With their ability to completely replace a laptop, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 line of tablets are receiving rave reviews from business customers around the world.  Whereas Android and iOS are both aimed largely at consumers, the Surface Pro 3 is a true professional-grade tablet that can enhance businesses using it.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite apps for managing customers and finance, for small businesses.  They make a strong argument for the Surface Pro 3 as a business platform.

Great Business Software For Surface Pro 3

1 – Eclipse Manager

If you need a simple, powerful, and affordable project management system, Eclipse Manager has you covered.  It works across all Windows 8.1+ platforms, with a highly intuitive interface and easy oversight of even complex project assignments.

Plus, the mobile app is free, although it has fewer features than the full desktop version.

2 – Invoice 360

Widely lauded as one of the best business apps for Microsoft mobile devices, Invoice 360 is a full-featured invoice generation tool that can travel anywhere.  The simple-to-use GUI includes plenty of templates, PDF support, and print previews before finalizing.

It can turn any Surface Pro 3 into a go-anywhere sales platform.

3 – Datazen Mobile

As part of a Datazen analysis network, Datazen Mobile is an incredibly powerful on-the-go number crunching monster.  It can correlate data from a large number of sources, instantly creating any graph, table, or chart you need from real-time sources.  Monitor your business’s vital signs remotely, or use it to create detailed reports.

It’s beautiful, simple to operate, and can cross-publish to other Windows, Android, or iOS platforms, as well as directly-hosted web pages.

4 – Boardpad

Take your board meetings into the 21st Century with Boardpad.  This app is designed specifically to meet the needs of business managers who need the information vital to operations, without wasting their time.  It streamlines data-delivery, reduces needless paper shuffling, allows extensive notetaking by voice or hand, and even allows electronically-tracked voting on resolutions.

It’s a must-have for modern boardrooms.

5 – Microsoft Dynamics CRM

And, of course, we can’t forget Microsoft’s own monster.  If you already use Dynamics, the Surface Pro 3 app gives you all the power of the desktop version in a far more portable edition.  You get an easy-to-scan dashboard with all your information at your fingerprints, fully tied into Microsoft’s network of business apps.

Surface Accessories

Apps won’t run your business for you, that’s up to you, but the right ones can help you do business efficiently.  Our accessories for Microsoft are designed to help you use the Surface as efficiently as possible, so you can focus on your business and your customers.