Apple Small Business

Gro CRM and WWDC 2017. Our SmallBiz Mac CRM platform is going to evolve with iOS 11

Jun 06, 2017 By Scott Smith


Every year we join the legion of Mac users who make a pilgrimage to WWDC. This year's WWDC announcements were exciting for our team at Gro Software. Some of the Apple announcements will positively benefit our Gro CRM platform.

We are going to discuss some highlights from the WWDC 2017 keynote that will enhance our Gro CRM platform coming this fall.

iOS 11
iOS 11 includes new features and capabilities that will make our Mac CRM platform even more powerful and easy to use. We are very excited about iOS 11 and the future of the Apple small business market. Below are some key iOS features that will impact future versions of Gro CRM.

  • Business Chat
    Business Chat is a powerful new way for businesses to connect with customers directly from within Messages. Using Business Chat, your customers can get answers to questions, resolve issues and complete transactions on their iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

  • File App
    This is a simple iOS Finder app which is really easy to nagivate and search your files. We are excited about the possibilites of Gro CRM integration with this new file app.

  • Multitasking:
    Multitasking will make it easier and more intuitive to use Gro CRM with other apps at the same time. You can jump back and forth between your favorite apps with ease. This is just like Spaces feature on your desktop.

  • Dock:
    The iOS dock is a great addition for iPad. This will make switching apps buttery smooth during your day to day operations. It's about time the dock came to the iPad!

  • Drag and Drop:
    Moving text between your other productivity apps and Gro CRM will be easier than ever thanks to the new iOS 11 Drag and Drop feature. This will save you a bunch of time.

  • Scan and Sign:
    Document scanner in notes automatically senses and scans a document. We are excited about the possibilities to easily scan, markup, and upload documents into Gro CRM.

  • Markup:
    Markup will make it easier than ever to mark up your invoices, statements and more within Gro CRM.

iPad Pro
No matter the task, the new iPad Pro is up to it — and then some. It offers far more power than most PC laptops, yet is delightfully simple to use. Gro CRM was built from the ground up with the iPad Pro in mind. The idea of sitting at a desktop computer is not the norm anymore. Many people are using mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad to replace their desktop system and we understand that.

We took the approach when designing Gro CRM that no device would be a second class citizen. We want to make sure that if you needed to run your business on your iPhone you could without missing any features or functionally. This is a different approach than most of our competitors or app developers choose to implement. Use the iPad Pro or your iPhone and run your entire business wherever you are with Gro CRM.

Gro CRM and the Apple SmallBiz market
Gro Software's goal is to take your business to the next level by using the latest Apple technologies. Implementing the new iOS 11 features in the fall is the next stage in our Mac CRM evolution. Apple SmallBiz users keep an eye out for new versions of Gro CRM coming soon!

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