Business web applications are convenient tools to coordinate, manage, schedule, and keep track of business-related tasks, be it project management or recruitment. The problem is that there are so many options available that it's tricky choosing the best business web application that meets your needs.
A little help in the decision-making process never goes awry.
There are web apps to suit every business purpose. We're going to look at nine of the best business desktop and mobile apps.
Google Analytics has long been one of the most popular analytics reporting applications with a wide range of features. It constantly evolves to stay abreast of user trends. The one thing that has never waivered is its ability to track website traffic so businesses can see how their website is performing in relation to their online business goals.
Google Analytics is known for its user-friendliness. Business owners don't need in-depth technical knowledge to benefit from the information generated. It's easy to see at a glance how websites perform. It also has the functionality to deliver micro-details to those who want to delve deeper into website performance and user behavior.
Cost: Google Analytics is free to anyone with a Google account. If you really want more detailed information and you have an enormous budget, then you can get Google Analytics 360, which costs $12,500 per month and $150,000 annually.
HubSpot is a comprehensive marketing and sales app that helps businesses through various stages of the sales process, from attracting site visitors to completing transactions. Features also include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content management, customer relationship management (CRM), analytics, and social media marketing.
One of the great things about HubSpot is its ability to function as a CMS (content managing system).
Cost: HubSpot has a freemium version and paid plans that start at $45 per month.
Slack is essentially a project management app that facilitates one-on-one and group communication. You can easily set up discussion groups to talk to specific people only (department managers); task groups to talk about matters relating to different projects, and open groups for all employees to make announcements and convey important information.
In this way, it's easy to provide access to business documents and training videos company-wide.
One of the great things about Slack is that it syncs with desktop, web, and mobile applications, so you can set notifications, respond to reminders, and make video calls wherever you happen to be.
Cost: Slack has a freemium version and paid plans that start at around $6.70 per month.
Trello is a project management app that uses boards and lists to convey information in a user-friendly, visual manner. Each board is given a title, and all information below appears as cards. Each card can contain information, including attachments, and enable questions, answers, and discussions in the form of comments.
Relevant parties are automatically notified of any changes to the board, so they always know the status of a project or task. The app uses a default template, but it's entirely customizable to your business's needs.
Cost: Trello has a freemium version and paid plans that start at $5 per month per user.
Mailchimp is an email builder app. Its features enable business owners to create professional emails quickly by customizing templates that convey your business's unique look and feel.
More than that, Mailchimp also provides some analytics, including open email rates and performance trackers.
Cost: Mailchimp has a freemium version and paid plans that start at $190 per month.
Expensify is a business app that manages expenses incurred on business trips. You can easily link debit and credit cards to the app, so it automatically adds charges to the expense report. You also have the option to take photographs of your receipts and upload them to the app, which will detect and extract the relevant data.
Not only can the app generate expense reports on demand, but one of its key features is flagging suspicious transactions.
Cost: There is a freemium version for businesses and paid plans that start at $5 per user per month with an Expensify card.
DocuSign is a business web app that lets you collect signatures online or on a mobile device. One of the great things about the app is that it integrates with Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, and more.
Cost: DocuSign has paid plans that start at $10 per month.
Time Doctor is a time-tracking and productivity app that records the time employees spend on billable hours and their set projects. App developers claim that Time Doctor can increase productivity by as much as 22%.
One of the advanced features is screenshot monitoring, which takes screenshots of employees' screens randomly to see how employees use their allocated work time.
Cost: Time Doctor has paid plans that start at $10 per user per month.
Inigo is a business app that enables you to create virtual business cards, which you can then share directly with other smartphones by simply tapping your phone on another. One of the great things about Inigo is that networking is immediate. There's no wondering if your business card was lost because you have transferred directly to the recipient.
Furthermore, you don't have to worry about misplacing your business cards because they're right there, on your app.
Cost: Inigo has a freemium version and paid plans that start at $7 per user per month or $5.49 per user per month if paid annually.
These nine business apps and thousands more meet general and niche business needs. Working with a custom app developer, you can create an application with an intuitive interface that enhances customer experience and reflects your business and its services. Laminar Consulting provides expert advice and professional mobile and desktop app development services that make your business stand out from the crowd.Contact Laminar today, call (888) 531-9995 to book a consultation and take the first step to benefit from a burgeoning business app market!
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