Articles by Stephanie Faris

  • Contract Logix Review – Streamlined Contract Management  

    12 May 2014
    Contract Logix Review – A great contract data management tool for any organization. Managing contracts can be an arduous process, with professionals required to track each contract at every phase of the contract lifecycle. When the number of contracts exceeds the professional’s ability to easily manage them, items can easily fall through the cracks. Contract Logix works […]
  • Buddy Punch Review – Automating the Time Clock  

    16 April 2014
    Buddy Punch Review – For small businesses seeking an easy way to allow employees to clock in and out, Buddy Punch is a great option The concept of “punching in” has been around for decades, with time clocks hanging in factories, fast food restaurants, and retail locations around the country. Before the digital era, those tools […]
  • Typeform Review – Online Form Creation Tool  

    15 April 2014
    Typeform Review – The solution gives businesses the opportunity to easily create online forms and surveys for free  Any business that wants to be successful must get feedback from customers, but creating forms can be tricky for the average user. There are so many different tools, but few are easy for both the creator and […]
  • Appy Pie Review – App-Making Simplified  

    14 April 2014
    Appy Pie Review – It provides a simple, straightforward interface that makes app creation easy and fun For many businesses, an app can serve as a great tool for winning customers and improving office productivity. But having an app custom created means paying a team of developers thousands of dollars with minimal control over the final […]
  • TripScanner Review – Business Travel Trip Planner  

    9 April 2014
    TripScanner Review – A comprehensive business travel management solution, helping employers to track level spending, enforce policy and drive savings. This flexible solution also allows employees to book trips through any website or travel agency For small and midsize businesses, managing travel costs can be a time-consuming challenge. Many businesses today lack the resources to dedicate toward […]
  • InfoFlo Review – a Contact and Customer Relationship Management Solution  

    8 April 2014
    InfoFlo Review – A CRM application with cross-reference capabilities, where users can track the status of leads and projects to avoid missed opportunities. Keeping up with customer information is essential to any business. But with so much info in so many different places, it can be a challenge to organize it all effectively. InfoFlo brings contact […]
  • GetFeedback Review – Easy Mobile-Ready Surveys  

    2 April 2014
    GetFeedback Review – An easy way to create mobile-friendly surveys, with a simple to use interface that makes taking surveys a delight for customers As many businesses have learned, if the process of providing feedback isn’t easy for customers, many of them won’t provide it. Yet many businesses continue to send out lengthy boring surveys […]
  • Zenefits Review – All-in-One Payroll, Benefits, and Compliance  

    1 April 2014
    Zenefits Review – A surprisingly comprehensive free solution, providing everything a user could need to manage employees. While many business HR processes have been automated, aspects like hiring, setting up benefits, and ensuring compliance can still be challenging. Many solutions don’t include all of these features, requiring businesses to seek out a secondary piece of software. […]
  • Kayako Review – Multi-Channel Customer Service That Scales  

    31 March 2014
    Kayako Review – Customers expect to find support any place, any time and over any channel. Kayako makes this easy, with tools to stay on top of customer conversations and making customer satisfaction a competitive advantage Any business benefits from a helpdesk that enables them to deliver multi-channel support to their customers, whether internally or […]
  • RumbleTalk Review – Chat Rooms for Websites  

    27 March 2014
    RumbleTalk Review – With social media integration, the app is prepared to help businesses attract a new generation of chat room users Chat rooms have evolved since their early days, as social media has changed the way people stay in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. But there are still many consumers who enjoy the immediacy […]
  • Natural Insight Review – Workforce Management Software for Retailers  

    24 March 2014
    Natural Insight Review –  A simple to use cloud based platform for scheduling workers, managing tasks, and real time reporting The process of managing a distributed workforce is not only complicated but costly. Natural Insight takes this process and simplifies it into one easy to use, intuitive, cloud based program. It allows a company’s most […]
  • VivaDesk Review – Customer Service and Help Desk Management  

