These five new business software programs will help in all areas of company management. From payroll to customer service…
Since the advent of computers, business has been at the forefront of utilizing the abilities of these machines. But keeping up with all the latest changes in software can be challenging, even with the assistance of having managed servers. Here are five business software programs to take note of in 2012.
1. Intuit Online Payroll
Intuit has long been an esteemed name in the business world, and Intuit’s online payroll services have made the tedious task of managing employees’ paychecks accessible from any desktop. With the release of an interface for the iPhone, the iPad and Android devices, you can now manage payroll from almost anywhere. In a trend that will hopefully continue, Intuit has extended the office beyond the desktop.
2. Jive Social Business
Jive makes the bold claim that they have invented “social business.” By all accounts, it has been a success. The suite of tools included in the Jive Social Business platform provides an unprecedented method of communicating, collaborating and keeping a company synchronized. Supporting tens of thousands of users and available on mobile platforms, Jive’s platform could change how many companies operate on a day-to-day basis.
3. Microsoft Office Web Apps
Microsoft Office Web Apps started in 2010 and allows users to work collaboratively and integrate their work with Facebook and other social media sites. In 2012, Microsoft is increasing their customers’ ability to work on-the-go by releasing an Office Web Apps interface for the iPhone and Android devices. With Microsoft’s monopoly on office document software, this tool will allow workers greater freedom for years to come.
4. Lead Tracking Solutions
Lead Tracking Solutions’ PopCard software provides tools to help track, communicate with and hopefully convert leads into customers. Using a patented system that automatically gathers and displays information about leads as they call, the PopCard program allows you to spend your time focusing on communicating with potential clients.
5. Helpdesk Software
If you’re looking for customer service software, look no further. Helpdesk Software allows you to try their software free for a month – that’s 30 days of using their social media and customer support software to manage all your client’s inquiries! Their software is fully customizable too, so you can modify it to suit your needs.
The “smart device revolution” has only begun, but, in 2012, it is clear that companies believe it is more than just a passing fad. 2012 looks to be a great year for those in business looking for smart automation and the freedom to work anywhere.