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Work remotely with confidence

In a recent study by Owl Labs, 16% of the companies have completely switched to remote work, while 44% do not allow remote work at all. After the pandemic, 71% want a hybrid or remote working style, and 84% of employees are interested in working from anywhere, at the same time, they do not want to be tied to specific working hours.  90% of employees say they were as productive or more working remotely when compared to the office. Given these numbers, companies in the U.S. started adjusting their workplaces to fit a new hybrid working norm.

With Businesses opening up, and employees returning to the office, 57% say they prefer working from home full-time. 1 in 3 states they would quit their job if they could no longer work remotely after the pandemic.

Benefits for employers

The employers can get more out of their employees as 55% say they work more hours working remotely than at the physical office. 78% are more likely to recommend their company and 75% are less likely to leave their employer. Working from home causes less stress for employees and cuts down transportation and food expenses. The company saves up to $2,000 per employee according to Stanford. The fewer people there are in the office, the less the employer needs to pay for maintenance, bills, supplies, etc.

Snappii supports the needs and expectations of businesses and offers an easy-to-use mobile solution that allows employees to submit their daily reports wherever they are. My Daily Report app. With a simple and intuitive app interface, it is a perfect assistant to complete daily reports on time.

My Daily Report app from Snappii is an ideal tool to record your work progress. This simple app allows voice to text and adding photos. Speak your notes, don’t type them.
The daily reports are stored as PDF files that can be shared via the means available on your device and printed. Find your reports and quickly edit them.
With the My Daily Report app from Snappii you can:
– eliminate paperwork
– accelerate your workflow
– save time and reduce expenses

Download My Daily Report app from Apple and Google today and look professional to your boss and clients.

Top apps to include in your Business Plan for 2022

Even though it’s hard to predict what the coming year will bring us, we have learned a few lessons from its predecessors. Remote work is here to stay and lots of companies have adjusted their workflow to the new reality. The quality of the services provided will not suffer thanks to the mobile apps that provide great opportunities these days. Not only will your business keep your employees safe but will also win more customers due to speedy document flow. Paperless processes allow quick decision-making and getting payments faster. Customers sign estimates, approve change orders, receive invoices all with a mobile app. Your business wins all the way around. No more driving forms to the office to sign, no more lost forms or illegible handwriting. Save hours of work and optimize daily operations.

Snappii has prepared a list of top apps to include in your business plan for 2022

Job Estimates and Invoices. This mobile app is designed to provide detailed information about projects and work completed by construction companies, contractors, and service organizations. Create professional estimates and invoices in minutes. Get paid faster! Download for iOS here and Android here.

Bill of Lading Manager app is designed for businesses to easily and quickly create bills of lading and provide them to third parties. Eliminate paperwork and speed up workflow. Download for iOS here and Android here.

Daily Activity and Time Reporting. Create daily log reports in minutes, save and modify reports on-demand, and more. Download for iOS here and for Android here.

Cleaning Inspection Checklist. Be prepared for the audit. Make sure all the surfaces have been properly disinfected. Download for iOS here and for Android here.

Inspect and Maintain Vehicles. Dot compliance. Have proof of regular inspections in case of an accident. Ensure the vehicle is operating properly so it can meet its requirements/ keep it on the road / at the job site. Download for iOS here and for Android here.

Sign In Guest Book. Log visitors in and out, run reports to see who got visited and why. Understanding who is in the building helps in case of emergency or safety. Download for iOS here and for Android here.

Snappii can demo any of its apps to you. You will see how the app works and what benefits your business will get using the app. Request demo now.

All these apps can be tailored to your business needs. Don’t settle for an app that doesn’t fulfill all your tasks. Snappii apps can be quickly customized, and, even more important, they are affordable. All the changes are done with the ultra-fast app development platform. You are getting a working app in days, not months if you order app customization. Contact Snappii today to get the app that you need.

How Mobile Apps Help Reduce Face to Face Interactions without Interrupting your Business

It’s been tough 1.5 years for many businesses and some are still dealing with restrictions that are hard to overcome. However, businesses do not have to interrupt their workflow, though they have to adjust to the new conditions. Daily reports, invoices, receipts, bills, estimates, and much more can still be done without physically attending the office or the client. Here mobile apps come in handy. For example, on a construction site, the data can be collected in minutes, signed, and shared via email. Photo and video evidence can be easily attached to the reports and sent to the client. Check out construction apps.

