This morning I got stuck in the waiting room at the Doctor’s office so I pulled out my iPhone and went over to Acumatica University to get in a little Acumatica learning. Acumatica University actually works very well on an iPhone. You can see all the courses, all the .pdfs/videos for a specific course, and even take an examination. The only downside is that it’s hard to see the details in the videos since the screen is so small.
It took 30 minutes after I saw the doctor before someone came in to discharge me. Not sure why it took so long (maybe just the inevitable lethargy that Obamacare is injecting into the American medical system), but I can’t complain too much because I was able to keep my Acumatica learning going.
Then I realized, “hey, not only could I be learning Acumatica, I could also be using Acumatica!” Since Acumatica is 100% web-based and works wonderfully on mobile devices, I could just as easily have been finishing my timesheet for the week, filling out an expense report from a recent business trip (and uploading the receipt images since I always scan them immediately with my TurboScan iPhone app instead of keeping the paper copy), or reviewing a customer quote that a salesperson put together this past week. Full access to my company’s front and back office information, all on my phone. That is, only if my company used Acumatica and if I had been granted access to that information in Acumatica.
Of course, this kind of mobile access can be a bad thing. It’s probably not a good idea to learn or use Acumatica during your kids’ baseball games, while crawling along the 405 freeway in Los Angeles at rush hour, or when you’re at a restaurant on a first date and you’ve run out of things to talk about.
There are some situations though where you are stuck somewhere and mobile access can be a good thing:
- You’re on Jury Duty, stuck in a room all day with nothing to do.
- Your Flight is Delayed and you just heard the voice over the speaker announce that it will be delayed at least another 2 hours (click here).
- You took your car in for an Oil Change, but decided to take advantage of the discount that they offered on all the preventative maintenance stuff that was offered (you’ll be waiting for a while).
- You are at the Doctor’s Office for a checkup!