TechQuarters, a company from London, provides managed IT services London offices use to create a hybrid workplaces for their employees. “Part of enabling hybrid and remote work for our employees means enabling them to be able to work flexibly,” says TechQuarters. “A big part of that nowadays is phone applications.” So, what applications can help your business work more flexibly? There are some great tools out there to help with different aspects of business!
Apps for Marketing
Canva – for creating newsletters, banners, business cards, and social media graphics, look no further than Canva! It is an excellent graphic design platform that is easy to use and has lots of copyright free graphics and elements to use. There is a paid plan, but the free version has plenty of resources to create professional looking marketing content.
Adobe Lightroom – With an excellent free plan on smartphone, Lightroom is a must-have if your business uses Instagram. It’s great for re-touching pictures, with a lot of the powerful capabilities you would expect to get from an Adobe product.
Apps for Sales
Dynamics 365 for Phones – Microsoft’s line of ERP and CRM applications are available on your smartphone. This application is design for on the go use, with a concise layout that gives you all the essential info you need at a glance. It has excellent note-taking capabilities (with quick access to your phones camera), and it comes with decent personalisation, so that you can view the data most important to you.
Expensify – If you’re constantly out to meetings – travelling to different cities, buying tickets, having lunch with clients and leads; then you’ll definitely need to keep track of your receipts! Expensify takes care of that for you. Easily scan receipts with this app to keep track of your work expenses. You can even book travel through the app!
Apps for the IT Department
Zendesk – The core of a good IT department is a strong customer service software. “IT support in London is in very high demand” says TechQuarters. “So, our engineers need to be quick on their feet! Making sure our field support engineers can jump onto cases while they’re out and about, through a reliable customer service application makes sure we deliver support as quickly as possible.” Zendesk is an excellent option for customer service and CRM, and it has an excellent array of mobile apps, such as Zendesk Support and Zendesk Chat.
Microsoft Teams – Available to all free Microsoft accounts, or you can get even more functions with a Microsoft 365 Business license. Microsoft 365 pricing starts at £3.80 per user/month for the Business Basics plan, and up to £15.10 per user/month for Business Premium. Teams enables you to chat, call, and videoconference with colleagues. It’s a highly efficient way to communicate with customers, and even colleagues that require IT support. It’s a great way to stay in contact with customers when you’re travelling to their sites.