We asked Kostis Mamassis ,CEO and founder of Megaventory, a few questions about his company and view of the markets they serve.
By Stephanie Miles, 7 June 2013
The goal of every business owner should be to work smarter, not harder. Deputy is a platform that aids in that process, streamlining basic business management tasks like scheduling, timesheets, payroll, and employee communication. Business owners can spend less time worrying about what their staff is doing, and more time focusing on growing their companies from the ground up. In this Deputy review, I will test out the people management platform, keeping factors like ease of use and reliability in mind. I will look at the platform from the perspective of both a business owner and an employee to find out if this is a tool that could actually benefit small to mid-size companies.
By Christophe Primault, 5 June 2013
Synchroteam is a top performer in the Field Service Management software (FSM) category. In our previous review of Synchroteam we looked at their main features and today we are diving into their recently introduced built-in integrations to connect with the most popular business apps. Let´s see how it looks like and why it is an important move for companies using a FSM app.
By Stephanie Miles, 23 May 2013
Megaventory is an inventory management platform that was built to provide businesses with the tools they need to manage the flow of products in their warehouses, create quotes, log sales and purchase orders, issue work orders, and create detailed inventory reports. Ask any small business owner about the most challenging part of the job, and you’re likely to hear about the hassles associated with inventory management. Keeping track of stock levels, supplier availability, inventory returns, and purchase orders are more than any executive can handle on his own. In this Megaventory review, I will test out the web-based system, looking closely at how the platform performs for wholesale & retail companies, small and very small businesses, and franchise chains. I will drill down to determine whether a bundled system, like the one Megaventory provides, is truly the most cost effective and sustainable option for small to mid-size businesses. I’ll also offer my recommendation as to whether using Megaventory is worth the investment of time and money.
By MatthewStibbe, 13 February 2013
"Projector is a powerful, flexible and pragmatic tool for professional services automation. Built on real-world experience in the industry, it gives firms a cost-effective approach for project management, resource scheduling and project accounting without the upfront cost of on-premise hardware and software." Download Full Evaluation in PDF - Try Projector PSA Now
By Rakesh Sharma, 5 February 2013
Most small businesses start with an idea. Business plans add contours and a concrete road map to the idea. Writing a business plan, however, is easier said than done. The task is both arduous and confusing. This week, we will look at a solution that simplifies this task. We will review LivePlan – a SaaS solution that simplifies business plan writing for small businesses and startups. We will look at its features, interface, and see how it can be of use to you.
By Rakesh Sharma, 28 January 2013
Mobile devices can fragment and assimilate, in equal measure. For example, most mobile solutions for field service companies are piecemeal applications that integrate with other, on-premise solutions for project management. In some cases, this approach solves problems. More often than not, however, the approach causes integration complications and problems. This week, we will look at Jobber – a solution that integrates multiple elements of business management for service companies with field personnel into a cohesive project management solution. We will look at its interface, features, and see how it can be of use to you.
By Michele Nachum, 22 January 2013
VOIP or "Voice over Internet Protocol" is a technology that enables you to make and receive phone calls using your Internet connection. While VOIP has been around for many years, only recently has it been offered as a robust hosted business solution. One such VOIP provider is 8x8 which specializes in offering a hosted online solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Providing instant messaging, web conferencing, unlimited free calls to various regions (depending on where you are based), extension dialing, hold music and more -- a small business can benefit greatly from an affordable and robust VOIP solution like the one offered by 8x8.
By Michele Nachum, 28 November 2012
Any retailer knows that whether you are running your business on premise or in the cloud - you are probably using a number of tools manage all the different aspects of the business. Perhaps you have an accounting software program; an online e-commerce solution or an inventory application; a credit card reader and more. Switching from application to application can be very time-consuming -- if not confusing. So the trend these days have been companies such as Stitch Labs to take advantage of open API's in order to "stitch" or aggregate various applications together so small business owners have only one place to go to perform multiple tasks. That is efficiency at its best and is what makes Stitch Labs such a robust application for a product just a year out of its beta.
By Stephanie Watson, 13 November 2012
Etsy is an awesome and busy place in which you can buy and sell handmade items. Thousands of business minded crafters, artists, and creative people use the platform to sell their products. Most are handmade but some are vintage items and supplies for crafters. Etsy has a great set up that is easy to understand, however, there are definitely applications that you can use to be more successful if you want to start an Etsy business. All businesses have similar needs such as accounting needs, financial needs, marketing needs, inventory needs, communication needs and more in order to be successful. The following apps and services give you an answer to most of your business needs to make your Etsy business super successful.