CFOs lead hectic, high-pressure lives. They need to fully understand how an entire company, or even an entire industry, works in order to manage business risk and maximise profit. Every minute of a CFOs day counts, and productivity is always a top priority.
Well, as the saying goes: There’s an app for that.
Apps have taken the entire world by storm, with millions being downloaded every day. All business sectors, from industrial to financial have the potential to improve through the power of apps.
In this article, we will be listing 5 of the best productivity apps to help CFOs get even more done!
1. Microsoft Outlook
You may already use Microsoft Outlook in the office, so why not use it on the go, too?
The Microsoft Outlook app allows you to connect all of your email accounts, calendars, and files in one convenient place, and keep them with you at all times.
It’s rare for a CFO to ever have an empty inbox, but with the Microsoft Outlook app you can create more space in your inbox. You can flag important message streams so that they will always be highlighted in your inbox, and for less important emails, you can schedule them to appear again at a later, more convenient date.
In addition, because your email and calendar are connected, you can instantly check availability. The calendar function allows you to schedule your days effortlessly, with colour coding for extra clarity.
To find out more about the Microsoft Outlook app, click here.
MobileXpense is a cloud-based solution that helps companies of any size successfully manage their travel and expense needs. Their end-to-end solution serves customers in more than 70 different countries.
The MobileXpense app is available on iOS and Android devices and ensures that your company remains compliant with VAT rates, as well as legal and fiscal regulations. The app can even support integration with all of your preferred partners, such as your online booking tools and credit card providers.
So don’t wait for your receipts to pile up, log them in real time with the MobileXpense app! There is also a management functionality that CFOs can use to instantly approve or reject expense reports, among other things. Find out more here.
You may have already heard of DocuSign, after all, it’s trusted by millions of people in 188 different countries. As the most widely used eSignature and Digital Transaction Management Platform, it’s a great productivity tool for many business people.
DocuSign allows you to send, sign, and approve documents, wherever you are, using mobile devices. So if you are working remotely and you need to sign a filing or review and sign a monthly closing, then you can do all of that simply from your smartphone.
This productivity tool is not only quicker than paper, it’s also more secure. Without the risk of losing paper, companies can improve their compliance. For added peace of mind, DocuSign is the only eSignature company that is ISO 27001 certified as an information security management system. Find out more here.
In the world of finance, it’s important to stay one step ahead of the competition. Keeping up-to-date with new trends and standards is imperative.
CFO, a digital finance magazine that covers daily stories geared specifically for people in the finance sector, is now available on any Google, Apple, or Amazon mobile device via the new CFO app.
CFO is a continuous source of timely financial information. Coverage includes original reporting on new accounting standards, recent capital raisings, risk management, and professional career development.
Find out more about the app, here.
Being a CFO is fast-paced and stressful, so what better way to increase your productivity than through meditation?
Meditation is a great stress reliever and it clears your mind giving you better planning capacity! In fact, by doing just half an hour of meditation per day you will be more energetic during the week.
Buddhify is the perfect meditation app for people with a busy lifestyle. The app boasts over 80 guided meditations and it can be customised for whatever you’re doing and wherever you are — whether that’s commuting, at work, or going to sleep.
It may sound a bit “out there”, and it will definitely be a change of pace for your busy lifestyle, but why not give it a try?
Find out more here.
So, there you have it! Five apps that can improve the productivity of many different aspects of your working day. Now that you have read up on how to maximise your productivity, why not take a look at our eBook to find out how to maximise your cashflow. Click here to take a look: The Complete Guide to Maximising Cashflow or click the banner below.