List of the four best document sharing and knowledge management apps.
Nearly three out of every four small businesses uses document sharing tools as a way to increase productivity both inside and outside the office, however compatibility and security issues can put companies using certain platforms at a disadvantage. Although there are dozens of document sharing and knowledge management apps currently on the market, the quality and the features offered can vary significantly from product to product.
Usersnap Review: Using annotated screenshots to report website bugs.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an annotated screenshot is at least worth a million. Usersnap is a cloud-based tool that web developers can use to communicate about issues and share information with clients, colleagues, and quality assurance engineers. By embedding a bug-reporting tool into their standard development processes, web professionals can reduce communication friction and work more efficiently with colleagues.
Homestead Review - The design and hosting service that helps people of all skill-levels create their own professional-looking business site.
Having a web presence is important, but cheap-looking websites that offer sparse information can negate the benefits. I found Homestead to be simple to use and was continually impressed at the deep customization options of every element. Having access to the SiteBuilder interface for as long as you keep your site hosted with Homestead means you can easily update pertinent information and make changes to the layout as you desire.
If you are looking to get your company onto the web but don’t want to learn how to code, I can confidently recommend Homestead for its robust set of features and dead-simple interface.
Mobile Forms Review: Awesome tool to get mobile analytics
Remember those Greenpeace activists on the street with clipboards? The proliferation of mobile devices may change the way they work. This is because with feedback management apps, using mobile devices, you can collect and process feedback immediately.
This week we will look at Mobile Forms – a solution that enables you to get feedback from people using mobile devices. In this Mobile Forms review, we will look at its features, interface, and see how it can be of use to you.
ZenPayroll Review: A delightful SaaS solution for payroll processing
ZenPayroll is one of the more interesting and thoughtful solutions that I’ve reviewed in recent times. Automation is a much-abused word in SaaS. Practically, every solution claims to automate your business. However, not much thought goes into the so-called automation process. Too often, automation involves replication of an offline process into an online one.
ZenPayroll is different in that it has thoughtful little details that integrate offline tasks with the convenience of an online process. For example, the solution handles mundane tasks such as the registration and application processes of critical forms for first-time entrepreneurs. Thus, if you are an entrepreneur located in California, ZenPayroll will apply for the state’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) on your behalf. Similarly, ZenPayroll will automate your new hire reporting to the State.
This Podio review looks at the features of this Cloud-based collaboration tool. With a suite of features, this software allows multiple team members to share files and information.
By using Podio’s Cloud-based collaboration tool, businesses can improve efficiency and save money by allowing workers to collaborate from anywhere, using any device. Podio’s free version makes it a great deal for many small businesses, but its interface can be complex and difficult to navigate at times.
Attendify Review: Add value to events and conferences by creating a mobile app for attendees.
Attendify serves two primary purposes for event organizers. Firstly, building a mobile events app with interior maps, schedules, and speaker profiles can be cheaper than printing a paper guide. Last-minute changes to the speaker lineup can be quickly changed with a few clicks in Attendify, allowing organizers to make seamless updates at any time. Organizers can also send push notifications to their attendees’ smartphones to announce when important sessions or keynote speakers are about to begin.
Acuity Scheduling Review: Awesome tool for appointment scheduling
Frankly, I did not know that scheduling an appointment was such an important business function. I really liked the fact that the solution converts this relatively trivial task into an important activity that can significantly affect your bottom line. I also liked that the workflow is simple and easy-to-use. As a result, you do not need much information or training to get started with the solution.
However, the workflow’s simplicity is balanced by an interface that, at times, can seem cluttered with far too many functions and tasks. It might be an idea for the solution’s developers to simplify the interface further and remove associated add-ons.
Decision Orchestrator Review: Awesome tool to make simple as well as complex decisions
Probably, the biggest reason to opt for the solution is its approach to decision-making. I liked that it broke down complex decision-making to specific, quantifiable decision points and establishes a process to make decisions. That you can do this using a single and simple solution is even more of an advantage because it integrates functionality and features from multiple solutions into a single comprehensive solution. I also liked that the solution combines qualitative and quantitative aspects of decision-making.
Multiple roles and security permission only add to the solution’s attractiveness. This is because it enables you to reinvent and categorize inputs from multiple stakeholders for a decision.
LearnUpon Review: An excellent SaaS-based solution for elearning.
There are several reasons to like LearnUpon. Perhaps, the most important one is that it is targeted at multiple and varied use cases. Thus, it is useful whether you are a corporate professional, small business, or simply a training company looking to sell or license your courses. LearnUpon is also easy to use and has a pleasing, tabbed interface. This allows for easy navigation and, also, reduces the need to constantly look at help documentation.
Datafield review, a tool for building mobile forms and surveys.
Datafield is an excellent platform, and it offers users a reliable, effective way to collect all different types of business information. By utilizing mobile technology for data collection, companies are able to gather secondary information (like GPS location, for example) in addition to the answers to any text-based or media rich questions they’re asking participants.
CallRail review - phone analytics software for business
Perhaps, the greatest benefit of using CallRail lies in its ability to empower small businesses with customized service. For example, you can combine data from the prospect’s navigation history on your site with your product data to record custom messages for products. The solution also enables you to identify and track actual conversion rates for your website. In addition, custom messages such as Whisper messages (or messages that are played for agents answering the call) enable you customize your messages.
Timeforge review - a suite of applications that is a value-add to your small business in more ways than one. Focused on the restaurant and retail sector
The TimeForge Scheduling Lite solution is free. Pricing for other solutions within their suite of applications is based on the number of users. While several solutions can be used as standalone applications, TimeForge also has a comprehensive product – TimeForge Max – that integrates all apps into a simple and effective HR solution for restaurateurs and retailers. Presley says the free products are designed for small businesses who just want to get away from Excel. He recommends using the paid versions in a variety of combinations. For example, Scheduling and Attendance apps can be used in conjunction with each other to track employee time.