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These are some of the essential things to include as part of your implementation plan:
- Select scanning software that supports device flexibility
- Never compromise on scanning performance
- Run a pilot
- Establish and clearly communicate a BYOD policy
- Device management
1. Select scanning software that supports device flexibility
Supporting your employees in their choice of device is an important factor in ensuring BYOD implementation is seamless and well received. This then raises the question, will the scanning software work on all devices?
Defining which platforms are supported (iOS, Android) and specifying the minimum performance requirement, will make it easier for employees to determine whether their phone meets the necessary criteria.
2. Never compromise on scanning performance
Last mile delivery is a scan intensive process, employees won’t tolerate a solution which doesn’t match the performance levels of dedicated hardware scanners. At the same time, a scanning solution that works well on a wide range of devices means a greater number of employee devices will automatically meet the minimum performance criteria without any issues or hassle.
Perform on any device, in any conditions
With Scandit’s enterprise-grade scanning, performance is outstanding on almost any device model an employee might have. Scandit software also performs super reliably in the challenging environments of last mile deliveries – scanning packages at range in the van, in bad or too bright light, at any angle for ease and speed, when barcodes are ripped or damaged and in adverse weather conditions – whether on a high-end or low-end smartphone.
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3. Run a pilot
Before committing to a wholesale BYOD strategy, some enterprises favor a pilot program, where they:
- Directly involve employees: Employees help identify or resolve any issues that arise when doing their daily last mile tasks using their own device.
- Select a pilot group of users: To ensure that the user interface and user experience delivered meets the required standards before wider rollout.
- Assess scan speed and quality: It’s essential to test on minimum specification phones in real-world conditions.
4. Establish and clearly communicate a BYOD policy
When devising the implementation plan, it’s helpful to develop and clearly communicate a policy if reimbursing BYOD employees for the costs they incur or the data they use, as well as highlighting essential usage and security information.
Accessories such as straps and protective cases can also be factored into the reimbursement costs. It’s important to have a clear policy agreed by management and employees to ensure the financial terms are clearly understood by all.
5. Device management
Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions are important to provide the security and control your business needs to enable employees to effectively and safely use their personal smartphones.
An MDM solution, like IBM MaaS360 or SAP Mobile Secure, provides features including:
- Access control
- Device security features
- Remote wiping
- Device location tracking.