The Salesforce.com App for iPad got off to a slightly rocky start because users thought it was similar to the Salesforce.com iPhone App, but rumors are that more functionality designed to take advantage of iPad’s powerful, flexible capabilities is on its way. No matter what your enterprise sells, Salesforce.com functionality is essential “in and out” of “the cloud.” After listening to customers talking about how they needed to access their Salesforce.com information when they didn’t have a wireless connection, ISM included offline access to Salesforce.com data in its Mobile CRM HD App for iPad.
Being visionary is part of what makes Salesforce.com CEO Mark Benioff so motivational and successful. Mark talks about “Cloud 1” and “Cloud 2,” and according to Mark, we’re in the middle of Cloud 2, even though some enterprises aren’t fully-aware of it. The big motivator for moving to Cloud 2 is the iPad, Benioff told TechCrunch. “The iPad shows us what now is really possible,” Benioff said. “It shows us we all need to go faster.”
ISM’s Mobile CRM HD App for iPad
ISM’s Mobile CRM HD App for iPad uses Salesforce.com’s powerful functionality in a genuine iPad app. ISM’s Mobile CRM HD App is continuing to evolve and is in an open development phase. Currently, the iPad app allows sales reps to manage and schedule their accounts, and they can quickly note what was discussed, schedule follow-up calls, and take notes. Everything sales reps are working on can be accessed in the field. With the current Mobile CRM HD App for iPad, reps can also identify what product they want to order, what quantity, and enter payment information.
iPad Apps Should Be Flexible and Fun Like Facebook
According to Mark Benioff, “Our industry has gone through many shifts, but ultimately, the big ones have always been about software, not hardware. Now, we are seeing a simultaneous software and hardware revolution. This will result in a new generation that looks more like Facebook on the iPad than Yahoo on the PC.”
What Apps look like is important, but what they do, and what you can do with them, is the aspect that we know is important to you. We’re interested in your Salesforce/iPad experiences! This is a great place to share them – good, bad, or in-between. Our products aren’t designed for ISM, they’re designed for you and your sales enterprise. We also have a more formal way for you to participate in the development process for Mobile CRM HD for iPad, and we want to hear from you. Your input could help make the best app for Salesforce.com on iPad. Another place to talk with us about moving into Cloud 2 is at Dreamforce, August 30 – September 2 in San Francisco. We’ll be at Booth 33 and we’re looking forward to meeting you!