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5 ways Zunos can help make your mobile workforce more effective

George Groves
Technology Journalist

George Groves is a writer interested in all forms of technology, creativity and digital trends

George Groves
Technology Journalist

George Groves is a writer interested in all forms of technology, creativity and digital trends

The market for collaboration apps is huge, but Zunos™ combines key features with an easy-to-use interface, helping to make workflow simpler and more transparent.

We’ve previously looked at collaboration tools for your team, but here’s one that may just take the cake. Zunos is a software platform that gives mobile workforces increased visibility and the ability to work under an integrated platform.

Available for iOS 5.0+ and through compatible web browsers, the platform is comprised of six functions, each enabling different areas of collaboration and productivity.

The Smarter team trialled the platform for a week using connected tablets, smartphones and laptops, and here’s our key feature roundup.

A man in shirt with shoulder bag uses a tablet for work

1. Collaboration on the go

The platform allows teams to view and collaborate on content no matter even when they’re out of the office. Teams can get access to important information or can comment on and discuss documents on the go.

Team members were impressed with push notifications and in-app messages, as it can remove the confusing back and forth that can happen with feedback on email, over the phone or in person. When connected, feedback is instant and visible to all team members.

And when it’s ready for approval, documents and presentations can be reviewed simply, with a ‘like’ button embedded on each upload. Each team member can simply hit the like button to signal they’re happy with the document.

And if they’re not – all the feedback is housed in one place.

2. Say bye to paper

Many processes can be streamlined with Zunos' Forms function, helping to save your business time and paper.

Zunos Forms can let you gather customer details as well as handle staff HR requirements, such as annual leave or peer reviews. All data can be securely managed within the app, removing the reliance on physical filing.

For sales teams, this also means orders can be taken on the go easily and effectively, without the worry of the paper trail.

3. Talk, talk, talk

Zunos Communicate allows you to keep your team discussions in the one place.

In a similar fashion to a group email, topics posted on Zunos Communicate link into the other functions of the app. This means team members don’t need to use multiple apps when they’re out of the office and can focus on getting the work done. Team members can also private message one another to collaborate on projects that don’t involve the wider team.

An Activity Stream, much like a social media news feed, is included to give everyone visibility on what’s happening with instant updates and notifications on current topics and messages.

4. Time to learn

The ability to have instant access to staff training on the move is another valuable feature of Zunos, and one that benefits mobile teams particularly.

Whether you’re getting new staff members up to speed or helping staff members grow their skill set, Zunos Training lets you create your own unique training programs for your team. For example, if you run a sales team, you can quiz them on their familiarity with the product range to identify where there are knowledge gaps and where additional training could be welcomed.

Using the Training app is visually friendly, with a simple interface allowing you to build training programs with little effort.

5. Getting together

When you have a mobile team, getting them together for a catch up or meeting can be tough – that’s where Zunos Events comes in. It allows you to easily organise meetings and events and send out invites directly in the app. Plus, team members get handy notifications to remind them of the event or any changes.

Ensuring consistent and transparent communication across multiple sites or multiple teams can be challenging at the best of times. For businesses looking for a new way to streamline their workflow, business apps can be an avenue worth exploring – particularly when it comes to areas like cost-effectiveness and compatibility with devices that are likely to exist within the business already (such as iOS).

If you’re struggling to get connected with teams or are looking for ways to share content and manage workflow across the board, Zunos is one business app worth investigating.

Get your workflow mobile with Zunos.

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