The ten best business management applications
Efficiently managing your employees and keeping them focused and on task can be hard work. There are several programs to increase productivity and maximize profits. They can automate the most time-consuming processes involved in running a business. These apps are the top ten of the bunch in my opinion.
Tree.io is, in my opinion, the best new business management software out there. It combines a powerful project management tool with functional sales and CRM tools, plus an excellent personalized support service that empowers your support staff. The project management section is incredibly easy to use. You can create milestones to give your employees something to work towards, move tasks between projects with a few clicks, and your employees can track time spent on each specific task. I really can’t recommend Tree.io highly enough. It’s like Basecamp, Salesforce, and Helpdeskpilot rolled into one!
Tree.io is free indefinitely for up to 3 users, making it perfect for small businesses or startups. Their pro plan allows unlimited users and costs £9 per user per month.
2. Google Docs
GoogleDocs is the perfect way to manage and share your business documents. All your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and reports can be uploaded from your desktop in a matter of minutes and viewed and edited by your team members. It even has mobile device support so you can access your documents on the go. GoogleDocs is invaluable for businesses that need to share their documents instantly among employees, customers, and vendors.
To use Google Docs, you must create a Google account. This is completely free and gives you access to all other Google services like Gmail, GoogleTalk, etc.
Solar Accounts is simple, easy-to-use accounting software for small businesses or the self-employed. It features double-entry bookkeeping, transaction history, customizable invoices, and instant access to your financial records.
You can get free solar accounts for a 60-day trial period, but then you have to pay a one-time fee of £124.99 to continue using it.
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agreeAdate is a really useful program for organizing meetings, conference calls, appointments, interviews with staff and more. You can quickly and easily find when people are free, and then schedule a meeting or appointment that’s convenient for everyone.
Registering with acceptAdate is completely free. With the free membership you can plan events for up to 10 people. If you need to create events for more people, you can upgrade to a premium account for $3.99 or $7.99.
Toggl is a useful time tracking app that supports live tracking or a timesheet approach, depending on how you run your business. Designed for teams large or small, Toggl allows you to assign different rates to each team member or to each product or client. With support for mobile and multiple languages, Toggl is invaluable for businesses that want to keep track of every minute.
However, you don’t get all of this for free; Toggl prices range from $5/month for 1 user to $79/month for up to 40 users.
6.Go to the meeting
GoToMeeting is a tool that allows you to host an online conference for up to 15 people at a time. With this app, you can share your screen with all attendees, transfer keyboard control to another attendee, and change the screen you share with.
GoToMeeting is free for a 30-day trial period and then costs £29 per month.
7. SageOne Accounts
SageOne Accounts is online accounting software just like Solar Accounts, but you don’t have to download anything. With SageOne Accounts, you can see a snapshot of your business performance, automatically track VAT, and keep all your customers and vendors in one place. SageOne also has a 24/7 phone helpline in case you get stuck and can be reached from anywhere with an internet connection.
SageOne is free for 30 days and £10 per month after that.
NetSuite is business management software that has been around for a while, so some of its features are a bit dated. With NetSuite you can manage your company’s finances, customer relations, and e-commerce from a single program. It is designed for large companies and corporations and has an equivalent price: $1,188.00!
Mozy is an online backup service that allows you to keep all your files safe even if your office explodes. You can select the files you want to back up and Mozy will archive them in bulk while you sleep or in real time as the files change. Your information is kept safe with military-grade encryption and strict security policies.
Mozy costs £3.99 per month for a desktop and £6.99 per month for a server.
Vyew is an online collaboration program that allows you to work with colleagues around the world in real time. Vieww gives you a simple whiteboard where you can share ideas, upload documents for discussion, or even share your desktop.
Vyew is totally free for up to 10 live participants, but if you sign up for $9.95 a month, you get rid of the ads and also get a host of extra features like VoIP and multiple meetings.