Home » Tutorial

How to Smartly Use iPad in Business

Do you use your iPad for business?  If so then you have come to the right place.  Be inspired with the following  information and resources we provided.  Using the iPad for business is a great way to increase productivity, and get rid of that bulky laptop while traveling.

1. A New Point of Sale:


One automaker, Mercedes, saw an opportunity to use the iPad in its dealership sales process. The MB Advantage software allows Mercedes dealers to begin recording key customer information while they are standing next to – or seated in – the car they are selling. It also gives salespeople on the dealership floor access to marketing programs for specific models and increases the speed and efficiency on the return of lease vehicles. “The iPad will provide a competitive advantage to our dealers by increasing their service levels through a more flexible financing process,” said Andreas Hinrichs, vice president of marketing for Mercedes-Benz Financial, in a release.

2. A Better Connection to the Customer


“Consumers expect technologies in their lives,” said Pat Martucci, founder and CEO of Incentient, a company that offers iPad solutions to businesses. Lacking technology, he says, customers “hit the hotel rooms, and suddenly they go back to 1965.” Incentient’s iPad software connects hotel guests to room service, concierge, housekeeping, and bellman services. Some hotels, like Hotel Indigo in San Diego, keep iPads at the front desk and let guests use them to send Tweets or check e-mail in the comfort of the hotel’s lobby and bar.

3. An Enhanced In-Store Experience:


“Consumers expect technologies in their lives,” said Pat Martucci, founder and CEO of Incentient, a company that offers iPad solutions to businesses. Lacking technology, he says, customers “hit the hotel rooms, and suddenly they go back to 1965.” Incentient’s iPad software connects hotel guests to room service, concierge, housekeeping, and bellman services. Some hotels, like Hotel Indigo in San Diego, keep iPads at the front desk and let guests use them to send Tweets or check e-mail in the comfort of the hotel’s lobby and bar.

4. A Better Customer Self-Service Tool:


Airport check-in kiosks with hulking computer terminals can be considered passé and expensive given the option of an iPad. Earlier this summer, Malaysia Airlines launched the iPad MHkiosk. The self-service kiosk uses the company’s proprietary mobile interface, which allows passengers to book, pay, and check-in whenever they are in the airport at Kuala Lumpur. Beyond booking flights, customers can also search schedules, check their flight status, choose their preferred seats, search for lost baggage and find deals and offers available exclusively on the MHkiosk.

5.  A More Complete Catalog:


One of the first retail apps for the iPad, Gap 1969 Stream, offers customers everything they could ever want to know about denim. The app culls together information on Gap products, as well as stories and inspirations from designers, fashion insiders, and musicians. If you get tired of simply reading about denim and decide you’re actually looking for a new pair of jeans, you can browse and purchase Gap items directly from the downloadable app.

2. A New Point of Sale:


One automaker, Mercedes, saw an opportunity to use the iPad in its dealership sales process. The MB Advantage software allows Mercedes dealers to begin recording key customer information while they are standing next to – or seated in – the car they are selling. It also gives salespeople on the dealership floor access to marketing programs for specific models and increases the speed and efficiency on the return of lease vehicles. “The iPad will provide a competitive advantage to our dealers by increasing their service levels through a more flexible financing process,” said Andreas Hinrichs, vice president of marketing for Mercedes-Benz Financial, in a release.

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.