Technology for business is forever moving on. Often this can prove to add more complexity to operations than might strictly seem necessary, but every so often it works very well. One such case is in the growing use of email to SMS messaging which can bring considerable savings in terms of efficiency and productivity. Here's how it works.
If your company makes use of a busy and mobile work force email to SMS messaging can be a quick and easy way to keep track of their movements and direct them to any locations you need. For example, you may be a firm with a substantial numbers of delivery staff constantly out in the field. In that case you can instantly notify them of any changes in their schedule. Alternatively you might be a company supplying sports coaches. They will spend the majority of their time out in the field and will not be readily contactable. With this simple system you can reach them at any time no matter where they are.
From an operational point of view email to SMS couldn't be easier to implement. You simply send an email as usual. The message arrives as a text on a phone and the reply will come directly to your inbox. It couldn't be more easy. In terms of special training all you need is a basic understanding of outlook and off you go.
The exact method of operation varies depending on different providers, but a typical one involves typing in the mobile number into the address bar followed by the email address of your service provider. For example firstname.lastname@example.org.
The benefits of email to SMS are therefore clear and help promote the evolution of a more mobile work force. The application can be developed to extend far beyond existing methods. If an office wants to encourage flexiworking, it can help employees work from home. Alternatively, if they're out on the road, this is a simple way to stay in regular contact even when they have no ready access to email.
Sometimes technology can be overly complicated, but it can also be deceptively simple. Email to SMS is one example where the addition of a simple application can greatly improve productivity in a whole variety of different ways. By incorporating it into any business structure you can help make life just a tiny bit easier and as the advert states: every little helps.