5 Apps Finance Executives Need to Know

By now, most finance executives know the big-name financial apps, like QuickBooks, Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. But dig a little deeper into the thousands of available apps and you’ll find other useful tools to help you be more productive, communicate more effectively and collaborate with your team from anywhere.

These five apps can keep you on top of your tasks and help you and your team succeed in today’s tech-savvy workplace.

1. ReportPlus (iPhone, iPad, Android)

ReportPlus is a free app that lets you easily create and share reports from a wide variety of data sources, including Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, MySQL and Google Analytics. Customizing your reports is simple with a drag-and-drop interface, easy-to-use templates and a wide range of tools to display your data. Once your reports have been created, you can easily share them with other ReportPlus users, email them or export them to PowerPoint. The app also features advanced data protection to keep your data safe.

2. Board Papers (iPad)

Board Papers is an easy solution for organizations that need to share and collaborate on important documents. Instead of spending costly time and resources creating cumbersome hard-copy materials for board meetings, Board Papers lets you electronically distribute meeting agendas and associated documents.

3. OfficeTime (iPhone, iPad)

OfficeTime offers simple time tracking and expense keeping. It can be used as a standalone app or synced with the desktop version. OfficeTime makes it easy to keep track of time worked for various customers and projects and can also help your team improve productivity by tracking time spent on different tasks at work.

4. WebEx (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)

With more and more employees telecommuting these days, a simple meeting and collaboration app is a useful tool for many companies. The WebEx app allows professionals to schedule meetings and use tools including two-way videoconferencing, shared content and end-to-end encryption.

5. Smartsheet (iPhone, iPad, Android)

Smartsheet offers a wide range of productivity tools, including file sharing, Gantt charts, calendars and reporting, as well as integration with Google Drive, Dropbox, MailChimp, Evernote and other services. A popular tool for project management, Smartsheet makes it easy to create project timelines, manage tasks, track deadlines and store project files, all in one location.

What are your go-to financial apps? Share your favorites in the comments section.

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