Can Mobile Apps Help YOUR Business?

January 6, 2015 3:09 pm No Comments

So, you’re a pretty modern business owner.  Your finances, customer records, and documents are all stored in the cloud.  You work from home and in the office equally, giving you (and your employees!) a flexibility that would have been unheard of a dozen years ago.  But could you be doing more for your business?  Maybe you’ve resisted mobile versions of your favorite applications because you fear never being able to “turn off”, or maybe you’re just unsure they’re as complete as the desktop versions you know and love.  But there are several reasons you should be optimizing your use of these applications with their mobile versions!

3) Reduce or Eliminate Downtime – Whether your downtime is due to a lost internet connection or just due to being on the road more than you’re in the office, having mobile versions of your desktop apps helps ensure that you’ve always got access to your apps.  Whether that means you have access to your email & calendar through Google, or your desk phone through Shoretel, or even just your company documents through Box, it helps you stay productive no matter what’s going on around you.

2) Remain Professional – While you’re out and about, meeting with clients and checking up on projects, you often need to access items from your office.  While it is certainly possible to print out what you need beforehand, in today’s fast-paced business world, you’re often running from meeting to meeting without time to run to the office in between.  And, of course, things can quickly change, so that while you may have what you needed when you walked out the door, right before the meeting you discover you need three more documents.  By accessing your business applications from your mobile, you always have what you need at your fingertips, even if things change as you’re walking in the door.  You always come across as the consummate professional, prepared for everything.

1) Be More Productive – Simply put, by unchaining your productivity from your desk, you’re setting yourself up for success.  Putting your business at your fingertips doesn’t force you to check in all the time, but it does give you the ability to check in when it becomes necessary.  The ability to access your business when you need to helps you be more productive and successful, whether you’re by a computer or not.

By: Kaitlan Williams

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