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Mobile - Three iPad Apps to Help B2B Sales Teams on the Go

Published: 15 Apr 2014 01:08:24 PST

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The Sales Executive Council recently polled its members on their picks for must-have iPad apps for sales teams. "Given the volume of app options ... it is important to find out which of the thousands are actually worth downloading," the SEC notes in a recent blog post.

The most popular apps for sales fall into four broad categories, says the SEC: travel and expense, document editing and viewing, sales enablement, and presentation and meeting support. As you might expect, the top apps mentioned are those that make life easier for the salesperson on the move.

Here are three winners (compatible with iPhones and iPods, too) to consider:

Concur. The Concur app simplifies a lot of processes on the road. It expedites expense reporting (you can snap a photo of your receipts and upload them to your account) and helps you check on travel arrangements and book hotels, the SEC says.

Urbanspoon. Proof that sales armies travel on their stomachs, the Urbanspoon app is a favorite because it finds eateries in a snap when you're in a strange city. Find nearby restaurants, browse a comprehensive list, or shake it up to get random suggestions.

Salesforce. Your ultimate "just thought I'd stop by to see if you need anything" app, this one lets you access your CRM data from anywhere and edit it in real time.

Still unsure about what's right for you? Take this quiz to match your specific needs to an app at the Salesforce AppExchange.

The Po!nt: Apps can make your work grow stronger. Any tool that simplifies today's mad B2B world is worth considering! We'll keep pointing out popular apps as we turn them up.

Source: The Sales Challenger.

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