At Tablet Rentals, our aim is to assist you to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your rental. With iPads becoming increasingly in demand, we at Tablet Rentals offer 15 ways how we believe iPads can help improve your business. More and more businesses across the UK are adopting the iPad as a business tool as the benefits of an iPad are becoming increasingly more recognised, with the iPad being the tablet individuals and corporations prefer. Employees find that the iPad can help them be more productive, but they are, we feel, just scratching the surface when it comes to using the iPad to increase their revenue, make sales pitches, collect data, differentiate their services and improve the client experience. Here are 15 ideas to help our Tablet Rentals customers use their iPads to improve their business and leverage technology to set them apart from competitors.
Develop Polished Prospect Presentations
Apple’s Keynote app for the iPad allows you to create presentations and pitchess that will impress prospective clients. In particular, Keynote lets you create professional looking transitions and animations. It is easiest to work in Keynote on a Mac and then import the presentation to your iPad. You can also import existing PowerPoint presentations into your Keynote iPad app and then touch them up. If Keynote’s existing presentation themes don’t work for you, you can easily create your own or purchase them through a site that does. Tablet Rentals will be more than happy to discuss options with you. Alternatively, try using an App such as Haiku Deck, an iPad presentation app, which users can make really stylish and professional slides in a matter of seconds, send these out quickly to Facebook, Twitter and email. On opening the app and creating the first deck, Haiku Deck asks users to enter text for their first slide, add images and adjust the theme and layout of the text. One neat feature of the app is that text will automatically adjust in size, depending on how much has been written. You certainly will not need to worry about ‘death by PowerPoint’.
Present from iPad to iPad
Most individuals have just one iPad and consequently share it with prospective clients when they present information to them. Consider hiring an additional iPad from Tablet Rentals and tethering the two devices, so that you can present from your iPad to the iPad that your prospect or client is holding. This puts you in the driver’s seat and lets your client ride along as you control the flow of information appearing on their iPad. It also makes for a more relaxing presentation environment where you don’t have to lean over to make your point. An iPad App that is designed for this type of presentation is Idea Flight, which connects iPads using a WiFi network.
Differentiate your Firm with a customised App
In order to stand out from their competition, some companies are building their own apps and launching them in the App Store. The apps might be as simple as a portal to push out information or as complex as having a full-blown App to digitally revolutionise their company. As Apps become an increasingly subtle way of marketing, once again, at Tablet Rentals, we feel the key here is to get your brand in front of as many prospective clients as possible. If you also do marketing or conference events, this is a great way to engage prospects and demonstrate that you offer something different than most companies. Tablet Rentals will be more than happy to guide you through an App process and create Apps from design and consultation through to full implementation. We can even provide the iPads for the roll-out of the App. Furthermore, Tablet Rentals provide one-time Events Apps designed for a particular event or conference. We just need you to supply the data and we’ll do the rest!
Demonstrate how you can assist clients get on track
Whilst every business faces challenges, a common complaint is that there are simply not enough hours in the day to complete a task / manage a project / deal. Again there are Apps out there to help and the iPad again is a great platform to demonstrate this. One small example of a potential iPad App to use is goalGetter or Amp to run an initial assessment, while you are sitting with prospective clients so that they can see if they are on track to reach their goals. This sort of quick overview can wake prospective clients up to the fact they might not be on track and give you an opportunity to present how you can help them whilst looking slick on an iPad. Of course, iPads and Apps won’t fit every business, but take time out to see what the iPad can offer. Please talk to us at Tablet Rentals, because it’s quite possible we’ve heard of an App / software that could benefit your organisation.
Meet Virtually and Save Time
Many of your clients, like you, are busy and sometimes don’t necessarily want a face-to-face meeting. A potential alternative then is meeting software that allows you to use your iPad to both “show your face” and also share your screen to review important information. This allows you to work from outside the office. A simple solution which most tablet users know for meeting is Skype, but, for a more professional presentation environment try using Fuze Meeting, WebEx or GoToMeeting. Companies like innovation and if it saves them time, then you’ll be in with a great chance of opening positive dialogue on how you can help them.
