Use enterprise mobile apps, boost productivity

Aug 28 2014, 05:35 IST
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SummaryIn this era of mobility, companies can empower employees with apps that can enhance their efficiency and bring in significant cost savings. However, there are certain things enterprises should keep in mind before implementation

In today’s workplace, introducing new strategies and implementing new practices to make sure a business stays competitive and insightful is essential. To be more productive and efficient at work, business leaders and employees need the ability to access information on-the-go, communicate faster, make decisions on the fly, manage their day-to-day work and schedules and stay up-to-date on what is happening around their businesses. Mobile phones have now been transformed into powerful computing devices that are always on and connected – this has led to an era of mobile apps that provide solutions to help decision-makers and employees stay informed of the latest technology and boost their productivity and efficiency levels to meet the high demands of the workforce.

Mobile apps have carved out a completely new approach to working more effectively and efficiently. Adopting mobile apps in an enterprise not only boosts productivity, it also improves collaboration across teams. Using mobile apps is one of the most popular trends in computing tools for users across the globe. Gartner predicts that in two years, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than $77 billion; and thanks to the evolution of cognizant computing, by 2017, mobile users may provide personalized data streams to at least 100 apps and services every day.

What are enterprise mobile apps?

An enterprise application is the term used to describe software programs that a business would use to solve enterprise problems. These applications are typically designed to interface or integrate with other enterprise applications used within the organisation, and to be deployed across a variety of networks securely.

What apps are trending now?

With more enterprises functioning in the mobile office space, there’s a growing need for applications to help employees connect to the network and accomplish their expected duties. There are mobile-first apps popular today that perform a variety of functions to help employees do their jobs efficiently, from nearly anywhere.

Some examples of popular mobile-first enterprise apps that help boost productivity are:

File sharing: Apps like Dropbox allow you to sync, share and access files securely.

E-signatures: Manage documents quickly with e-signature apps such as DocuSign’s E-signature, which lets you sign, store or send electronic documents securely; and Adobe EchoSign for iOS allows users like travelling sales reps to send and sign contracts.

Note taking: Share and keep track of meeting notes and action items with apps like Evernote, a multi-platform note-taking

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