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3 trends to watch when working with the Department of Defense

Posted by James Lusk on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 10:07 AM

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In today’s world of constant technological advances, every industry is experiencing major changes- and ours is no exception. Many companies have welcomed these changes with open arms, adopting new technology and software to help grow their businesses and remain relevant. These companies have experienced more streamlined processes, ultimately resulting in greater efficiency.

With the industry and its requirements constantly changing, we’re always keeping up with trends and making sure that our partners are aware of the changes. It’s important that suppliers to the Department of Defense keep up with these advancements and adapt their strategies as needed.

We’ve put together a list of some of the most important trends you should be aware of when working with the DoD.

RFID compliance is a key focus

About 12 years ago, the DoD made the commitment to implement knowledge-enabled logistics through fully automated visibility and management of assets in support of the warfighter. How? Using RFID technology. Today, the DoD continues to push forward with its vision.

The Department of Defense just launched the distribution portion of its clothing and textiles program and is relying heavily on RFID technology to get the job done. The DoD rewards companies that submit data accurately and in accordance with their RFID requirements. The reward is faster payment, as well as a higher ranking in the rating system, which provides a better chance at winning future contracts. DoD suppliers cannot ignore that RFID compliance is a major focus for the DoD and will continue to be, moving forward.

High-volume contracting vehicles are moving toward Electronic Data Interchange

Most of the high-volume contracting vehicles, such as FedMall, General Services Administration (GSA) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), are moving toward Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). EDI is commonly defined as the electronic interchange of business information using a standardized format. The process allows a company to send information to another company electronically, rather than with paper. Many business documents can be exchanged using EDI, but the two most common are purchase orders and invoices.

The bottom line is that electronic conversations are much more efficient. However, many small businesses don’t have this capability. And while some companies aren’t experiencing the stringent label requirements, you can bet they are coming. It is important for small businesses to use a platform that is easily adaptable and is also able to provide them with EDI services.

UID continues to be a driving force

As UID compliance continues to be a driving force for the DoD, it is mandatory that all suppliers with items over $5,000 in value be UID compliant. However, compliance can act as a major obstacle for many companies. Because UID labels and marks are serialized and highly specialized, it is complicated for suppliers to meet the DoD’s requirements. For example, it is difficult for suppliers to complete certain tasks on their own, like creating marks, managing serial numbers and properly inputting data into iRAPT, formerly known as WAWF. To add another layer of difficulty, UID serial numbers should be integrated into the MIL-129 R exterior labels.

Without a software solution like Odyssey, many companies have no idea where to begin, and they often end up wasting money and labor using outside vendors. UID compliance won’t be going away anytime soon, so it is important for suppliers to find long-term, fully scalable solutions for their DoD needs.

DoD suppliers are constantly challenged by evolving transactional military requirements and changing technology. We believe that today’s DoD commerce requires an IT platform that can make sense of requirements and provide an automated environment to easily react and respond in real-time.

Odyssey is a DoD solutions leader and the trusted platform for hundreds of DoD commercial suppliers, non-profit government partners and federal agencies, helping them transform their DoD commerce. You can learn more about how we can help your business here.

 

Topics: Passive RFID, RFID, DoD, DoD approved software, dod compliance, UID compliance

How DoD Suppliers Can Benefit from RFID Technology

Posted by James Lusk on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 @ 15:06 PM

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is commonly defined as the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object. Suppliers to the Department of Defense (DoD) know that RFID is a transformational technology that enables automated visibility and assessment management. The technology has changed the way we do business forever and has improved and automated supply chains everywhere.

 There are numerous benefits associated with RFID for both the Department of Defense and its suppliers. According to the DoD, “RFID is a means to facilitate accurate, automated data capture in support of business processes in an integrated DoD supply chain enterprise.”

Every day, suppliers come to us for exactly that reason: to complete their DoD commerce needs in a single, automated DoD-approved software platform. By streamlining supply chains and improving business functions, suppliers will see better business results.

Below is an infographic explaining the top 5 benefits of RFID technology for your company and other DoD suppliers.

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Overview:

Efficiency

Due to wireless scanning, RFID tags can provide information much quicker than barcodes or other systems, and multiple tags can be read at once.

Accuracy

The automated technology requires no human intervention. This lessens the risk of human error that typically comes with manual data logging and product replenishment. Our partners have transformed their DoD commerce by streamlining the entire work-flow process into a review environment, rather than using manual data entry.

