Before going into anything, here’s a clarification: This post is about mobile apps that are actually used as part of business operations. Presented here are not just mobile apps incidentally used in a company or those that are casually used by employees in the office or in the course of doing their work. The apps below are apps that were designed to be an important app in the operation of a business—and business here by the way includes self-employed businesses.
Tradify is an app intended for “tradies” who specialize in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, building, and construction services. It is a robust software solution created to make it easy becoming organized as a self-employed electrician, plumber, and HVAC technician. It is also a great software tool for those who want to run a business providing electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and construction services.
This business software tool job has management functions that simplify the process of tracking job orders, from quotes to invoicing like finance apps. It allows the setting of priorities and provides a complete overview of workloads. Additionally, it is an excellent tool for organizing not only tasks but also employees. It generates a virtual paper trail that makes it easy to consolidate notes, emails, quotes, and all other business documents. It provides a an intuitive way of determining the availability of teams or personnel who can address job orders. At the same time, it provides employees the ability to view untaken jobs and book them as they come in. The tradie app also comes with a thoughtfully designed time tracking function that records and displays time consumed for each job or site, allows the viewing of what others are doing in real time, and simplifies the process of dispatching and rescheduling.
The comes with both desktop and mobile versions, both sharing exactly the same functions. Everything in the desktop version can be used in the mobile software tool, providing a seamless way of using the software through any device and with a great deal of mobility. It conveniently enables communication for everyone in a team and the management, as well as the viewing of important work-related details as configured by the management. By the way, while the trades person app has separate sections promoting it as a plumbing, HVAC or electrical services software tool, what’s being offered is actually just one software that is flexible enough to be used in these different trades.
Square is is a mobile POS software created in 2009 by Jim McKelvey and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. It is one of the most popular mobile POS software in the world. It works for iOS and Android devices and offers a multitude of features including invoicing, inventory management, online store, as well as a convenient offline mode so you continue taking credit card information even when there’s no internet connection.
Square can be used to quickly set up a POS terminal using a tablet. It’s an excellent tool for stores, sales agents, as well as those who are mainly running an online store but also cater to traditional sales customers. It is a great solution for small to mid-sized businesses as well as freelancers who would appreciate the free monthly POS fee in using Square. It is deemed not suitable for larger businesses that process high volumes of transactions as account freezes and funding suspensions may be encountered.
Intuit GoPayment is arguably the most suitable mobile point-of-sale software for those who use QuickBooks. This iOS and Android app can be synchronized seamlessly with QuickBooks and its related solutions such as QuickBooks Point of Sale and QuickBooks Payments. If you get Intuit GoPayment, you will also be getting your own merchant account so you can be assured of stable performance and greater control over your PoS system. The apps also comes with invoicing functions along with the ability to send email and text message receipts with your company’s branding.
Goods Order Inventory
There are many good mobile inventory management apps available at present, and one of them that can be considered an excellent choice is Goods Order Inventory. This inventory tracking app has versions for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices. It can be used for free but you can upgrade to a premium version to access more features. It supports the exporting of its database for viewing on a spreadsheet software tool and can integrate with a number of other business software including QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, EDI, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and major ecommerce platforms.
Asana Mobile works as a simple and intuitive solution for managing projects. It is dubbed as a collaborative information manager, providing not only the ability to manage work/business projects but also simple personal projects and event. Designed to works with iOS and Android devices, Asana Mobile makes it easy to capture ideas, monitor work, and collaborate with workmates from anywhere as long as there’s internet connection. Asana, by the way, is a creation of Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz, one of the co-founders of Facebook.
With the growing computing power and functions of mobile devices, it’s not surprising for them to be integrated in business. Of course, if mobile devices are used in business, it follows that mobile apps are also employed. The five apps featured above are just a few of the many mobile business apps that can actually play a vital role in business operations.
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