Flip phones have lost their style—for approximately two-thirds of all Americans that is. They have also been left in the dust with their functionality.
From news updates, to photo editing software, to apps that help you to stay motivated, organize your grocery list, or wake you up in the morning, there is now a tool for pretty much anything. And with so many apps out there today, you can pretty much run a business from any Smartphone.
For many, they are considered a path to a company’s overall success—helping to do a job more efficiently. For a landscape company, Smartphones can help you stay connected to the weather, to your clients, to your crews, and if you have a CMMS software, a Smartphone can help you stay connected to all your work orders and files, no matter where you are.
Below are some of our favorite tools for Smartphones that will help you stay in touch and work smarter leading to overall success.
CMMS Software and fleet tracking apps A CMMS software helps promote accuracy, reduce confusion, maximize efficiency and streamline the entire work order process. A CMMS like Common Areas, for example, helps you to keep track of work orders, work history, files, images, conversations, and makes organizing, scheduling and tracking your teams and tasks so much easier. And advancements to GPS systems help save drivers time, improve routing and can help to add more service calls per day. Some GPS systems also allow you to know the exact location of your entire fleet of vehicles and equipment. For example, ATTI’s GPS tracking software helps to save on fuel costs, reduce labor costs, verify time cards, respond to emergency situations and helps to manage multiple projects more efficiently.
Weather Apps Weather has a big effect on what a crew can accomplish in any given day. Apps like WeatherBug (which helps you get the most precise weather forecast) or OSHA Heat Safety Tool, for example, (which helps you have vital safety information for your crew) you can plan better and therefore, before more efficient by not wasting any time.
Measuring Tools Being able to accurately measure projects, lawns, fences, paving and pretty much anything else visible on a satellite is important for any landscape business’ success. A mobile app, like Planimeter, for example, is designed to help accomplish that. It measures distances and land areas on maps. And being able to access a landscape and garden calculators from any Smartphone is also a great tool for any business because they help determine the quantity of materials you will need for your landscaping project.
Overall, mobile apps and software solutions will help you to manage your business while on the go, and is often at a low or minimal cost. With a Smartphone, you can accept credit cards, you can have a comprehensive plant guide on your phone, and you will never need to sort business cards again. With a Smartphone, you can use a variety of apps that help to increase your business’ productivity, have more accurate information, and be prepared so your company isn’t left behind.