We need a J2ME app that will run on a smartphones (currently ASUS A686) equipped with an SD or Bluetooth barcode scanner. Application should connect to the DB and retrieve table with articles, prices, product quantities and clients. It should update this information on a configurable interval.
We have an ERP solution based on Sybase DB in our company. Most of our orders for wholesale clients are taken either by phone or face-to-face in the shop. Our current application has a form for input of orders in the shape of pro-forma invoices, but the GUI is difficult and buggy. Since it is prone to errors, the sellers need to be extra careful. This slows them down and makes customers nervous, so they went back to writing down the orders by pen. This defeats the purpose of an ERP. We want to help our sales personal become more mobile, without the need to return to the desktop to finish the order. Software we use currently is Windows only so it can run on tablet PCs at best, and it assumes uninterrupted wired LAN connection to server.
What we want is to be able to take an order with the mobile device and send it to server.