How to streamline your business processes using apps

If you come to think about it, you personally seem to shy away from any business that does not have a mobile application.  It is a must to provide your clients with the possibility of swiping one finger or two and to tap gently to get things done.   There is no mystery in the fact that mobile applications can help improve business.

Mobile web apps have become the best option to maintain businesses and freelancers lean in the business.  On this basis, we have some ideas on how you can streamline your business processes using mobile apps.

Why a business app

Streaming your businesses processes enhances efficiency.  As mobile applications become more commonplace, small, medium, and large businesses take advantage of it.  These apps are user-friendly, scalable, and being data centric, offer great benefits to enterprises.

These apps help increase employee communications and improve customer satisfaction.

Types of apps

In order for you to know what your needs are, you should be able to know what kind of mobile apps are out there.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning App. These are the best apps for businesses that have several departments. All the systems of an organization have access to data when required.
  • Order Management App. With these apps, the marketing and sales teams can access data anywhere.  They also provide the convenience of tracking your order all the way from tracking to delivery.
  • Content Managemen App. Great option for companies struggling with managing bulks of information.  These apps help organize content for easy future access.
  • Custom Relation Management App. These apps provide a streamlined way of the customer service department to receive instant feedback from customers and evaluate customer service from there.
  • Human Resource Management App.  This is a much more organized way of handling employee information.  HRMAs organize information such as payrolls, attendance records, recruitment and onboarding, etc.

Benefits of using apps to streamline your business processes

If you are still asking yourself why you need an enterprise app for your business, let us go over some of the benefits:

  • You get centralized control over data.  This helps with collaboration, business building, and provides a greater user experience.
  • It is cost-effective by bringing all departments into one instead of having separate apps for each department, which could be costly.
  • Enterprise mobile apps create a better collaboration atmosphere across all departments and divisions.
  • It is a highly scalable option since it is strong enough to manage an increasing number of users.
  • You can access it anywhere at any time pretty easily.  This puts your data at your fingertips and the ability to work on any kind of information even when you could not make it to the office.

Mobile apps are definitively a great convenience.  If you are seriously interested in developing an app for your business, we believe that AY Tech is your best option.  They are convenient and affordable, just like a business should be.


How to take nice photos of your business – why you don’t need a professional photographer

When the budget is low and you are struggling with the first baby steps of your business, you probably want to keep the boat not only afloat but thriving.  Granted, professional photographies are a big deal when it comes to showcasing a business on fliers.  But, take it from a professional photographer;  the truth is that you can take professional-looking pictures of your business yourself.

Now, this might not be a very popular opinion but let me tell you why taking nice photos of your business is best for you:

  • You save money.
  • It is fun.  Come on, who doesn´t love taking pictures here and there?
  • Since this is your business, who better to take snaps of the specific places you want to show people?
  • Once again, you have the vision of what it is that you want your potential clients to see in the pictures you take.
  • It is risk-free.  Digital cameras now allow you to take hundreds of pictures and select the best ones.  A bit daunting if you ask me but ultimately, fun.


Some advice on taking business pictures

I must step in here and do point out that if you want good-quality pictures, you could either get yourself a professional camera or go bold with your cellphone’s camera.

The following are some tips to take the best business pictures.

  • Take candid pictures.  These are pictures where you just shot the environment as it is.  In other words, it is opposed to staged pictures.  The advantage of these shots is that it portrays the real environment of your business.  Staged pictures of a business and their employees is just too…staged.
  • Use natural lighting.  All photographers know that the camera flash many times does more harm than good.  So try to use all the natural light you can.  You should not take pictures with the light hitting the lens of the camera. Shoot outdoors, if possible, or make sure there is enough light in the room.
  • It is ok to edit pictures but don’t overdo it.  Maybe not everyone will be able to, but there is a fairly large sector of the population that can easily tell when a photo has more makeup than Harley Quinn.  You can use your software to crop the pic a little bit, to add a bit of light to dark zones, or adjust brightness.  Don´t get too “creative” with frames and cute decorations.
  • Allow your photos to tell stories.  You need to show not only pictures of the building.  Bring life to the pictures you take by taking people interacting with each other.  Take a shot of a happy customer conversing with your employee.

With practice and willingness to learn, you will be taking awesome pictures in no time.  Now, if you want to have a good kickstart before getting down to it yourself, maybe you want to hire a professional photographer for the initial stage and to guide you through the rest of the process.  YYC 3D is a company that offers real estate photography and I am pretty sure they are more than willing to be of assistance.