It can be hard work managing your people efficiently and keeping them focused and on task. There are several programs to increase productivity and maximize profits. You can automate the most time-consuming processes involved in running a business. These applications are in my opinion the top ten in the series.
In my opinion, Tree.io is the best new business management software out there. It combines a powerful project management tool with functional sales and CRM tools, and 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 collaborators something to work toward, move tasks between projects with a few clicks, and your collaborators can log the time spent on each individual task. I really can’t recommend Tree.io enough. It’s like Basecamp, Salesforce and Helpdeskpilot in one!
Tree.io is free for up to 3 users indefinitely, so 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 minutes and viewed and edited by members of your team. It even supports mobile devices, so you can access your documents on the go. GoogleDocs is invaluable for businesses that need to instantly share their documents between employees, customers, and suppliers.
To use GoogleDocs you need to create a Google account. This is completely free and gives you access to all of Google’s other services such as Gmail, GoogleTalk, etc.
3. Solar Accounts
Solar Accounts is simple, easy-to-use accounting software for small businesses or the self-employed. It offers double-entry bookkeeping, transaction history, customizable invoices, and instant access to your financial records.
You can get solar accounts for free for a 60-day trial period, but after that you’ll have to pay a one-off fee of £124.99 to keep using them.
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AgreementAdate is a really useful program for organizing meetings, conference calls, appointments, appraisals and more. You can quickly and easily find out when people are free, and then set up a meeting or appointment that’s convenient for everyone.
Registering for 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 helpful time tracking app that supports live tracking or the timesheet approach depending on how you run your business. Designed for large or small teams, Toggl allows you to assign different plans to each team member or each product or customer. With support for mobile phones and multiple languages, Toggl is invaluable for businesses that want to keep track of every minute.
However, you don’t get all these things for free; Toggl’s pricing ranges from $5 per month for 1 user to $79 per month for a maximum of 40 users.
GoToMeeting is a tool that allows you to host an online conference for up to 15 people at the same time. With this app you can share your screen with all participants, give keyboard control to another participant and change who shares the screen.
GoToMeeting is free for a 30-day trial period and costs £29 a month after that.
7. SageOne Accounts
SageOne Accounts is online accounting software like Solar Accounts, but you don’t have to download anything. With SageOne accounts, you can see an instant snapshot of how your business is performing, automatically keep track of VAT, and keep all your customers and suppliers in one place. SageOne also offers a 24/7 phone helpline if you get stuck and you can access it anywhere with an internet connection.
SageOne is free for 30 days and then costs £10 a month.
NetSuite is business management software that has been around for a while, so some of its features are a bit outdated. With NetSuite, you can manage your corporate finances, customer relationships, and e-commerce from one program. It’s designed for large businesses and corporations and is priced accordingly: $1,188.00!
Mozy is an online backup service that lets you keep all your files safe, even if your office explodes. You can choose the files you want to back up, and Mozy archives them either in bulk while you sleep or in real time as the files change. Your information is protected 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.
Viewew is an online collaboration program that allows you to work in real time with colleagues around the world. Viewew gives you a simple whiteboard to share ideas, upload documents for discussion, or even share your desktop.
Vyew is completely free for up to 10 live participants, but signing up for $9.95 per month gets rid of the ads and you also get a variety of additional features like VoIP and multiple meetings.