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Your top line is where the balance sheet starts, and you sales force is the primary contributor to that revenue. Wringing more efficiency out of your sales force in the field in proves not only your top line, but your bottom line. Here are five sales and field force automation tools for use on your fleet’s Android devices. All are available from the Google Play app store.

Cratio Field Force Automation

Cratio

Cratio Field Force

Cratio’s Field Force Automation combines a mobile app with cloud-based software to help track your mobile workforce. The app features attendance, sales, delivery/collection and service modules. GPS tracking updates mobile worker location every 30 minutes and automatically calculates mileage. Managers are e-mailed a report daily. Trial version free; subscription required for full version. Google Play rating: 5 out of 5

Force Mobility SFA

Evoke Technologies

Force Mobility SFA

Evoke Technologies’ Force Mobility SFA integrates with your ERP or customer relationship management system to allow field sales forces to manage leads, take orders and view sales routes. There are also expense tracker, to-do list, calendaring and automatic follow-up functions, along with a competitor analysis function. Trial version is free. Google Play rating: 5 out of 5

Swyft Mobile V1

Swyft Technology

Swyft Mobile V1

Swyft Technology says its Mobile V1 is configurable for any industry or sales/field service solution. Mobile V1 recommends products for each prospect and identifies cross- and upselling opportunities. It also automates routine sales functions that are often manual, such as territory creation and maintenance and prospect management. Free. Google Play rating: 5 out of 5

CRM Froid SFA

Frog SA de CV

CRM Froid SFA

Frog targets CRM Froid and the presales order taking and delivery market. The app geolocates and draws the optimum route between sales point and offers a cartographic analysis of your sales force’s work. It manages price and promotion lists, tracks times, payments and key performance indicators, and CFD elctronic invoices — in Mexico. Available in English, French and Spanish. Free. Google Play rating: 5 out of 5

Mobile Orders System

Internetparati.com

Mobile Orders System

Mobile Orders System tracks prospects, contacts, inventories, budgets and more for your sales team. GPS functionality details the most efficient route between customers and tracks the location of sales force members. A bar code scanner can input product on the spot, and the app will print invoices over Google Print Cloud. Demo version is free. Google Play rating: 4.5 out of 5


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