When the nature of your business is to be on the move, it can often be tough to keep track of everything. With these tools, you can operate efficiently whether you’re at work, home, or on the road.
Dropbox is our favourite cloud-based file storage service that allows you to sync files to any of your devices. It also acts as a backup service, keeping your all-important documents safe and making sure you never lose a document again! Dropbox can even be used for bigger businesses, allowing staff to swap and share documents in real-time.
Expensifyis a great app that allows you to organise and keep track of all your business expenses, even when you’re on the move. You can upload and import your expenses, create and share reports, record your mileage and time for reimbursement purposes, take copies of your receipts and more. Perfect if your business requires you to move from place to place frequently.
When I Work makes scheduling your team’s work rotas a piece of cake. The app allows employers to moderate time off and manage shift trades and also allows employees to select open shifts. When I Work is a great option for employers who are often out of the office or on the go, as the app works in real-time and can even send staff SMS alerts.
Xero is a cloud-based software that takes care of all your accounting, reconciliation and invoicing needs. As well as giving its users the traditional accounting functionality, Xero also provides its users with a variety of add-on tools, including CRM, payroll management, inventory and e-commerce. Xero is also mobile-friendly, allowing you to use it on the go.
With* BookingBug*, you can easily take bookings online through your website and Facebook page. BookingBug makes it easy to make, move and manage bookings and manage customer details. BookingBug helps reduce no-shows, as users are able to send their customers SMS alerts and take payments or deposits at the point of booking. BookingBug is also a great marketing tool, as you can offer your customers discounts, vouchers and promotions.
Evernote is a handy notebook tool. With Evernote, you can sync notebooks to all your devices. It’s great for noting down ideas or to-do lists whilst on the move. Evernote can also be used for managing your expenses, such as your receipts and invoices, and also for travelling as you can save your reservations, tickets and itineraries without worry.
This is just a handful of tools that have been recommended by the BookingBug community if there’s some other great tools you think we’ve missed, please share in the comments for our other readers!