According to Harvard Business Professor Marco Iansit, business operations “is and always has been what gives an organization the power to act: to create value for its customers; to capture value for its shareholders; and to share value with its ecosystem.”
With the recent explosion of software as a service solutions, the ability to run your business with speed and agility has never been easier, or more necessary. That’s why we’re presenting you in this blog post the five best software tools you can use to increase your efficiency -- and your bottom line.
Basecamp is a industry leading project management software company. The software is super easy to use and will keep your team on track. Plus, your project managers will love you for using it. Basecamp’s co-founders are also publishing rockstars, with two New York Times bestselling books between them.
Freshbooks is like Quickbooks, except easier to use. It’s the best option for small-business owners looking to manage their finances with a minimum amount of effort. With Freshbooks you can track expenses, send out invoices, track time, and keep your books as if you had hired your own accounting firm.
With over 60,000 customers, including Expedia, NHS and L'oreal, Zendesk is hands down the best help desk software for business. Just this year Zendesk was moved into the visionary quadrant of the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report saying, “In 2014 and 2015, reference customers gave Zendesk the highest overall satisfaction scores of any vendor included in the CRM CEC Magic Quadrant for product implementation.”
From docs to hangouts to calendars, pretty much everyone uses Google apps during the course of their workday. With a product suite so ubiquitous, it’s hard to argue against Google’s tried and true tools for your business.
Beekeeper enables managers and employees to flexibly and effectively communicate. Using Beekeeper you can reach out to any employee group via private messages, emails, or push notifications, bringing flexibility and effectiveness that other single use communications platforms can’t. These platforms allow your employees to communicate more effectively with each other and become more engaged with other segments of your company.
As the famed venture capitalist Marc Andreessen pronounced, “Software is eating the world.” By taking advantage of the new software that is making old analog operational tasks digital, you can ensure your company can stay agile and fast in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
Are you interested in improving your company's communication with both field and office workers? Get in touch with us to find out more about Beekeeper - mobile communication tool for teams and companies, and we’ll be more than happy to show you how you can reach and engage your employees in a simple and secure way.
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