Written by: Daniel Haurey on 08/07/17

In today’s age of mobile connectivity, smartphones and the “BYOD” (bring your own device) sales force, mobile apps are changing the way business gets done. Your business is no longer tied to an office. It’s a 24/7 operation that needs to deliver information to your team at anytime, anywhere, as needed. Mobile apps allow your team to communicate better, provide better customer service, reduce fulfillment times, share information and collaborate on projects faster and easier than ever before.

With literally thousands of mobile apps to choose from, how do you choose the best ones to help your team and increase business? Let’s look at some of the best mobile apps available and how they can help you track your business, communicate better, and close more sales.

  1. Expensify
    If tracking your mobile sales team’s expenses is a hassle. Expensify can help. Expensify is a free mobile app that helps you handle your team’s expenses in real time. Your mobile sales force can upload receipts with the iOS or Android app using OCR SmartScan. Expensify processes the scanned data saving your team and managers time inputting and processing expenses.
  2. Zoho Docs Standard
    Document management is a crucial aspect for many sales teams. Document management services allow you to create, share and send files from iOS and Android devices while on the road. Zoho Docs lets you work on documents while offline, create shared folders, and invite external users to collaborate. It’s a great resource for creating and collaborating on documents, reports and sales presentations from anywhere.
  3. Salesforce Sales Cloud Professional
    Customer Relationship Management software gives you instant access to customer and sales data that can be used to close more sales. Having mobile access to CRM data gives your team a competitive edge. Salesforce offers the most comprehensive and flexible platform on the market and a killer mobile app for managing customer data offering access on any mobile device.
  4. Zoho CRM
    Similar to Salesforce, Zoho CRM offers almost the same functionality, but is tied in to the rest of the Zoho software system. The complete Zoho office suite offers mobile CRM that organically ties into their email, email marketing client and document management modules offering you a full suite of interconnected tools.
  5. Sprout Social
    If your sales team isn’t using social media to prospect, then you’re missing out on potential sales. Sprout Social provides users with the best social media management and analytics tools that offers complete functionality and accessibility from their mobile devices. With iOS and Android apps available, Sprout lets you identify influencers, choose the ideal moments to engage and provides the data to back it all up!
  6. HootSuite
    Hootsuite is another free app available for iOS and Android. It’s a mature, complete set of social media tools that covers both management and analytics, wrapped in an intuitive hub. Using HootSuite allows you to identify decision makers and influencers conduct comprehensive monitoring of your company’s social networks and publish simultaneously across multiple social platforms.

These are just a few of the best mobile apps that are available online. The best way to create a unified online strategy for your team is to consider working with a Managed IT Services provider like Exigent. With the advent of BYOD, and the thousands of apps available, coordinating your sales team across multiple devices and operating systems can be challenging.

As a Managed IT Services provider, Exigent Technologies, LLC, can help you get your team on the same page technologically by coordinating mobile apps across devices and operating systems. We also offer custom application development as well.  Get in touch with us in Mt. Arlington, NJ, and New York, NY, and we can help your team to communicate more effectively with a strategic advantage that can help you grow your business.