Sales people have to be prepared wherever they go. After all, you don’t know when or where you’re going to meet a potential customer. The more information you have on-hand and the better connected you are to your clients and teammates, the better your chances are to get that sale. Apps are a great way to generate these sales leads. Apps can be downloaded and used instantly, and you can use them as business tools anytime and anywhere you have a working smartphone. Here are some of the best iPhone apps for business professionals that will prove to be useful for your sales efforts:
This app lets you scan multi-page documents, then email them as .zip or PDF or upload them on Dropbox and Google Docs. The app also lets you scan single-page documents and combine them into one document.
If you need to make instant pitch presentations, the Keynote app for iPad is for you. This powerful presentation app is built-in with 12 different Apple themes you can choose from. Create and edit an interactive presentation, complete with animated transitions and charts, and show them to a small group by using the full screen view or by plugging your tablet to a projector. The app also lets you edit presentations you made with Keynote ’09 or Microsoft PowerPoint. What’s more, you can continue editing your Keynote presentation in another iOS gadget using iCloud.
So far, RingCentral is the only Internet fax service that lets you fax directly from Google Docs, DropBox and Box. You can send faxes instantly or schedule them to be transmitted at a later time. With the RingCentral app on your smartphone, you can also display your RingCentral business phone as your Caller ID and make calls using RingOut when Wi-Fi is unavailable. RingCentral for Blackberry, iPhone and Android is available for all RingCentral subscribers.
The essential app for companies that use the Salesforce software, the app gives you access to all your information in real-time, keep a log of meeting details, view your Salesforce dashboard, and stay connected with co-workers.
Square is a mobile payment solution that lets you accept credit card payments. You can download the app for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and some Android devices. After you sign up for an account, Square is going to send you a free card reader that plugs into the headphone jack of your phone. To receive payments, simply key in the amount and swipe the customer’s card on the reader or type the card number manually. Square also prepares the receipt, which customers can sign using their fingers on the touch screen. Or they can have the receipt emailed or texted to them.
Use these handy apps to engage your sales contacts everywhere you go.
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