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.
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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.
With the advent of cloud-based computing and the ever-progressing steps in the technology world, businesses are turning much more to Internet-based programs to help them operate efficiently and keep all their resources organised. Just look at the recent rise of web-based software that is aimed solely at businesses (especially project management software) and you can see that people want to be able to access the IT resources of their business no matter where they are in the world and no matter what device they are using.
But is there really a solution that can run a company completely? Well, MYCO Suite thinks it can. It is an online ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system aimed towards small and medium sized businesses which is designed to run almost every single department of a company, from the purchasing and procurement side of things to the sales and human resources side. Unlike conventional ERP systems, which often require a refresh of the entire IT system and can often be a financial burden on companies, MYCO Suite is low-cost ($15 monthly for each user) and is entirely Net-based, meaning that businesses do not have to spend thousands on refreshing their entire IT system.
MYCO Suite may well be a fantastic solution for some companies who need access to their resources not only from the office. To find out whether it is a great tool or not, I signed up for the 7-day free trial and tested it for myself. Here are my findings…
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting MYCO Suite. The developer describes MYCO Suite as CRM, Project management, Sales, HR and Finance in one compact system. Having all your CRM information, projects, sales leads and financial reporting together in one secured system. MYCO Suite helps management by creating transparency and reduces complexity. You are now able to say goodbye to multiple spreadsheets and systems.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
As a customer, quotes don’t mean much to us. They are just pieces of paper filled with a list of items and the best prices a business can offer us. However, on the other end of the spectrum, quotes and leads are the bread and butter of almost every business. In a competitive world, price quotations help win customers without spending a whole lot on customer acquisition.
There are tons of enterprise software available for generating comprehensive price quotes, and they are often included as modules in modern CRM and ERP software. But like every other domain that uses software, quote creation apps are available online too. Socket is an easy to use, online quote creation app that promises to make your life easier by automating your quotation process. Interested to know how?
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting WORKetc CRM + Projects + Billing. The developer describes WORKetc as more than just another boring old CRM. By combining CRM with projects, billing, documents, timesheets, product catalog and more, WORKetc can give a full 360 degree of your customers. What’s more, when your team has full access to a customer’s activity history they are infinitely more efficient. It’s perfect for technology firms, design studios and any business with 1 to 100 employees.
Read on for more information and screenshots!