The rugged Motorola MC65 hand held computer and the Zebra RW420 mobile printer are example hardware options for POMeMOBILE.
POMeMobile is an offline route delivery and management system that runs on hand held devices with Windows Mobile version 6.5 operating systems. It has two components. The first is used by drivers to create invoices on site; the second is used by management to add new customers, routes, products and to perform other functions such as exporting invoices to other accounting packages.
1. Web Connected
POMeMobile allows your drivers to create and print invoices on-site and save them on the handheld device. Data created or changed is downloaded and uploaded via the web, negating the need for cords. The major benefit of this solution is that drivers do not need to return to base to get new information or to send that information back.
This module is written specifically for devices that run Windows Mobile 6.5. We recommend the Motorola ES400 or the more rugged MC65. Larger units cannot be easily tucked into pockets or held in one hand. Smaller devices may be too difficult to read or operate.
3. On-site Invoices
Your drivers can create invoices that reflect the day’s deliveries and returns, as well as view previous delivery tickets to estimate future needs for your customers. Invoices are instantly e-mailed to customers allowing them to print paper copies whenever they need. If the device can read barcodes, your drivers can also scan data from UPCs to save time rather than entering them manually.
4. Accept Signatures
After invoice generation, your customers can sign directly on the device screen with our signature capture. The signatures are saved to the web servers and downloaded to the back-end software to be reprinted at a later time.
A sample invoice generated by POMeMOBILE.
5. On-site wireless printing
If required by customers, drivers can print invoices on belt-carried printers. We recommend the Zebra RW420 or a similar printer. Please note that not all belt-carried printers are compatible. If a full-sized (8.5”x11”) invoice is desired, a Bluetooth-enabled, truck-mounted printer can also be used.
6. Data Synchronization
At the beginning of each driver shift, data is downloaded from the server to the device. At the close of that shift the day’s data is uploaded back to the server: all wirelessly! This leaves your drivers free to deliver goods to your customers with ease. Of course, copies of invoices created by drivers are uploaded to the server and can be emailed later.
7. Cost To You
We charge a one-time, per-device fee with an initial setup and training fee. There are no limits to the number of customers served on each route or how long our program can be used without needing an upgrade. For best results, we recommend POMeSYS as your back-end software, although you may choose another solution. However, such software must have communication protocols between it and POMeRoute-Windows Mobile. For current pricing, please contact us.
8. Backend Software
We provide a back-end software called POMeSYS. Although designed to be used by bakers to manage their businesses, it can be used in other food distribution industries. POMeRoute-Windows Mobile is compatible with the main modules of POMeSYS. The included modules in POMeSYS create and change information about customers, products, and routes. Orders from customers and drivers are entered and then downloaded to your hand held devices.