Need to discuss the work order or estimate? Try the Job Estimates and Invoices mobile app from Snappii. Generate professional estimates and send them to clients right away. Get paid faster!

At the end of the day, you do not have to spend much time reporting your activities. Use Daily Activities and Time Reporting app to quickly log work progress and then run a consolidated report to gather the information in one place.

Recently we have started facing organizations coming back to their normal business working process in the office. Still, precautions have to be taken to stop the spread of the virus. Snappii has created its Sign In Guest Book that allows visitors to quickly fill out the information about themselves and the person they came to visit. The Admin can run a report and instantly see who is or was in the building:

If you know who is in your building you have a better chance of getting everyone out safely in the event of an emergency.

Depending on your business knowing who is in your building at all times and who they are visiting is important.

Understanding who has been in your building in the event of a security breach is very important.

If you’d like to learn more about Snappii’s Sign In Guest Book app, feel free to download it from the Apple app store here and from Google here. Alternatively, you can set up a free demo and our experienced team will walk you through the app outlining the features and benefits your business will gain by switching to a mobile sign-in process. This and many other Snappii Apps can be quickly customized to meet the specific needs of your business. Don’t settle for an app that doesn’t fit your needs. Snappii offers affordable customization of its ready-made apps. Contact us to see a demo of any Snappii app or request custom app development.

 

Heavy Haulers Save $150k with a Mobile App


One of the biggest headaches for the heavy haul industry is paperwork errors. The drivers need to fill in a bunch of documents starting with bill of lading to vehicle inspection. Dealing with handwritten documentation is a nightmare: illegible handwriting, misunderstanding, or getting back to the driver to clarify what was written. These cause delays in delivery, errors in calculating total cost, and leads to frustrated customers.

Here is how Edwin from Elevation Transport saves $150,000 using the App that Snappii built for his company

“Snappii created a custom App for us. The App contains our BOL, our Trailer Inspection and our Truck Inspection.

Our challenge was:

It could take up to 10 days for our drivers to drop off, fax and/or mail BOL’s back to the office. When we did receive the BOL many times they were not legible. This in turn caused several problems, delayed the submission of invoices, which delayed payment, created extra work for our office staff due to the amount of paperwork getting handled on a regular basis, and cost our company money.

The solution with our Snappii app:

The App allows the driver to submit their BOL’s with proof of delivery signatures immediately after delivery, which allows us to get invoices out immediately and decreases the time it takes our clients to pay us. There is less paperwork that needs to be handled therefore decreasing cost by $150,000.00 annually. The driver has everything he needs at his fingertips, his BOL and Inspection forms that need to be completed.

Everything is emailed back to the office as well as saved in the cloud. We never have to worry about misplacing an important piece of paper. We love it!”

~ Edwin Smutt – Operations Manager. Elevation Transport.

Snappii has been helping companies in 30+ industries for over ten years. Our apps are predominantly used in Construction, Inspection, Inventory, Work Order Assignment, and Field Services. Snappii is proud to help its clients improve workflow, accelerate team collaboration, speed up decision making, reduce costs and succeed! Request demo and we will show you how our apps will help you achieve your goals.

5 Reasons Why Business Should Go Paperless

For companies that want to survive the internet age, going green now is a must. Eco-friendly options present so many benefits that even construction companies are going green. Among the simplest but most effective solutions, you can do is go paperless.

Moving away from manual paper trails helps with the environment and gives your business a distinct advantage. Here are 5 reasons why companies should go paperless and why they should get started today.

1.    Going Paperless Makes Work Efficient

Going paperless is among the most sustainable solutions you can do towards improving workplace productivity. Going paperless at work means you’re converting paperwork into electronic documents. These documents allow for more seamless sharing and a better, more efficient transit of paperwork.

Through digital documents, you can create a more centralized database that not everyone can access without proper authorization. This makes your business documents easy to access when you need them. Rather than have reams of paper stacked in your office, you can quickly get what you need from a file.

Digital documents will cut back on the paper waste you have while keeping everything neat and organized. When you need to send your records, you can have them emailed or printed as you want. No more messy desks. No more rooms and office spaces dedicated to archiving all your company documents.

2.    It Helps With Team Collaboration

Digitalization is an essential step towards better teamwork and collaboration across your team. As you go paperless, not only do you empower sustainability as a leader, you also afford your entire team access to the information they need.

Before computerization, most teams discussed documents with multiple copies of the same document. This was wasteful, as most documents are either stored away or thrown when unneeded. There’s also the issue of moving files around, making small notes and reminders that you can quickly lose.

