UK MNO finds that 5 million Brit workers could benefit
Britain’s largest MNO [Mobile Network Operator], EE, commissioned an survey of 1,083 UK small businesses conducted by Vision Critical during May 2014. It found that despite enabling staff to work more efficiently, only 22 per cent of small businesses bosses currently offer their staff apps to help with their work. Yet 37 per cent of small business employees, equating to five million workers, think that they would be more productive if their bosses provided business apps. The result? EE has launched Business Apps – a new suite of apps for business. If small business customers take Office 365, Sage, or MozyPro from EE they will receive 1 GB of extra data per month added to their EE plan.
EE customers have the added benefit of single sign on for Business Apps.
This means they only need one username and password for all of the Business Apps from EE.
A further benefit is that all of the data is securely backed up and stored online.
One of the Business Apps which impresses GoMo News most is Receipt Bank which allows users to scan and submit expense receipts with a smartphone.
Using this app, employees can save time by replacing tedious expense forms with the scanned data. It costs £6 per month
“Business Apps from EE is a handpicked range of leading business apps designed specifically with smaller companies and sole traders in mind with deals and extras that are only available through EE,” Mike Tomlinson, director of small business with EE, explained.
He continued, “With Business Apps and 4G on the UK’s best and fastest network, businesses can get more done – wherever they are. Thus letting them spend more time on their customers and the things that really matter.”
There’s also an app called Moonfruit which is a website and web shop creator and editor.
EE Business offers unlimited download bandwidth and increased top limit of items for sale in a shop of 7,500 (normally limited to 1,000). Prices are from £6.67 per month.
Moonfruit claims its HTML5-powered website builder make sure a web site looks the way it should on all platforms and devices, including iPhones, iPads plus other smartphones and tablets.
Any interested small British businesses can browse, trial and buy these business apps from EE here.