Business mobility: the need of the hour

Zoho Creator | February 16, 2018 | 3 min read

Give your business the mobile advantage

We live in an era where technology is accelerating the speed at which almost everything is done. Not a day goes by that we don’t come in contact with a device that, in some way, collects and processes data. In this day and age, the most common of these is the mobile phone.

Mobile devices have gone from being a luxury to being a necessity. They allow us to stay connected with our personal and professional life while on the go, and they provide almost unlimited access to information.

This connectivity is something that businesses should aim to incorporate at a company-wide level. The advantages of having a mobile workforce are many, but let’s look at a few of the important ones.

  • Seamless access to information: The principal quality that mobile devices bring to a business is easy and free-flowing access to data. In the case of a salesperson, the mobile device helps them access useful information regarding products and competitors that’ll make closing a deal much easier.
  • Real-time data collection: Accessing data is one side of the story; the other side is data collection. Mobile devices let your outbound teams collect information about the market and collate it into your customer database.

This brings us to the idea of business mobility and its importance in the current business world.

 What is business mobility?

Business mobility is an approach to work that has evolved over the last several years, where employees work from various locations using mobile devices. Although it still hasn’t reached maturity, it’s approaching it at a rapid pace. 

Businesses can follow a fairly straightforward plan to achieve remote working capabilities—a “business mobility strategy.”

What are the steps involved in designing a business mobility strategy?

Step 1: Make a detailed list of all the processes involved in your business.

Step 2: Talk to people, both internal and external, who come in contact with these processes and take detailed feedback on how it stands and what improvements are desired.

Step 3: Draw up a plan of execution based on which processes are crucial to the business.

Step 4: Design and deliver apps taking into account the feedback that was collected in Step 2.

Step 5: Keep refining implementations for better results.

Zoho Creator lets you quickly implement your business mobility strategy. How?

Sketch up the mobility strategy for your business and you can develop web and mobile apps that meet every requirement.

In a normal scenario, you’ll have to hire a developer to build apps for different mobile platforms and operating software. You’ll have to wait months for them to be built, plugged into your current system, and then deployed. In addition to time, this would also require a significant amount of cash. This process will have to extend to all of your processes, after which there is even further refinement.  

On Zoho Creator, the time it takes to build an app is drastically reduced from months to days, thanks to drag-and-drop builders and a minimal amount of coding. The builder is so user-friendly that a novice can easily try their hand at developing apps. The mobile app builder also comes with a plethora of customization options, like choosing what action a gesture does, without writing a single line of code. We’ve even included built-in geo-tagging and geo-location options for the apps.

With Zoho Creator, the apps you build for one platform are ready to use on all devices, which means there’s no need to code separately for iOS, Android, or web browsers. Build it once and use it anywhere.

You save the time developing apps plus the money you’d otherwise invest in hiring developers to build for multiple devices.

So what are you waiting for? We’ve made app building easier—it’s time you tried it out yourself.