Real-Time Updates

Gone are the days of receiving numbers that are days or weeks old. RFID technology tracks and provides real-time data about inventory and products. Using Odyssey’s dashboard, your entire team can view real-time updates and communicate within the platform.

Easier Item Location

Less time spent locating inventory means more time focusing on other important tasks, such as production, fulfilling orders and selling to your customers.

Better Decision Making

Utilizing real-time data and insights leads to better decision making, commonly known as data-informed decision-making (DIDM). Business owners and managers can turn the data they acquire into actions that improve their business.

The Odyssey cloud platform is a DoD approved software that provides one integrated location for all DoD commerce tasks, to be handled in-house, using passive RFID technology. You can learn more about our company here. If you’d like to talk about how Odyssey can help streamline your business operations, feel free to contact us

Topics: Passive RFID, RFID, DoD approved software, DoD, automated data entry, supply chain

How Manual Data Entry is Hurting Your Business

Posted by James Lusk on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

 

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If you sell goods to the Department of Defense, you know that it takes a great deal of time, effort and attention to detail to ensure that your products are compliant with the DoD’s requirements and that you get paid. Many suppliers will turn to free government websites as a temporary solution to complete DoD commerce tasks, but they quickly find that collecting and manually inputting data can be time-consuming, labor intensive and monotonous. Not to mention, it isn’t a long-term solution.

Growing companies typically reach a point when their manual data entry process can’t keep up with their business needs. However, some companies still rely on manual data entry, despite its inherent drawbacks.

Let’s look at some of the top drawbacks of manual data entry.

Inaccuracy

Manual data entry has been proven to produce more errors than automated entry. According to software company Opin, manual data entry has, on average, an accuracy rate of 96 percent, compared to the 99.963 to 99.995 percent accuracy rate of automated data. Odyssey’s software automatically validates each RFID and UID to ensure its DoD compliance and prevent errors.

Slower Turnaround

To put it simply, automated applications are much faster than manual entry. The automatic data is streamlined, freeing up employees and business owners to complete other tasks. This allows companies to produce more and larger projects in less time. Odyssey’s SaaS platform uptime of 99.9% is efficient and reliable, helping your company meet deadlines, but free government websites are often inefficient and can even crash in the middle of your order.

Decreased Productivity

One of the main complaints we hear from business owners who are considering switching to Odyssey is that they want to focus on the work that really matters. Manual data entry often distracts employees from more important tasks, reducing their productivity levels and costing your company money. Automated entry software allows your employees to find higher value tasks to perform.

Overall, manual data entry is a slow process, prone to errors, reliant on employee’s accuracy, and expensive to scale as your business grows. Businesses are constantly looking for ways in which data entry and capture can be automated in a cost-effective manner.

Odyssey’s services take care of all DoD commerce tasks, allowing your goods to get to the DoD and for you to get paid. We designed these services with the DoD supplier in mind, and we want to help you move toward a streamlined process.

Below is a quick overview of some of the benefits of Odyssey and automated data entry.

  • Odyssey provides one integrated location for all DoD commerce tasks.
  • Odyssey manages receipt and insertion of all data, providing ongoing customer support.
  • Odyssey’s software automatically validates each RFID and UID to ensure its compliance and prevent errors.
  • Odyssey’s SaaS platform uptime of 99.9% is efficient and reliable, helping your company meet deadlines.

We help companies streamline their DoD commerce processes every day. Don’t let manual data entry slow you down. Contact us today.

 

Topics: DoD approved software, DoD, dod compliance, manual data entry, automated data entry

Why You Should Care About Data

Posted by James Lusk on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 @ 13:06 PM

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Data has become critical to our lives over the past 30 years. It has changed the way we are educated, entertained, and even how we do business. The sum of all the data created, captured, and replicated is rapidly increasing and will only continue to do so.                                                           

The amount of data created worldwide will increase by tenfold by 2025, according to a recent white paper published by International Data Corp (IDC). The paper, titled “Data Age 2025”, says that because of the major increase in data, organizations will have to prioritize which portions to manage and how. Organizations that don’t manage the data correctly could lose revenue, provide poor customer experiences, and suffer operational inefficiencies.

“As data grows in amount, variety, and importance, business leaders must focus their attention on the data that matters the most,” says IDC. “Not all data is equally important to businesses or consumers.”

