iPad: Meeting the needs of the mobile workforce

According to Gartner, by 2016, 40% of the workforce will be mobile. But what does that mean for your team and the technology they will be using?

From sales teams to warehouse teams and retail area managers, having access to the ‘right’ technology is as important as the skills they have at their disposal. Bogged down with a laptop that can only be used when it’s convenient, and it’s productivity that suffers. iPad allows people to be more efficient and more productive wherever they are, and all while reducing costs. See how for yourself…

Increased revenues through increased productivity – OK, we know it sounds like a load of hot air, but iPad will help productivity go through the roof. Aside from having an incredibly intuitive user interface that puts the tools you need all the time right in front of you, it gives you access to files and resources on the fly.

With access to presentation tools as well as lead and client information, your sales team have anywhere, anytime access to the resources they need to close a deal. They get realtime access to files on company servers and can use apps that hook into Salesforce and other CRM tools but present the information in a much more intuitive way.

Alternatively, foremen in a manufacturing plant might currently spend 20% to 30% of their time walking around the plant – having information on mobile technology means production concerns can be managed in realtime.

Apps that are made for your business. iPad is a great way for you to introduce a culture of crowdsourcing within your business. The App Store is home to thousands of approved apps that do everything from hook into sales information to monitor traffic and conversions on an ecommerce website.

Want to be more prescriptive? Bespoke app creation allows you to use an app that has been developed for a specific task within your organisation.

Bespoke apps sit perfectly within retail environments to help provide an outstanding customer experience. From personal shoppers to store assistants, they can give staff realtime access to everything from stock levels to guides for visual merchandising regardless of where they are in the store or in the country!

Save the planet, save your printing costs. A lot of businesses are already feeling the pressure of a shift to paperless workflows in order to reduce day-to-day costs. iPad allows you to view and annotate files as if you’re using a pen and paper, drawing and adding comments, while promotional teams who usually carry around forms for customers to fill in can do everything in a digital format.

iPad essentially eradicates the need to ever print again, and based on our calculations we reckon you could give every employee an iPad 2 and make back the cost in paper savings alone within a year! Get in touch with us for a better idea of how this would work in your business.

For architects, construction companies and anyone working with technical drawings, it’s not uncommon to have shed loads of paper. With iPad, everything can be digital and apps are already available that let you view AutoCAD drawings on the device rather than using printed drawings, while augmented reality (AR) apps are proven to help visualise designs in situ when on sites. Alternatively, for retail visual merchandising, interactive and AR apps not only save paper but provided a far more dynamic way of seeing the ideal store layout.

How Jigsaw24 can help you go mobile…

We’ll work with you to find out the best way to get the most from iPad and give you the tools and support you need to mobilise your workforce. We have 21 years’ experience working with businesses to implement Apple devices, and are an Apple Authorised Reseller and a nationwide Apple Service Provider with repairs centres in London, Manchester and Nottingham, meaning we can offer the very best sales experience great prices and ongoing support. With more than 25,000 customers, we’re already helping some of the UK’s leading businesses to deploy iPad.

Call us on 03332 409 306 or email sales@Jigsaw24.com to find out more about iPad. Or head on over to our iPad store here to buy now!

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