If you’re managing your small business using web apps, there’s a very good chance that you’ve heard about WorkingPoint. WorkingPoint is a unique, feature rich and affordable solution for keeping track of accounting, invoicing and bookkeeping of a small business.
We recently published 10 Amazing Apps Used by the Envato Team, and we’ve now asked WorkingPoint to share with us the apps they use to run their startup. From the web apps they are using we can infer that a major chunk of their operations are handled using web apps. Check out these ten great web apps after the jump.
Talk about eating your own dog food! WorkingPoint is a fantastic web app for small business management and no wonder, they’re using it in-house to keep the track of their books, send invoices and run the business. WorkingPoint app scored an impressive 9/10 in our earlier review.
WorkingPoint uses Assistly’s sleek customer support web app and are part of Assistly’s Beta testing group. Support requests from all modes — email as well as Social Media, such as twitter — are tracked, cases are assigned and documented using Assistly. The web app is also used to track and respond to tweets by multiple employees of WorkingPoint using a single Twitter account. Assisltly enables them to be on top of user opinions, feedback and thoughts on the WorkingPoint app from all sources.
Skype is the defacto communication tool in almost all technology startups. WorkingPoint uses Skype to make calls, chat with people and to share files.
WordPress has turned out to be the Microsoft Windows of blogging. WorkingPoint’s official blog is powered by a self-hosted version of the WordPress blogging platform. As a side note, I recommend everyone check out the fantastic articles on the blog (Loved the Botpreneur repost.)
For executing email marketing campaigns and sending out newsletters, WorkingPoint uses the Vertical Response web app. Vertical Response boasts a 500,000-strong user base and integrates nicely with Google Apps and Salesforce platforms.
Search Engine Optimization and Marketing are important aspects to keep an online business visible to people searching for relevant keywords. SEOMoz’s tools are used to evaluate the effectiveness of WorkingPoint’s SEO & SEM campaigns.
From the makers of the very famous SnagIt screen capture software, TechSmith, comes the JingProject. Jing is a free web app to add visuals to your online conversations. WorkingPoint uses Jing to create and share videos about their app.
Skitch is used to take screenshots, annotate and share them among the team to keep everyone posted on the app development progress.
GitHub is the hosted version of Git, an extremely fast, efficient, distributed version control system ideal for the collaborative development of software. Version control of the entire WorkingPoint code base is taken care of by GitHub.
10. VMware Fusion
VMware is a pioneer and leader in the field of desktop virtualization software. Cross-browser compatibility of the WorkingPoint app, primarily on Internet Explorer for Windows, is checked using VMware Fusion.
The WorkingPoint team uses some of the best apps in each of their respective categories. What is your take? Do you think there is a better alternative that could enhance their productivity? What team’s apps would you like to find out about next?