5 Apps to Help You Propel Your Business Forward this Fall

Set your business up for success on mobile as we move into the Fall months. Photo: Invoice2Go

DALLAS, October 18—With the surge of new mobile devices being released in time for the holiday season, it is important for businesses both large and small to take stock of their mobile needs and make the appropriate adjustments and upgrades to stay ahead of the game. There is an abundance of mobile apps that can be used to boost sales and help your business stay on task, but what ones are right for you and your business? 

From easy invoicing and simple mobile credit card processing to expense tracking and effortless meeting set up, business owners have the opportunity to harness the power of mobile devices to boost sales and increase their company’s operational efficiency.

Below are five applications that business owners can start using now in order to rake in profits and improve their processes throughout the leafy season this year.

Invoice2Go

Quite possibly the most important step in growing your business is to increase cash flow. With Invoice2Go, businesses can create and send professional invoices quickly, leaving business owners more time to focus on other areas of their business. Billing is a breeze with the cloud-based Invoice2Go solution; invoicing, estimates, payments and reports can be done right from a range of popular operating systems and devices - Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device-without the headache of cumbersome accounting software. Around the clock support and a full suite of compatible apps make Invoice2Go an easy choice for businesses looking to simplify operations this fall. Why wait until the New Year to streamline your invoicing?

PayAnywhere

With PayAnywhere’s free mobile credit card reader and app, merchants are able to accept credit card payments on-the-go and also keep track of payments made by cash. PayAnywhere’s merchant customers benefit from the lowest credit card transaction rates in the industry as well as 24/7 customer support. PayAnywhere makes accepting credit card payments hassle free. Merchants can even email receipts to customers, meaning fewer paper receipts. PayAnywhere also features in-app transaction records and Heat Maps to help you understand when and where you are collecting payments. In addition, PayAnywhere gives businesses the ability to easily add their own inventory complete with photos, automatically calculate in tax based on location and add custom tip or discount fields, making this a must have app for accepting payments on-the-go.

BizXpenseTracker

BizXpenseTracker, designed for both iPhone and iPad, is an all-inclusive time and expense tracking and reporting application for business or personal use. In addition to tracking expenses, it also tracks mileage as well, making it easy come tax time. Its power does not end at the mobile device but extends to the desktop by allowing emailing and exporting of expense files and accompanying photo receipts directly to the desktop or DropBox. The app supports virtually all currencies and allows downloading of currency exchange rates via the internet.

Salesforce Mobile

The Salesforce Mobile app gives you instant access to your Salesforce information right from your mobile phone. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android devices, Salesforce Mobile gives users full access to create, edit and delete standard CRM data. Users can instantly access and update critical Salesforce information directly from the field, quickly look up account activity before important calls or meetings, log details from calls and meetings immediately after they take place and respond immediately to new leads and customer requests. It is simple to integrate the app into your business; your Salesforce admin simply enables Mobile for your organization. Your businesses sales team will be able to spend more time in the field and less time in the office, increasing revenue by closing more sales. Bottom line, Salesforce Mobile helps your bottom line.

WebEx Meeting Center

Do you ever worry about missing your next meeting because you are across town on a sales call? Never fear, Cisco WebEx can help with its high quality 2-way video for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry or any other Wi-Fi or 3G enabled device. Whether you’re holding a brainstorming session or making a presentation, turning your online meeting into a virtual video conference helps everyone focus on every word. The two-way streaming video delivers an unparalleled visual experience on the go. Getting face-to-face has never been easier!


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