In the 21st Century, it is vital for your business to be able to operate from as many platforms and locations as possible. For this, there are many pieces of mobile software designed for different elements of your business. With so many options available, selecting the right business apps can be a daunting prospect. This is especially true when selecting business applications that run from mobile devices. After all, these will need to be synced seamlessly with their desktop equivalents.
Mobile business software gives you an important working mentality – that your business is more than just the standard 9-5 working hours. Your business is now monitored 24/7. At Purus, we collaborate with businesses who are always looking for the best mobile applications to help boost their productivity, efficiency and profitability. Here is a list of 10 best business apps of 2018 for Android and iOS.
Evernote is an application that can help an organisation collect, develop and share ideas with an individual or a team. This handy app can create to-do lists and sketches very quickly. With a superb search engine, you can find everything you need on multiple platforms and devices.
We have previously recommended Slack as one of the essential software tools for startup companies. Slack is a fantastic workplace communications software where numerous channels can be set up for each individual team or for the employees as a whole. Teams can communicate privately as well as share important documents with ease. The mobile app functions just like its desktop equivalent, with an optimised interface for the smaller screen. With pop-up notifications available, your staff will always remain in the company loop.
3. Google Drive
Google Drive is an excellent place for keeping all of your important company documents within a single place. It is also a great platform for teams to collaborate on single documents all at the same time. On mobile, Drive and its supporting document software are available as mobile applications. The cloud based software means staff can read vital documentation and even make changes from wherever they are in the world. As the changes are in real time, users will still see those changes happening no matter the device accessed.
Trello is an online task board software that allows staff to list their tasks in a project, and keep on track of its progress. The cards themselves can also include to-do lists, which break down tasks for each member of staff. The mobile application is a seamless transition of its desktop version, with tasks and cards optimised wonderfully. As the boards are all online based, any changes can be made from any device.
From time to time, staff will have to purchase something as part of their working day. This could include a ticket for transport to a meeting or even a new laptop to help complete their day-to-day tasks. With a receipt in hand, an expense request can be inputted into the app. With Expensify, you can upload your receipts via the app that utilises the innovative OCR SmartScan. The application is able to accurately process scanned data, which saves vital administrative time, in terms of inputting and processing those expenses.
Managing the human resources network of a business is a full time job. It is why businesses seek the best applications to help with this vital part of the company. With BambooHR you can monitor applicant tracking, benefits administration and performance reviews all within one application. As this can all be completed on a handheld device, you won’t ever need to access a desktop device.
With its mobile apps, users of TSheets can clock in and out of work as well track the time it takes for them to complete a task. The application also allows managers to clock team members in or out individually or the team as a whole. Any admin staff can even see who is on the clock and where they are working. TSheets is also the place where schedules or shifts can be created, edited and published. Lastly, managers can automate timesheet alerts, track paid time off, sick days and holidays.
8. Indeed Employer
Every business needs to recruit staff and there are apps out there to help you do just that. It’s even better if you can source candidates without any extra cost. Indeed Employer allows an organisation to post a position on the world’s largest job board. The relevant staff member can manage candidates and track the result of a recruitment campaign all within the mobile app.
Feedback from a survey can be extremely helpful in the development of a business. SurveyMonkey allows a user to create and complete surveys from a mobile device. You can also create, send and analyse polls all within the mobile app.
The World’s best CRM platform, Salesforce is available as a business mobile app. Its cloud-based service for sales, service and marketing can be accessed from any device, anywhere in the world. Once your business has had effective Salesforce development and implementation, the software can be tailored to your chosen devices very easily. Live sales data is available for your team on all devices wherever they are. This can be incredibly important for meetings away from the office, as leads can be converted on the go. Users can also monitor and respond to customer service issues or queries as well as social media over various channels on their mobile or tablet.
Using Salesforce from a mobile device doesn’t require an IT technician but support and training is available from the Salesforce consultancy experts at Purus. To find out how Salesforce can enhance your business, contact us today.