Modern mobile phone technology helps us in almost every aspect of our daily lives, from keeping track of our social calendars, to online shopping, to entertainment. For most of us, it is hard to imagine life now without our iPhone or Android device in our pocket almost 24/7!
Applications (or apps) are one of the main technological developments that marked the end of traditional mobile phones and the start of the smartphone era. We use apps to check the weather forecast; book taxis, plane, and train tickets; send messages and host meetings; check emails; carry out instant bank transfers; and many other daily tasks.
It is not just our daily routines that mobile applications can help with—they have many potentially useful features that can benefit the world of business. Whether you are self-employed or the CEO of a large company, making extensive use of mobile apps can help you to make sure that your working operations are carried out more smoothly and efficiently.
There are many aspects of doing business that mobile apps can make easier and more convenient. Here are just a few of them!
Effective communication among employees, and between staff and customers/clients, is the backbone of any successful business model. When communication is lacking, mistakes can be made even by the most skilled members of a team.
Thankfully, there are plenty of apps that can increase the ease of maintaining communication across the whole company. As well as the standard text message, phone call, and email apps that come pre-packaged with almost all smartphones, there are more apps offering different benefits. For example, WhatsApp is an instant messenger that uses encryption, making it more difficult for sensitive information to be accessed by hackers. Apps such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams enable easy videoconferencing and screen-sharing technology.
Admin Accounting Tools
Admin is one aspect of doing business that technology has made much more accurate and streamlined. There are plenty of apps, from Microsoft’s Excel to CRM apps, that enable administrators to record data and make calculations with ease. There are even platforms that focus on carrying out admin tasks for HR departments.
As well as admin, accounting also needs to be perfectly accurate in order for a business to stay afloat financially. Many apps provide helpful accounting tools, which enable even business owners with little knowledge of accounts to keep their finances in order.
Social Media and Marketing
Social media platforms are some of the most popular apps among the population. Businesses can also benefit from using social media apps, as an effective social media strategy is the cornerstone of any digital marketing campaign. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Tik Tok can help you market your company if you know how to use them, and all of these platforms can be downloaded as free apps.
If your company uses a home-working model, apps that enable remote access to PCs and other devices can be a lifesaver when it comes to getting a task done quickly and remotely.
The advancement and availability of apps like these means that the need for expensive accommodation and commuting is constantly reducing.