3 must-have field sales apps
Sales representatives need to make good first, second and last impressions — without fail. Customers and prospects don't make a habit of giving reps another chance after they bungle the first one. But sales is tough, and while salespeople need to be charming, and full of nerve and verve, personal characteristics can only get them so far. To stay organized and productive they must have top-of-the-line mobile business applications at their disposal. Here are three apps to help your field sales team take their jobs to the next level:
Conferencing on the go: GoToMeeting is the mobile counterpart of a Web-conferencing tool that allows users to start online meetings, view presentations and reports, and connect directly with meeting participants and presenters. Another app, FreeConferenceCall, offers unlimited calls for up to 100 people, that can last as long as six hours each. Calls can also be recorded, stored online and retrieved at any time. Both GoToMeeting and FreeConferenceCall are available on iOS and Android systems.
Saving sales leads: CamCard reads business cards and saves contact information to your phone. The app is highly accurate and offers extra features, such as contact grouping, notes and LinkedIn search options. The application is available on iOS, Android and Blackberry. If you lack a business card reader, why not try DocScan, the scanner for your smartphone or tablet. The app lets you scan not only business cards, but also multi-page documents. Scans can be uploaded to Dropbox or Google docs, or simply emailed on. DocScan supports iOS systems.
All-in-one: There are many apps geared directly towards field sales, like inSitu Sales, available on Android. inSitu offers mobile invoicing, sales orders, estimates, inventory, pricing, sales reps tracking and more, all in one convenient package.