By going paperless, all documents are digital and even saved in a secure cloud location. With modern word processors, teams can view, edit, download, annotate, and even comment as they need to. As a result, collaboration is faster without wasting paper on minor edits and adjustments required.

3.    You Reduce Junk Mail

Every office receives tons of mail a year. It’s not simply junk mail that you receive but also documents from other companies, receipts, proformas, and even invoices. These can pile up as fast as possible, especially if you’re a company that deals with many customers and requisitions.

Sorting through mail takes hours of your time, from reception to shredding unnecessary documents. Wouldn’t you rather not deal with these? Going paperless can solve many of these issues for you.

For starters, you can start opting out of paper mails. Most organizations now provide paperless bills, advertising, bank statements, and even invoices. These are mostly sent via email or downloadable from billing links.

By reducing the mail you get every day, you can take a few extra hours for yourself. These can go towards better, more productive work. At the same time, you don’t have to worry about others intercepting your mail.

4.    You Save Time and Money

Speaking of cost savings, one of the biggest ways for your organization to save money is to go paperless. Companies spend hundreds of dollars from buying stationery supplies, with companies paying upwards of $800 for 10,000 sheets of paper.

These can cost organizations thousands of dollars down the line, especially if you have a big company. You also add the cost of office printers, industrial printers, fax machines, copiers, and their inks, which goes into the tens of thousands.

Going paperless eliminates all paper and printing-related costs. Depending on the organization, you can save as much as 95% of your printing costs. However, the numbers can be frightening if you’re not careful, especially considering that you need additional human resources to do all the printing jobs you need to do.

5.    You Improve Workplace Security

Over the past few years, cyberattacks have been common across organizations. Many would think that paperwork can save you from a data breach, but on the contrary, paper is less secure than digital documents. If you’re a company that values security and confidentiality, going paperless is the correct route.

Paper is hard to store and easy to access. If you put all your crucial documents stacked in your office, you’re in trouble. Why? How many people go in and out of your office? How many unauthorized personnel can get glances from valuable contacts and client information?

Paper is easy to lose, simple to copy, and offers no access trail. With digital documents, you have several ways to store them discreetly – even off-site. You can save everything in confidential hardware, from hard drives to even private cloud storage. You can also restrict who has access to these documents.

Every digital document has its own audit trail. File properties will have details like modified dates, authors, and even geolocation data. You can even encrypt digital documents to make them useless and inaccessible, even if they gain access to it.

Final Thoughts

Going paperless is not simply a way for you to save the environment. It’s a way to improve the efficiency of your business and maximize every transaction. By going digital, you save the planet as you do your business. You get better, scale faster, and grow knowing that you have less impact on the environment.

Written by Regi Publico

 

What’s the Fuss About Black Fridays?

A little bit of history. The term “Black Friday” originated from Philadelphia 1960s describing the heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Since the 2000s this is a colloquial term for the Friday following Thanksgiving and now has a positive connotation: retailers moving from being ‘in the red’ to being ‘in the black’ – therefore turning a profit on that day. All the shops are announcing huge discounts to clear stock.

Why are people willing to spend more during Black Fridays?

According to Vtex, in the US specifically, online spending on Black Friday reached $9 billion USD, growing by 22%, and $14 billion USD for the entire Black Friday weekend. Overall, the 5-day Black Friday and Cyber Monday period brought in around $34 billion USD, accounting for 18% of total online sales for 2020. Black Friday is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and many merchants want to encourage buyers to start buying as soon as possible. This makes sense since most people are taking days off on the day after Thanksgiving, they rush to the Stores to make a great purchase at a discounted price.

Additionally, people operate based on different emotions. For example, fear. They are afraid that if they do not make a decision now, they will be left outside with nothing. On the flip side, love encourages people to buy holiday gifts for friends and family ahead of time.

Black Friday is America’s favorite shopping day and traditionally, people are getting ready for it. Nowadays with the COVID-19 situation stores are forced to switch to an online shopping format. For many reasons, apart from obvious pandemic restrictions, it is more convenient than wandering around a crowded place in search of a nice deal.

