Why Traveling for Business isn't Necessarry (Anymore)

Posted by Lauren Bailey on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Travel is a necessity for a large portion of jobs in corporate America. In 2014 there were an estimated 451.6 million business trips taken in the U.S. alone. The number rises for 2015 at a forecasted 459.2 million business trips that will take place this year. For those of you who have to travel for your job, whether it is for business meetings, for relationship building purposes, or field technicians who are sent solely for troubleshooting- do you wish you were not having to travel, or at least as much as you currently do?

The truth is, you are probably on the road or in the air for a long time, when you only spend minimal time in the specific location. Not to mention travel being at the most expensive it has ever been with hotel and airfare rates at their highest. What if we were to tell you that there are now ways to be able to eliminate that travel time, or drastically reduce it?

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Yes...some business travel is completely necessary. Trips made for forming relationships and earning new clients are a must. But what about the trips for field technicians, or for experts to give very specific equipment training or fixes. The trips that have to be made simply because there is no one else for the job on site. Those are starting to become unnecessary with new advancements in technology. FaceTime, Skype and other types of video calling or conferencing tools are great, but the ability to collaborate with others has been taken a step further. For this next step in collaboration we have created Lime, (our mobile augmented reality application) with the ability to place your hands in another person’s video environment, no matter where they are in the world. The days of telling someone explicit instructions for a meticulous (or even easy) task are over, because now you can show them- with your own hands, using Lime.

Lime has been used across the spectrum. From performing international surgeries, to teaching someone how to change their oil, there isn’t much Lime cannot assist with.

Interested in a solution that will drastically reduce travel expenses for your enterprise? Try a 14-day free trial of Lime for Business. Lime is only available for iOS supported devices as of now, but don’t worry Android users- a version for you is under development

Happy Helping!

Tags: augmented reality, collaboration, advancement, customer service, technology, collaborative learning tools, Field service solutions

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