    20 March 2014
    VivaDesk Review – With an interface that features full flexibility, VivaDesk can be set up to work with any type of IT help desk or customer service desk Whether a business sells products or provides services, customer service calls a part of the process. Managing these calls effectively is essential to any business’s success, and the ability to […]
  • Looker Review – a Unique Approach to Data Analytics  

    18 March 2014
    Looker Review – A comprehensive solution that helps businesses use data analytics to drive decisions Businesses today are using data to drive decisions. To remain competitive, companies must find ways to extract data on every aspect of their business and find ways to use that data to inform their operations. Looker seeks to make data analytics accessible […]
  • CakeMail Review – Design Custom Emails  

    13 March 2014
    CakeMail Review – An easy way to send professional emails Businesses that are still sending newsletters and marketing emails using their email clients instead of using cloud-based email marketing software to generate graphics-rich, information-heavy content that engages customers, risk appearing behind the times. CakeMail is an easy-to-use program that allows businesses to design and send professional emails […]
  • PageProofer Review – Three-Click Feedback  

    12 March 2014
    PageProofer Review – Full set of functionalities for teams tasked with developing and maintaining websites. Its overlay offers an easy-to-use method for editing and providing suggestions to development teams. During the process of developing or improving a website, team members are often challenged to move back and forth between screens as they try to address each […]
  • simPRO Review – Job Management for Contractors  

    11 March 2014
    simPRO Review – A single place where trade service businesses can access everything they need to manage their jobs & run their business Now that professionals are striving to become as paperless as possible, old processes are being replaced with new. For trade service professionals, electricians, plumbers, and others in the trade and service industry, managing […]
  • Email It Review – Automated Email Marketing  

    10 March 2014
    Email It Review – With the ability to target customers based on specific interests and test campaigns, Email It can help businesses remain competitive in today’s personalized marketing environment. Email marketing has gradually evolved into a precise science. Each email sent out by businesses today is perfectly timed and calculated to reach the right customers at […]
  • Bizness Apps Review – Build Your Own Mobile App  

    6 March 2014
    Bizness Apps Review – A great solution for small businesses and web design shops alike needing an easy way to create and manage mobile apps In recent years, apps have grown from a fun way to pass the time while waiting for a table at a restaurant to a multimillion-dollar industry. For some businesses, an app can […]
  • Project Bubble Review – Easy Online Project Management  

    5 March 2014
    Project Bubble Review – An easy-to-use project management app with a simple, clean interface and a free starting plan The process of managing a project can be complicated, especially for larger projects that involve multiple people working together over the course of many weeks or months. Many of the available project management solutions only handle […]
  • PHC CRM FX Review – Easy CRM and Improved Customer Service  

    4 March 2014
    PHC CRM FX Review – A complete CRM solution that offers a wide range of functionality at an affordable price. In today’s technology-driven workplace, most thriving businesses rely on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to stay in touch with their customers. When that solution is combined with a good customer service solution, businesses can increase their […]
  • Speek Review – One-Click Conference Calls  

    3 March 2014
    Speek Review – An easy to use conference calling app Setting up a conference call using modern-day tools can be complicated. Callers are required to enter an eleven-digit number and a long, complicated password, which is made even more difficult if a participant is calling from a cell phone. Speek simplifies the process of routing […]
  • Decibel Insight Review – Advanced Website Heatmapping and Analytics  

    26 February 2014
    Decibel Insight Review – A unique solution with an innovative approach to analytics, offering advanced data visualization and heatmap views Data is an important part of doing business today, but businesses are challenged to harness all of the information available to them and put it to use. Their own websites collect data each day, but […]
  • Soda PDF Online Services Review – Online PDF Creation and Management  

    25 February 2014
    Soda PDF Online Services Review – Its pricing model makes it a winning solution for businesses required to regularly manage and work online with PDFs Until recently, creating Portable Document Format (PDF) files was limited to those who owned the paid version of Adobe Acrobat. But in recent years, several options have emerged that provide a […]
  • Piwik PRO Review – Professional Analytics for Your Website  

