13 Feb Using Apps to Streamline business processes
The apps in your life save you a huge amount of time on a daily basis. With just a few clicks, you can have food delivered to your door, your washing picked up, your groceries delivered, and your movies and music curated for your family. Just think about how much time you save – it probably adds up to multiple hours every single week.
Now – ask yourself: are you harnessing the power of apps in your business processes? You’d be amazed at how many people swear by the efficiency of apps in their daily lives, but then neglect to use them to their full potential for their business.
For example, think about a salesperson. The traditional way of doing things would have them fill in forms for a quote, which then go back to production, creating even more admin and starting a long paper trail. This is where they could be using an app, instead. That paper form could be on a tablet that links directly back to the factory, and potentially directly to your devices or machinery.
Apps allow you to use automation to speed up ‘old fashioned’ processes, and therefore streamline the entire flow of your business. For instance, the Twilio plug in will automatically send your customers a text message or email when their desired product becomes available. No labour, no effort, and no hassle – beyond setting up the app, no employee time is required.
Apps can help take a significant number of tasks off of your plate, freeing you up to run your business. They can perform or simplify administration, marketing, communications, customer care, sales processes, and more. Keep your business competitive and agile – harness the power of apps.