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  • Benefits of Cloud-Based Customer Service Software for Small Businesses  

    2 October 2015
    Are you using a cloud-based customer service app? If not, why not? Maybe you’re suffering from lack of customer service resources, you feel like you don’t have enough visibility of what is happening with your customer, or you feel like this area is completely separate from the rest of your business (research highlights these as […]
  • 7 Best Customer Service Apps to Create Lasting Customer Relationships  

    1 October 2015
    A business without customers is like a car without an engine: it’s going nowhere. Serving your customers well is the crux of any business, and your ability to deliver on what you promise your customers is what differentiates you from your competitors. Just like servicing a car engine, you’ll need to the right tools for […]
  • 7 Reasons Your Company Needs an IT Performance Monitoring Platform  

    1 October 2015
    On premise or cloud-based? This question can make you feel a bit like being in the hot seat for the million dollar question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Make the wrong decision and not only do you have a lot to lose, but you’ll be rueing that bad choice for years to come. […]
  • Best Marketing Automation Apps for Nonprofits  

    29 September 2015
    Nonprofits have a tricky task when it comes to marketing– they need to get new donors, turn single donors into loyal members, and keep loyal members in the loop. While donor retention rates have risen slightly in the past year to roughly 43 percent, nonprofits are still struggling to keep those donors at the rate […]
  • Top CRM Apps for Your Customers  

    29 September 2015
    Would it surprise you to hear that only just over half of small businesses use a CRM system to manage their sales process? According to a recent survey a lot of companies are still using manual processes to manage their customer information and interactions. Not only does a CRM solution help you better organize your […]
  • 10 Best Time and Expense Tracking Apps for Freelancers  

    29 September 2015
    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, […]
  • 8 Sales Automation Apps That Will Bring Your Leads to Life  

    25 September 2015
    How much time does your sales force actually spend selling? According to CSO Insights, it’s a worryingly low 37 per cent. The reality is that sales reps are often burdened with cumbersome administrative tasks, such as data entry and managing their pipeline. But the pay off for automating these processes is significant, with the same […]
  • Top 3 Benefits of Integrated Help Desk Systems  

    23 September 2015
    Duplication of effort is a hot button issue within the business community right now, as organizations large and small search for more strategic ways to streamline operations. With the average small business using a whopping 14.3 apps — or 5.5 apps per employee, according to a report by Osterman Research — employees tasked with the […]
  • 5 Reasons Selling Online Needs Proper Inventory Management.  

    23 September 2015
    Who is the most important part of selling online? The customer, of course. What does inventory management have to do with the customer? Everything! Online purchases are about “I want it now”. Customer satisfaction and proper inventory management are inextricably intertwined. From customer satisfaction to company profitability is just a short step. There are 5 […]
  • Top 5 Project Portfolio Management Systems in the Cloud  

    23 September 2015
    Time for a reality check. It doesn’t matter a jot if your projects are being managed well and delivered on time if the products and services that you offer don’t fit with your company’s overall organizational strategy Juggling multiple projects and tasks within a formalized framework requires more than skill and organization – it needs […]
  • LinkedOut: What Happened to the LinkedIn Integration in CRM Software?  

    23 September 2015
    Given that LinkedIn is such a powerful networking tool for business, isn’t it odd that not all CRM applications are fully integrated with the platform? If you’re wondering why integration with LinkedIn has disappeared from your CRM software, or why the CRM software you’re considering choosing doesn’t offer integration with LinkedIn (with the exception of […]
  • 10 Top Wearable Apps to Improve Your Productivity  

    23 September 2015
    Remember the days before we used mobile apps and we only used to work at a desk with a computer on it? It probably seems like a distant memory now and, while wearables have yet to become mainstream, we could soon reach a point where we’re seemingly unable to be parted from our smartwatch. Given […]
  • See You Skype: 8 Alternatives That Are Worth the Hype  

    22 September 2015
      Skype might be good enough for your Grandma, but can it really be trusted for your business communications? On paper, Skype is now a tempting choice for a company, as well as being the go-to tool for catching up with tech-fearing relatives. While some businesses may be using the familiar consumer version (which is […]
  • Demystifying CRM Pricing Structures: True Cost Versus Smoke and Mirrors  

