One of the largest reasons why business mobile applications are becoming such an important tool for companies all across the country is because they help to streamline your employee’s daily processes and make your company more efficient. For instance, a great business mobile app should take complicated, in-house procedures and not only make them available in a mobile format, but should also make the process much easier for employees who are on the go and need access to company information quickly and without hassle.
In short, your business mobile application should identify and solve the most important mobile needs of your employees. Therefore, it’s important that you are identifying what these needs might be before you jump into the development process and begin designing a enterprise mobile app for your business.
Popular Business App Features
To help you get a better idea of what mobile applications or features may be best for your company’s mobile enterprise app, here are five of the most popular features in business mobile apps that are commonly requested by employees:
1. File Syncing and Sharing
Your enterprise mobile app should not only give your employees access to important company files and information that they need on the go, but they should also be able to edit and share these files from their mobile device. Many employees also request that, once files are edited on their mobile device, the file will be synced across all other devices that have access to it. For instance, if one of your employees is in the field and updates a client’s contact information, that update should be seen across all employee devices and should be updated in the in-house files as well.
2. Collaboration Tools
Does your company regularly use collaboration tools amongst employees, such as a virtual chat service to exchange ideas, a program to share access to files, or any other in-house tools? These helpful collaboration tools should also be available through your enterprise mobile application so that employees who are on the go are not out-of-the-loop on what’s happening in the office.
3. Access To Email, Including Contact Information and Calendars
Email is, by far, one of the most important daily tools for an employee, whether it helps them keep in contact with their team members, their clients, or any other line of communication that is required by them. Therefore, it is no surprise that access to email is one of the most requested features of a enterprise mobile app. However, employees don’t just want access to their emails, but also to the contact information that they have saved inside their email service and calendars that are synced to their account.
4. Web Conferencing
If your employees are out on the road or are traveling, it’s important that they still have access to web conferences, webinars or online workshops that will help them receive important information in real-time alongside the rest of their team. Therefore, ensure that your enterprise mobile application includes web conferencing capabilities so that no important presentations, training events or meetings go unseen by your team members on the go.
5. Secure Browser
Because many business mobile applications allow employees to take important client and company information with them when they are on the road, it is very important that you are giving your employees access to a secure browser for their mobile internet searches, especially if you are allowing employees to use BYOD. Having a secure browser in your enterprise app will help to ensure that your company information is protected against malware, outside attacks, unsecured Wi-Fi or any other common BYOD mobile risks.
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Mr. Khandavalli earned a Master's degree from the University of Akron in Ohio.
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