Between off-site visits, courier trips, and after-hours projects, there are a lot of reasons users can benefit from remote access to TMS on a smartphone or tablet.
Connecting to TMS on your mobile device is a simple process. Whether your device is an Apple product using OS X, an Android device, or a Windows tablet, you can access TMS by using a remote desktop app.
So how do you do it? Here is a typical example using an iPhone 6 Plus. First, download and install a remote desktop app. There are several, but Gallery Systems suggests using Microsoft Remote Desktop, as it’s simple to use. However, most remote desktop apps, such as GoToMyPC TeamViewer, will work.
After downloading, open the app on your device. Navigate to the Add Connection menu, and select “Add PC or Server”.
The app will prompt you to add the name of your PC or Server.
After adding your server credentials, ask the app to prompt the user name and password.
Enter your user credentials and press Save.
Finally, select the machine you would like to log on to. In the example, the machine has been renamed to TMS.
After logon, your PC screen will display. Find the TMS icon, and double click it using your finger or stylus.
Enter your TMS login credentials and press OK.
Logging on to TMS remotely from your tablet or smartphone is simple, but may vary slightly depending on your institution’s security protocols. It’s important to talk to your IT department about your remote network access. Additionally, some keyboard shortcuts won’t work, as tablets have a reduced QWERTY keyboard.
Logging on remotely allows you to access TMS on the go, creating a more efficient environment for any collections department.