The great thing about mobile devices is that for businesses in the travel and hospitality industry, they allow customers to make bookings anywhere, anytime. And if you work in these industries then you yourself can benefit from iPhone reservation apps to help you manage all your bookings and appointments.

Developing an in-house booking system can be both costly and time consuming but there are lots of cloud-based online booking software to do the hard work for you. The best ones have their own iOS apps which look great on iPhone and mean that there’s zero maintenance at your end. These iPhone online booking apps are easy to use and you can start accepting reservations through your website and social media channels instantly using the booking software.

These iPhone apps for the hospitality and the travel industry are suitable for a wide range of industries including hotels, tours, sightseeing operators, bars, hair salons, restaurants, and even one-off courses or events. They allow customers to book and pay for your services or products with a credit card wherever they are with no need to use the phone or contact sales staff. Here are five of the best iPhone online booking apps for hospitality and travel.

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Like it or loathe it, social media marketing is an essential part of modern business. Covering the many different social media outlets available though can really stretch your resources but there are lots of iPhone social media marketing applications to help you keep on top of things.

Apple mobile devices have made it easier than ever to market your business and respond to customer demands and requests on the move 24/7. We’ve looked at the some top social media apps for iPhone which can automate effective social media marketing tasks.

These cloud-based social media marketing tools will help keep track of what, where, and how your brand is being talked about online. They’ll also ensure that you’re able to keep abreast of interactions with customers and clients to effectively market your business. Here are five top social media marketing apps for iPhone to make sure you’re always on top of your social media presence.

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Smartphones are tailor-made for the task of field service management and tracking. The dawn of iPhone apps for field service management has opened up new possibilities for tracking field workers and make it easier to manage teams from the office.

Field technicians obviously need to be mobile in order to do their job but managing teams outside of the workplace can still be tricky. Managers need to be careful to not cross the line between smothering them and giving them the freedom to get their jobs done effectively for your company.

There are a growing number of Field Service Management apps for iPhone that service and repair-based businesses can use to enhance the efficiency and reliability of their offsite technicians. Most offer a lot more too such as CRM features, invoicing, and integration with accounting apps such as QuickBooks.

Businesses that use field service management apps for iPhone are able to achieve better on-time records, deliver better services and most importantly, get more word of mouth referrals and positive reviews from satisfied customers.

So we’ve hand-picked some of the best iPhone apps for field service management to help you manage your mobile workforce. All of them are free to download but require a subscription to the field service management SaaS service in order to actually use them.

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Thankfully nowadays, businesses can issue and track invoices on at home, on the bus, or even in a field – thanks to the magic of cloud-based billing and invoicing software. What’s more many of these solutions come with robust and attractive iPhone apps for invoicing and billing.

Most good invoicing software has a native mobile app although you may find that some of them don’t give you the kind of features and access you get in the web version. All of them will help the pain out of billing clients without the need for a big finance department though. We’ve picked 7 of the best apps for iPhone which are free to download and install. Most require a monthly subscription, although free trials and “freemium” versions are available.

So here’s our rundown of some of the best billing software for iPhone. Happy invoicing!

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Companies can be spread far and wide now but thankfully there’s a lot of iPhone collaboration software designed to help manage the logistics and work on projects wherever you are. Many cloud-based collaboration software solutions have iPhone apps but those that don’t have web clients that work well on iOS.

With team members often dotted across the globe it can be a real challenge for companies to manage the reality of a global workforce working together as one. It’s essential that teams are all working on the same documents, email accounts and chat tools at the same time otherwise inefficiencies are inevitable.

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Publicity Made Easy: Top iPhone Marketing Automation Software

Failure to market your business properly can cost you dearly in the modern market place. But marketing your business badly can cost you even more so it’s essential that you get it right. Nowadays, mobile technology allows the possibility of managing your marketing campaigns anywhere which is essential if you are to respond to market needs and demands 24-7. Fortunately there are some great marketing automation apps for iPhone and software that can automate and supercharge your marketing efforts so that your business stands out from the crowd.

Marketing automation software for iPhone can streamline marketing processes, operations and enables you to monitor your efforts more closely at any time of day. What’s more, most iPhone marketing automation software is based in the cloud, so you can sync your marketing efforts across multiple devices and computers. These SaaS marketing automation solutions have changed the game for iPhone marketing apps, enabling a new level of accessibility in marketing.

We’ve picked out some of the best marketing automation apps for iPhone, which will not only enhance your marketing efforts but are enjoyable to use, too. All are based off of SaaS solutions so you’ll need a subscription to use them, but the apps themselves are generally free to download.

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If you don’t give your customers the service they deserve, you won’t be around long, whatever field you’re working in. Whether your enterprise is big or small, customers expect to be served day and night and, thanks to customer service apps for iPhone, you can now provide customer service on your mobile very easily. A good customer service app can mean the difference between an excellent customer experience or the kind that ends up as a customer service horror story like these. It’s important as well that apps look good on iOS which is why we’ve chosen apps that not only work well but have the good looks that iOS users expect.

Here are 6 of the best iPhone customer service software solutions that will ensure you and your team can provide the highest quality customer service possible and also make sure that your customers feel valued. Note that these apps require a subscription to the corresponding cloud solution, although many offer free trials. You’ll find more information on the best customer service apps as identified in GetApp’s GetRank quarterly ranking system of top business software.

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Project management is now possible anywhere thanks to the explosion in mobile devices. But the last thing you need on a mobile device is something complex and clunky. Just because an iPhone project management app is complex, it does not always mean it’s more useful. There’s nothing worse than fumbling around on your phone to use features and functions you neither need or understand which only ends up stressing you out even more.

There are basically two things you need to think about when it comes to finding the best project management apps for iPhones. The first thing is to make sure that the app helps you to assign and distribute work in the right way. The second and equally important thing is that you can instantly analyze project analytics on the move so you can keep on top of project goals. This can be a tricky to get right – especially on smaller screens such as iPhones – and some iOS project management apps simply don’t give you enough solutions to do both effectively.

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Microsoft Excel for iPhone is the mobile version of Microsoft Excel, designed to work on both iPhones and iPads. Microsoft Excel for iPhone complements the other two other major Office components available for iOS i.e. Microsoft Word for iPhone and Microsoft Powerpoint for iPhone.

Microsoft Excel for iOS allows you to use Microsoft Excel on iPhone and iPads and lets you perform the essential functions of the desktop version, encapsulating the look and feel of the desktop version, wrapped up in a touch-friendly design. It’s very useful if you’re an existing Microsoft Office user, although it lacks some of the sharing functionality of document management applications such as Stellar Library, Hightail, or even Zoho Docs.

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Highrise CRM is a simple and flexible CRM and contact management tool that helps keep you and your team organized. Highrise is all about collaboration whether its on contacts, emails, notes and many more different ways of working together. For instance, you can share an address book with your entire company or integrate it with other business tools your company uses such as Xero, Freshdesk, Pipedrive, and many others. Highrise is more than a just a CRM though, and it also features a help desk, group email client, and company address book all in one.

The Highrise CRM iPhone app is a very easy to follow CRM which provides a limited set of basic contact management features. The app is built with simplicity in mind and isn’t as complicated as the desktop version but retains the most essential functions.

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