I am frequently asked, “iPad vs Android. Which is better for Infor EAM Mobile?” For me, this is a very easy, quick answer. But before I answer, let me preface this blog by saying that primarily I am an Android user. I have a Samsung Note 4 that I absolutely love. Before I switched to an Android, I was a die-hard iPhone/iPad user for probably 8-9 years. I do still have an iPad and still love it.
I have used Infor EAM on both platforms and I can say, without hesitation, I would run EAM Mobile on an iPad over Android all day long. There are really not a lot of reasons why I choose iPad over Android, but I will lay them out for you here so you can decide. Keep in mind these are merely my opinions.
For the most part, the user interface is the same. One of the biggest differences is the ability to FaceTime on the iPad. At first, most people just shake this off because they obviously don’t want employees using FaceTime on company time. But here is the thought behind it…How much time could it save if your employees have the ability FaceTime with a maintenance manager or lead technician to troubleshoot a problem instead of having to radio for them and wait for them to come to their location? Then add to that the time to go get the additional tools or parts, if needed? And what if your employee is off site on a job at a different location?
The functionality for iPad is more consistent. I see far less ‘glitchy-ness’ from iPad. For me, it’s the difference in running EAM from Chrome and running it from IE or Firefox…night and day difference. Users tend to have a much easier time with iPads than Androids. I have trained on both devices with large groups and have found that iPad training was smoother. In my opinion, it is simply because users are used to this type of interface more so than an Android.
What do you think?
That is what I have found so far in my experience with Infor EAM mobile. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or please comment below to let us know if you agree or disagree with my opinion.