Using Windows 8 for business? Here are some great business apps that your business will benefit from.
Skype provides businesses with an expert communication service, from instant communication to voice calls to video chats. The Windows 8 app can be docked on the side of the screen, letting you tackle those sales calls while simultaneously getting things done in the main screen. It works well with the People app and offers you notifications when a colleague is trying to get hold of you.
Box is a free 7GB of SkyDrive storage space with Windows 8; it is great for syncing photos and personal musings, but when it comes to business-class cloud storage, many businesses turn to the Box. Box has business and enterprise functions to allow worker-friendly features like 99.9% uptime guarantee, full text search, document collaboration, Salesforce integration, and restorable versions of histories. Not only will this keep businesses happy, the IT professionals will be happy, too, thanks to robust administrative controls, strong security features, comprehensive audit trails, and more.
It is as simple as tracking your package. No sparkly features, or grand designs, but Package Tracker is simple but effective. You can keep tabs on your parcels as they travel around the world, and send you notifications whenever a package’s status change. It supports for more than 60 global carriers and has handy extras like tracking histories. Bing map integration shows your package’s last known location. If you ship a lot of stuff, this is an awesome app.
Another simple, but effective Windows 8 app. Invoice 360 supplies a handful of customizable invoice templates that can be used to create s professional-looking bill in minutes. With this Windows 8 app, you can save specific company and transaction details to quickly plug information into subsequent invoices. You can manage every granular option. Invoice 360 supports printing, PDF generation and sharing via Windows 8 Share charm, with a copy of each invoice popping up in your History page.
Take notes that save to the cloud so you have them when you need them. Fast and immersive, OneNote has been reimagined for Windows 8. Whether you draw, type, click, or swipe, this app will shine on your Windows 8 device. On the go? Use a browser or one of the many OneNote mobile apps to get to your notes when you need them.
Tons of businesses are using TeamViewer’s software already, which opens up doors (or desktops) all around the globe, and includes business-friendly encryption and authentication tools. The remote desktop capabilities, and the business version of TeamViewer, adds remote meeting and collaboration tools. Equally though, there is Microsoft’s own Remote Desktop app that has similar functionalities.
EZ Opp, by two-time Global Microsoft CRM Partner of the Year winner Sonoma Partners, is one of the few Windows 8 apps that taps into the power of Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM service. It helps businesses manage their sales pipeline on the road with a touch-friendly modern interface. This cool app displays estimated revenue for the upcoming year by month, all colour-coded by realised versus potential income.
Time and estimate the costs of your meetings. This application helps you time your meetings and calculate their cost. It keeps a list of clients along with their locations and enables you to keep track of money for the amount of time you spend for them. You can then share the results for further processing. Make sure your meetings are essential and valuable. Lose the timewasters.