Enterprises as well as technology providers are recognizing the fact that the workforce is growing increasingly mobile, and are developing solutions to cater to this segment - not just for sales teams, but across the organization. In today's dynamic environment, business decisions need to be made quickly yet accurately in order to keep ahead of the competition. Having instant access to real time enterprise data is vital for better productivity and collaboration; it provides flexible, agile and accurate forecasting, as well as better and more responsive customer service.
In light of the growing
mobility trend, Oracle recently unveiled a brand new mobile app called Oracle Fusion Tap (OFT). This native iPad application redefines the level of productivity users can achieve while on-the-go. The app runs off cloud-based enterprise applications and across Oracle Application Cloud Services, requiring only one simple Apple App Store installation. Automatically personalized to each user, OFT gives users exactly what they need at their fingertips and provides the long-sought, key functionalities to remain productive and to keep business moving, even when away from the desk. For example, you can gain a holistic view of your workforce through the blending of Human Resource information with job specific information, such as worker performance correlated to sales performance, through an easy click from your iPad. Employees can be more productive at their jobs by having access to the enterprise data from anywhere, and at anytime. OFT has been designed specifically for the iPad and the mobile workforce, and provides access with or without an Internet connection.
This mobile offering from Oracle is innovative and strategic; it allows you to access and act on key action items easily even if you are out of your office, not connected or traveling out of country. You can access the employee data of your department to compare multiple workers in order to determine top performers, their skills and which workers are available to support your top priority initiatives. In our current fast moving world, we can pick up those pennies of time waiting between meetings, in between appointments, even while waiting for your latte! This capability helps us increase business velocity and amplify productivity.
As consumerization of IT becomes a given, organizations are finding that empowering employees through technology and mobility drives productivity. This was borne out by a recent survey conducted by Dell and Intel, whose findings revealed that by providing mobile technology choices for the workforce, employees are able to select solutions that suit their preferences and therefore optimize their outputs. Business leaders recognize that the consumerization of IT - including greater employee input in IT provision, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives and workplace flexibility - is a way to generate additional employee productivity and loyalty.