Cell phones are great tools for communication. As any serious mobile
professional will tell you, one of the most important parts of a cell
phone, other than the phone itself and the quality and reliability of
the network, is the applications it uses.
For example, Verizon Wireless suggests three cell phone productivity applications:
- Miles to Go provides small businesses a convenient way to
track their car’s mileage and oil changes, and estimates the yearly
mileage, vehicle recalls and alerts. Employers can keep track and
maintain their company vehicles.
- Time Card enables employees
to clock in/clock out; indicate they are on a break; and choose their
current job from a list of tasks, job numbers or customer names.
Force Manager is a location-based mobile resource management tool that
provides businesses with the ability to locate, monitor and communicate
with their mobile field workers. With Field Force Manager, business
managers get valuable insight into their mobile resources so they can
get the right people to the right jobs, increase customer satisfaction
and improve productivity.
What does this mean for your business
The next time you go to buy a cell phone for yourself, or several
cell phones for your company, beyond considering the form factor of the
cell phone, the carrier and the data/voice plan, also consider what
applications should be used with the phone.
Are there enhanced mobility solutions you should be considering so
you can move from paper or PC based applications to mobile applications?
Can you boost the productivity of your mobile professionals by
enable them to access company data, perform authorizations and more –
all with a cell phone while out of the office?