When your business software won’t do the job!
We have a core group of programmers here at the EMP Tech Group. Not a big group, but 3 employees working full time at nothing but programming projects. That means we can get some good work done, but are not big enough to tackle huge projects, writing entire applications….usually. But lately, we have taken on some good-sized projects.
One project being the rewrite of a mobile warehouse application for a major pharmaceutical company, bringing the application from legacy Windows Mobile to Android. Another is a receiving and shipping application for a heavy industry company where their existing WMS application did not do all that was needed. Finally, the featured Customer Solution in this month’s newsletter is about a “Field Service” application. Another story where the customer’s existing software platform just did not quite do everything that was needed, so the EMP Tech Group wrote a supplemental piece of code to help get the job done.
Final thought is “Field Mobility”, this is a term that has been used in the Auto ID industry to describe “Outside of the 4 Walls” applications. Not on the manufacturing floor or in the warehouse, but out in the field. The applications that this term covers have a lot of variety, field service, couriers, direct store delivery, etc. Almost always, the application needs to work on both Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Many customers use consumer devices for these applications, but if the environment can get rough, the device is mission critical and there is barcode scanning involved, moving to a rugged device is the better path.
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