Is your small or medium-sized business (SMB) looking for ways to increase productivity and lower operational costs? The additions HP’s printer group has made to its Business Apps portfolio help SMBs improve efficiency, boost productivity and receive critical information automatically. These new offerings add to the new SMB-focused infrastructure solutions HP announced last week to help customers thrive in a mobile world.
HP Business Apps are free to download for users of HP printers and provide easy access to popular and useful content developed by leading companies around the world. The pre-formatted content is delivered directly to your HP Web-enabled printer or MFP, with no PC required.
Some HP Business Apps, like Google Docs, can help your business improve efficiency by allowing you to scan and save documents directly to the cloud. Others, like the Shoeboxed apps, can boost productivity by supporting scan-to-Internet storage to simplify workflows, allowing users to scan documents such as business receipts or business cards, save them in PDF format and automatically categorize them before uploading to Web storage accounts. Still others, like Rapid Buyr, are Scheduled Delivery (SD) apps, which allow you to set up your own personal schedule to print the content from the app automatically to your HP printer on set days/times, if desired.
Several new apps have been added to our expanding catalog of Business Apps this year including:
Apps for Automating/Boosting Productivity:
Shoeboxed - Biz Card– Easily scan business cards from an HP all-in-one printer. Shoeboxed will extract, verify and organize the information provided on the business cards. Businesses can print contact lists or export information to Outlook, Constant Contact, Gmail, Evernote, Yahoo! Mail and more.
Shoeboxed - Scan Receipt– Easily scan receipts from an HP all-in-one printer. Shoeboxed will extract, verify and organize the data. Businesses can also create and print expense reports or export information to Excel, QuickBooks, Outright, FreshBooks and more.
Stamps.com – Businesses can simply connect to their Stamps.com account from the HP printer's touchscreen and select from a variety of unique stamp designs. Then load labels and press print to create 24 customized postage stamps.
Apps – Scheduled Delivery to Educate/Inform:
Communication Success: Tips For Busy People– For leaders, communication is everything. From hiring, to presentations, to meetings, it’s what businesses need for success. Top business podcaster (over 4M downloads) Lisa B. Marshall shares communications tips and tools.
Executive Digest - ExecuNet – From career to business, leadership performance to personal development and more, Executive Digest (powered by ExecuNet) delivers vetted expert insights to help make businesses more successful.
Financial Times – With quick access to headlines from the Financial Times, businesses can stay connected to the latest news and analysis that matters most to their industry. Simply use the touchscreen to print headlines in a snap.
RapidBuyr – RapidBuyr delivers deep discounts on the latest local and national business deals. Business owners can take advantage of remarkable deals that will help your business to thrive.
Focus On Health – Focus on Health, by Digital Scirocco, provides health news for healthcare workers and consumers, including information on the latest therapies, clinical studies, medications and more.
HealthPro Daily – Health Pro Daily, By Digital Scirocco, provides health news that covers breaking trends, research abstracts and short facts. It also features supplemental sections for physicians, nurses and administrators.
From specialized templates and forms to industry newsletters delivered daily, Business Apps can help SMBs turn your HP LaserJet, HP Officejet or HP Officejet Pro into much more than a printer. Business Apps are compatible with most HP Web-enabled printers and multifunction printers (MFPs).
HP MFPs feature print, copy, scan and fax functionality—all with a single machine. HP Color MFPs allow you to create in-house marketing materials, print photos, or simply make a statement with their printing.