In today’s world, there are apps for everything we could ever need on a day-to-day basis. Whether it’s for placing dinner reservations or sharing shopping lists, the right app is always the one that is easy to use and solves a particular problem. This same idea also applies to any apps used by a small business. However, this often means cherry-picking apps and choosing the ones that are the most appealing or simply going with multiple apps in order to “try them out”.
While this might be the way most businesses are forming their app strategies, piecemealing and hodge-podging like this can often lead to more trouble further down the line. Especially when you consider that the biggest mistake a business can make is choosing a mix of apps that are either the wrong fit or not connected with each other. This issue plagues many business, no matter the size or the age.
But don’t worry! There are plenty of ways that a business can easily organize their app strategy to smooth over any issues and to further prevent app management from getting out of hand further down the line.
This applies to more than just cutting down on the amount of apps you already have. The same concept can also be applied when searching for new apps. Don’t get caught up making sure you get the latest and greatest features. Instead focus on a specific problem that you want to solve and ask yourself: Do these features help? Will they be used day-to-day by my employees? Otherwise you might end up paying for an app with more features than you need.
- Easy Management Is a Must
Find a product like a cloud desktop that will help you consolidate all of your apps and logins into one location. This makes it easy to access when you’re out of the office and ensures that you’ll never have to go searching for all of the different app’s admin panels when you need to add a new user or disable a former employee’s access.
Having a batch of apps that can “talk” together can make both yourself and your team much more efficient. Look for apps that can integrate together when you’re doing your research and don’t give in to an app, no matter how appealing, if it doesn’t integrate with what you already have or want.
App bundles can also help you gain a solid foundation right from the start because they will have everything you need to get off the ground. A good bundle will set you up for life and should include all of the basics.
So if you’re just starting out or if you’re finding all of your apps are becoming too much to handle, just take a deep breath and remember the following items. These can help you rescue your app strategy or build a strong one that will last through the ages!