When Adam let me know about Nice Office I could not believe that we did not cover it before. Nice Office just got their app in the App World and the features are really impressive not to mention the FREE price tag. The main downside to the free version is the lack of an Outlook plugin and banner ads on the web interface. You can get all of that and more for a pricey $9.99/month. Still the free app is pretty impressive on its own.
Check it out at www.niceoffice.com or you can pick up the app free in the App World at this link and let me know what you think! It might not be the prettiest application but it sure does pack in features.
From the description:
Nice Office turns your BlackBerry into a virtual mobile office. Manage your email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. Store forms and documents online and send them directly to your customers. Track sales and lead activity by workflows and status levels. Create custom sales fields and record sales activity. Manage all of the information needed to keep on top of your business.
Nice Office also automatically logs device activity and gives you detailed reporting on mobile interactions with your contacts, tracking messages, calls, appointments and more, automatically!
Updates are synced wirelessly between your BlackBerry and the Nice Office website, so there’s no need to enter anything twice or update information when you get back to the office. If you lose your BlackBerry, wipe the personal data from your lost device and restore it to your new device. You are back up and running in no time! Your private data is safe and accessible, whenever and wherever needed.
- Automatic recording of any activity you perform on a contact
- Keep track of sent emails, calls, appointments, etc.
- Save time spent recording and transferring data manually
- Automatic logging of contact activity
- Detailed reporting
Files and Documents
- Upload your complete library of forms and documents for storage and easy access
- Send them from your wireless device directly to your customers
- Always have the right form handy
- Never carry paper forms again
- Share documents with your team of employees
- Appointments entered into your wireless device are automatically updated on the website
- Appointments entered on the website are automatically sent to your wireless device
- No cable to plug in or download – data is always current in both locations
- Consolidate all of your email accounts in one place
- Send and receive emails from all of your accounts
- No more logging in and out of multiple email accounts
- Mobilize your Outlook – sync your mail, contacts, calendar, tasks and notes
- Contact information is automatically synchronized between your wireless device and the website
- Create custom contact fields
- Contact records are always up-to-date and available on the road
- Make calls, write journals and notes, generate maps and write emails from your wireless device
- Tasks are automatically synchronized between your wireless device and the website
- Never lose track of your "to-do" list
- Keep tabs on the status of your task – current, delinquent, completed, etc.
- Set priority levels – high, medium or low as well as the due date
Sales and Opportunity Management
- Track sales and lead activity by workflows and status levels with the Accounts screen
- Create custom sales fields
- Record all information needed to keep on top of sales
- Add contacts and journals
- Record the sales transaction when completed
- Manage multiple employees from your handheld device
- Assign and transfer leads and monitor sales activity from the road
- Automate business data flow throughout your mobilized sales team
- Maintain control over sales data without requiring a back office staff
- Remotely back up or wipe data on your device from the website