5 Essential Apps for Sales Teams

Posted on February 21, 2014 No comments yet

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Let’s face it, large sales teams don’t always have an easy time.

On one hand, they have strength in numbers for promoting your company, making connections, following up with prospective clients and actively bringing in revenue for your products and services which is awesome.
On the other, collaboration is a big challenge. They need access to the latest marketing material on the go and a flexible process that will let them adapt themselves to your clients’ needs. Plus they need to be highly organized to make sense of all the customer data, figures, and marketing material they handle every day and juggle travel plans with ease.
Whew. But as they say, there’s an app (or five) for that. These five apps for sales teams will go a long way in helping them give it their best:

1. Nitro

Sales teams need a shot of motivation on a regular basis to pitch their infectious enthusiasm to customers. Nitro is an app that uses gamification to introduce the element of competition and reward achievement. You have individual and team challenges, levels, competitions and rewards that will spur your sales team to greater heights.
Check it out here.

2. LinkedIn Sales Navigator

This application lets you take advantage of your LinkedIn connections to build your business. LinkedIn Sales Navigator gives you a ‘social intelligence solution’ to gain insights, find and reach decision-makers and close deals faster. You can integrate it with Salesforce and also use LinkedIn information to identify leads, create reports, and receive real-time updates for clients and prospective clients.

3. Show On The Cloud PortFolio App

Show On The Cloud builds custom portfolio apps for sales teams (web and mobile).
So what can you do with a portfolio app?
  • In-app notifications let you broadcast messages directly to the sales team’s smart phones.
  • Offline viewing is a major pull for those who travel frequently and don’t have access to strong data networks.
  • The Show On The Cloud backend powering the app lets you update your portfolio on demand. You don’t need to resubmit the app and wait for days every time you have new, exciting things to add.
  • You can download assets from the app itself as it is synced with the backend.
You can check out one of the portfolio apps we’ve created for Armstrong White here.

4. Scan Biz Cards

Can’t keep track of all the business cards your sales team collects over the course of their work? Use the Scan Biz cards app to scan them to your digital address book (iPhone, iPad, Android and Outlook) and organize and web sync them for easy access.

5. Pocket Mileage HD

Are you finding it difficult to keep track of travel plans and calculate mileage and costs for your globe-trotting sales team? This app developed by Blue Tags lets you do exactly that and also gives you the option to export your data to a PDF, HTML or CSV file.
Pocket Mileage HD was developed for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Do you use any apps that motivate or help manage data for sales teams? Tell us about them in the comments.

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