Cloud Business Apps

Opinions & Concerns

Opinions about cloud applications and web-based business software for small businesses


As technology advances and mobile devices become more and more prominent in the workplace, Mobile Device Management has become a major consideration for businesses of all sizes. With an increased demand for MDM solutions has come an influx of cloud-based SaaS applications, implementing an over-the-air method of connecting multiple mobile devices, moving away from the previously used but less comprehensive EAS (Emergency Alert System). With the increased popularity of corporate mobile devices as well as BYOD (bring your own device) being used by businesses of all sizes, companies need a way to connect, control and protect these devices. The main features most users are looking out for are security, protection and access control; mobile application enablement; data control and synchronization; common configuration settings and policy management; and monitoring and reporting functions. (more…)


Innotas Review – Project and application portfolio management, with detailed reports and straightforward dashboards that provide users with top-level analysis of complex situations PPM and APM are more than just acronyms for businesses that rely on project portfolio management and application portfolio management systems on a daily basis. For these organizations, PPM and APM are the foundation of structured and strategic business processes. Innotas is a seamless project portfolio, application portfolio management, and resource management solution that gives CIOs, PMOs, and IT managers a 360-degree view of their operations and initiatives. In this Innotas review, I will describe how Innotas works and what separates the SaaS solution from other project portfolio management applications. I also plan to describe a few of Innotas’ standout features, and explain how pricing works for businesses that choose to utilize the company’s platform. (more…)


Buddy Punch Review – Automating the Time Clock

By Stephanie Faris, 16 April 2014

Buddy Punch Review - For small businesses seeking an easy way to allow employees to clock in and out, Buddy Punch is a great option The concept of "punching in" has been around for decades, with time clocks hanging in factories, fast food restaurants, and retail locations around the country. Before the digital era, those tools served their purpose, just as typewriters and telegraphs helped the world before something better came along. Buddy Punch serves as the perfect example that there is a better way. This Buddy Punch review will show how this multi-platform app can eliminate traditional time clocks for good. (more…)


Typeform Review – Online Form Creation Tool

By Stephanie Faris, 15 April 2014

Typeform Review - The solution gives businesses the opportunity to easily create online forms and surveys for free  Any business that wants to be successful must get feedback from customers, but creating forms can be tricky for the average user. There are so many different tools, but few are easy for both the creator and the respondent. Typeform simplifies the act of form creation with an online tool that allows businesses to create forms and surveys that work great on a variety of devices. This Typeform review looks at this online survey software's ability to create visually appealing, easy-to-use and engaging forms. (more…)


Appy Pie Review – App-Making Simplified

By Stephanie Faris, 14 April 2014

Appy Pie Review - It provides a simple, straightforward interface that makes app creation easy and fun For many businesses, an app can serve as a great tool for winning customers and improving office productivity. But having an app custom created means paying a team of developers thousands of dollars with minimal control over the final product. Appy Pie promises to make creating an app as "easy as pie," allowing professionals to create apps using a drag-and-drop interface. This Appy Pie review looks at the options these mobile app development solution gives businesses in creating a great app. (more…)



WebMerge Review – Create Documents On the Fly

By Stephanie Miles, 10 April 2014

WebMerge Review – For organizations that frequently deal with customized documents, this web-based application can streamline workflows and save countless hours Businesses waste thousands of hours each year manually creating the same documents again and again, as associates copy and paste the text from one Word document or PowerPoint presentation to another. WebMerge has developed a way for companies to get that time back, introducing an interesting new system that automates the document creation process so people never have to spend time generating the same PDF, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files again. In this WebMerge review, I will explain what WebMerge is and how the document management solution can help businesses improve their workflows. After going over a few of the platform’s most important features, I will offer my suggestions as to whether WebMerge is a solution that organizations should consider adopting for their own use. (more…)


TripScanner Review – Business Travel Trip Planner

By Stephanie Faris, 9 April 2014

TripScanner Review - A comprehensive business travel management solution, helping employers to track level spending, enforce policy and drive savings. This flexible solution also allows employees to book trips through any website or travel agency For small and midsize businesses, managing travel costs can be a time-consuming challenge. Many businesses today lack the resources to dedicate toward managing travel, leaving themselves exposed to the risks of over-spending, policy violations, and the inability to locate employees in case of an emergency. TripScanner automates the process of managing travel costs, allowing employees to book reservations through any website or travel agency, while enabling employers to view reservations, track overall spending, enforce policy, and drive savings all in one place. This TripScanner review will look at the app’s ability to serve as a company’s automated travel manager. (more…)


InfoFlo Review - A CRM application with cross-reference capabilities, where users can track the status of leads and projects to avoid missed opportunities. Keeping up with customer information is essential to any business. But with so much info in so many different places, it can be a challenge to organize it all effectively. InfoFlo brings contact and relationship management together in one place, allowing businesses to more easily coordinate their sales and customer service efforts. This InfoFlo review will go over the CRM software ability to manage your customer data. (more…)


Zuora Review – Grow your subscription service and automate your business operations Forget whatever preconceived notions you may have about traditional recurring billing and subscription management software. The team behind Zuora has gotten rid of the limitations that businesses once struggled to overcome. Now, the popular subscription commerce, billing, and finance solution offers a streamlined UI that organizations can use to manage highly complex billing operations. In this Zuora review, I will go into detail about the features that help this recurring billing application stand apart from competitors. Using real world examples, I will explain how businesses in a wide variety of industries could benefit by switching to this soup-to-nuts recurring revenue management solution. (more…)


NetSuite Inventory Management Review – Cut costs and time associated with supply chain management Efficiency is everything for wholesale distributors and other retail suppliers. Rather than relying on paper-based purchasing tools, NetSuite Inventory Management offers a cloud-based solution that can lower costs and streamline the distribution process. In this NetSuite Inventory Management review, I will take a close look at NetSuite’s highly rated inventory management platform. In particular, I will be looking at the real-time inventory control and demand-based inventory replenishment features to determine whether using NetSuite Inventory Management can actually save distributors time and money. (more…)