The new and improved Windows app will offer many of the same functionalities as it’s predecessor along with features currently available on the Web app. Using progressive browser technology, users can get more out of their Showpad Windows app than ever before. The new app will provide several functionalities of the current Web app that can be taken offline. This will help enable your reps when they are on-the-go and in the field. Any organization using Windows 10 (April 2018 update) can download the new app upon release, but we will continue to support the legacy Showpad Windows app for those who are not ready to move to our new offering yet.
Users will now have access to their Home Screen on the tailored landing page shown when logging in to Showpad that showcases Spotlights and recommendations. The Home Screen also displays Experiences in a cleaner interface and allows users to organize Experiences in a preferred order. Instead of showing Experiences, Collections, and assets as a random list when you login, users will only see Experiences. You can add cover images to Experiences in your Showpad environment which creates a more immersive layout for your users and elevates your company’s branding. Collections and My Files will now be nested in their own tab for easier navigation.
The Home Page will also show them all available sections of Showpad that your organization currently uses. One of the new additions is that Coach and Platform customers will be able to utilize learning and training initiatives through the Showpad Coach tab. When online, users will be able to take courses and tests provided by their admins and managers.
Per many field reps’ requests, users on Windows devices will now be able to build out their own Shared Spaces for selling! This will be the first offering of our collaborative microsite feature in a format beyond the Web app. For reps who don’t work solely from their desk or office, they will now have the flexibility to build out these interactive environments without accessing the Web app.
Users will be able to search through content while offline so they have more flexibility when in various locations. Now internet access is not a requirement to get the right collateral to customers and prospects wherever reps may be. Not only can they search online but we have enhanced the search capabilities, including search in multiple languages, searching within URL assets, and detecting text found in audio transcriptions. While offline, device events will also be logged so that any offline sharing data is still retained in the Content Analytics and reflected once the user is back online.
Things to consider
There are some features familiar with the current Showpad Windows app that will not carry over to the Windows Desktop app at this time. In order to inform organizations that rely on these specific features for their Windows-based Showpad usage, a comprehensive list of differences is shown below. Customers are welcome to stay on the current Showpad Windows app for the time being so we encourage admins to work with their users on what functionalities are a high priority for getting the most out of Showpad. A list of features currently on the Windows Showpad app that will not initially be included in the new Windows Desktop app are listed below.
- Kiosk mode
- Offline sharing capabilities
- Creating a slideshow
- Open content in another app
- Download content at the asset level
- Passcode lock functionality
- Salesforce Meetings
- Using Coach or Meeting IQ while offline