Tablets are broadly underrated when it comes to their range of capabilities, versatility and ability to raise productivity. Taking advantage of their hidden potential could make a huge difference in how efficiently you are able to manage tasks and achieve goals. Here are some ways that utilising tablets can help you work more effectively.
Optimize your workflow
The secret to excelling at your work is to understand the way you work best and to optimise your work style to reflect that. This principle applies to how your tablet can work for you. As a versatile device, it can be something you use to write and design on, or something synchronised to your computer to use as a tool of reviewing your work on the go. Do you use your tablet as a display for quickly presenting ideas, concepts, results and propositions to stakeholders and workmates? Or do you use it as a mobile workstation for taking notes, and having conversations? Or do you use it as a mobile workstation for sending emails, invoices and documents?
The versatility of tablets means that you can visually present ideas, annotate notes and share them instantly, rather than spending time describing them.
Digitize your work
Every day the digital landscape plays a core part in business operations. Fortunately, one of the best things about tablets is their ability to seamlessly integrate the physical world into the digital world. There are a multitude of apps made specifically for optimising the way that businesses operate at a group and individual level. Whether you’re taking notes and syncing them between devices (Evernote), scanning documents to convert to text and edit (Genius Scan), running a team project and delegating tasks (Asana, Trello, Taskworld), or taking control of your digital marketing campaigns (Salesforce, Hootsuite) you’ll be able to quickly scan across different aspects of your business with a simple swipe. ScannerPro for iPad even lets you scan documents while on the move. Your entire business is at your fingertips.
Digitize Your Finances
The ability of being able to handle your business finances in the palms of your hands is the holy grail of business technology. You can now pay with tablets via Paywave with apps like Optus Pay, manage business accounts digitally through your banking apps and even manage your finances through applications like Invoice2Go, which makes writing, saving and sending invoices easy no matter where you are in the world. With keeping track of invoices being such a time-consuming task for many businesses, the organised and streamlined design of Invoice2Go gives a huge amount of time back to your business.
Get the keys
Having a keyboard and stylus shifts the way we use tablets and maximises their capabilities. The lightweight body and processing speed of a tablet places it above laptops in terms of on-the-go convenience, while the ability to use it to type, annotate and illustrate brings together the best parts of different devices in on place.
This versatility means tablets can be used differently is a vast array of workplaces. The opportunities are endless.
Get a tablet working for your business, on an Optus plan that is right for you.