In our last post, we highlighted 10 of the best tools for collaboration. With so many great—and affordable—tools on the market today, we decided to cover 10 more to help you scale your business.
Cloud-based products typically offer significant cost savings over traditional software and can greatly help increase efficiency. You just need an Internet connection and you can give your entire team access no matter where they’re based.
If you have people working in different offices or remote locations like their homes, these tools are not only convenient but also very cost-effective. Not to mention, most of these tools have apps so you can use them on the go.
From accounting to payroll solutions, here are several tools to help you streamline processes and increase effectiveness in key areas of your business.
This free HR tool enables you to onboard new hires quickly and to manage paperwork and benefits for employees—all online. The company can also help you select insurance providers and plans.
An online payroll solution, ZenPayroll automates the payroll process, including payments and taxes. It electronically generates and files tax documents and deposits payments directly into employees’ bank accounts.
The last “Zen” product on our list, Zendesk is a very popular customer service solution. It connects email, chat, social media, and phone channels in one dashboard. Since it’s online, your support agents can help customers from anywhere.
Founded in New Zealand, Xero provides online accounting software for invoicing, managing cash flow, paying employees, creating purchase orders, and more.
An affordable alternative to traditional office phone systems, this Internet-based phone service provides voicemail, faxing, and phone lines for your company and employees. Everyone can be on the same system even if they’re in different states.
This email marketing service provider reportedly sends more than 500 million emails a month on behalf of its customers. It’s known for being easy to use and includes analytics tools and A/B testing.
Hootsuite is a very popular tool that lets you manage your social network accounts in one place. Schedule posts in advance, post messages in bulk, monitor engagement, and more to streamline your company’s social media channels.
If you’re looking to set up an online store, Magento and Shopify are two popular e-commerce platforms. Shopify is easy to use and works well for smaller businesses. Magento is owned by eBay and geared toward larger companies, like current customers Nike and Vizio.
It’s always a good idea to back up your data. Carbonite and CrashPlan are two online storage services that will automatically back up your files to the cloud for safekeeping.
Test, test, and test again. This online optimization platform enables you to run and track A/B tests on your website or mobile app, so you can optimize the experience.