6 Apps Every Traveling Sales Rep Needs

January 29, 2015

These six apps are exactly what you need to make sure you hit your next work trip at the top of your game.

Life on the road isn’t always as glamorous as one might think. While there are most certainly travel perks (Hello, JetBlue Points!), the fun is often mixed in with layovers, sub-par hotel rooms, inedible in-flight food, and perpetually dead or dying phones and computers. What’s a field rep to do to make sure he or she stays as productive as possible on the road? Downloading these six apps is a great start.

1) Expensify

Tag Line: “Expense Reports that Don’t Suck!”

Why You Need It: Because expense reports really are the worst. This is one of the only ways to get them done without sucking up all of your time at the office copier.

2) Uber 

Tag Line: “Uber is evolving the way the world moves.”

Why You Need It: Because waiting in a taxi line is so 2012. Requesting, contacting, and paying for your own personal driver has never been easier with Uber.

3) PointsHound

Tag Line: “Book Hotels. Earn miles and points.”

Why You Need It: Because when you travel points are actually everything. So why not aggregate all of the points that you earn through one channel?

4) MobileDay

Tag Line: “There’s a simple way to save on your company’s phone bills…”

Why You Need It: Because the calls don’t stop just because you’re on the road. MobileDay is a time and money savor for all companies. The company conference rules are pre-programmed, so anyone can access a call through just one click.


Tag Line: “Save time. Build Relationships. Close Deals.”

Why You Need It: Because that tag-line is your job and walking into a meeting with insights on the person across the table is easier said than done. Refresh delivers the data that you need to make the most of each and every onsite.

6) aText

Tag Line: aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.

Why You Need It: Because chances are your computer is about to die, and you need to get that email out STAT. aText allows you to write the messages you need in half the time because you program it with the phrases you need to get the job done.

What are your favorite apps and tools to use on your sales trips? Let me know in the comments!

Photo by: Ryan McGuire, Gratisography


<strong>CeCe Bazar</strong> is an Associate on OpenView's investment team. She was previously a Sales Strategist also at OpenView.