Five Apps to Help Manage a Business and Increase Productivity

Apps and mobile technology have had a profound impact on our lives and connectivity on a personal level – from social media to lifestyle apps, they have changed the way we live. But an often overlooked function when used for business, mobile technology can be extremely useful in helping manage businesses to run smoother and more streamlined while increasing productivity.

Here are five great apps on the market that will help to do just that:

Contactually –Work Your Network
In business it’s all about who you know. With contact management applications like Contactually, entrepreneurs can easily cultivate and manage these relationships. With Contactually you will be prompted to take specific actions to reach out and interact with the people in your network (can be added by scanned business card). The app also tracks previous interactions to give you context, including social media interactions.

NCR Silver – Manage Your Business Better
Imagine one single program with the ability to capture customer information, manage loyalty and rewards programs, conduct marketing and promotional campaigns, and manage sales, inventory and payroll from one simple platform. NCR Silver can do all of this and accepts credit and debit cards, all from the convenience and mobility of an iPad.

Mailstrom – Manages Your Messy Inbox
Hundreds and hundreds of emails a day – articles, junk, important documents – managing all of this can be a huge headache. Apps like Mailstrom help you clean up your inbox quickly and efficiciently . Mailstrom tracks your emails and gives you useful data like when you get most of your emails, which ones you don’t read and offers suggestions for unsubscribes.

Asana – Collaborate on Projects, Communicate Better
All great projects take time, good communication and good management. In today’s busy fast paced world, the details can get lost in the mix, making collaboration a growing challenge for businesses. An intuitive interface allows users to manage projects together, communicate effectively and increase productivity.

inDinero – Manages Financial and Account Information 
Even with a full time accountant tracking expenses and income, it can be very helpful to have an automated system tool to track financial information for perspective and comparison.  inDinero pulls all transaction history from bank accounts, credit cards and other financial accounts, separates and organizes it into specific customizable categories. With no data entry involved, the app simply asks for account information and pulls all relevant info producing full accounting reports for your review.


About the Author

Rachida EssadiqRachida Essadiq, Director of Marketing at NTC Texas is a successful five year marketing veteran, running events and campaigns for large to  small enterprises and non-profits.  She specializes in blogging, social media, branding/ identity and search engine optimization, striving to provide NTC Texas customers and fans with entertaining and valuable educational resources to find success in all areas of their businesses.