A whole new world of apps is opening up opportunities for Australian businesses to innovate and collaborate, while also helping save them time, writes Stuart Bird.

In our personal lives, most of us use apps for everything from catching up on social media feeds to finding recipes, checking the bus timetable or even streaming our favourite TV shows. But when it comes to doing business, many SMB owners still haven’t embraced the benefits of apps.

The latest Telstra BizEssentials® and DOT (Digital Office Technology)™ plans are designed to help businesses get more out of their internet connection and data allowance, with a monthly Telstra Apps Marketplace Credit to use towards a business app subscription of their choice such as Microsoft Office 365, Neto e-commerce solutions or the DocuSign productivity tool.

Whether your business is looking to sell online, improve collaboration among team members or reduce its paper trail – there’s an app for that.

With bundles from $80/month (min cost $1979 including $59 activation fee), Telstra’s BizEssentials plans are full of features to help Australian businesses thrive:

  • Up to $15 monthly credit for 24 months to use towards an app subscription from the Telstra Apps Marketplace
  • Generous data allowances ranging from 200GB to 2000GB
  • Data sharing to pool your fixed broadband data across multiple broadband services
  • Included International calls to 35 countries on some plans
  • Fast and reliable broadband connection with included Wi-Fi enabled modem

The latest DOT (Digital Office Technology) plans also come with a range of features, including a back-up mobile broadband service to help your business connect more often.

For all the details, visit telstra.com.au/small-business/bundles/telstra-bizessentials and telstra.com.au/small-business/bundles/dot

Things you need to know: Service is available in selected locations. If you cancel or change your app subscription, you will no longer receive the credit. Unused credit expires monthly. Broadband backup service only available in Telstra Mobile Network coverage areas.