Here is another sign where Tablet PCs in the mobile world are making their mark – delivery drivers using tablet pcs to deliver beer. Intersolve just raised $2 million to develop this tracking system. BTW: if anyone at Intersolve wants to send some software our way, Dennis and I would really be interested in beta testing this beer delivery service :-)
Using Intervolve’s Route Accounting System, a salesperson in the field can enter a beer order into his or her pocket PC and immediately sync it with the warehouse system. The warehouse can then start loading trucks with orders for the next day’s routes. Likewise, drivers who deliver beer use pocket or tablet PCs to edit orders and invoices and keep track of their accounts.
“It’s all about efficiency and smarter selling, and it really runs their business,” Newton said.