Tesco Creates Enterprise App for Staff

tesco enterprise appTesco’s chief information office, Mike McNamara, has unveiled the company’s first ever enterprise app created for its workers to use in store.

The Inform app gives Tesco workers up-to-date stock information, tells them exactly where products are on the shop floor and prompts them on special offers. It has been designed for use by the company’s own budget 7-inch Hudl tablet but is compatible with iOS and Android devices. McNamara said: “I’m absolutely delighted by the reaction I’ve seen on social media from colleagues and in feedback they’ve given me directly.”

The company has also started rolling out electronic shelf tags, starting at stores in Letchworth and Enfield, which should reduce the time it takes to change stock labels. Dixons recently revealed it was trialing the same tech too. McNamara added: “Technology is helping customers shop differently on their smartphones and tablets, but it is also helping us to find new ways to provide exceptional service we all take pride in.”

The Daily Mail reports that Tesco has run out of stock of its Android Hudl tablet TWICE in the past two months. Tesco says it sold 35,000 of the £119 devices in the first 48 hours of going on sale, but many of the Android devices are currently unavailable on the Tesco website.