Apps are ubiquitous. There are about 3 million available apps at Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store, the two leading app stores in the world. And according to the comScore report, the number of mobile users surpassed desktop users way back in 2014.
In 2017 alone, it is estimated that over 268 billion mobile downloads will generate an income of $77 billion.
How can a business owner tap into the “App World” and find ways to increase productivity, increase profits, or just keep up with the changing landscape of technology?
If you are in the vending business, you can now run virtually your entire operation from an app… if you happen to be a customer of AR Systems.
AR Systems is a California-based developer of automation controls, data collection services, wireless management tools and technological solutions. The company recently unveiled a mobile app that allows owners and operators of ARS machines to have full control of their systems from their smart phone. With the ARS Kiosk Manager, system owners and operators can run their business from virtually anywhere, 24/7.
The ARS Kiosk Manager, which is available on the Apple App Store, provides features that give instantaneous insight into all system functions, including sales reports, inventory levels and internal environment, as well as control of system parameters, including service lock and unlock, perishable product detection settings and even temperature control.
According to Kiosk Manager Magazine, the app uses data encryption via the ARS Cloud for optimum security.
“With a simple touch of a button, panel access can be locked or unlocked remotely to make restocking more secure. The App can also instantly activate the product delivery chute in case of a vending malfunction, so customer service issues are a thing of the past.”
Of course, there are many other apps that allow business owners to increase productivity, like Freshbooks to manage accounting, Skype to utilize teleconferencing, Square to facilitates credit card transactions, and Trello to help with project management. But none offer the comprehensive selection of tools as the AR System Manager. With it, you can literally run your business from your phone. You just have to be in the vending, kiosk or automated retailing industry.