In 2021, 85 percent of all Americans owned and used a smartphone in their daily lives. In 2022, the number was even larger, prompting many organizations to leverage mobile devices to make business operations run smoother. It’s now 2023 and the impact will only grow.

Properly implemented, mobile technology can help your organization become more agile, flexible, and responsive. You can reduce business operation costs and drive-up productivity.

But where to start? What are the possibilities? Here are some specific examples of mobile technology and applications you can investigate for your business.

Project Management Apps

Timely and efficient internal communication is imperative to ensure your business does not suffer any wastage in its day-to-day operations. By talking, you can have assurances you are not causing bottlenecks in your processes and check that you are not doing redundant work.

That is why project management applications are a very important aspect of internal communication. You can use mobile apps to create, edit, and assign specific tasks to people in the office, on the road, or at home. These delegate specific parcels of work to unique individuals, ensuring they complete their assignments and that the tasks are only done once.

These apps can also work for external communication. Should you work with an external client, you can permit them to log into your application. This lets clients see what you have been working on and allows for greater visibility and appreciation of your progress.

Website Monitoring

If you create a mobile-friendly website, you will have a much better user experience for people who access it via their phones or tablets, which account for some 60 percent of internet traffic, according to 2022 figures.

From the point of view of your internal staff, though, you can also ensure that such a website is running at peak efficiency. By using cloud-based server monitoring software, your IT team will be able to track your online presence and ensure your sites remain up at all times.

If there is an issue with your website, you or a member of your team can receive mobile alerts. You can then respond to them in real-time, use your mobile device to check the system, and fix issues as they occur. This allows people to be on call without the frustrating requirement of always being close to a desktop computer.

E-Commerce

If you are a business that sells products or services online, you must provide a high-quality mobile experience. Around half of all consumers shop more on mobile devices than on standard computers. As such, you should build an online presence that can accommodate the number of users you expect to receive.

Remember, you will also need to market this. One of the best ways to increase the visibility of your company’s app is via word of mouth, so ensure it is something people will talk about.

You will also be able to control any online shop you create via mobile interfaces. This means you can resolve stock queries from any location and at any time. This can be very useful if you need to respond instantly to any problems that might occur.

Password Management

One of the most annoying bottlenecks when working remotely is when you lose your password. Should this happen, you will need to work with IT to fix the issue, often by submitting a ticket via an internal system. If IT is also off-site, this means they may not get to the ticket for a long time, causing further delays.

You could instead give both employees and IT the ability to submit or resolve password requests via mobile. This will make sure everyone has the access they need when they need it. Though, it will involve giving IT remote access to security systems, so you should ensure their devices are well-protected.

Communication

More than just project communication is made more efficient when you have a mobile infrastructure. You will generally become easier to contact when your internal systems are mobile-enabled.

Mobile apps like Teams, Slack, or MS Teams are perfect for email and other internal communications systems.

By leaning into them, you can reduce the amount of time you need to spend at a computer desktop. This gives you the freedom to work while spending time with clients or commuting.

GPS

Having GPS on your phone can help if you travel to client or vendor sites. Instead of printing off instructions for travel, use a mobile app to plot a route, then use the device as a GPS sat nav. This will make it faster for you to get from A to B, and you will not need to stop to check your directions.

Inventory Control

Resolving inventory issues can run up huge business operational costs over time; this is partly due to the fact that handling the problems takes time away from dealing with clients.

By tracking inventory via a mobile interface connected to the cloud, you can make sure everyone has up-to-date information. With the accessibility of mobile apps, you can also enable everyone to instantly update the inventory.

Improve Your Overall Business Operation

With these tips, you should be able to upgrade your business operations using mobile solutions. Start with these examples and explore options that match your pocketbook, size of business, and specific needs.

To improve the overall operation and effectiveness of your company and turn barriers into breakthroughs, get in touch, we’re happy to discuss your situation and see if there is a fit. Why not set up a time to talk, it will cost nothing and the worst thing that will happen is you’ll leave with a new perspective on how to move forward more productively?

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