Technology has changed the way we do things. All the routine tasks that we used to do by hand, we have handed over to technology. We now have more time to pursue the things that are important to us.
One of the technologies that have made a huge impact on our lives is mobile apps. They have really cut down on our time consumption and helped us increase our productivity as well as efficiency. Now we can talk to our colleagues, work on projects together, perform financial tasks, and do so much more from the palm of our hands. In our personal lives, we can book flights, hotels, and more as well as get directions, approach online banking and beyond with the use of apps.
There’s nothing that we can’t do.
As business owners and managers, we sometimes forget that apps are so beneficial for us. Apps help us communicate. We can talk to our employees as well as colleagues, customers, clients, and more. We can use project management apps to conduct our work more efficiently and increase our productivity. These apps are amazing at managing our workflow for us. There are even apps that provide self-service HR tools that employees can use. Some apps organize our work and help us prioritize them. Nowadays, more and more companies are opting for a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. This way, employees can use their own mobiles and tablets to work. They don’t need a workstation and they can work from anywhere, anytime.
With this environment, apps have a special part to play as you can download them on any device easily. As far as apps go, businesses have various options. They can access the various free apps that are available in the market. They can go for paid apps. And they can contact a mobile app development company and build a custom, bespoke app just for their business.
Here, we are going to list down some apps that are easily available that can help you increase your workforce productivity and decrease the amount of time consumed for various tasks.
As far as internal communication goes, Slack is by far the most popular business mobile app in the market. Everyone from large companies to small businesses is using Slack for their internal communication. Big companies like Airbnb, Target, Zendesk, and others are using it. According to a survey, there are more than 12 million daily users on Slack. Slack also boasts users from around 150 countries and more than 60 of the Fortune 100 companies.
Organizations use Slack for internal employees, remote workers, as well as the people out in the field. No matter where your employees are, make sure that they always stay in the loop. If they have anything to ask, they can do that in real-time and get the assistance and guidance they require. Another benefit of using Slack is that it has 3rd party integration for more than 2000+ apps and tools that your employees might already be using to do their work.
If you want one of the best tools for all your project management needs, then Trello is the obvious choice. Whether you have a single project or you have multiple projects running simultaneously, Trello can take a lot of your stress away. Whether you are running a big business or a small organization, you can benefit from it. Trello uses the idea of ‘boards’. You can create multiple boards for different purposes like maintaining your company’s social media accounts to sending out field agents for a service, and anything in between. You can add different people to these boards.
If you are looking for an app that will help you track, monitor, and communicate with your field workers then allGeo is your go-to app. It provides you with various solutions regarding your field force. Using these solutions, you can:
- Monitor a person’s location and time spent on a job.
- Use GPS and attendance system.
- Check your field workers’ safety on-site.
- Collect various types of data.
- Send instant messages and notifications.
- Track the mileage as well as real-time locations of workers.
- Check and update the Estimated Time of Completion and Arrival.
No matter what you want regarding your field force, allGEO has a solution ready for you. The only thing is that you cannot use it for internal communication.
As the name implies, this is an app you can use to hold virtual meetings with your employees, colleagues, clients, stakeholders and more. The meetings can be both audio or visual and you can use mobile phones as well as tablets to use this app and conduct your meeting. This is one of the best ways to keep in touch with your remote workers or your field force that is currently working on a site. For example, if you have a sales force and everyone is outdoor on some task, you can gather them all using GoToMeeting and conduct a conference room style meeting easily.
Earlier in the article, we mentioned having a custom-made, tailored for your business mobile app developed. The reason is that almost all the apps have some sort of drawback that keeps them from providing optimum solutions. But if you have a small business and a small workforce, you can easily manage them using the above-mentioned apps.