Accellos, a provider of supply chain software, released a new series of mobile applications for smartphones and tablets that provide real-time access to supply chain information.
The new applications are an extension of the AccellosOne supply chain product line and designed to leverage the new features of Windows 8, the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based company said. The first modules of AccellosOne Mobile take advantage of the Windows 8 features like Snap, Search, Semantic Zoom, Share, multi-touch and personalization.
The first release of AccellosOne Mobile consists of AccellosOne Inspection and AccellosOne Pulse.
AccellosOne Inspection is designed for supply chain managers to implement inspection surveys which are administered using Windows 8 tablets by employees in manufacturing, warehousing or transportation operations. Typical uses for these inspection surveys include product, trailer and vehicle inspections.
AccellosOne Pulse is the supply chain intelligence component of the AccellosOne suite and provides real-time supply chain metrics and key performance indicators. AccellosOne Pulse is now available to users on Windows 8 tablets as part of AccellosOne Mobile. Both applications will be available directly from Accellos as sideloaded Windows Store apps.
”We’ve long believed that there are great supply chain uses for tablet computing,” said Ross Elliott, Accellos’ chief technology officer. “Now with Windows 8, we can deliver innovative tablet apps running in an environment that also offers access to the common Windows apps that our customers run every day.”