Time is money, and custom applications designed for businesses can help owners save time, reduce costs and increase productivity. A study conducted by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE) on small businesses of approximately 20 employees estimates that small companies have cut 725.3 million annual employee hours by using mobile apps, equaling savings of approximately $17.6 billion! Mobile applications have become increasingly commonplace in the workspace – in 2011, approximately 70 percent of small businesses used mobile apps for operations, and almost 40 percent reported difficulty in continuing their usual business practices without them, according to a survey that AT&T conducted in March. Mobile apps help small business owners save on average 5.6 hours a week, according to a report published in June by the SBE Council. The study estimated that small business owners are enjoying saving 373.8 million hours of their own time annually – in addition to the 725.3 million hours accrued by their employees.
The study suggests that building applications to suit your business practices can be an invaluable asset that allows organizations to focus on driving forward their goals. Interested in building the custom application of your dreams? Engage SADA Systems – we built Urbeo in just a week. Check out our offerings for building custom applications on our website.