The white paper predicts that virtually every organization will somehow be impacted by the increase in data. There are a few key trends organizations can expect to see by 2025.

Enterprises will create the bulk of the world’s data

Data Age 2025 predicts that one of the biggest shifts will come from new data sources, as enterprises will soon replace consumers as the primary creators of the bulk of the world’s data. The study says that organizations will create 60 percent of the world’s data in 2025. To provide additional context, in 2015, they created less than 30 percent of data.                                           

Data will evolve from business background to life-critical

Once inaccessible and mostly underutilized, data has now become essential. When defining “life-critical”, IDC says:

“Data usage is being analyzed by its level of criticality as indicated by factors such as the need for real-time processing and low latency, the ad hoc nature of usage, and the severity of consequences should the data become unavailable (e.g., a medical application is considered to be more consequential than a streaming TV program).                                                                                            

IDC estimates that by 2025, nearly 20% of the data in the global datasphere will be critical to our daily lives and nearly 10% of that will be hypercritical.

Data is mobile and in real-time

It is increasingly more important for data to be instantly available whenever and wherever anyone needs it.  Businesses everywhere are transforming their digital platforms to meet these requirements. In fact, IDC says that real time data will grow at 1.5 times the rate of overall data creation and by 2025, more than a quarter of data created in the global datasphere will be real time.        

These predictions and insights could impact virtually every organization, but they are especially important for suppliers to the Department of Defense (DoD). For example, our industry maintains a vast amount of information like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Item Unique Identification (IUID) to effectively track and ship products, meet DoD requirements and complete transactions. Because of the advances in technology, data is more crucial than ever to remain competitive. 

Our clients rely on us to provide accurate, real-time data every day to keep their businesses running and prospering. With the data that our DoD-approved software provides, our partners can:

  • Make better informed decisions
  • Increase productivity and efficiency
  • Reduce the number of errors made
  • Lower operating costs

These trends will only continue to drive the world of data in the years to come. By collecting and analyzing the right data, DoD suppliers can save time, money and resources getting the job done. Executives and data professionals should keep a close eye on these trends and adapt their strategies as needed. We wrote about this a little more in depth in April when discussing 2017’s biggest data trends. You can learn more about our data-driven services here.

 

 

Topics: data, department of defense, DoD, DoD approved software, UID, RFID

Smart Devices Shifting From Consumers to Businesses

Posted by James Lusk on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

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Consumers are adopting smart devices at a rapid rate, welcoming them into their homes, cars and everyday lives. These devices have changed the way we think, live and interact with one another, and there are no signs of it slowing down. However, while we often correlate smart devices and technology to products we use in our personal lives, they are more relevant than ever to businesses today, especially in manufacturing, logistics, industrial, shipping and tracking industries. Companies must notice these trends and recognize the advantages in investing in smart technology. 

What is smart technology?

Smart technology connects multiple devices or networks via wireless protocols, allowing objects to operate interactively and autonomously. Any type of equipment, instrument, or machine that has its own computing capability is considered a smart or intelligent device.

Harvard Business Review explains it well:

“All smart, connected products, from home appliances to industrial equipment, share three core elements:

  • Physical components (such as mechanical and electrical parts)
  • Smart components (sensors, microprocessors, data storage, controls, software, an embedded operating system, and a digital user interface)
  • Connectivity components (ports, antennae, protocols, and networks that enable communication between the product and the product cloud, which runs on remote servers and contains the product’s external operating system).”

You may be familiar with smart, connected products like smart refrigerators that can sense what kinds of products are being stored inside them and keep a track of the stock or FitBits and other wearable tech that offer personalized data, like heart rate, step count and calories burned. However, it’s no longer just about the “smart home”. It’s also about the “smart office” and “smart warehouse.” 

How are businesses using smart technology?

Data Collection

With more devices connected than ever before, companies have greater access to data regarding consumer behavior, patterns and interests. Companies are taking advantage of the increased amounts of data by making decisions, like product recommendations, effective advertising and sales decisions, based off their findings. Greater access to data is proving to be valuable as studies show that executives want their companies to focus more on data, and less on intuition.  We wrote about data and the Internet of Things in January.

