Cloud Business Apps

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Whether your business runs on apps or your business is building apps - cloud-based, Web, or mobile - you know that you need them to run smoothly and each to work "as advertised" so your business can meet its goals. But, how well are all those apps really working? Are they working correctly? Efficiently? Are all the various apps you use to get the job done, whatever it may be, all playing nicely together? If that question catches you off guard, it's probably because you don't have a real-time tool to let you visualize how well your apps are working. In other words, you've probably never discovered the best application performance management software. (more…)


Five Kick-Butt Alternatives to Wave Accounting

By Todd Spear, 22 September 2014

Editor's Note: Several of our readers have written in to point out that Wave small business is a free tool, in contrast to the paid offerings in this article. Although pricing is not the focus of this article, it's certainly a top consideration, and GetApp nor the article's author meant to imply otherwise! Wave Accounting has been around for years, and many business have been using it, to varying degrees of satisfaction. In fact, user reviews and ratings of Wave Accounting here at GetApp are mixed. Certainly, this free accounting tool is not without its fair share of fans, but noticeable grievances have emerged. Users have cited issues with bank account migration/sync and data loss. In short, some say Wave has a few glitches. Rather than quibble about the oft-stated peculiarities of the app, we've pulled together this list of five alternatives to Wave Accounting that we think certifiably kick butt. The accounting and financial reporting apps that make this list have been selected for there stability, easy synchronization, and robust reporting features, as well as any features they might have which go beyond the capabilities of Wave Accounting. Here are our picks. (more…)


How To Choose CRM Software — A Buyer´s Guide For Small Business

By Christophe Primault, 19 September 2014

Customer Relationship Management software (CRM) has revolutionized the way businesses today approach lead generation and customer life-cycle management. CRM grew out of contact management software that was first made popular in the 1990s.  In the early 2000s, CRM software emerged with more sophisticated tools for managing and nurturing client relationships. These solutions not only helped businesses manage their leads and customers, but offered collaborative platforms so that internal teams like sales and marketing could align their strategies. (more…)


In this third installment of our App Guinea Pig series, I’m looking at apps to help me add eCommerce to my new small business website. The eCommerce apps that you choose for your site is a BIG deal - and I truly don’t know what to expect. (more…)


The State of Social CRM: The Four Best Apps of 2014

By Todd Spear, 9 September 2014

Customer relationship management (CRM) is in a constant state of flux. As of late, CRM has taken on a decidedly social slant as the line between social media marketing and social CRM continues to blur. The last that are on our radar are three social CRMs that do social media exceptionally well. (more…)



QuickBooks Online Vs the Internet Rumor Mill!

By Todd Spear, 4 September 2014

Intuit QuickBooks is the go-to accounting tool for many businesses around the globe. In use in more than 124 countries , QuickBooks Online was putting accounting activities on the Web, way back when no one was calling it "the cloud." And it's still paving the way, even today.     Nevertheless, there are many myths about QuickBooks Online - one of the most pervasive being that it's just a repackaging of old, desktop versions of Intuit software. Is there any truth to the claims other apps makers and users are making? Let's try to find the truth, the facts among all the fiction when it comes to the Web's rumor mill vs. QuickBooks Online (more…)


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…)


If you watched Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) on June 2, 2014 you surely heard presenters Tim Cook and Craig Federighi repeat the word “Continuity” several times. Continuity is a feature set that Apple has developed. (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…)


If the words "accounting software" do not immediately excite you, it's perfectly understandable. The latest cloud-based accounting apps are breathing new life into accounting in the digital space. Once upon a time, you had to make a trip to the local "big box" retailer to pick up an accounting application. That is simply no longer the case - thankfully! Now it's all in the cloud. (more…)