In the business of construction, there is no room for error and no tolerance for delay. That is why a leading supplier of construction material turned to NIIT Technologies. We created a bi-lingual mobile application that delivered more value to the client's sales teams—with instant access to critical information and the ability to create opportunities at their fingertips, enabling greater productivity and profitability on-the-go.
The client is one of the world’s major suppliers of cement and aggregates (gravel and sand), concrete, and construction-related services.
The client was grappling with delays in processing sales orders through ERP, ad-hoc delivery commitments to clients, and limited account information to negotiate payments. To overcome these challenges, they wanted to build a mobile application that could empower their teams with various sales-related functionalities—anytime, anywhere.
We developed a custom mobile application —mSALES, which is a mobile extension of SAP’s Sales and Distribution module. Using mSALES, the client team exercised a variety of functionalities using a GPRS-enabled mobile phone. They could create sales orders, check customer account summary for outstanding payments, and view sales and delivery reports on their mobile devices.
Some of the key technical features of the mobile application included:
The core business benefits reaped by the client as a result of deploying NIIT Technologies mSALES were:
Increasing adoption among the sales teams required the mobile application to be lightweight and easy-to-use, with no dependency on Internet connectivity. To address this, NIIT Technologies created an extremely simple user interface that put functionality at the heart of the application, with screens specially designed for mobile handsets.