    18 February 2014
    Piwik PRO Review – Easy to use analytics features for web professionals Every website, no matter how small, needs analytics. By gaining insight into how many clicks per day a site is getting, what time of day those clicks are coming in, and how those visitors are finding a site, an administrator can deploy changes […]
  • INinbox Review – Optimized E-Mail Campaigns  

    13 February 2014
    INinbox Review – the way to create a wide variety of e-mail campaigns By now, many consumers have grown very talented at recognizing spam when it hits their inboxes. At one glance, they can isolate the junk from legitimate e-mails and delete those e-mails with a few clicks–if those e-mails land in their inboxes, rather than […]
  • Trackolade Review – Simple Project Management  

    10 February 2014
    Trackolade Review – An easy to use online project collaboration app The task of project management in many businesses is left to trained professionals, armed with Gantt charts and methodology templates. To protect themselves and all interested parties, project managers often bog down project owners and developers with paperwork, requiring weeks of preparation before work […]
  • Clickthroo Review – Landing Pages Designed to Convert  

    5 February 2014
    Clickthroo Review – An attractive interface to create landing pages and reports There are a wide variety of tools to help businesses create professional-looking landing pages. But businesses today demand more from their websites. Information on click-thrus and conversions is crucial to moving forward with marketing plans. Clickthroo combines a drag-and-drop landing page development platform with […]
  • CakeHR Review – Simple, Affordable HR in the Cloud  

    3 February 2014
    CakeHR Review – An easy way to manage human resources in the cloud Businesses of all sizes are forced to deal with the time-consuming tasks associated with human relations (HR). Managing employee leave requests and absences using old-fashioned processes can result in unnecessary headaches for supervisors, as well as being prone to errors. CakeHR is an […]
  • GeoOp Review – Mobile Field Operations Management  

    28 January 2014
    GeoOp Review – making the entire process of dispatching and billing for jobs easier At one time, it was easy to manage paper-based processes. Administrative employees were headquartered in central office, with field staff forced to come into the office to take care of those processes. These trips took away from the time field workers spent […]
  • FileHold Review – Tools for a Paperless Office  

    21 January 2014
    FileHold Review – A robust document management tool Most of the corporate world has yet to realize the dream of a paperless office, with reams of paper often being printed and tossed out each week. While many businesses realize the cost savings that can be achieved through going paperless, electronic document management systems can often be […]
  • PractiTest Review – QA in the Cloud  

    16 January 2014
    PractiTest Review –  A robust, complex application that can ease the process of managing QA testing Quality Assurance is an important part of any organization that provides software solutions to internal or external customers. But for small and medium-sized businesses, managing the QA process can be difficult, especially during tough economic times when management requires projects […]
  • Primalogik 360 Review – 360-Degree Employee Feedback  

    14 January 2014
    Primalogik 360 Review – Easily create employee evaluations  Employee evaluations are an important part of motivating and coaching employees. But the process can be time-consuming and, in the case of 360° feedback, complicated to organize, causing many managers to put off providing employee feedback altogether. With Primalogik 360, both managers and HR have a way to […]
  • Adaptive Discovery Review – Visual Analytics for Business Professionals  

    13 January 2014
    Analytics are used in many marketing and business process decisions today, providing insight that often drives major changes. But many analytics tools are complicated, requiring translation by IT staff before they can be presented to executives and shareholders. Adaptive Discovery is web-based analytics software that puts analytics directly in the hands of those who need it […]
  • Customer Thermometer Review – Customer Feedback in One Click  

    8 January 2014
    Customer Thermometer Review – An easy-to-use customer survey creator Businesses today have the ability to find out a vast range of information about customer preferences. But no information is as valuable as having insight into your own customers’ ideas and perceptions. While there are many tools that can help collect customer feedback, businesses are finding […]
  • Adaptive Planning Review – Data Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting for Businesses  

