How Device Utilization Programs Can Improve Efficiency

The mobile technology landscape has changed dramatically over the past few decades, transforming from the early days of simple DOS tools to the modern era and all of the business tools that Android technology affords. Businesses can now keep track of their mobile devices in greater detail than ever, making use of device utilization data in ways that can boost efficiency and productivity and keep employees accountable for their device usage. Here’s a look at three benefits that can be gained taking the time to capture and analyze device usage data.

Better Investments

In his recent article for Modern Materials Handling, Barcoding Inc. Vice President of Client Solutions Greg Henry, suggests that operations departments need better data to inform their decisions, and that’s where a clearer understanding of device usage can prove useful. These applications, he says, offer analytics that provide deeper insight into where, when, and how many assets are needed.

He cites the example of a grocery retailer who, after investing in six devices per store, discovered that some had just three, while others had 12. The retailer had thought some devices had been lost, but really, they had just been moved around. Tracking usage data can prevent such misunderstandings.

Stronger Security

The changing nature of security threats forces technology to constantly evolve to keep up. By choosing device utilization tools with an authorized sign-in process, organizations can enjoy an extra layer of security when it comes to accessing their mobile applications. This also cuts down on the practice of people stealing devices to resell to others. Moreover, when employees have to sign-in using their own unique credentials, they’ll be motivated to take better care of the devices, as there will be a record of their usage.

Better Resource Allocation

Device utilization solutions enable managers to improve employee scheduling, as the data it captures gives them greater insight into how their operations run on a daily basis. It also means that they can see when assets are available and when they aren’t so that they can make better schedules that take such factors into account.