As the fight for efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction rages on, smartphone technology has emerged as a critical “weapon” for manufacturers, distributors, and logistics organizations. Deployed strategically, mobile technology can help organizations spend less and get more done.
Now, the mobile landscape is changing dramatically. Microsoft is ending Windows mobile OS support in 2020, an organizations are moving to migrate their applications and programs to next-generation mobility platforms. This migration is big—and the choices organizations make here will pay dividends (or cause headaches) for years to come.
Fortunately, Zebra’s white paper on mobile app migration provides a comprehensive overview of this important process. The helpful document outlines a series of crucial steps to successfully planning your migration.
For example, organizations should make a careful inventory of their current mobile applications before beginning the migration process. It’s essential that “smaller” apps be catalogued and included in the planning process, as some workflows may depend on multiple apps, and some programs may not work without others.
Setting migration goals is also important. Ask yourself: are you happy with simply porting your existing applications over to a new OS? The migration process offers opportunities for real improvements in your applications, and the capabilities of new technologies should not be overlooked. As Zebra’s white paper points out, your team should ask “What could we achieve if…”, and then use the answers as the foundation of your application strategy.
Inside the white paper, you’ll also find a useful overview of the services available to guide your organization through the migration process.
If you’re looking for a partner to guide you through your migration process, get in touch with The SMS Group. Our team can help you find the right systems, lead you through the process of purchase and installation, and make sure that your applications make the most of today’s technology. Contact us online to learn more or call 937-498-2700.