Turn your iPad into your new business receptionist

Posted on : Wed, 16 Sep App: Welco

The iPad tablet has proved to be such a revelation over its four year existence. Originally, it was pitched as an iOS device that was all about fun and games and allowed you to take a lot of your PC stuff on the road with you. But of late, we have seen the iPad come of age as a business device by providing a workable platform to enhance your business potential - especially when we are talking about small business with their very tight budgets. Welco is a smart little set of office tools that turn your iPad into a mobile receptionist. As visitors turn up for an appointment they can 'sign in,' have a text message sent to the person they want to see and be met by that person in a seamless and professional manner.   Welco takes the iPad into the workplace with this clever and innovative business app that effectively turns it into a smart receptionist. Just install the app onto an iPad, place it at the entrance to your business and your visitor can simply select the employee that they came to see. That employee immediately receives a text message and an email letting them know that their guest or visitor has arrived. This is great for all companies because it can negate the need for a sit down receptionist bur it's even better for the small business with no one to spare to just sit at the reception desk for a meet and greet. It means that person can happily get on with other more important stuff and, rather than sitting and waiting for a visitor to arrive, can get on with revenue generating work. It doesn't detract from the overall professional image of your business because someone can be with the visitor in a matter of seconds. If you are a bigger company you still get notified immediately when a guest has arrived but you don't have to worry about your guest getting lost in the building looking for you because you can meet them at the entrance immediately. With Welco's sleek and user-friendly admin access you can manage all your companies and all their different  departments as well as having full control of the  list of your work colleagues that will appear on the screen.   Welco is one of those very useful and very simple office apps that work really well. And, as much as I am loathe to advocate a machine taking the place of a human being in the business world, it's a fact that Welco will be of huge benefit to the small business community most. This ultra simple but particularly effective app lets your visitors log onto the person who they are there to meet simply by tapping on their face or name. The recipient then immediately gets a message to say that their visitor has arrived and is waiting for them and can come and greet them with a smile and a handshake. For small businesses with up to five employees, Welco is completely free but there are several other plans for bigger businesses that still make it a very cost effective option to the traditional receptionist. It's definitely worth thinking about, that's for sure.

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