The mobile technologies have gained all the poles of the company, from administration to customer service to production. Although smartphones were initially feared to be a waste of time and a source of deconcentration, today many organizations are witnessing the remarkable efficiency gains achieved with mobile phones. An application can not only boost your business productivity, but also enhance your brand image, giving it an innovative facet.
It is possible to create an enterprise application for any need.
Internal communication, project management or prospecting when traveling … Every need identified can be a good inspiration to create a mobile application. We insist on the “enterprise” aspect here, but associations and public organizations can also benefit from the mobile boom. One example is the Test Academia application developed by Yeeply. The application allows IFSES teachers and students to access educational materials, tests and exams from their smartphones and tablets. They can therefore consult them at any time and from any location without having to print them. In addition to saving time, Test Academia is a beautiful gesture for the environment.
Why create a business application? Examples of uses.
Mobile development can provide a solution to every need of your business. It’s up to you to see what your goals are. However, there are a few examples of how mobile applications are used within companies so that you can learn from them.
Facilitating administrative and financial management
Invoices, contracts, pay slips … With a mobile application, your company can save a lot of paper, time and space. If you have just started your activity, storing all the documentation that it is “mandatory to keep” is not a concern yet, but can you say the same thing in a few years?
An enterprise application will allow you to keep all documents, manage pay slips or send invoices to customers. To do this, you will only need one tool: your smartphone. You can also keep an eye on your shipments, such as letters and parcels. The recipient will only need to file a digital signature upon receipt of the shipment for you to be notified immediately.
Maintain and improve customer relations
A mobile application offers comfort to customers. An example ? Everyone would be happy to get a discount, but getting it back in their personal space from a computer is a real obstacle course. You have to go to the website, enter your password (in many cases, retrieve it before), then print the voucher to finally be able to use it. The smartphone is more personal than the computer. A touch on the application icon is enough to find itself in its client space … and this from anywhere. There is also another advantage that one should not forget: thanks to push notifications, the customer will not miss any of your news.
Dematerialize product catalogs
Large stores such as Carrefour and Auchan have already had their catalogs of products available on mobile phones for many years. By connecting to their personal space, the customer can see the items available, buy them and have them delivered to the house. Some brands do not allow to make purchases from the application, but they use it as a showcase … In the dustbins the paper catalogs!
Facilitating internal communication
An email application for employees? You’re going to ask me what to do. There are WhatsApp, Hangouts or Slack. Yet, Yeeply has worked with many companies that prefer to create their own application of this type. It is a less restrictive form of communication than the phone, and more accessible than email, especially during travel or events … Unlike WhatsApp, Slack or Hangouts, it will be the official application of your company intended for the ” use of employees, just like the email box. You will not have to convince the “resistant to digital technologies” to download and use it. Also, you will be more confident for the security of exchanges through the internal channels of your business.
Have a business presentation anytime, anywhere
A commercial presentation-type mobile application makes it easy for salespeople to work. Instead of bringing the laptop or the printed presentation, they will be able to go and see a tablet or a smartphone by hand.