Reasons US shoppers did not want to shop in physical stores last year

  • 60.8% of consumers reasoned that they do not plan to shop in-store because there would be too crowdy. (Drive Research, 2020)
  • 57.1% had health or safety concerns because of the pandemic. (Drive Research, 2020)
  • 25% stated that they could find better deals online. (Drive Research, 2020)
  • 20.5% didn’t want to shop in-store cite parking issues. (Drive Research, 2020)

Black Friday is, without a doubt, a huge deal for e-commerce. As a result, the day is receiving a significant number of online visitors, and you need to be prepared for that. Ensure that online traffic will not slow down or break your website.

Make sure your roof is ready for Winter

A roof keeps your house safe and regular roof inspections must always be a part of your house maintenance plan. Winter is almost here and you need to check if your roof is ready to meet it. Climbing the roof and fixing any issues with it is difficult especially during winter, that’s why you need to conduct a detailed roof inspection now. If you are not sure where to start, Snappii has created a mobile app that will help you inspect every element of the roof.

Roof Inspection App is specifically designed to perform multiple types of roof inspections by using your smartphone or tablet.

The app covers the following types of roof inspections:

– Asphalt shingles

– Clay tiles

– Slate

– Metal

– Wood shingles and shakes

– Built-up/Membrane/Green Roof

The Roof Inspection app will allow you to:

– collect roof inspection details in minutes

– edit captured data anytime from anywhere

– work offline

– create PDF and Excel reports

– share reports via email

– take and upload pictures

– sign reports

– upload completed inspection details to cloud drives

– print reports

– save and store data securely on your device

– sync inspection data across multiple devices

– share created reports with your co-workers immediately

The Roof Inspection app is available for free download from Apple and Google Stores. Watch how the app works here.

Professional roofers can request customization of this app to fit the needs of their business. Snappii created a platform that allows us to make changes to the apps very fast. Since it doesn’t take much time to tailor the app to your needs, the cost will pleasantly surprise you. Contact Snappii to request Roof Inspection app customization.

Top 5 benefits your vehicle rental business gets with a mobile app

Too few people nowadays need to be explained why mobile technology must be taken into account while planning a business expense. But let’s sum up the most obvious points. Everyone has a mobile device, people surf online to find services and make online purchases, all the paperwork can be done with a mobile device, even documents and IDs are stored on a mobile device. So when it comes to planning another investment for your vehicle rental business, be sure to add mobile apps to it.

Let’s consider the top 5 benefits your vehicle rental business will gain with the adoption of mobile technologies.

  1. Paperless process. Not only you are saving money on paper and its storage but you are getting the ability to have all the information about the vehicle inspections at your fingertips with the mobile app. Don’t take all the paper forms with you, add them to a mobile app, and if are stopped, you have all of your inspections at your fingertips.
  2. Easy repairs tracking. Mobile apps provide useful graphs and analysis that give you the ability to determine if a vehicle is worth keeping, but point out if a specific part continually needs replacing and if you are truly addressing the real issue.
  3. Ensuring vehicle safety. Mobile inspection apps help quickly examine each part of the vehicle with photos and create a professional report. Ensuring the vehicle is safe protects your company, your employees, your passengers as well as others on the road.
  4. Understanding when basic maintenance is due. Mobile apps can alert you when it is time for another vehicle inspection. Your vehicle is your transportation, it is needed to perform certain aspects of a job, it generates revenue, without it jobs get behind – deliveries don’t happen, people aren’t transported. Additionally, regular vehicle maintenance keeps vehicles on the road and increases the life span of a vehicle.
  5. Proof of regular inspection in the event of an accident. Having the reports can help you in a litigation situation. Mobile apps help save all the reports in one place for your access to them 24/7.

Do you believe that mobile apps are costly? In fact, custom mobile app development is more affordable than you think. Snappii has been helping businesses from 30+ industries to successfully adopt mobile solutions. Your vehicle rental business will certainly benefit from having a mobile app. Contact us with your requirements or check our ready-made Inspect and Maintain Vehicles app for iOS here and for Android here.

Top 5 ways to get to your buyers with Halloween Specials

Retailers are always looking for ways to increase their online visibility and boost sales. Halloween is coming and buyers are expecting to receive special offers and discounts.

So what are the best ways for the company to reach out to its potential audience with its Halloween offer? In this article, we will review different approaches to reaching out to your customers.

