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Can your sales team use its enterprise mobility hardware to reduce the damaging effects of inventory obsolescence? In order to answer this question, it’s important to reflect upon how companies typically view a drastic decline in sales. Most companies would concern themselves with lost gross profit, others with lost revenue, and still others might be more concerned about the company’s declining market share. Still, others would reflect upon the ups and downs of business cycles and rationalize that declining sales are always followed by a sudden increase in customer demand. Unfortunately, few would stop and think about the costs of holding inventory without sales, and even fewer would understand the high costs of holding inventory customers can no longer purchase. However, there are other companies who use the lull in customer demand to liquidate their outdated inventory. More to the point, they use their enterprise mobility solutions as the catalyst to get that initiative going. Therefore, can a salesperson’s rugged handheld computer help liquidate that inventory before it’s too late? Absolutely!
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Does your enterprise currently rely upon vendor managed inventory? Do you view your vendor relationships, and agreements, as pivotal to your supply chain and the long-term success of your enterprise? More importantly, have you come to rely upon vendor managed inventory agreements in order to reduce monthly carrying charges for your company? If you have answered yes to each of these aforementioned questions, then you understand full well how important it is to have access to immediate information about raw material, part and finished good availability. It is this access to vendor data that is of vital importance to ensuring that your agreements are properly managed. Upgrading to enterprise mobility hardware will make managing these agreements a much easier process. In essence, it will simplify how vendor data is transferred to your company and allow your procurement department to make better, more informed decisions.

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Can upgrading your enterprise mobility solutions help improve company sales performance? Can your sales team close more orders when they have access to rugged handheld computers? Are your customers more likely to make purchase decisions when your sales team is able to give them everything they need? When answering these questions, think of how salespeople sell. Salespeople are most effective when they have all the information they need to close orders. They need information on material and part availability. They need information on credit terms, freight costs, scheduling and most importantly, pricing. This vital information is intrinsically linked. Part availability often has an impact on pricing, and it definitely has an impact on freight. Some customers may need those parts next day, while others can afford to wait. What customers can not afford is to not have this information. So, if having this information is so important to closing sales, then can having mobile computers help your sales team close more orders? It most certainly can! What are some of the scenarios where customers are more likely to place orders when salespeople can provide instant updates via mobile devices? Consider the following example.

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