Using a tablet in the corporate world is by no means a shocking occurrence. As bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trends become more popular, mobile devices have become a central tool to help companies succeed. With the sheer number of applications and third-party peripherals on the market, it is not unheard of for a company to be able to run an entire organization through an iPad.

A recent article from Tech Republic examined several different tasks that can now be completed or managed on a tablet. This includes things like shipping, accounting and invoicing, contract signing, document reviewing, managing social media presence, and even as the basis for customer information kiosks and cash registers.

The piece argues that the solutions should be a priority for small businesses as they provide a unique tool to compete against the larger competition.

"The small to medium business is now in an era where their employees can perform a growing number of business functions from their iPads or Android tablets. These growing mobility options can spell productivity and cost savings for time- and resource-strapped organizations," the article reads. "Ultimately, moving business tasks to tablets enables SMBs to be more responsive to changes, whether employees are in the office or out with customers."

Tablets provide a dynamic tool for small business owners and employees to be competitive and complete tasks in an optimized way. However, implementing the device is not as easy at it seams. With the help of an IT consulting firm that specializes iPad deployments, any company can easily add the mobile devices to daily operations.