Business apps are growing in popularity, and for good reason: they increase engagement, help your business run more smoothly, and help you stand out from the competition. In the age of instant gratification, your business needs to be ubiquitous. It can’t live in the ‘9 to 5’ bubble as users have access to the internet 24/7. That being said, here are some of our favorite innovative apps created for businesses.
Slack is one of the most popular instant messaging and collaboration apps out there. The platform allows you to create different communication channels for different projects, topics, and teams. You can also send direct messages, share files, and create private channels – in a slick, user-friendly interface. Slack is available in a mobile and desktop platform, and it is free to use.
Task management: Trello
Task and project management is essential for businesses to keep track of business processes. Instead of sending emails back and forth, a task management app like Trello can greatly streamline the process of tracking tasks. Teams will have visibility on what tasks are pending, upcoming deadlines, and completed tasks. Users can tag other staff members and add comments when assigning tasks. The app has a Kanban card wall interface type, with separate cards for separate tasks.
Expensify is one of the simplest ways to keep track of expenses. You can scan and upload receipts on your mobile device. With just a click of a button, Expensify can automate receipts and submit expense reports to employees. The fact that it can accurately process data will mean that administrators will spend much less time manually inputting and processing expenses. Expensify also automatically syncs with your accounting system, making tax returns a breeze.
Mailchimp is used by more than 16 million people around the world, it’s one of the most popular platforms for creating email marketing campaigns. The best part is that it’s super simple to use from your iOS mobile device. With Mailchimp, you can create newsletters, manage your subscribers, automate your email campaigns and track ROI. It also integrates with all the major e-commerce providers, so you can better analyse your company’s data.
Customer Relationship Management: Salesforce
Salesforce is a leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, used by more than 150 000 companies. To improve business operations, organisations need access to customer and sales data – and it’s best when this can all be done on a single platform like the one Salesforce provides. Salesforce is cloud-based and can easily be used on a mobile device, so you can monitor your sales leads and deliver personalized messages on any channel, wherever you are in the world.
Innovative apps like the ones mentioned above are changing the way we do business. It’s important to invest in applications that will help your business run more effectively. At Zoosh, we offer enterprise application development services that result in apps that are intuitive and easy to use and provide a lovable user experience for your customers. If you’d like to know more about innovative apps, check out this interactive game we developed to show the possibilities when it comes to innovative app development: