GetApp Business App Blogs

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  • 7 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Intelligent  

    19 May 2016
    Big data can mean big bucks for small businesses, and with the right business intelligence software, small business owners can effectively harness the power of data to boost their bottom line. Business intelligence (BI) software is used across a wide range of industries, business sizes, and departments, to provide powerful insight into data sources ranging […]
  • Beginner’s Guide to Slack and Its Integrations  

    19 May 2016
    Slack is a collaboration tool that is aiming to kill email by combining instant messaging, email, and file sharing into one place. Don’t worry if you aren’t blown away: this sounds like a claim by just about any SaaS company hoping to be the next big thing. Currently, the company appears to (at least) have […]
  • 6 Real Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs to Actually Get Things Done  

    17 May 2016
    Over the past decade, an entire cottage industry dedicated to talking about getting things done has sprung up. There’s a lot of good advice out there on getting the most out of your time, but for every piece of good, solid advice, there are ten that are blatantly false, or are just worthless tricks that […]
  • Top 5 Freemium Project Management Solutions  

    6 May 2016
    There is a staggering amount of project management solutions out there, and many offer free trials which are limited to a time period. However, a great way to try out software is test a basic or limited version of it. Other cloud-based pricing models give you full access to their program but limit the time […]
  • Skype vs Skype for Business: What’s the Difference?  

    6 May 2016
    Skype for Business or Skype: what are they, how are they different, and which one is really right for your business? Maybe you thought they were the same thing, or maybe you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade and are wondering what this Skype thing is all about. Whatever situation your business […]
  • Managing Risk and Uncertainty With Predictive Project Management Tools  

    5 May 2016
    Predictive project management tools aims to give teams increased foresight into the risks and uncertainty attached to different tasks. This is vital for anticipating the time taken to complete tasks and also recognizing the overall problems occurring throughout an entire project. This helps to improve a team’s general efficiency as they are able to schedule […]
  • Top Mobile Apps for Collaboration: How to Work Better With Your Colleagues (Even Ones You Don’t Like)  

    27 April 2016
    Even if your employees or coworkers drive you up the wall, you still need to work together closely if you want your business to succeed. One of the best ways to do this is to implement collaboration software. Not only will it streamline your processes – removing the need for endless emails, phone calls, in-person […]
  • Top 7 Cloud-Based Learning Management Systems  

    26 April 2016
    Today’s educators and human resources departments are increasingly relying on cloud-based learning management systems for running their online classrooms. There are plenty of ways that an educator or trainer can utilize a learning management system (LMS), with the most popular applications offering tools for the delivery, documentation, tracking, and reporting of online training and education programs. By managing […]
  • 6 Unforgettable Task Management Apps to Supercharge Your Memory  

    25 April 2016
    Oh to be an elephant. These days, it seems that we have more to remember than ever. Keeping track of all the to-do’s, appointments, phone calls, emails, tasks, projects, and meetings notes swirling around your head can be an utter nightmare. A pencil and paper simply no longer cuts it these days. So, what is […]
  • 7 Project Management and Planning Apps for Android  

    22 April 2016
    With more employees bringing their mobile devices to work, it’s inevitable that popular project management platforms are developing and integrating an Android (or iPad and iPhone)-friendly version of their software. It’s a no-brainer: business often isn’t conducted in an office, BYOD is becoming the norm, and, generally speaking, everybody always has a cell phone at hand. […]
  • 7 Best Free Android Finance and Accounting Apps  

    21 April 2016
    Busy professionals shouldn’t have to wait until they’re sitting in front of a computer to check their company account balances, manage their cash flow, and invoice clients. A slew of Android finance and accounting apps are changing the way people do business, making it easier to handle everyday accounting tasks when they’re on the road or […]
  • How to Use Forecasting to Plan for Future IT Spending Requirements  

    20 April 2016
    If you’re pouring over this year’s budget you might wish you had a crystal ball to help you look for clues into the future of your company’s IT spending requirements. But even without a crystal ball, you can now use sophisticated forecasting technology to predict future trends for monitored infrastructure, based on the prior performance […]
  • Choosing the Right Wrike Alternatives  

