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An aim of any business is to make the process of inventory management as simple and easy as possible. However, for many, the process is rife with issues, especially for those currently undergoing fundamental growth.

A solution to this problem, which removes the stresses of inventory management, is the availability of web-based inventory management software.

In this article I’m going to review six of the best web-based inventory management software solutions that offer free trials. This should make the process of choosing the tool for you and your business an awful lot easier, since you can preview the look and feel of this cloud inventory management software before you buy.

Read on to find out more!

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6 Great Web-Based Customer Service Apps To Wow Your Clients

If you don’t deliver on what your customers expect then pretty soon you won’t have a business anymore. Fortunately, there’s software out there to help you provide the kind of service that will keep your clients coming back for more. A good web-based customer service app can mean the difference between an excellent customer experience or a customer service horror story like these.

I’ve picked out six great web-based customer service apps that can ensure you provide a high quality of customer service to make sure your customers feel valued. Many of these apps appear in GetApp’s GetApp’s GetRank quarterly ranking system of top the top web based apps for customer service. All of this online customer service software requires a subscription in order to use, although most vendors offer free trials or freemium models.

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Thanks to the availability of web-based CRM software it is now redundant to manage customer relations and your human resources department through mountains of filing or spreadsheets. An online CRM make the process quicker, easier, and generally more efficient. This is achieved through offering a wide range of capabilities including the ability to track customer interactions and allowing employees to book time off.

The great thing about web-based CRM apps is that they are always-on and always available from any device you happen to be using. Another great feature of cloud-based CRMs is that they can integrate with many of your other web-based business systems, making you more productive, and allowing you to feed sales data to other areas of your company.

The advantages of using cloud CRM software are numerous. In this article I will highlight the unique differences between some of the top CRM solutions in order help you find the best CRM solution for your business needs.

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Top 7 Web-Based Human Resources Applications With Free Trials

It’s not a straightforward choice when picking a web-based HR application for your business needs. With a huge amount of apps and with every developer promising the same capabilities, it’s often impossible to distinguish between the best options.

In this article we’ve teamed up with our sister site GetApp to highlight the best ranked web-based HR applications. To help you make your HR software decisions easier I will cover the features that make each app special. Each of the HR apps I’ve picked out comes with a free trial so you can assess if it fits the needs of your business before you take the plunge and purchase the software.

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Great Online Accounting Software With Chrome Extensions

Accounting is a tricky, and often tedious, process. If you’re still spending your time wrangling with spreadsheets, using Word documents to knock up invoices, or scribbling your expenses down on scraps of paper then it’s high time you switched to an online accounting software.

There are dozens of subscription-based, cloud-based accounting applications out there that can improve the way you do your accounts. Sure, you have to pay to use these, but it’s usually worth it given the lightening of the load on your time and resources such an app leads to.

Many of the top online accounting software solutions even come with their own Google Chrome extensions, making it even easier to manage your accounts through your browser. Here we round up some of the best cloud accounting solutions, all of which have a free trial and a Google Chrome extension.

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The cloud is now at the forefront of business computing, and the rise of the SaaS model is driving down the cost of business software. Gone are the days when companies used bulky proprietary software to handle their business. Online business apps are generally easier to set up and they store your data remotely, so can be accessed from anywhere. There are now online business apps for all areas of company management, including CRM, accounting, project management, and help desk.

The great thing about cloud apps is that they are tailor-made to cater businesses of any size, and can be scaled very easily. Some of the applications listed below feature freemium subscription model, so you only pay for the features you end up using.

We have curated some of the best online business apps out there and grouped them under relevant sub categories. Find out how these cloud applications can help boost your business!

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Want to get ahead in business? Get an app! Today on Appstorm I’m going to highlight 25 fantastic web-based business applications. Some will help you manage a team, manage your finances or even manage your customers, and all of them will help you to improve your businesses efficiency. These apps all have a free version, or at least a very comprehensive free trial.

Lets dive in!

[Note] This article was originally published in December 2012. It was updated in October 2015 to include freemium apps for business.

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Xero is powerful and good looking cloud-based accounting system that allows you to manage your business finances wherever you are. It can help you out with everything from invoicing clients to reconciling accounts, creating expense claims, and filing receipts digitally.

Apart from the web version, Xero has a very good app for iOS and Android that allows you to do all of this when you’re away from the office. 

Xero is really well designed with a stylish, clear interface that’s easy to use. It allows you to easily see 
all of your bank accounts, credit card and PayPal balances, outstanding invoices, expense claims, contacts and other essential info at a glance.

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In business it is essential that we are constantly creating targets, goals and milestones in order to show progression and growth. However, tracking these goals can often be a struggle when everyday demands keep you on your feet. A solution to this is using dedicated applications to help set, track and ultimately achieve those business goals.

Here I pick out a selection of 15 of these fantastic applications, including cloud-based apps for CRM, productivity, and accounting. Read on to find out more about how they can benefit your business.

[Update] This post was originally published on February 4th 2011. It was updated on September 21st 2015 to include details of the very latest business apps.

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Task managers have become essential tools in taking control of multiple projects and maintaining a successful workflow. Every task manager (or project management software as its generally known at a business level) will come equipped with basic features such as scheduling and mobile integration, but finding the perfect solution which fits your specific business needs is often a difficult and time consuming task.

Hopefully our list of the 10 best web-based task management apps will help in your search, if you haven’t already found yours.

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