    22 September 2015
    If the days of spreadsheets, inboxes, and colorful Post-It notes system have lost their luster, congratulations! You’re ready to choose a sales CRM system. You’ve joined those who see their CRM software as an investment, not an expense. So let’s talk about how to make this investment smart. You’ve accepted the promise of the CRM […]
  • 7 Reasons for SMBs to Manage Appointments From a Mobile Scheduling App  

    21 September 2015
    What’s the best way to ensure that customers are attended to at the right time, and that your staff don’t screw up on double bookings with clients? The answer could lie in the palm of your hand. Choosing a  mobile appointment scheduling app is crucial for businesses to get the most out of their appointment […]
  • How to Choose the Right Subscription Billing App for Your Small Business  

    21 September 2015
    What do Netflix, Spotify, Adobe, and Apple all have in common? Amongst other things, they’ve all recognized the value of the subscription business model. With growth in the subscription economy and the importance of offering different payment plans to your customers, a strong subscription billing app is the lifeblood of any business. But picking the […]
  • 5 Best Project Management Apps to Make Your Projects Efficient  

    18 September 2015
    Project management can be a complicated affair. However, project complexity does not necessarily equal more features. This is because multiple features and functionalities that perform the same task can confuse team members and cause scope creep in projects. Essentially, there are two parts to project management. The first part is concerned with making sure that […]
  • How to Choose CRM Software: A Buyer’s Guide for Small Businesses  

    18 September 2015
    Customer relationship management (CRM) software  has revolutionized the way businesses today approach lead generation and customer lifecycle management. CRM grew out of contact management software that was first made popular in the 1990s. In the early 2000s, the software emerged with more sophisticated tools for managing and nurturing client relationships. These solutions not only helped […]
  • What Is Self-Service Analytics and How Can It Boost Your Sales?  

    17 September 2015
    How do you stand out in a world where consumers can look up 50 competitors to your business in 20 seconds? Business analytics provides one answer. It gives businesses the opportunity to take advantage of the endless amount of data produced by consumers every day. Today, the individual consumer, armed with the power of the […]
  • What’s the Big Deal About Productivity Applications  

    17 September 2015
    Hindsight always brings wisdom. While in college, I worked with a website that highlighted green issues. This was at the height of the dot-com boom period and we, as in a bunch of college kids, thought we could combine social entrepreneurship with money-making. Easier said than done. For a small business, our operating costs were […]
  • Top 5 Social Media Marketing Apps for Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes  

    17 September 2015
    You’ve probably seen that hipster/millennial/blogger awkwardly placing and rearranging their food in a restaurant to get the right angle and lighting in order to take the perfect photo with their smartphone. If you’re said restaurant owner and are asking yourself what on earth these people are doing, you’ve got a problem. Social media has become […]
  • Sort Your Finances Out: 10 Best Accounting Apps for Retail  

    10 September 2015
    Compared to other industries, retail can be pretty fast paced as it tries to keep up with consumer demand and the ever-changing world of technology. If you’ve spotted a gap in the market and are just starting up, it’s easy to get in a mess with your accounts as you concentrate on getting your business […]
  • How Project Management Tools Can Give Your Shopping Cart a Boost  

    10 September 2015
    Sell, sell, sell. As a small business especially in a digital world, things move fast. It can be difficult to take your eyes off the ball (or the sales results) if you want to survive or better still thrive and grow. But flying by the seat of your pants may only take you so far. […]
  • 10 Best Cloud Construction Apps  

    10 September 2015
    Running a construction company isn’t easy. Sometimes the list of challenges seems endless: managing projects, subcontractors, bids, scheduling, and not only your workers that are on different sites, but also those spread across the globe, to name just a few. While technology can help, one of the greatest limitations for construction businesses using software on […]
  • Interview Insightly CRM Says Easy-to-Access Information Is Power  

    10 September 2015
    There are so many customer relationship management solutions (CRM) out there that choosing one may seem like an impossible task. If you’re a small business on a limited budget the decision just became tougher, yet a CRM is an essential tool for any sized business that works with customers. Many CRM providers will tell you […]