Apps have become an integral part of the private sector. We use them for online shopping, banking, streaming, gaming and much more. In the business context, apps, so-called business applications, are also becoming increasingly important. In this article you will find out why the importance of business apps is increasing and what advantages they have for companies.

Advantages of business applications

Company apps can be used on both the PC and the smartphone – from anywhere! In this way, even employees who do not have a laptop available can use business applications with their company cell phone or private smartphone.

Business applications are used to To simplify and speed up work. There are also further advantages:

  • Automation of recurring processes
  • Avoidance of media disruptions
  • Tasks, processes and ideas can be viewed centrally
  • automated follow-up and follow-up of tasks

What solutions for business apps are there?

A widespread one Solution for business apps is Microsoft Teams. Many companies and organizations have introduced Teams to enable video conferencing. But the application offers many more options than video calls and chat. The digital team workplace serves as a central entry point for employees to access numerous applications and apps on the go, either via their PC or smartphone. All you need to do is install the Microsoft Teams app on your work or private cell phone.

About the Teams App employees have access to company news from the Intranetto the standard Teams functions such as chat, video calling, calendar as well as too digital processes respectively Workflows. Sick notes, vacation requests, business trip accounting, shift schedules, approval processes or learning content can be handled via the digital Teams Workplace. Information such as organizational charts, the company address book or task management can also be used via the Teams app.

Social Intranet: Promote networking and collaboration

The digital Teams workplace also offers access to the Social Intranet. By this we mean an internal company communication platform. The social intranet, based on SharePoint Online, fills almost by itself through data and interactions and becomes part of Microsoft Teams thanks to Microsoft Viva Connections. Cross-departmental, cross-team and cross-project connections are automatically visible. This encourages sharing knowledge, networking and collaboration.

Im Social Intranet all threads come together. Employees can share information and documents, collaborate and chat in one central location. There they can find relevant content, websites and news from across the company – mobile or via the desktop interface.

With all of these functionalities, Microsoft Teams enables companies of all sizes to easily unite their employees digital workplace to provide. This bundles the relevant applications in a central location and makes working life much easier.

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As Director, Stefanie Mauritz is responsible for the Microsoft 365 Solutions division at CONET Solutions GmbH. As an IT consultant, she supported customers from the transport, logistics and tourism sectors in their digitalization. Through many years of experience in new business development as well as in strategic projects for a wide range of industries in both the consumer goods and capital goods sectors, she combines industry expertise with technological developments.

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Tim Wegener works as a Microsoft 365 Senior Consultant in the Workplace Solutions area. He supports our customers in the conception, development, migration and introduction of Microsoft 365, SharePoint and Teams. With his many years of expertise in collaborative solutions, he always strives for holistic solutions with high customer benefit


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