When you send your sales agents out into the field, you want to be sure that they have all the equipment they need to do their jobs. While this kind of technology used to mean hauling a laptop everywhere, much of it is now accessible via smart phone. These five apps can help your agents when they are away from the office.
Touch Base with GoToMeeting
GoToMeeting allows your staff to conduct an entire meeting online or to join a live meeting in progress. State of the art technology allows them to watch presentations and view reports as if they were there…without the added expense of bringing them in from the field. GoToMeeting does not currently work with BlackBerry.
During an evening of networking, business cards are annoyingly easy to misplace. Even if you hang onto them, by the time you get into the office the next morning, you’ve often forgotten why you thought that person was an important contact. CamCard Lite allows you to read cards immediately and save the contact information. It also allows you to group your different contacts in ways that will make it easy for you to follow up with them. The service costs $6.99, but there is a free trial available. It works with all smart phones including Android and BlackBerry.
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Do you need to get that signed contract to the office right away? Don’t drive miles out of your way. Instead, scan the document and email it to the person who needs it. If you use Googledocs or Dropbox, you can also upload them to these programs. DocScan is available to i-Phone and iPad users only.
This handy application allows you to bring sales presentations with you on your phone. You can view and edit presentations in both Keynote 09 and MS PowerPoint. When you’re ready to start your speech, simply plug your phone into a projector and HDTV and watch the images appear. As the name suggests, Apple’s Keynote works only with the i-Phone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Customer Relationship Managements Apps
There are many different applications that can help you manage your relationships with customers. Most of them allow you to keep track of client contacts and follow up on leads while in the field. You can also communicate with sales staff in the office who can help you meet the needs of your customer right away.
Whether you have an Android, an i-Phone, or a BlackBerry, there are several applications that you can use to help you keep track of meetings, important documents, potentially valuable contacts, and client information. Use the technology available today to stay a step ahead of your competitors.