Inventory Tracking and Management

The ability to view, track, and monitor inventory continues to improve through smart devices and technology. A smart supply chain is updated in real-time, so your company can track inventory, remain aware of shipping issues and keep track of what stock needs replenished. Additionally, RFID tags are able to hold and communicate even more information about an object, such as temperature, weather, traffic, damage to the object, etc. This will reduce the number of lost items, better identify inefficiencies and help companies make more informed decisions. Learn more about the benefits of RFID technology for businesses. 

Automating Manual Processes

One of the main complaints we hear from business owners who are considering switching to Odyssey is that they want to focus on the work that really matters. They are too distracted by the inconsistencies and headaches of multiple tools and manual processes. With smart devices, everything is connected, automated and streamlined, freeing up employees and business owners to focus on tasks that add value. This allows companies to produce more and larger projects in less time. Automatic processes also reduce the number of errors that are normally seen during manual processes. See how your company can squash errors. 

What are the benefits for companies?

Many businesses have found that smart technology improves their bottom lines through:

  • Informed decision making via data collection
  • Automating manual processes, freeing employees up to focus on value-adding tasks
  • Lower operating costs
  • Increased productivity and efficiency
  • Reduced number of errors 

Because of the advances in smart devices and technology, everything is connected. Odyssey has adopted this growing technology to create integrated, cross-departmental work-flow processes that utilize an efficient and effective cloud-based platform. Today’s Department of Defense commerce requires an IT platform that can make sense of requirements and provide an automated environment to easily react and respond in real-time. Our DoD-approved software helps to make our partners’ work easier and more efficient by:

  • Improving resource utilization
  • Reducing errors
  • Enabling streamlined commerce and DoD compliant measures
  • Creating a more efficient process, saving companies time and money

We take pride in staying on top of the latest and most effective technology. Learn how your company can benefit here. 

Topics: DoD approved software, DoD, dod compliance, RFID, smart device, automation, business technology

Seamlessly Manage IUID Tasks in One Platform

Posted by James Lusk on Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

The Department of Defense is consistently changing and updating requirements for military marking, shipments, storage and more. These new standards often add to an already long list of requirements and processes that must be managed.  Companies must engage in asynchronistic activities, log into multiple unrelated software programs and coordinate with outside suppliers, just to complete a DoD transaction.

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Imagine how efficiently your company could run if all that redundant work was eliminated by a single, end-to-end product.  Odyssey is a cloud-based, fully integrated IUID compliance and transactional software solution and is DoD approved.

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UID activities generally fall into two main tasks:  Events and transactions.

Events

  • UID Mil-Std 130 N marks
  • Receipt of previously marked assets
  • Pedigree building or embedded IUID relationships

Transactions

  • UID data into required exterior labels
  • Advanced ship notice and invoice submission
  • Managing lifecycle events within the registry

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Even though these tasks are separate from one another, and each uses its own specialized software and data pathways, you, the supplier, are tasked with entering and integrating data for each one to complete a successful DoD transaction.  Odyssey unifies this process, allowing you to engage in successful IUID mandated commerce from a single end-to-end solution.

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Now you can seamlessly manage the following, all in one DoD approved platform:

  • End level UID creation
  • Assets previously marked with UID
  • Embedding IUID for parent/ child pedigree assembly
  • Government furnished property
  • UID compliance requirements mandated to occur through the IUID registry

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Odyssey’s technology also eliminates keystroke or typographical errors. Our approach is based on automation, rather than redundant data entry. Its flexible, low-impact implementation won’t obstruct your unique set of assets, requirements and workflows.

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Hundreds of organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, have already standardized on the DoD approved Odyssey platform.  Success and longevity demands a compliant, transparent and repeatable process.

 

Watch the full video demonstration here. Schedule a no-obligation, personalized demonstration today, here.

Topics: DoD, DoD approved software, IUID, MIL-STD 130 N, UID, Odyssey DCS

DoD Shipment & Invoice Submission Made Easy

Posted by James Lusk on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

We know that completing Department of Defense transactions in iRAPT can be difficult. However, we also know it’s a necessary part of doing your job.  This can prove challenging for many DoD suppliers. With Odyssey, you no longer have to log into iRAPT and work manually to complete a successful transaction.  

 The iRAPT Console’s “Transmit iRAPT Documents” feature makes it easy to submit required shipment and invoice information to the DoD.

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Here’s how it works.

Click on “Transmit iRAPT Documents”. 