  1. In-store banners. This is an old-fashioned but yet effective way to attract visitors’ attention. Flyers and banners have been doing their job for years long before mobile technologies have come into place. The younger gen might not even notice them as they most likely will be staring at their phone – that’s where you need to grab them! Moving on to the next points will tell you more.
  2. Social media channels. Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter are too popular to leave them out. Make sure you are posting information about your special offers and discounts to these channels with popular hashtags.
  3. Push notifications sent directly from your app. Don’t have one? Hurry to order a custom mobile app developed specifically for your company. And hey, Snappii is not an exception. We will give you a 15% discount on the custom app development fee by the end of October 2021. Use our NOTRICKS coupon by the end of October 2021. Contact us with your requirements here.
  4. Email campaigns are another old-fashioned way to tell your customers you are giving away Halloween specials. However, the open rates of the email campaigns are not so great as that of Push Notifications. Still, it is nice to receive an email with an appealing offer.
  5. Last but not least is online coupon websites. Your potential buyers are browsing such websites specifically to find the deal they need. Top sites will post your offers at no cost. WeThrift.com, RetailMeNot, Coupon Great, and others have easy to browse and add coupons.

Only 5 days are left till Halloween. Make sure your offer gets noticed by the right audience.

How Mobile Apps Help Manage Warehouses

Nowadays modern mobile technology can help in warehouse management and there are plenty of useful opportunities provided by different warehouse apps, and warehouse inventory is one of them. If you want to keep your warehouses in proper conditions, improve inventory control, save money and decrease loss, then Snappii, a rapid mobile business app development company, has a great solution for you.

Snappii, a leading Mobile Business Apps company, helps to design, build, and deliver feature-rich business apps and form apps in days versus months without any coding skills.  Any business app and form app can be created quickly, easily, and affordably. The platform also makes it easy to manage Apps and make ongoing changes.

Over 10 years Snappii has been helping businesses improve workflow, save time and money on data collection and processing, as well as boosting collaboration and communication between the teams. Recently, John Grant Haulage Limited turned to Snappii with the request to create a mobile app that would help manage their warehouse and inventory. Snappii already has a ready-made app for Warehouse, so it took just a few weeks to customize it and roll it out to the customer.

“Snappii produced satisfactory deliverables. They asked the right questions and quickly developed a deep understanding of the project. We decided to work with them again on another development project. We highly recommend Snappii.” ~ Ralph Shepley, VP at John Grant Haulage Limited. Watch the full video case study here.

We are extremely grateful to John Grant Haulage Limited for the high appreciation of our work. If you want to improve your business processes and automate workflow, feel free to reach out to us. We have been in the mobile app development business for over ten years and have helped many companies archive better results. Snappii has a large library of 200+ ready-made mobile apps and forms that can be modified to your needs. Additionally, Snappii offers custom app development that is fast and affordable. Contact us with your requirements.

 

How customers select a construction company today

The construction industry has been one of the fastest-growing on the market. Taking that into account, construction businesses are constantly fighting for new customers more than any other industry. The competition is huge and businesses need to provide a perfect first impression to be chosen. Practice shows that the customers select a construction company to work with based on several factors:

– a decent website or a mobile app

– portfolio with completed objects

– speed and accuracy of the project estimation

– customer satisfaction

While having a website or a mobile app has long ago turned from “nice-to-have” to “must-have”, many companies lack the ability to provide timely job estimates to clients, thus losing opportunities to win more business. Let’s take a closer look at the top benefits your construction company will gain using a mobile app:

– generate professional estimates and invoices in minutes

– win more jobs

– get paid faster

– improve team collaboration

– analyze powerful daily reports from your team

Daily reports enable you to make quick decisions, ensure your projects are on schedule if your dates are slipping understand why. Did you know that an average construction employee spends up to 60 minutes a day filling out a paper daily report? That process will certainly not help you quickly understand if any project is off the schedule. Paper reports are hard to read, they can get lost, it takes time to deliver them to the office. After a long hard day at work that’s the last thing you want to do.

Snappii has been helping construction companies improve their workflows for over 10 years now. Recently, we have helped a Construction Company from Austin, TX:

“We wanted to develop a mobile app to help track construction progress on our jobs, and purchase orders. Our goals were to increase cost efficiency and productivity tracking.

Snappii had good flexibility, and customization when it came to app production and meeting our overall needs.

The app they created for us also helped reduce the amount of paper consumption throughout the company and allows us to maintain real live data for our management team.

Since Snappii has joined the project, the client’s purchase order and daily log activity from end-users have increased significantly. The team has addressed issues immediately because of their seamless communication skills. So far, they have met all of the project’s deadlines and goals.”

Watch the full case study here. Want to gain significant results? Schedule a free demo with us here.


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