    7 January 2014
    Adaptive Planning Review – All aspects of budgeting in one place Each year, businesses are challenged to estimate cash flow and expenses for the year, creating budget projections based on guesses and historical data. These businesses can benefit from a tool that automates this process, allowing for more accurate estimates and saving financial executives both […]
  • PHC FX Review – an All-in-One Business Support Solution  

    30 December 2013
    PHC FX Review – Simple, easy-to-use application that can help streamline operations Businesses today are torn between varieties of cloud-based solutions, leading them to often subscribe to a multitude of services. Each service requires its own username and password for each worker, leading to the password overload that affects many professionals today. PHC FX has an […]
  • PowerSteering Review – Executive Decision Making for Project and Portfolio Management  

    19 December 2013
    In recent years, Project/Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) has grown to be a driving decision making discipline in the business world. Companies have learned that it is the only way to effectively juggle multiple projects/programs and portfolios across different departments, business units and multiple locations. Coordinating and optimizing all of these initiatives, investments, and resources […]
  • FG Receivables Manager Review – Organization Tool for Accounts Receivable  

    18 December 2013
    FG Receivables Manager Review – Accounts receivables with intelligence For businesses, keeping track of invoices and payments is extremely time consuming. Invoices can easily fall through the cracks if a business isn’t extremely organized. Funding Gates Receivables Manager seeks to organize the process for businesses of all sizes. This FG Receivables Manager review looks at the […]
  • TrackSmart Review – Employee Attendance Tracking for All  

    17 December 2013
    TrackSmart Review – Free Employee Attendance Tracking Managing employees can be time consuming and frustrating. Many businesses still rely on paper-based processes or spreadsheets to track employee time. But even small firms can make the transition to online employee attendance tracking with TrackSmart, a Web-based solution to help companies manage employee time and attendance. This TrackSmart review looks at […]
  • ScheduleBase Review – Real-Time Employee Scheduling Software  

    5 December 2013
    ScheduleBase Review – Create time sheets and share them with employees electronically At one time, managers scheduled hourly employees using handwritten spreadsheets and a pencil with a hefty eraser. Workers were forced to either call in to find out their hours or drive to the location to see the schedule. While some businesses still cling […]
  • Mailjet Review – Stay on Top of Email Campaigns  

    3 December 2013
    Mailjet Review –  Real-Time Bulk E-Mail Tool Bulk e-mail tools have given businesses the ability to reach a large number of customers at once. But it’s important that companies choose a tool that will provide details about who read which e-mails when to allow them to properly follow up after the fact. Mailjet goes beyond simple […]
  • BuiltWith Pro Review – Behind the Scenes of Today’s Hottest Websites  

    2 December 2013
    BuiltWith Pro Review – In-depth information on today’s web development trends Have you ever wondered about the technology that powers the most successful websites? Chances are, if you have a site of your own, you’ve looked at those sites to try to determine how they were built. Were they created using WordPress? What analytics are […]
  • Teambook Review – Team Scheduling App for Businesses  

    19 November 2013
    Teambook review – Project sharing, scheduling and tracking for all Managing a team can be time-consuming and frustrating, especially for businesses that have multiple projects occurring simultaneously. Project management tools often tackle scheduling from a project perspective, rather than focusing on the people who will be performing the tasks associated with said projects, Teambook provides an […]
  • Grasshopper Review – Toll-Free Numbers for Businesses  

    15 November 2013
    Grasshopper provides toll-free and vanity numbers that show up on caller IDs. This Grasshopper review will go through its various features, including voicemail and Cloud phone options. Many of today’s small businesses are run from cell phones, while traveling from one meeting to the next. These movers and shakers need a way to stay in […]
  • Cezanne OnDemand Review – Manage Employees in the Cloud  

    12 November 2013
    Cezanne OnDemand – Full-service HR Automation for all Businesses Managing performance and tracking leave for employees can be a challenge for mid and smaller-sized businesses – especially those that operate on an international basis and don’t have the deep pockets and added HR resources of larger businesses. Cezanne OnDemand is a cloud HR system that offers leave […]
  • Intuit GoPayment Review – Mobile Payment App for Businesses  

