Mobile technology has been growing exponentially, especially in the last decade, and there are significant benefits from integrating a mobile platform into your shop operation. As technicians service increasingly complex vehicles in repair bays, using mobile technology is a way to improve productivity.
Mobile optimization with tablet devices in shops is a growing trend, not only because it saves technicians time by eliminating the need to walk back and forth from a computer to look at or printed information, but because tablets are more cost effective than PCs and laptops, have longer battery life, and are designed for mobility.
Mobile devices are the way of the future, and the future has already begun. Understanding how important mobile platforms are for a shop, what tools are available, how to incorporate them into your shop workflow, can help reap their benefits.