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Calculate Your Potential Mobile Savings

Summary:Thinking about mobilizing a key business process? Take a look at this value calculator to get an idea of your potential savings.

What, exactly, do you stand to gain by mobilizing important business processes? All your employees will look cool carrying their snazzy devices around, sure, but how much time or money will it save? What will it improve? You need to know before you make the time and resource investment.

Stats and infographics are great, but if you’re a small company, or there’s something unique about the way you operate, the numbers are never quite right for you. Generalizations don’t apply, and you’re left guessing.

Well, that’s why my colleagues at SAP created what I call to call an "interactive infographic" that you can customise to fit your organisation to get a ballpark understanding of your potential savings. You find a link to the calculator here, just click on the link 'Calculate the potential benefits of going mobile'.

The calculator is geared toward asset management, because that’s one of the business functions that benefits the most from going mobile. Assets are at the heart of business, and industries with a lot of them—utilities, oil and gas, manufacturing, life sciences, transportation, and others—can make significant improvements.

There are over 600 live customers are using SAP Enterprise Asset Management mobile apps. According to success metrics we’ve compiled from them over the years, they’ve seen the following improvements in their workforce when using mobile apps from SAP:

  • Safety incidents reduced to near zero
  • Work capacity increased by 10 to 20%
  • Labour productivity increased by up to 50%
  • Rework reduced by 15 to 20%

…and these asset-related benefits:

  • Downtime and production delays reduced by 20 to 30%
  • Preventable failures reduced by up to 90%
  • Maintenance backlog reduced by up to 60%
  • Inventory carrying costs reduced by 5 to 10%

Impressive stats, but don't just take my word for it - go and plug your business' numbers in to the calculator see what you get.

Topics: Enterprise Software

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Diarmuid Mallon is the Director, Global Marketing Solutions & Programs – Mobile, which includes the SAP Mobile Services division and SAP Mobile solutions. Before joining SAP, Diarmuid was a Product Manager for Logica's Wireless Networks division. He has worked in mobile messaging since 1996, holding a wide variety of range of roles and ti... Full Bio

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