Cloud Business Apps

Benefits


If there's something people like to be, it's right. We are proud here at GetApp that we've bet on the right solution for your business productivity and efficiency. Cloud-based business software went from being meant for obscure niches back in 2011 to going fully mainstream, with about 75 percent of all businesses of all sizes improving their return on investment with CRM software, customer support tools, project management trackers, and so much more, all on the go. And, according to Gartner's most recent report on the topic, it's just going to continue to grow. FTW! (more…)


Knowledge is power. Okay, okay - we know that's a little cliche. It's true, though. But what's even more powerful than what you know? What your team knows. As your business goes on through successive years, you collect a body of knowledge that defines all aspects of your organization, tempering the customer relationships you forge, and shaping the actions future generations of team members. In short, nothing is more important that the preservation of your business' collective knowledge. (more…)


Hiring people can be hard. As a hiring manager, you already know that, probably all too well! Of course, there have long been enterprise applications to help you keep track of applicants. But (without naming any of the applications’ names) you are probably just as aware that many of those old, clunky desktop applicant tracking programs are more trouble than they are worth – and we know you know the ones! So that’s why we’d like to turn your attention to the latest generation of applicant tracking apps. These apps are mobile-friendly, easy on resources, and have totally non-threatening learning curves. Whether you’re using an outdated applicant tracking program or, even worse, using scribbled paper employment applications, CVs and resumes stuffed into manila folders, it’s time to change with the times and switch to a cloud-based applicant tracking app. Let’s take a look at our picks for the top seven applicant tracking apps on the market. (more…)


Welcome to the first in a series of articles in which I play the role of “App Guinea Pig” by testing out some of the apps found here at GetApp. The full disclosure: I’m starting a website of my own and I’m paying my own money for these apps (or, more often, opting in on the free trials). I’m no more “techie” than you probably are – I’m just trying out different solutions in the hopes of finding the right tools for my site. Since email marketing is such an essential part of business, I’ve decided that’s where I’ll start. GetApp offers a listing of many of the most popular email marketing apps around. Having never used an email marketing app, I really don’t know what to expect. But I do know what I need. (more…)


Social proof is an important part of how you market your business. You need social proof indicators in the form of likes, plusses, favorites, thumbs up, and comments. Your customers look for these buying signals to know that they are not the first to take the plunge by doing business with you. (more…)



Sales and marketing - two branches of business operations that were once shockingly, inexcusably poles apart. Fortunately, as the world of business has moved into the digital space, that has changed. Now, as you know, sales and marketing are more closely aligned than ever. By now, you've gotten comfortable with the "oneness" of sales and marketing, and you've worked to instill the philosophy of unification throughout your organization. So the question becomes: are you using the right tools to maintain the close relationship between sales and marketing? (more…)


Is Personalized E-Commerce Worth the Investment?

By Giancarlo Cammarota, 27 February 2014

If you are running an online store or an e-commerce site, you have already heard how important it is to segment your customers and be able to personalize the items, contents and the experience you offer to them. Acting wisely on different sets of data, like users’ profile information, previous purchases, location or referrals, you can offer a tailored experience and achieve better user engagement, higher customer satisfaction and stronger purchase loyalty. (more…)


Benefits of using an online proofing software Design-centric projects are envisaged for the creation of aesthetic and appealing designs within the stipulated time frame and with allocation of limited amount of budget and other resources. These designs are of great importance for a business and are often used for promoting and branding a business, so these can create a positive impact on customers’ minds and make its products and services more popular and acceptable. These designs may consist of a logo, website design or of any other type. A business wishing to execute a design project has to collaborate with a designer for fast and accurate design creation. For orderly and timely execution of such projects, there has to be prompt and effortless communication between a designer and his clients. Only then designs can be created fast and efficiently. All of this can be achieved efficiently using an online proofing and collaboration software. (more…)


Running a small business is hard work. Between managing tasks and taking care of mundane activities, owners rarely get time to think about their customers. Which is a pity, really, because customers should be their main concern.  After all, customers contribute to the small business bottomline and not manual and time-consuming tasks.  In the long run, the cost-ratio benefit for such tasks is negative. What small businesses need is a simple and effective way to automate or delegate these tasks. This is where Software-as-a-Service solutions come in. They streamline, automate and reduce costs your administrative task overhead, making such tasks cost-effective. However, you must identify areas of your business that can be automated (or streamlined) before investing in cloud-based solutions. In this post, we have shortlisted four areas of your business that can be outsourced to cloud based  applications with minimal costs and maximum efficiency. (more…)


Freemium cloud apps for small businesses are great to get started.  An application with a freemium model offers at least two versions of the product: a basic free version with no frills and a premium paid version with extra customization features. So with freemium apps, there is no excuse for not being productive ! In the following graphic, we uncover some of the best freemium cloud applications you can find for you small business. With these options you don´t need to worry about the days passing by, just click in the cloud app of your choice to get started! (more…)