In the first post we talked about the background in rapid application development (RAD): where it comes from, when it is best used, the advantages and disadvantages, and much more.
Now, in this post we will talk about how to actually integrate that into a business plan. With RAD, smaller and smaller businesses can enjoy enterprise solutions such as bar code scanning for inventory management.
Now, there are certain tools in a cell phone a business can use. The goal of “enterprise” is to take a business problem or bottle neck and create a larger efficiency, or, at least, less of a headache.
This can range from taking emails and document sharing mobile, so a person can literally work from anywhere, control an entire inventory system, monitoring manufacturing processes, to tracking vehicle statistics ergo making life easier, saving money, and possibly creating more sales.
To incorporate Mobile Enterprise into a business plan and then to execute there is a few key steps:
- Contact a Mobile Expert and learn about the possibilities and/or do Internet research.
- Asses your own business (or have the expert do it) for bottle necks and frustrations (you probably know these already)
- Get back to your mobile expert and have them look into already built possibilities or for a custom solution (This is where RAD comes in)
- Asses the value of the solutions provided
- execute if necessary
This is a simplistic view of how to actually do it, but personally I like business to be simple. With RAD, a good development company can take the struggles in your business and automate them, or do whatever is necessary in your business in a quick form and in a reasonable manner.
That’s it, sit back, save money, have happier employees, and focus on growing your business not putting out fires or wasting unnecessary time.