With the influx of mobile business apps it is difficult to narrow it down to just a few of the most popular enterprise apps this year. As the realm of mobile business apps continues to expand so does the definition of what is hot. 2013 is an especially big year for mobile apps in business with some newcomers promising to shake things up and a few seniors that just cannot be beat.
Roambi is a data collection powerhouse. The handy app collects data from almost anywhere including IBM Cognos, Microsoft Reporting and Analysis Services, OBIEE, and dTcuments from the likes of Excel and Google Docs and delivers them right to your iPhone or iPad. This app does not have its own back end yet, but is amazing at organizing and displaying others’ data.
Meeting Mapper is an interesting and intuitive new iPad app. Meeting mapper allows you to track people’s roles and opinions in the meeting to follow up on later. This mobile business app will even schedule actions to be followed up before or at the next meeting.
Version two of StratPad is not out quite yet, but promises to be a big hit with enterprises. StratPad allows employees to collaborate on business strategies in real time. StratPad v2 promises to synchronize files across all devices in real time, so whatever you are doing on your tablet automatically gets saved on your laptop. This mobile business app also tracks trends and targets and conveniently graphs the results.
Captio is a simple yet incredibly effective mobile application for the busy entrepreneur. Captio allows users to send themselves emails without going through the normal channels. It may not be the most complex mobile business application but it helps busy business professionals save some of their valuable time.
One element that has been lacking since the dawn of the age of mobile enterprise is word processing. UX Write covers that loss by offering a fully functional and feature packed mobile app for business professionals. This is the perfect tablet application for those who need to more than just read a document. UX Write goes far beyond the capabilities of other document software on the market.
Move over Linked In because Yammer is the hottest social media platform for enterprise at the moment. Yammer is like Facebook for enterprise and allows employees to communicate while sharing files and ideas. It is as easy to use as a consumer app but with the air tight security that enterprise apps need. Yammer even offers easy integration into an already established enterprise ecosystem with all the IT support that a company would need.
Dundas fills the last spot on this list for the newest incarnation of their popular software. Dundas Dashboard allows you to create intricate dashboards and reports and share them with coworkers online. Now users are able to perform all of the tasks that have made Dundas so popular right from their mobile devices. The company offers both HTML 5 and native apps to suit the needs of enterprise clients.