Data and how to access client data / information from any location
Many iPad users use services such as Dropbox to sync files across all of their computers and devices, including desktops, laptops, mobile phones and their iPad. Having this data in the cloud makes it easy to pull down important documents when you need them and then present them on your iPad. You can also access your mobile CRM programs (RedTail, Junxure) to pull up client information prior to meetings or to consult during meetings. Having access to this on your iPad can be invaluable. To store files, consider using GoodReader. This iPad app also lets you annotate and mark up documents. A word of caution – please check with your IT department to ensure any of these Apps Check meet internal security requirements. Tablet Rentals want to help not get you in trouble! Finally, it could be that some of your existing clients are already using their iPads to access all sorts of information. Therefore, consider giving them access to their account information/ files / project ideas. As mentioned, Tablet Rentals can assist you with getting your own branded iPad app that allows clients to log in and review their account information. This way, clients can stay up to date with any client developments and it allows you to put your firm brand in front of them at the touch of an iPad or other device.
Build your network at Events
Do you use an email service provider to manage your email newsletter? Did you know some of these companies have apps that you can download and use at events to build your network of database? Mailchimp has a Chimpadeedo app to allow people to sign up for your lists at your events and then import them directly into your Mailchimp account. Alternatively, Tablet Rentals offer other data capture solutions which can be vital at an event or exhibition. We’ll be more than happy to discuss those with you and offer a range of event / exhibition stands and accessories.
Open your mind to iPads
Tablet Rentals have worked with a range of major UK and Worldwide clients to deliver events in the UK, Europe and beyond. We offer the following iPad services and software that could benefit you:
- iPad presentation streaming software
- iPad voting
- iPad Questions & Answers
- iPad data capture
- iPad surveys
- iPad event Apps
- iPad promotional Apps
- iPad quizzes
- iPad check-in / registration software
Card payments on your iPad
Did you know you can take card payments remotely on your iPad? Try izettle and see how it can improve your business. At Tablet Rentals we can provide izettle and an iPad for your event / exhibition and there are 4 easy steps:
- Enter an amount
- Insert a card (If you don’t have a reader, simply enter card details manually).
- Ask your buyer to sign to confirm (Your customer signs with their finger straight on the screen)
- Send a receipt via email (Digital receipts mean less fuss and you save a few trees)
Get Client Signatures More Conveniently
Similarly, do you need something urgently signed? Then use an iPad or other device. Did you know you can quickly get customer signatures on your iPad? Consider using an app like DocuSign Ink to capture signatures electronically. This is a major convenience for your clients and also a secure way to record their signature.
Consider a Personalized Approach to a Client Bid / Pitch
Recently, Tablet Rentals assisted a leading, professional services organisation in London to win a large pitch they were bidding on. We signed an NDA (as we do for various Apps and software) so we could assist with their pitch. We pre-loaded our clent’s presentations, video content and branded the iPads to ensure they looked extremely professional. We couriered 6 iPads to their bid company with clear instructions for both the use and how they would be re-collected 2 weeks later after the bids were finalised. This personal touch and use of iPads demonstrated a desire to go the extra mile, whilst we ensured the content looked professional and flowed slickly on the iPads.
Social Media on your iPads
Social media sites including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are great for getting out in front of both current clients and prospective clients. These channels enable companies to connect with their potential customers more frequently and allow them to share useful content such as timely links to articles and market news, industry updates and promotional campaigns.
Increased Mobility and engagement
Tablets and in particular, iPads are a powerful enabler for businesses to become more mobile and capture valuable face-to-face time with clients. Companies now have the ability to meet with clients almost anywhere while bringing the connectivity and feature rich environment of the home office.
An iPad version over Print?
Since many iPad users use pitch books, the tablet as a presentation tool not only increases mobility, but can also reduce administrative costs such as printing that can add up over time. Additionally, the use of iPad tablets increases engagement from any audience. The dynamic and interactive nature of these devices allows advisors to display and highlight information in a way that cannot be done with traditional printed presentations, which all adds up to a more cost-effective presentational format. Tablet Rentals have assisted many companies to move away from print to a new digital method of presenting content. Let us show it can help your company.
Greater Transparency with Clients
The mobility that iPad tablets create gives employees real-time access to information, data and presentational content. Previously, this could typically only be accessed from the office or by taking a heavy lap top along with you. Clients do not want to wait around to watch you slowly set-up, connect to a plasma / projector or so on. The interactive and user-friendly nature of the iPad provides for a seamless flow of information and can enhance an advisor’s service offering, thus deepening client relationships. Employees are able to easily accommodate clients – meetings can be held in the comfort of a client’s home / office, with the employee having access to all relevant data; documents can be signed via the tablet, providing a quick, full solution for clients. An iPad allows you to quickly present and get a meeting’s flow. Tablet Rentals also provide a range of desk / table /meeting stands for the iPads and we will ensure you look great at the meeting.