The Top Apps for October 2013

October 7, 2013 by Alexander Roth 0

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Our top apps for October:

  1. SAP Sales Pipeline Simulator: view all key sales data at a glance
  2. SAP Help Portal Reader: open up help documentation on your smartphone
  3. Templates for Keynote: create professionally-designed presentations
  4. Hipmunk: find great bargains on business travel
  5. Bump: share files by bumping together two smartphones
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SAP Sales Pipeline Simulator by SAP

For sales representatives it’s all about the pipeline. This app sorts typical pipeline data that sales reps need to do their job, such as initial contacts, opportunities, bids, and current contracts. Each level has values that rate the chance of the deal closing. SAP Sales Pipeline Simulation is a mobile application for Windows 8 that enables sales staff to check their pipeline anywhere and simulate the effects of changes on their sales targets. The app connects to the SAP CRM application running on company servers and can also be used offline. Opportunity pipelines are shown in bubble diagrams that sales staff can display and edit. For instance, they can increase or decrease the values of an opportunity, or change the closing dates to see what the effects will be. Users can display the simulated results in a number of different ways. For more information watch the SAP video below.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76IUAyLuks

Platform: Windows 8

You can find the app here:

SAP Store

 

Next page: SAP Help Portal Reader

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SAP Help Portal Reader by SAP

The SAP Help Portal now has a mobile version. The SAP Help Portal Reader iPad app let you access official SAP product documentation on your iPad. All the main sections, topics, and overviews are displayed on the home page so that you can find what you need quickly. You download the information you need, or you can use the “make available offline” button to save the page as a PDF file to which you can refer later offline. You can also set bookmarks. After you have downloaded content once, you can access it again at any time. A certain amount of memory space is available to users. SAP will update and enhance the help portal and the app regularly.  The app also has useful features for exporting content, for instance to Twitter, to a printer, or to the Safari browser.

Platform: iPad

You can find the app here:

iTunes

 

Next page: Templates for Keynote

 

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Templates for Keynote by Jan Heiermann

Apple’s Keynote app is a popular program for creating presentations on the iPad and iPhone. But if you use Keynote a lot you soon reach the limits. Besides: Don’t we all want our own presentation to stand out from the rest? Jan Heiermann’s Templates for Keynote just might be the answer. Available for €4.49 or $4.99 in the iTunes store, the app has around 30 stylish templates and over 650 slides for tables, images, diagrams, quotations, and more. Users can download each template from the app to the Keynote application, where they can prepare their presentation. Templates for Keynote has five types of template, ranging from simple and sophisticated to functional to funky. A Templates for Keynote Pro app is also available.

Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

You can find the app here:

iTunes

 

Next page: Hipmunk

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Hipmunk by Hipmunk

The Hipmunk travel app by Hipmunk is designed for mobile iOS devices, and is currently one of the best-rated apps. As many users testify, it finds a large number of bargains, making it ideal for booking last-minute trips. Whether the business traveler is looking for flights, rental cars, hotels, or Airbnb, Hipmunk finds the answer. What makes Hipmunk especially popular is that it has now integrated last-minute deals from a number of operators and hotels, and the app has useful and easy-to-use features. The search function lets you filter by maps, location, user ratings, and price, and tells you where the nearest shops and restaurants are. Hotels marked as “Verified by Hipmunk” have Wi-Fi and parking spaces.

Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

You can find the app here:

iTunes

 

Next page: Bump

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Bump by Bump Technologies, Inc.

File-sharing has never been easier: Bump Technologies’ Bump app makes data “fly” between cell phones. Users share contact details, photos, videos, and Microsoft Office files by bumping their phones together.

Though you don’t have to register, the Bump app must be installed on both devices. You fill out your own business card on the app’s start screen, or download data from Facebook, for instance. The app is easy to use: by swiping through to your photos, files (video, audio, Dropbox documents), or contacts, you can bump files in different formats to another device.

Every file you share is logged, and you can use Bump to send files to a PC by logging on to the http://bu.mp Web site, which also explains how the service works. In the U.S., business cards have long since given way to Bump. The service is free, and can also be used on Android devices.

Platform: iOS/Android

You can find the app here:

iTunes

Android

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