5 Ways Affordable Innovation Can Revolutionize your Business
can revolutionize your business
A modern mini-manual
Until recently, truly mobile, fully-functional business solutions either
didn’t exist or cost too much to implement. New developments in
tablet technology are bringing the specs up and costs down for
handheld, touch-enabled devices.
These newcomers have great processing strength and the
ability to run much of the software of today’s laptop in a light,
portable, and powerful package.
Keep reading to discover five innovative ways brands are using
affordable tablet technology to empower employees, improve
customer experience, and drive revenue.
Branded tablets put your logo on a high-value device your customers are likely to use
every day. Branded tablets are great for building brand affinity, whether they are offered
as a promotional giveaway at an event or a redeemable reward as part of a customer
Royal Caribbean gave tablet PCs to their
crewmembers on one new vessel as a
The tablets were so successful at raising employee
morale that Royal Caribbean is distributing them
to all 40,000 of its crew members.
Tablet giveaways are also an easy way to
raise employee morale. Supercharge your
employee incentive program with a tablet as
one of the rewards, or replace your typical
company-branded holiday gift with a device
employees can use at work and at home.
“The Royal Caribbean men and women who
provide such great vacations are the real heroes
of our fleet and these gifts demonstrate our
appreciation in a tangible way.”
— Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO,
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
3 Five Ways Affordable Innovation Can Revolutionize Your Business
Manuals and handbooks
Paper manuals and employee handbooks are a heavy addition
to the mobile employee’s loadout.
Delta used tablet PCs to replace their 40-lb
flight bag of operations manuals.
The switch gives Delta’s pilot real-time risk
management functionality while reducing paper
waste and time spent updating manuals.
The new “electronic flight bag” saves Delta
an estimated $13 million per year in fuel and
Once paper materials are printed, any
change in policy or procedure means
having to reprint and re-deploy the
documents to your entire workforce.
Tablet PCs enable your employees to carry an
entire library wherever they go, and you can
easily push changes to every device at once.
“With these improvements, we’re able to reduce
the airline’s environmental impact while providing
a great deal of flexibility to continue to add mobile
technology solutions into our flying operations.“
— Capt. Steve Dixon, Senior VP,
Flight Operations at Delta
4 Five Ways Affordable Innovation Can Revolutionize Your Business
Mobile point of sale (POS)
and sales enablement
Traditional POS kiosks create a bottleneck, forcing customers to wait in
line while a single staff member checks each person out in sequence.
Rooms to Go deployed Windows-enabled tablets
to ease the stress on its check-out kiosks. They
cut line lengths, increased efficiency, and
empowered their employees to provide
better customer service.
Tablet-based mobile POS, empowers staff
members to help customers as soon as
they’re ready to make a purchase.
Tablet PCs enable sales outside of the retail
environment, too. They give sales teams on-the-
go access to rich-media marketing materials like
PowerPoint presentations, interactive charts,
The tablet also provides real-time access to
Customer Resource Management and Configure-
Price-Quote solutions, removing common barriers
between the salesperson and the sale.
5 Five Ways Affordable Innovation Can Revolutionize Your Business
It’s no secret that many of today’s employees accomplish much of their work away from
the office. These employees can’t afford to sacrifice productivity, nor should they.
The Nottinghamshire County Council saw a 16
percent increase in productivity when they gave
employees tablets for working on-the-go.
They are currently deploying 2,000 Windows
tablets to staff throughout the organization.
The increased efficiency and productivity is
projected to save the Council £154 million
With a Windows tablet, employees have
constant access to all the software needed
to get the job done right.
From updating shared Excel spreadsheets, to
collaborating on PowerPoint presentations, to
video conference calls, tablets equip employees
to get real work done in the field.
6 Five Ways Affordable Innovation Can Revolutionize Your Business
Taking inventory with a pen and paper is not just inefficient, it’s also prone
to costly human errors.
The Habit Burger Grill replaced their outdated
inventory process with a tablet-based solution.
The new process is 20 percent faster and 100
percent electronic—no filing cabinets required.
A tablet equipped with a barcode reader and
inventory software makes the process faster
and more accurate.
Employees are empowered to take inventory,
generate reports, and place orders electronically.
Tablets mean efficient, decisive inventory
management, fewer costly errors, and the
elimination of the word “triplicate” from
corporate lexicons everywhere..
7 Five Ways Affordable Innovation Can Revolutionize Your Business
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