Time is the enemy of the business owner. Time can be the difference between control over the strategic direction of a business and barely being able to lift your nose from the grindstone.
With no means of creating extra time beyond hiring more staff (costly and time consuming) or bending the space time continuum, businesses need to find ways to work more efficiently to maximise the time they do have.
One way of doing this is by the effective use of technology, particularly software that staff already have in their pocket and use in their everyday lives.
Smartphone apps can be used by employees on their own devices, harnessing the latest in digital technology and connectivity.
How Mobile Apps Boost Efficiency
When most people think of mobile apps they think of games or personal apps for things like tracking your run or turning on the heating before you get home.
A mobile app is effectively a piece of software that can be installed and run within your smartphone or tablet device. The concept of these personal apps that can be translated to the business environment to save businesses, time, effort and money.
Whether it is a GPS based app to track where company vehicles are for route and efficiency tracking, or to control the running of internal systems and machinery remotely, mobile apps can help.
There are tens of thousands of business related apps already available that can help businesses improve their processes and increase efficiency. However many businesses may have challenges that cannot be overcome by an off the shelf piece of software.
Therefore a bespoke app can be built to solve a specific problem a business is facing, these apps will cost more due to the design and development required.
If your business is running out of time, then maybe it is time to consider how mobile apps can help solve the management, logistical or operational issues you are facing.