Increasing employee productivity with a smartphone and FileMaker GO

Posted by Justin Hesser on June 20, 2012

Over the past ten years more advances in communication and business technology have occurred than ever before. One such innovation has been the advent of the smartphone, as well as the development of apps and software programs that allow these devices to be such a useful tool. In a June Entrepreneur article, the magazine says that using a smartphone can inherently increase a company's productivity, which can be directly enhanced from using a mobile custom database software.

According to the source, one of the best ways smartphones can help employees remain productive, regardless of location, is by helping them manage tasks. A custom database software that is both available for standard personal computers as well as in a mobile version such as FileMaker GO is an excellent application for a business oriented smartphone.

Because FileMaker GO syncs with the FileMaker database in the office computer, users gain full access to all of their documents, projects and tasks. This allows them greater visibility into what needs to be done and by when.

While task and project management may be one of the best ways companies can utilize mobile devices, the number of capabilities doesn't end there especially with a custom database software. Entrepreneur gives another example of using a smartphone to scan business cards or receipts that may be accrued on business trips or at recruiting events. Using FileMaker GO, workers can directly upload these critical documents into the database either through scanning them or taking a picture.

In addition, the obvious communication advantages are also available through using smartphones. Having access to emails as well as any updated spreadsheets, analytical data or presentation documents makes a smartphone, when coupled with a custom database software such as FileMaker GO, an incredibly productive business tool.