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Select the document ID you would like to submit.  Choose the appropriate pay mechanism, like “Combo” or “Fast Pay”, and associate your invoice number to the transaction. From here, discounts, fees and attachments can be initiated.

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You can also create a receiving report for review that doubles as a government approved packing slip.

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When you are ready to submit, use the iRAPT Console’s point-and-click submission to send your transaction directly to the government database iRAPT.

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You can email the data directly to your QAR from Odyssey or log in to iRAPT, and it appears as if you manually entered it yourself. 

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In the world of DoD commerce, time and accuracy matter. Odyssey’s iRAPT Console is the most efficient and effective way to complete your DoD transactions.

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Learn more about our iRAPT Console here. You can also watch a full video demo here.

Topics: iRAPT, department of defense, DoD, DoD approved software, simple, easy to use software

5 Changes the Internet of Things Will Bring to Businesses in 2017

Posted by James Lusk on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, is not a new term or subject matter.  In fact, according to Datafloq, the term was coined in 1999, but the prediction of a connected world through handheld devices has been around since 1926.  While IoT has been discussed for years now, the way it is used is constantly changing and evolving.

IoT is commonly defined as, “a proposed development of the Internet, in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.” In September, we wrote about how the Internet of Things is the key to DoD commerce success. Turns out, it is beginning to impact pretty much every business industry.   

In 2017, experts are predicting some big changes for businesses and the Internet of Things.

IoT’s not near, it’s here.

Gone are the days of discussing IoT as “the future”.  Many industries will be completely disrupted as companies around the world begin to use IoT technology in the every-day running of their business. 2016 was the year that a lot of groundwork was laid, but 2017 will be the year it all comes to fruition.  Read more here.

Smart business is the focus.

Over the last few years, IoT has been heavily focused on consumer products. From Amazon’s Alexa to self-driving cars, consumers are slowly but surely beginning to welcome the Internet of Things into their lives. But this year, there will be a large push for more businesses to use the technology. Sukamal Banerjee, executive vice president and global head, IoT Works and HCL Technologies says, “As per our 2016 global IoT survey, 38% of organizations have already started their IoT journey, and 57% are currently planning to, thus, making 2017 an inflection year for Industrial IoT adoption.” Read more here.

Business is getting personal.

With IoT devices, businesses will have greater access to data, ranging from consumer behavior to manufacturing inventory changes. Companies will take advantage of greater access to data by making decisions- such as product recommendations, effective advertising and sales decisions- based off their findings. This data will also prove to be convenient as studies show that executives want their companies to focus more on data, and less on intuition.  Read more here.

Inventory management continues to evolve.

The ability to view, track, and monitor inventory will continue to improve through integration with IoT.  RFID tags will be able to hold and communicate even more information about an object, such as temperature, weather, traffic, damage to the object, etc. This will reduce the number of lost items, better identify inefficiencies and help companies make more informed decisions.  Read more here.

Efficiency is King.

The Internet of Things will continue to allow employees to produce more and larger projects in less time.  They will be able to focus their efforts on the important aspects of the business, rather than inefficiencies and manual work. Not only will they complete projects faster, but they will be able to do so more accurately.  Read more here.

2017 will be a big year for the Internet of Things, and businesses in every industry will start to see changes.  We are excited to continue serving our clients with this growing technology.  

 

 

Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, business technology, DoD

How To: Create Compliant MIL-STD 129 r Unit Labels

Posted by James Lusk on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

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One of the main complaints we hear from business owners who are considering switching to Odyssey is that they aren't able to focus on the work that really matters. They are too distracted by the inconsistencies and headaches of multiple tools and manual processes. Creating standard and compliant DoD labels can quickly become cumbersome and disorganized. With Odyssey’s NSN Label Manager, everything is automated and streamlined to help you finally leave those headaches behind.

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Odyssey NSN Label Manager allows you to standardize the creation of specific unit labels and ensures they are compliant.

Here’s how it works, step by step.

 Click on the NSN Item Label Manager.

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Enter the last four digits or any portion of your NSN.

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The information for the NSN will automatically populate directly from the contract.

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From here, you can edit any of the data if necessary. Enter shelf-life markings, such as cured or manufactured dates, as well as lot or batch data. You can even serialize these labels if needed.  When the information is complete, you can select the appropriate standard or custom template and print as many labels as you need.

