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.
Read on to find out more!
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!
Most teams today use way too many apps to get their work done. And when everything each of your employees is working on is scattered between a dozen different apps, it’s next to impossible to get work done. Team members will struggle to find the contacts they need, and no one will know what anyone else is working on. That’s exactly what WORKetc is designed to solve.
WORKetc lets you manage all of your business in the cloud effortlessly. It brings together a robust CRM, support tools, project management, billing and invoicing, and more together in one app where everything works together. You’ll be able to capture leads, follow up with them, give them personalized help when they contact support, and make sure they’re invoiced on time — even with different team members working on each of those tasks.
Of course, it can be difficult to get your team to switch to a new app — but that’s ok. WORKetc already integrates with the apps your team uses. You can save notes in Evernote Business, and WORKetc can turn them into projects, tasks, and leads automatically. It works just as well with Google Apps, where it can turn your emails into support tickets and sales leads, and let you share files on WORKetc through Google Drive. And when it’s time to do the invoicing, WORKetc integrates with Xero. It’s everything you need to keep your team working together, even if they don’t want to switch apps.
Over 1200 businesses already rely on WORKetc to get their work done better. It’s the workflow tool your team needs to help everyone work together on everything. There’s no need to duplicate effort — or info — when everything’s in one place.
Give WORKetc a Try This Week!
Ready to simplify your business and get your contacts, projects, help desk, and more all in one app? Then give WORKetc a try this week! You can signup for a free 14 day trial of WORKetc to try it out, then get the WORKetc plan that works best for your team starting at $195/month.
Web apps tend to separate everything, with one app for chat and one for invoices, one for projects and another for documents. But that sure can get confusing. So why not pull everything together in a full-featured intranet like the brilliant Bitrix24, our sponsor this week.
We loved Bitrix24 when we reviewed it recently, and it’s added a ton of new features since then. You can now add polls in your team discussions to get quick feedback on everyone’s thoughts. You can keep up with the your team anywhere, with native apps for your iPhone and Android, as well as your Mac and PC. You can even virtually meet your team in your browser with voice and video calls right in Birtix24, keep track of everyone in the CRM even on the go, and make invoices straight from the time you’ve tracked in the app. It’s everything, together.
That’s in addition to all of the features we already loved, including a Facebook-style network for your team, planning and scheduling tools, document sharing and collaboration, and more. Bitrix24 has everything you need to keep your team collaborating and productive, no matter what you’re working on. You won’t have to go find more apps to get everything your team needs — it’s all right here.
Get Your Team on Bitrix24 This Week!
So why wait? Go try out Bitrix24 and see if it’s what your team has been needing! It’s 100% free for up to 12 users, and $99/month for unlimited users after that. Or, if your team has more specialized needs, you can license and run it on your own server. It’s the intranet that can work for everyone.
About two months ago, I started the process to hire some new personnel at my day job, and I needed a way to keep track of who had applied and where they stood in the hiring process. After some research into basic CRMs, I found Streak.
According to the development team, Streak is CRM in your [Gmail] inbox. And boy, is it ever. Let’s find out how Streak integrates with Gmail and how it will make your life easier. (more…)
It’s so good to see how web apps are simplifying bloated, enterprise grade software with simpler solutions and flexible pricing. They don’t charge for a ton of hardly used features and make sure there is flatter learning curve. After tackling the cumbersome project management vertical, web apps have started breaking down CRM and ERP functionality with single purpose apps.
Quote generation, help desk and sales management are important modules in a conventional Customer Relationship Management (CRM) app. Companies pay a boatload of money to deploy them and to train their employees. But, things are changing fast. I’ve been hearing good things about Stride lately and it looks like a capable sales tracking app. Let’s take it for a spin! (more…)
Our sponsor this week is Bitrix24, a new cloud-based social intranet to help your whole team work together, seamlessly. You can manage your tasks and projects, see what everyone’s doing, store files, chat, store customer info, and more, all in one powerful app.
Employees today are already used to using social networks to share what’s going on with their lives and schedule events together. Bitrix24 brings the modern design and features your employees expect to your company’s intranet, making it as easy to let your coworkers know what you’re working on as it is to update your status on Facebook. You’ll be able to quickly browse a stream of updates to see what’s going on, and can even privately message, chat, share pictures, like others’ posts, and more, in a simple social network layout.
Bitrix24 also includes more traditional business tools for project management, CRM, document sharing, and more, all with the same great interface. You’ll be able to easily track time spent on projects, create employee reports, save meeting briefs, create your company’s structure, find employee contact info, and more, all in the same app. Rather than using multiple web apps for all the tools your company needs, you can use Bitrix24 to keep everything together and make your team more efficient.
Go get it!
If you’ve been looking for a great way to bring your whole team together with a social intranet, Bitrix24 might be just what you’ve needed. You can signup for a Basic account for free if your team only has up to 12 people, or you can get unlimited users and more features starting at $99/month.
In business, knowing a lot of people is a great asset. If you are a marketing professional, it’s imperative you get to connect with as many people as possible. Smart sales persons not only concentrate on the networking part of the equation, but also in putting the contacts to good use to boost sales.
The first step is to collate all the contact data into a form that makes sense. Even if you manage to fill your digital address books with all the contact information you have got, keeping track of all the back and forth is the key to closing a deal. Handy Elephant promises to transform your ever increasing number of contacts into a network of dynamic relationships. Lets learn how after the break.