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10 Essential Cloud Apps For SMBs

Online tools let you get going fast and pay as you go, two factors that appeal especially to SMBs. From productivity to analytics, these 10 apps deserve your attention.
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Under the group heading of "corporate performance management," Host Analytics develops cloud-based tools for finance teams. Functions include budgeting, planning, consolidation, and reporting, which are all aimed at reducing some of the pain inherent in finance operations and shift resources from mundane, recurring tasks to more strategic roles. The Scorecard tool offers a way to measure progress toward corporate goals and keep continuous tabs on organizational performance; the Decision Hub likewise promotes data-driven analysis and choices. Like many other SaaS vendors, Host Analytics also offers additional support and training services for companies that need a bit more external help. (Read about Host Analytics' own internal SaaS revolution.)

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3/24/2014 | 8:45:26 AM
re: 10 Essential Cloud Apps For SMBs
You have given a rich account of various useful cloud apps. We also use a cloud based collaboration application called proofhub for managing our projects. It enables instant and accurate communication and collaboration among our globally dispersed team members who are able to achieve timely and quality results. http://www.proofhub.com/ 
Sahil Parikh
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12/17/2011 | 3:52:35 AM
re: 10 Essential Cloud Apps For SMBs
Another tool that is good for project collaboration (specifically for marketing and digital agencies) is DeskAway (www.deskaway.com).
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11/6/2011 | 4:34:38 AM
re: 10 Essential Cloud Apps For SMBs
SMB are much better off with an integrated approach, as to juggling 3+ separate, non-integrated business apps.

Many will start with a CRM, then continue to load on project mgmt/collaboration apps, billing apps, time tracking software, etc. Before all is said and done a team is jumping between a list of separate software that don't properly communicate... it's a discouraging and inefficient process.

Instead of going with a list of separate apps a business could go with a solution like WORKetc. Integrated CRM, project management, billing, time tracking, and support built together and intertwined at the core. This allows users to manage the entire client lifecycle in one place while easily grouping items together, i.e. grouping contacts, files, todos, timesheets, and invoices with a specific project.

Each function goes hand in hand for SMB, so why not keep it all in the same place and save time and money: http://www.worketc.com
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