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Let Odyssey’s NSN Label Manager help you standardize the assets specific label creation process to keep it efficient and effective. To view the video demonstration, click here.

 

Topics: DoD, labels, dod compliance, Odyssey DCS, cloud software

Should Your Company Switch to the Cloud?

Posted by James Lusk on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:12 AM

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To Cloud or not to Cloud? As ‘The Cloud’ has become one of the biggest buzzwords of the past few years, many companies are asking themselves if it’s time to switch from their current software solutions (or lack thereof) to cloud computing.

 Research from International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests that worldwide spending on cloud services could double from almost $70 billion in 2015 to over $141 billion in 2019. A different study from SearchCIO indicates that 73% of organizations planned to deploy cloud services by the end of 2015 and the rest plan for the end of 2017. Why are so many organizations switching to the cloud? 

We’ve put together a few reasons why the cloud is a big deal:

 Simplicity & Flexibility.

The dramatic ease of implementation is a strong reason for adopting cloud services. For large organizations, installing and going live with new on-premise software can take years. With cloud software, it takes significantly less time to get started, sometimes a matter of weeks. Often times, an organization’s circumstances change and priorities, resources and budgets can shift, which stalls traditional time-intensive IT projects. However, cloud software can easily adapt as your organization changes and grows.

With Odyssey, there is no software to install, manage or maintain. There are also no updates to purchase, disks to load, or internal IT specialists needed.  The platform creates a compliant, transparent and repeatable process while eliminating the logistical underground.  This ensures that the DoD process is standardized and simple for you.

Level The Playing Field.

Moving to the cloud gives everyone access to enterprise-class technology, whether you are a large company or small business. The cloud allows smaller businesses to act just as fast as or even faster than big, established competitors, while remaining lean and nimble.

Cloud software even levels the playing field for large companies. Large organizations that have employees working in multiple locations can communicate and work together in real-time.

By harnessing the most dynamic software available through the cloud, Odyssey’s dashboard levels the playing field for all organizations and users. Odyssey’s cloud-based services ensure DoD commerce and compliance is managed in real-time, with full mobility, and no forced overhead or additional IT management or support.

Increased Collaboration.

Speaking of Odyssey’s dashboard, cloud computing enables employees situated in various locations to collaborate easily.  Being able to view and edit documents in real-time alongside colleagues in different physical locations leads to increased productivity and higher quality work. By providing simultaneous syncing, working and sharing documents and records in real time, cloud computing helps increase the collaboration and efficiency of your employees.

For example, with Odyssey’s software, your shipping and logistics, contract, sales and accounting departments can all work together in real-time to complete DoD commerce. There’s no redundant data entry, no back and forth handing off of documentation and no opportunity for error.

Reliability & Consistency.

One of the main complaints we hear from business owners who are considering switching to Odyssey is that they want to focus on the work that really matters. They are too distracted by the inconsistencies and headaches of multiple tools and manual processes. With a cloud-based software, everything is automated and streamlined to help you finally leave those headaches behind.

In the world of Department of Defense commerce, many companies don’t have software and rely on manual data-entry government websites. As you can imagine, manually entering the same data multiple times into unrelated websites can take a substantial amount of time and effort. With Odyssey’s software, companies don’t need to enter or manage any RFID or UID code data. The cloud platform takes care of everything. Our partners have transformed their DoD commerce by streamlining the entire work-flow process into a review environment, rather than relying on manual data entry. This ensures reliable shipments through a consistent and simple process.

Up-To-Date Results.

With the cloud, your organization will always have up-to-date software. You won’t have to worry about upgrading software each time a new version is released. Cloud software automatically updates without you having to think about it.  

In addition, your organization will always have access to up-to-date analytics and results. Because everything takes place and can be viewed in real-time, cloud-based platforms provide insights that you might have missed otherwise. And, in today’s world, businesses are expected to provide these insights on how to improve processes and everyday functions for their clients.

Odyssey offers a myriad of reports notifying management of transaction status, completed work, expected revenue, market analysis, competition survey and wins and losses. In addition, we work closely with the DoD to implement and distribute all upcoming DoD compliance changes throughout the cloud. Your organization will always be up-to-date with DoD requirements.

Have we convinced you yet? It’s time to switch to the cloud! Learn more about how we can help you here.

 

Topics: cloud, cloud computing, department of defense, DoD, DoD approved software