New BatchBook Social CRM iPhone App Helps Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Go to Work on the Go
Changes to Contacts, Leads and Task List Automatically Sync With Web-based BatchBook
15 OCTOBER 2010, PROVIDENCE, RI
SummaryBatchBlue Software (www.batchblue.com), provider of the BatchBook social CRM (customer relationship manager) for small businesses and entrepreneurs, announces the release of the BatchBook iPhone application which provides mobile access to features such as BatchBook’s Contacts, To-Dos, and Deals among other functionality.
As with the web-based BatchBook social CRM software application, the iPhone application gives BatchBook account holders who own an iPhone device access to an affordable, easy-to-use mobile customer relationship management solution whether in the office or out. Users can track their conversations, including emails, notes from live meetings and social media interactions, all from their BatchBook app. All changes are immediately synced with their BatchBook account, giving well-connected businesspeople, from real-estate agents to marketers to salespeople, real-time access to crucial business information.
“Building professional relationships takes work. The new BatchBook iPhone app assures each person in an organization has the best, most up-to-date information possible to better manage their relationships and keep their conversations going,” said Pamela O'Hara, President of BatchBlue Software. “People everywhere are getting more done in their professional and personal lives from their mobile phones, and it is reflected in our customer base; an iPhone application has been the number one request for the past year. The launch of the BatchBook app is another move in line with our company’s mission of providing growing businesses with tools to make them more efficient.”
“My iPhone has become vital to my daily communications,” said BatchBlue customer Darrin Rich, Owner of Shinybot (http://shinybot.net), “Having the power of BatchBook on my iPhone to manage my contacts when away from my office computer will be a huge time saver for me.”
The BatchBook iPhone app’s specialized features include:
· Offline access to BatchBook Contacts, To-Do’s and Deals
· Browse, search and edit existing Contacts
· Add new people or company Contacts
· Immediate, automatic updates to BatchBook account
· View a contact's Twitter stream directly from their record
· Make phone calls or launch Google maps directly from contact record
· Browse and search To-Do’s
· Add and edit tags
· Browse, search and edit existing Deals and create new ones
· Easy to use navigation
· Available on all iPhone models running iOS4
Pricing and Availability
To download the new BatchBook iPhone application, visit the iTunes App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/batchbook/id396689272?mt=8). The BatchBook iPhone app is free, but a BatchBook account is needed to run it. Plans start at $9.95 per month. For more information, including a promotional commercial shot by nine-year old Providence filmmakers Flick & Flack (http://flickflackmovietalk.com), visit http://www.batchblue.com/iphone.
‘Work to Go’ Photo Contest
In support of the iPhone app launch, BatchBook is running the “Work to Go” photo contest. On-the-go workers are encouraged to snap a photo of someplace scenic, unusual or interesting where they work and submit it to the “Work to Go” Flickr group. One winner will be chosen to receive a gift card for a customized iPhone 4 and a Free for Life BatchBook account. Four runners-up will receive custom iPhone skins produced by BatchBook customer Smirkabout. To enter and for complete rules, visit http://www.batchblue.com/worktogo.
About BatchBlue Software
BatchBlue Software's flagship product, BatchBook, solves a crucial need by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with web-based CRM software to manage and track the contact information, communications and tasks for their greatest asset—their people network. The company was established in 2006 with the goal of creating useful, user-friendly software for small businesses.
BatchBlue co-founded The Small Business Web (http://www.thesmallbusinessweb.com) in March of 2009 with other customer-obsessed software companies to integrate their respective products and make life easier for growing businesses. Based in Providence, R.I., BatchBlue Software is a privately held company. More information is available at http://www.batchblue.com.
"The iPhone version of BatchBook has been a top custom request. I'm pleased that we've built something that goes above and beyond their expectations. We also look forward to adding other mobile platforms in the near future." Sean Ransom, Co-Founder of BatchBlue Software and VP of Tech
"My iPhone has become vital to my daily communications. Having the power of BatchBook on my iPhone to manage my contacts when away from my office computer will be a huge time saver for me." BatchBlue customer Darrin Rich, Owner of Shinybot website design firm