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 Rakesh Sharma, 22 May 2013
Despite the rise of social networks, search engines remain the single most powerful driver of traffic to small business websites. Pay-per-click or PPC, as it is popularly known, and Search Engine Marketing or SEM have become an important part of small business strategy. This week, we will review AgileBid - a SaaS-based tool that simplifies your PPC tasks. In this AgileBid review, we will look at its features, interface, and see how it can be of use to you.
By Stephanie Watson, 21 May 2013
How many times have you wished your postal mail was as easy to manage as your electronic mail? If you’re anything like me, it’s a wish you’ve made on more than one occasion. Email is simple to deal with and you don’t have to worry about recycling, shredding, or someone sifting through your garbage to gather sensitive information and data. Honestly, not everyone recycles at home like they should. You may want to do your part for the planet, but fear the potential ramifications if you were to do so with the many paper products you receive in the mail. After all, how secure are current shredding machines or recycling facilities? In this PostScan Mail review, we will see how this app allows you to manage your post mail, as you would email.
By Rakesh Sharma, 16 May 2013
By itself, budgeting can be overwhelming task for small businesses. After all, this is where the rubber hits the road. Expensive on-premise software further complicates the task. Fortunately, a solution is on hand. In this PlanGuru review we will see how this budgeting and forecasting software simplifies and automates any forward looking financial analysis. We will look at its interface, features, and see how it can be of use to you.
By Stephanie Miles, 15 May 2013
When it comes to data collection, paper is passé. To conduct surveys, collect customer feedback, and perform internal audits, smart executives are putting down their clipboards and pens, and picking up their mobile devices. Datafield is an application that capitalizes on this trend, providing businesses and other types of organizations with a streamlined method for data collection in the field. In this Datafield review, I plan to evaluate the platform. I’ll be paying close attention to the web-based platform’s data collection and surveying tools, and I’ll be looking at how those tools can be implemented by small businesses and professionals in the retail, sales, auditing, construction, real estate, exhibition, government, advertising, insurance, and legal industries.
By Michele Nachum, 14 May 2013
As we all know, many small to mid-sized companies would like to work on the core parts of their business, but often they do not have the time. HR (especially today) is becoming more complicated but managing employee information has never been more important. Having a professional online service like BambooHR that can take the weight and the stress off a small business that either has a small HR department or no HR department at all. With help from an online service like BambooHR, HR managers have more time for meaningful work: to create a rewarding culture; to provide accurate executive reports with the click of a button; to anticipate employee milestones; to give managers role-specific access that ensures personnel information is confidential and secure; to enable employees to self-service their time off; and to proactively respond to compliance guidelines, which vary from state to state and country to country. Upshot - having a professional online service that automates daily HR tasks is a lifesaver for many entrepreneurs and start-ups. This BambooHR review highlights how this “in the cloud” HR management service specializes in helping small businesses with all of their HR needs.
By Stephanie Watson, 9 May 2013
Businesses today need every edge to ensure that they come out ahead of their competitors. Thankfully programs like AtMail come along. The problem for many small businesses trying to make it big on the World Wide Web is that there are many tools and programs promising impressive results. Because there are so many, it it’s difficult to know what you need for your business now, and what you can do without until a later date. One thing that no business is going to survive long without, however, is a solid email platform. In this AtMail review we will see how it delivers email for businesses in a really big way.
By Rakesh Sharma, 8 May 2013
In this Proprofs review we will share insights on the "All-in-one training solution for creating and delivering online training and educational programs. We will look at its features, interface, and see how it can be of use to you.
By Stephanie Watson, 7 May 2013
Businesses today live and die by having access to the right information at the right time. Unfortunately, most businesses have the tools they use to analyze and understand various data points scattered from one end of the World Wide Web to another. It makes it difficult to keep up with all the information, as it’s needed.
By Rakesh Sharma, 6 May 2013
There are two problems with most customer relationship management solutions (CRM) in the market. The first one is that they are too expensive for small businesses. The second one is that they are difficult to customize. For example, it is difficult to customize a solution that has pre-defined features and processes. In this Converge CRM review we will see how it can solve both the problems mentioned above. We will look at its interface, features and see how it can be of use to you.