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The smartphone revolution has been rolling forward now for over four years.  It’s hard to believe that what began as a few apps on one platform has bloomed to upwards of 2 million apps on multiple platforms.

One of the more exciting trends I see that is not talked about much is the development of mobile applications to be used for productivity within a corporation. 

The use of smartphone technology can give your sales force or field staff access to critical information that might not have been available before.  Accounting information, customer orders, current inventory, shipping, receiving, sales tracking and much more can be custom programmed to provide the most updated information for your employees around the globe. 

Accella, LLC has developed several internal corporate apps to improve productivity.  We can customize the application to suit most any requirement.  Please contact us if your interested in finding out more!

Take Care,

John Rainey
VP of Business Development
Accella
o. 410.982.6698
e. john.rainey@accella.net

Volvo Rents Uses a Mobile Customer Portal To Allow Their Reps to Have Their Client's Information At Their Fingertips

Using an Android or iPhone, Reps Can See Order History, Account Balance, Outstanding Invoices and More

Using Titanium to Take a ShortcutCreating a customer portal for Volvo Rents allows not only their customers to log-on to their website to view past orders, account balances, and outstanding invoices, but also gives their corporate and franchise managers the ability to view aggregate data as well as individual data.

Built on a .Net framework, the system pulls in information from a SQL database running on a Windows Server and is accessible from any secure, internet connection.

Learn More About Volvo's Customer Portal (PDF)

Going Mobile: Don't Ignore Potential Users

Accella's Mobile SiteThere was a great post on Amex's Open Forum yesterday about making sure that Mobile Integration is on your marketing roadmap. As a developer of mobile websites and native applications, we couldn't agree more.

If you are sitting there thinking that you have many projects to tackle before you even think about building a mobile website or an app, you may be missing out on a large portion of your client-base.

Learn More & Take the Plunge

Some Quick, Interesting, & Entertaining Links

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Creating a Better Website Through Content Experiments
For those familiar with Google's Website Optimizer, that program is retiring today and being replaced - find out what you need to know

The Nexus 7 vs. the iPad in a Ruggedability Contest - Who Survives?
What happens when you drop, ding, or submerge your tablet? These folks take a look and see exactly what does happen. Quite amazing that they both work underwater...

Accella's Favorite Spam Comment of the Month
We receive our fair share of spam comments each month on our blog - this month's favorite comes from "Industrial Training Indore":

"Thanks so much for this post. This is awesome post I ever seen on internet. This is rare to find that’s why difficult to understand. Anyway, you are definitely someone that has
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Thanks - I think we will keep inspiring people!

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