Fujifilm, founded in 1934, is a photographic
film manufacturer. Over the decades, the
company has diversified into new markets
and built a strong global presence. Fujifilm is
well known for its innovation in the
healthcare field, graphic arts, optical devices,
recording media, industrial products, highly
functional materials and in other high tech
areas. With solid vision and ideas, they have
become an innovative leader in a variety of
other business fields as well.
iPad Application for Account Managers to
Automate their Work Process by Leveraging
Fujifilm account managers needed to manage and automate their inventory count and
replenishment process. They wanted their Consignment Count Sheet to update count
quantity and replenishment quantity of assigned customer itself and submit this updated
sheet back to SAP. Therefore, they wanted an application to manage this process pretty
Their main intention for creating this app was to bring the entire front end workflow onto
the iPad to minimize errors, increase productivity, and automate the process by removing
the paper count sheets. They wanted an app that will check for inventory differences,
allowing account manager to make a work estimate. Also, the idea was to have web
admin feature for the super admin to view the list of orders entry made by the account
managers where they will be able to create a flag for error check and also submit the
orders in SAP backend for further proceeding.
After gauging the current scenario and the potential benefits of a new app being
introduced to a work environment, we created an iPad application (an enterprise
application) for the internal use of Fujifilm account managers. Our solution enabled the
account manager to access the same features from the web application as well.
Fujifilm and Softweb worked together to create an effective middle ground where they
could leverage SAP directly for the specific customer refresh requests from account
managers and also continue to utilize their existing .NET framework for building the data
warehouse of the automated jobs of data coming in from SAP.
Fujifilm account managers needed to
manage and automate their inventory count
and replenishment process. They wished
their consignment count sheet to update
count quantity and replenishment quantity
of assigned customer and submit this
updated sheet back to SAP. We have created
an iPad application for the internal use of
Fujifilm account managers with a view to
simplify the work process. Our solution
enables the account manager to access the
same features from web application as well.
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Database: SQL Server
Operating System: Windows
Architecture: N Tire
Language: C# .NET
Third Party Tool: IText Sharp (For PDF Generation)
Web Technologies: ASP .Net
Service: SAP Service Integration
Set/change sequence of the Material index with drag & drop featureO
View recent history (customer details), recent document (iPad fetches and saves last three
month PDF sheets locally), generate new transaction options etc.
Backup feature to take backup of local DBO
Inventory count sheet screen has options like view comments, additional product
request, prompt upon deletion of a selected item, and email integration etc.
Check box for account manager to select a row and then delete option to delete a recordO
Option to email the order to customer, email to myself, print, and fax.O
Temporary assignment featuresO
Order submission to middlewareO
Customer list screen for providing list of customers based on the account manager
Setting feature provides auto approve and change password options for the Super AdminO
User management features.O
User alert to sync data when they access to Wi-Fi or 3G for latest data upon startup of the
Account Manager Login feature helps the manger to login to the system using their
iPad or web credentials. Though the credential remains as the same, it will be
authenticated each time they log in which provides them a great deal of security.
Customer List screen let the account manager to view the list of all the customers
assigned to them and upon selecting the customer it will provide the detail of that
customer. This indeed enhances the productivity.
Using Inventory Count Sheet, the account manager will be able to view summary of
inventory count sheet like selected customer name, address, work estimate quantity,
work estimate price etc.
With setting option the account manager will be able to select column title to hide and
unhide it. If the account manager selects a column title and then click on Apply, that
column disappears from the inventory sheet.
Selecting the customer and Count Sheet type, the account manager will get the
form/sheet where it will display all the information related to consignment.
Using Backup feature the account manager can take backup of local DB and can submit
the comment for that backup. Support team is getting this backup via email.
Account manager can set/change sequence of the Material index by Drag & Drop
feature, so in Consignment screen, the entire item will be listed as per index and it will
print accordingly in PDF.
User Management allows absolute management of usersO
Upon startup of application, it alerts the user to sync data when they have access to
Wi-Fi or 3G for latest data which enables the user to have hassle-free access.
With Forgot Password feature the account manager can retrieve password by
submitting their email address.