    18 April 2016
    Wrike is a project and task management solution that scales from small businesses all the way up to large enterprises. It has consistently made a strong showing in GetApp’s ranking for project management, project collaboration, task management, and project portfolio management. However, it’s always a good idea to get a view of the landscape when […]
  • 10 Best Time and Expense Tracking Apps for Freelancers  

    18 April 2016
    As a freelancer, you probably have a to-do list a mile long. There’s the work itself, the going over briefs, the interacting with clients, and then keeping your workspace organized (which is no small task). On top of all that, there’s also the part where you have to keep track of your time and expenses, […]
  • Top Excel Alternatives for Managing Your Recruitment Process  

    14 April 2016
    We’re sure you’ve heard time and time again about how your staff are the lifeblood of your business, how without the right hires you’d have gone bankrupt and be living in a cardboard box already. If this is such an accepted truth, why is your business still using a mishmash of Excel spreadsheets to manage […]
  • Picking the Right JIRA Alternatives  

    12 April 2016
    JIRA is a powerful piece of bug tracking and task/project management software that was created by Atlassian. It also integrates with many different cloud apps. However, some of JIRA’s features might be unnecessary for your business. Luckily, there are plenty of JIRA alternatives out there and we’ve compiled a list of some of them chosen […]
  • How Cloud-Based Time Tracking Enables Better Worker Safety  

    12 April 2016
    The issue of employee surveillance can be a controversial one. On one hand, employers need to make sure their staff are in the right place at the right time, and doing what they are supposed to, as well as ensure their safety. But, on the other hand, employees can see this surveillance as a lack […]
  • How Cloud Monitoring Enables Better Analytics  

    11 April 2016
    The rapid adoption of cloud computing and the proliferation of mobile devices are two factors driving the complexity of modern IT infrastructures. With new components added each day, including new infrastructure, sources of applications, and a rising number of devices with access to corporate resources, IT professionals and in-house teams are now playing a role […]
  • Which ATS Pricing Model Is Best for Your Business?  

    4 April 2016
    Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are a must-have for any business looking to grow and bring in talented new employees. But with more 400 current ATS vendors and counting it is difficult to make a decision on which software to select, not to mention which pricing model is the most economical. Different ATS pricing models are […]
  • Benefits of All-in-One Business Management Software for Savvy Entrepreneurs  

    1 April 2016
    Small business owners are being pulled in all different directions. In an effort to cut down on the time they spend managing billing, project management, help desk, and business operations tasks, many have turned to single-purpose applications. According to a survey by AT&T, 94 percent of small business owners are now using smartphones to conduct […]
  • Mobile LMS: Why Learning on the Go Is Key for Small Business Success  

    31 March 2016
    Learning management systems (LMS) provide a fast and cost-effective way for companies to train and manage their employees. And as this rapidly expanding market evolves, it’s moving increasingly toward mobile LMS. A mobile LMS helps your workforce get and stay knowledgeable, so you can react faster to new market trends and make your business more […]
  • QuickBooks Integration Guide: Get More From Your Accounting Software  

    31 March 2016
    QuickBooks is one of the kingpins of the accounting software world. First released for DOS way back in 1992 by developer Intuit, QuickBooks has blossomed to become one of the most popular accounting applications for small businesses. The software comes in two flavors: an on-premise version, and the cloud-based incarnation, QuickBooks Online. The latter has […]
  • Choosing the Right Confluence Alternative  

    30 March 2016
    Confluence is a collaboration tool to create knowledge bases, communicate with team members, and share information both within and outside your company. Confluence uses wiki tech alongside Atlassian products to create a solution that could be described as sort of like your company’s version of Wikipedia. It’s a great tool that’s been well-received on GetApp […]
  • Alternatives to Sage 50 That Your Small Business Should Consider  

    29 March 2016
    Sage 50 Accounting has a prestigious history, as the first business software introduced for the microcomputer (anyone remember them?). Originally called Peachtree Accounting, the business management software was acquired by Sage in 1998 for US$145 million. Sage has long been synonymous with accounting software, but products such as Sage 50 are also known for being complicated, […]
  • What’s the Best Kayako Alternative for Your Small Business?  

    28 March 2016
    When 17-year-old Varun Shoor started work on Kayako from his bedroom in Jalandhar, India in 2001, he probably never imagined that it would be one of the leading customer support and helpdesk platforms on the market. Since then, a whole host of alternatives to Kayako have sprung up, taking a cue from one of the modern […]