Since the introduction of the Apple iPad in 2010, tablets have been quickly replacing personal computers as the main device used to accomplish daily tasks, and Web surfing.
The ease of using a handheld device that can accomplish many of the same tasks as a PC makes tablets a great tool for a number of things. Even businesses are starting to jump on the trend wagon.
More and more businesses are now using tablets to accomplish lots of different things, including handling money and editing documents. Here are some ways that you can use tablets to help out your business.
Point Of Sales System
Your Point Of Sales — or POS — is vital for any retail business; it’s how you manage your money. With traditional POS systems, the device has to be set up in a certain part of your store, and customers are required to come to you to purchase an item.
However, with tablets, you can make any spot in your building a POS. All you need is a tablet, a credit card reading device, and an app tied to a bank account. There are lots of card readers out there that make this easy, such as Square, PayAnywhere, and Intuit.
Edit On The Go
Tablets make it very simple to edit documents, spreadsheets, and even PowerPoint presentations when you’re out of the office, and away from your work computer.
With different file sharing apps, like Google Drive and Dropbox, you can access your important files anywhere, and make changes that will be saved when you return to work.
Staying home for an illness, or due to extreme weather conditions? Tablets can help you stay productive when you can’t afford to miss work.
When employees are working on a wage pay grade, keeping track of their hours is very important. Tablets can help with this as well, thanks to different apps that help to manage time tables even when they’re away from the office.
Apps like Toggl, Timr, and TSheets have apps that work with tablets, so employees can keep track of their working hours, whether they’re traveling for work, or just working from home.
Tablets are great for displaying all sorts of things on a crisp, high definition screen. You can use them for displaying pictures of products in your store, or have your online catalog open so customers can order items that are either sold out in your store, or not available in store.
If you run a restaurant, tablets can be great for allowing customers to order menu items, get drink refills, or order desserts. Chili’s is one of the most recent adopters of tablet technology for restaurants. Each table at the restaurant has a personal tablet on it, that has options to reorder items, play games, ask for your waiter, and pay your bill.
Whether you use an iPad, Microsoft Surface tablet, or Android tablet, these devices can really boost your productivity, and show your customers that you care about new trends in tech!
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