    11 November 2013
    Intuit GoPayment Review – For businesses wishing to accept payments on the go Cash-only businesses are losing customers to competitors. With so many options today, businesses can solve that problem using a mobile device and a card reader. Intuit’s GoPayment joins the many solutions providers offering mobile payment options. This Intuit GoPayment review will showcase the […]
  • Knack Review – Do-It-Yourself Database Creator  

    8 November 2013
    Knack Review – Making database creation easy Databases power most of the applications we use every single day. But for most businesses, creating a database from scratch without assistance from IT is not just a challenge–it’s impossible. In this Knack review we will see how it makes database creation easy, with no coding required. This Knack review […]
  • Ciiva Review – Innovative Bill of Materials Management  

    4 November 2013
    Ciiva Review – Automating bill of materials processes Transferring parts among different companies including designers, manufacturers or suppliers and organizing bill of materials across multiple users within a company can be a time-consuming process when done manually. Ciiva seeks to automate the process, allowing for better organization and always-updated information on parts that are in stock, […]
  • Intuit Online Payroll Review – Tax-Friendly Payroll Software  

    30 October 2013
    Intuit Online Payroll Review – taking the pain out of processing payroll When most people hear “Intuit,” they think of tax time. Both individuals and businesses are familiar with the company’s TurboTax do-it-yourself tax preparation software. So it should be no surprise that the company’s new online payroll software is designed to make things easier […]
  • Podio Review – Simple Cloud-Based Collaboration  

    23 October 2013
    Technology has made collaborating on projects easier than ever, but businesses are still faced with one major challenge. How do they share files and documents despite e-mail file size limits and version control issues? Podio provides a central hub for posting documents, meeting notes, and more. This Podio review looks at the features and ease-of […]
  • FormMule Review – a Drag-and-Drop Form Builder for Business  

    18 October 2013
    By including forms on company websites, businesses can quickly gather information on customers, creating e-mail newsletter subscriptions or securing the information necessary to make follow-up calls. But for the average website owner, creating professional-looking forms quickly and easily is a challenging, time-consuming process. FormMule turns form creation into a drag-and-drop process that gives users complete […]
  • Xpenditure Review – Organize Receipts and Expenses Efficiently  

    15 October 2013
    For self-employed workers and business owners, keeping up with receipts and business expenses is time-consuming, taking time and energy that should be put toward more important efforts. Xpenditure is an expenses management app that allows anyone with a smartphone, a tablet or simply a webcam to digitize, store and manage receipts. This Xpenditure review examines the […]
  • Falcon Social Review – Social Media Collaboration Tool  

    11 October 2013
    Modern social media marketing campaigns often involve team members across several departments within one organization. As customer service, sales, marketing, and HR staff connect to deploy and track social media efforts, it’s vital that all team members are able to collaborate, with transparency. Falcon Social provides an easy answer, with an innovative tool that keeps social media […]
  • Nutcache Review – Helps Businesses Get Paid Faster  

    25 September 2013
    Businesses of all sizes are learning the importance of automating payment and billing. Nutcache’s top goal is to help businesses get paid faster and it does so by automating the billing-payment tracking cycle to speed things along. In this Nutcache Review, we’ll take a look at this invoicing site’s features and benefits to determine how it stacks […]
  • Intralinks via Review – Share Large Files Securely  

    16 September 2013
    Anyone who has ever tried to share large files with someone knows that finding a venue can be tricky. Most e-mail programs have size limits and FTP solutions can be complicated to navigate. Intralinks VIA is a SaaS solution that allows users to exchange and store files securely with the ability to access all content […]
  • BookerLooker Review – Online Appointment Scheduler  

    9 September 2013
    Customers today are accustomed to paying bills, checking bank balances, and locating the nearest restaurant online. So tasks that require making a phone call can easily be put off, including making medical appointments and scheduling haircuts. BookerLooker gives customers the ability to schedule appointments for participating businesses using a smartphone, tablet or PC. In this […]