There’s very little downside in leveraging the latest in technology to make your job easier and you more efficient. As mobile sales reps are increasingly finding out, there are all sorts of tools on the market to make them better at what they do. But, let’s face it, sorting through hundreds of sales mobile apps to find the perfect fit for your business needs can be exhausting.
The latest in mobile technology has made it realistic for mobile sales reps to do their entire job via a mobile device and an internet connection, but there are many products with many features to consider.
Based on product reviews and best-of rankings, here’s a list of the best apps for mobile sales representatives.
CloudOn – One of the must-haves if you’re a sales rep editing a lot of documents, CloudOn brings Microsoft Office to the iPad with all the functionality you need.
DropBox - An incredible tool where you can store your files securely and access them from anywhere. It’s user-friendly, has options for public sharing and can sync with other apps.
Handshake – This simple and fast app is ideal for mobile reps and sales teams, enabling the ability to write orders and present a catalog.
SalesForce – The front-end of the powerful CRM software, this app connects you to manage your account with full functionality, a must-have if you use SalesForce.com.
RepZio – A full-fledged CRM package that is a turn-key sales rep, product catalog and showroom sales tool that is also simple to use, which makes it a dream for mobile sales reps.
SlideShark – Considered the top app for showing Power Point presentations in original form, which makes it a proven, powerful tool.
MileBug – Helps mobile reps effectively track all of the miles they’ve traveled, and reports can be exported as HTML files.
SquareWallet – Takes care of every aspect of payment processing in the field so you can bill customers and clients without having to worry.
EchoSign – A new e-signature app for mobile sales representatives who need to get documents signed quickly, it allows users to sign, send and manage documents.
Evernote for Business – This note-taking app allows users to write all of their sales notes and sync over the cloud, meaning they’re waiting for you next time you log on to your computer.