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Enable Your Field Sales Force to Collect Orders on the Go

Sep 3rd 2015 at 11:46 PM

Traditional sales order processing models that have some serious blockage points and pockets. So many things can happen between writing an order on paper and actually delivering it— and these glitches in the process are exactly the things that are causing delays in your business' cash flow. Fortunately, you utilize new technology in order to bypass the unnecessary delays created by traditional paper-based ordering systems.

Orders written and submitted on paper go through all kinds of replication and recreation before they are ready for signature. Not only are these in-between steps a waste of time and labor—they also create plenty of opportunities for error. In companies that (still) use obsolete technology like fax, illegible, blurry text can mean great chances for errors and creates the need for additional steps like electronic recreation and validation.

Aside from these issues, there is also the fact that paper simply doesn't scale. If you have ever experienced the joy of penning and then recreating manual orders, you know what exactly the downsides are to paper writing. An order can be time-consuming to hand-write. They also take a much longer time to advance to the succeeding step of the process. Orders may be delayed for a variety of reasons like lack of access to a fax machine, signatories, or the need for a sales rep to collect and then submit orders after field work. Queuing for manual re-entry by your customer service team can also cause much delay in the ordering and order-fulfillment process.

This is where electronic order submission comes in handy. Electronic order taking means instant order acquisition and submission through a specialized software or application on a computer, mobile device, tablet, or perhaps a bar code reader and integrated catalog. With today's world leaning towards digital mobility, many businesses also prefer electronic ordering via mobile and smartphone devices.

The good news for companies embracing data mobility is that there are now device-agnostic solutions that allow sales teams to bring data with them anytime and anywhere via their smart devices. Adding, editing and monitoring data can, therefore, be done from anywhere, at any time and on any device. These applications can be customized according to your business' needs and can be used and updated offline and then synced with the rest of your team once you get back online. This makes order-taking on the go more efficient. Contact MobileIn24 for a complete range of field sales force solutions.

About the Author:
Mobilein24 is a service by CollateBox Inc. to provide a cloud based application through which users can update and share their data online with their teammates. Users can visit their website to register and request for creating a mobile app for their spreadsheet templates. The mobile data app gets delivered in 24 hours.

CollateBox is a cloud-based product that helps collect, share and act on growing data, lets you share your online spreadsheets with more control and lesser pain. Born to eliminate the excel and spreadsheets clutter, CollateBox helps you collaborate with your team on multiple projects in the mobile world in a secure manner – all in real time.

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