Whatever your small business is, you are most likely looking for an app that is affordable, scalable, does what you need and isn’t overly complicated. It might sound like asking for a lot, but in reality there are many that fill all these basic criteria.
Maybe you’ve already got a solution and need an upgrade or found that you’ve grown so much you really need one. Whatever the case may be, here are a few of our key picks for this year.
Shopify for E-Commerce
Starts at $29 per month.
Some mistake this as a website selling websites, while that is close, it is really a web application for building e-commerce stores. Shopify provides much more than just a website builder though, they have optional hardware and payment processing options along with a huge selection of add-ons.
Automated emails, abandoned cart statistics, payment systems for online and in store, so everything runs from one place. Shopify is our first pick because it can have everything you need with its pick and choose style software.
FreshBooks for Accounting
Starts at $15 per month.
This is usually a core reason for many small businesses to look for an app. Finances and accounting can become overwhelming or take up a lot of time. FreshBooks provides a full accounting software bundle that includes accounting and invoicing tools. The app boasts features like automated messaging, automated invoicing, reminders, and even has a mobile version.
Trello for Project Management
Free/$9.99 per month for extra storage and support.
This software has gained popularity from everyone ranging from students managing their own projects up to full business teams. Trello uses the Kanban board style of project management, breaking down tasks into manageable cards lined up in columns.
It works on a system that is typically three columns from to-do, incomplete, and complete. There are more complex setups you can do, but always move the cards from left to right. This isn’t only a single person app as mentioned, teams can assign certain cards to members so you can all see the progress together.
Notion for Project Management
Starts at $4 per month.
Notion aims to be an all-in-one customizable solution. It does a very good job of it too, for those who like to create their own style and workflow this is a good solution. It can handle documents, images, notes, spreadsheets, and even has the option for databases for each individual “page”.
This isn’t as complicated as it might sound. The database is there to store all your information, and Notion can represent your data however you want. Calendars, lists, tables or even Kanban boards, Notion can display the data in a visually pleasing and efficient way.
Custom App for Small Business
Starts at not as much as you might think.
While the initial cost might be high, many companies do have payment plans to reduce this. If you have a specific way of working already in place or existing software and need a bridge, a custom solution could fit your business niche better than a pre-built solution.
You can ensure you get what you want, and the support to go with it. You could find yourself needing a new feature, or some tweaking, and with a custom solution you have the control to do so.
If you want to discuss a custom solution or what app could be right for your business, get in touch with us at Axis Software Dynamics. We are here to assist you with getting the most from your efforts, and scale your business to new heights efficiently!