Here are the platforms we’ll be covering:
NetSuite ERP is a cloud-based business management suite that targets a wide range of industries and can integrate with an SMB’s back office, sales and customer service processes. NetSuite’s ERP mobile app is designed with a mobile-first user interface approach to achieve seamless workflows.
NetSuite’s ERP mobile app is available for iOS and Android users. The app offers features such as time tracking, call logging and expense reporting. The app supports push notifications for quick and timely actions, which lets users streamline their work while on the move.
IQMS EnterpriseIQ ERP software helps businesses monitor, track and communicate business data and activities throughout their supply chain process. The solution can be deployed either on premise or in public/private clouds.
IQMS EnterpriseIQ’s mobile ERP solution allows businesses to extend their manufacturing ERP capability to mobile devices located anywhere. It does this by sharing with real-time manufacturing information—as well as manufacturing execution system (MES) information—to users on-the-go via tablets and smartphones.
IQMS Mobile EnterpriseIQ is a native mobile app designed specifically for Android users. The app offers features such as workflow management, warehouse management, time and attendance management, inventory management, customer relationship management (CRM), production reporting and quality management.
Acumatica is a cloud-based ERP suite that offers various integrated business management applications such as accounting and financial management, distribution, manufacturing, time and expense, project accounting, CRM, construction, e-commerce and retail.
Acumatica allows users to access the solution remotely using the iOS and Android native app or through any web browser on any device. The mobile app offers features such as time reporting, task management, mobile-push notifications, and expense and sales order management.
Sage X3 is an ERP software suite that offers various integrated applications such as manufacturing, distribution, inventory, financial management, sales, customer service and business intelligence. The solution can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud. Administrators and managers can access Sage X3’s ERP data in real time through its native mobile app.
The Sage X3 mobile app is available on iOS for iPhone and iPad users. It helps sales professionals perform sales analysis, financial analysis and business analysis completely remotely—tasks that previously required users to be tied to their office computers.
SYSPRO is an ERP platform that helps manufacturing businesses integrate, synchronize and control their overall manufacturing process. It does this by offering inventory management, financial management, time management, reporting and analytics.
The solution can be deployed via the cloud or installed on-premise. With the mobile ERP capabilities of SYSPRO, users can plan and manage of every aspect of their business.
The SYSPRO mobile app, called SYSPRO Espresso, is available for iOS and Android users. It offers secure and instant access to all the information related to your suppliers, customers, inventory and key business data. Its offline capability allows you to use the app on your mobile device even without a mobile or wireless signal.
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a cloud-based ERP solution that offers applications such as CRM, manufacturing, financial management, project management, order management, supply chain management, reporting and business intelligence.
The Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne mobile app is available for iOS and Android users. It provides a user interface with graphical data summaries, such as pie charts and bar graphs. It offers a feature list display that provides easy access to detailed information. Users can search the data with standard entry and clear features or with custom filters to further refine search results.
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Microsoft Dynamics AX is an ERP solution designed specifically for manufacturers and distributors. It offers a wide range of features, including core accounting, inventory control, warehouse management, transportation management, supply chain management, production and quality management, asset management, and business intelligence. The solution can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud.
SAP Business One
SAP Business One is an ERP solution designed specially for small and midsize manufacturing, distribution, accounting and retail businesses. It contains a number of features, including financial management, inventory management, sales, CRM and operations. SAP Business One can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud. The solution is augmented by a fully featured mobile ERP app.
The SAP Business One mobile app is available for iOS and Android users. It allows managers, executives and sales representatives to remain updated about their business, manage contacts, view reports, and manage sales and service tasks without being tethered to the office. Users can create, view and edit sales opportunities, orders and quotations in real time, while also receiving alerts on new events.
Are You Ready to Use Mobile Apps for ERP?
Mobile ERP solutions are making it possible to perform all business functions while on-the-go, and are speeding up the process of automation, facilitating real-time communication and enhancing profitability and efficiency for businesses.
Mobility has moved from being a novelty to a business standard, so you should identify your business’s exact requirements and decide how soon you’ll be able to implement a mobile ERP app. Here’s a summary of the major ERP vendors’ mobile offerings so that you can choose the best one for your business:
|ERP vendor||Native app||Platforms||Features|
|NetSuite||Yes||iOS and Android||Same as full platform|
|IQMS EnterpriseIQ||Yes||Android||Same as full platform|
|Acumatica||Yes||iOS and Android||Same as full platform|
|Sage X3||Yes||iOS||Sales and customer analysis|
|SYSPRO||Yes||iOS and Android||Same as full platform|
|Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne||Yes||iOS and Android||Same as full platform|
|Microsoft Dynamics AX||Yes||iOS, Android and Windows||Expense and timesheet management|
|SAP Business One||Yes||iOS and Android||Same as full platform|
If you’re still not sure which mobile ERP platform is right for your small business, check out our Buyer’s Guide for ERP software for more information.