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7 Productivity Boosting Software Applications Your Business Needs



The use of specialized software is important for businesses as it can help to increase efficiency and productivity in the workplace.


This is because productivity software for business can help to automate repetitive tasks and organize and optimize workflows.


Additionally, when employees are able to work more efficiently, they can devote more time to other critical tasks that contribute to the overall success of the business.


There are many productivity apps available on the market, but not all of them may be a good fit for your business.


To help you choose the right software for your business, we’ve compiled a list of 7 of the most popular categories of the best productivity apps.



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Manage customers efficiently with a CRM

CRM

A CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solution is essential for businesses that want to increase productivity and efficiency.


A CRM allows businesses to track customer interactions and data, which can then be used to improve customer service and marketing efforts. Additionally, a CRM can help businesses manage their sales pipeline and forecast future sales. Overall, a CRM is a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes that are looking to boost productivity and improve customer relationships.


There are many different types of CRM solutions on the market, so it is important to choose one that meets the specific needs of your business.


However, some key features that all CRM solutions should include are:

  • Contact management: A CRM should allow businesses to store and manage customer contact information in one central location. This includes data such as customer names, phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.

  • Lead tracking: A CRM should allow businesses to track leads from initial contact through to conversion. This includes data such as the source of the lead, the date of contact, and any follow-up communications.

  • Sales pipeline: A CRM should allow businesses to track their sales pipeline and forecast future sales. This includes data such as the stage of the sale, the expected close date, and the projected value of the sale.

  • Reporting and analytics: A CRM should provide businesses with reporting and analytics tools to help them track their performance and improve their sales and marketing efforts.

Overall, a CRM solution is a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes that are looking to boost productivity and improve customer relationships. Choose a CRM solution that meets the specific needs of your business and includes all of the essential features listed above.


Advannova's CPQ solution, BeyonD CPQ, can integrate fully with your CRM so you gain additional efficiencies and productivity. Contact us to schedule your demo today.



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Manage employees efficiently with an HRIS

Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

A Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a software application that businesses can use to manage employee data.


An HRIS allows businesses to store employee information in one central location, which can then be used to improve human resources (HR) processes and decision-making.


Additionally, an HRIS can help businesses automate HR tasks, such as onboarding new employees and tracking employee training.


Overall, an HRIS is a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes that are looking to boost productivity and improve HR management.


A few of the most critical key features that all HRIS solutions should include are:

  • Employee information management: An HRIS should allow businesses to store and manage employee information in one central location. This includes data such as employee names, addresses, contact information, and job titles.

  • Onboarding and training: An HRIS should allow businesses to automate onboarding and training processes. This includes tasks such as creating employee files, sending onboarding emails, and scheduling employee training.

  • Performance tracking: An HRIS should allow businesses to track employee performance data. This includes data such as employee performance reviews, goals, and objectives.

  • Reporting and analytics: An HRIS should provide businesses with reporting and analytics tools to help them track their performance and improve their HR processes.

A Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes that are looking to boost productivity and improve HR management.


Choose an HRIS solution that meets the specific needs of your business and includes all of the essential features listed above.



Project management application

Project Management

A project management application is a software application that businesses can use to control their projects in terms of milestones, due dates, task assignments, and more.


Project management solutions allow businesses to automate tasks such as creating project plans, assigning tasks to employees, and tracking project progress.


Additionally, project management tools can help businesses track their project budget and schedule.


Enterprise-ready project management apps let you manage all your projects in a centralized cloud-based host.


Project management apps are some of the best productivity apps and productivity tools for businesses of all sizes that are looking to improve the way work moves through their organization.


The best project management tool for your business will include these key features:

  • Project planning: project management solutions allow businesses to automate project planning duties, such as creating project plans, task management, and tracking project progress.

  • Budget and resource management: project management software should allow businesses to track their project budget and make better-informed decisions about how to allocate their resources.

  • Schedule management: project management software should allow businesses to track their project schedule and make sure that tasks are completed on time.

  • Reporting and analytics: project management software should provide businesses with reporting and analytics tools to help them track their project progress and make better-informed decisions about their projects.

The right productivity tool solution for your business will include the project management features that will make the complex task of modern project management much simpler, and maybe even enjoyable.


Choose a project management software solution that meets the specific needs of your business and add it to your suite of productivity apps.



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Accounting Software

Accounting software is a software application that businesses can use to manage their financial data. Accounting software allows businesses to automate tasks such as invoicing, billing, and tax preparation.


Additionally, accounting software can help businesses track their financial performance and make better-informed decisions about their finances. Accounting software is a valuable productivity app for businesses of all sizes that are looking to improve their financial management.


Quickbooks is one of the most popular accounting software solutions, and Advannova's BeyonD CPQ product integrates seamlessly with it.


The most popular key features of accounting software include:

  • Invoicing and billing: Accounting software should allow businesses to automate invoicing and billing processes. This includes tasks such as creating invoices, sending bills, and tracking payments.

  • Financial data management: Accounting software should allow businesses to store and manage their financial data in one central location. This includes data such as income, expenses, profits, and losses.

  • Reporting and analytics: Accounting software should provide businesses with reporting and analytics tools to help them track their financial performance and make better-informed decisions about their finances.

  • Tax preparation: Accounting software should allow businesses to automate tax preparation tasks. This includes tasks such as calculating taxes owed, filing tax returns, and tracking tax payments.

Accounting software is a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes and is among the most important productivity apps for your business.


Choose an accounting software solution that meets the specific needs of your business and integrates with your other productivity apps, like Advannova's BeyonD CPQ.



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Ecommerce Solutions

Ecommerce solutions are a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes that are looking to boost productivity and efficiency.


Ecommerce solutions allow businesses to sell their products and services online, which can help them reach a wider audience.


Additionally, ecommerce solutions can help businesses streamline their sales and fulfillment processes, which can boost productivity and efficiency. Ecommerce solutions are a valuable productivity app for businesses that need to build efficiencies that improve their bottom line.


Advannova's Ecommerce solution includes design and development of mobile-ready websites, professional-level cloud hosting with 24/7 technical support, rich data analytics, and migration for moving your ecommerce site from another platform.

Advannova's Limitless Connector is our eCommerce connector that allows you to connect your eCommerce solution with your current point of sale system. The connector works with several POS solutions currently on the market. Limitless Connector makes it easy to integrate your eCommerce solution with your store. With our connector, customers can order items online 24/7 and pick up in-store during regular business hours.


Other key features of ecommerce platforms to consider:

  • Online storefront: Ecommerce solutions should allow businesses to create an online storefront where they can sell their products and services.

  • Shopping cart: Ecommerce solutions should allow businesses to add a shopping cart to their online storefront. This will allow customers to add items to their cart and checkout easily.

  • Payment processing: Ecommerce solutions should allow businesses to accept payments online. This includes tasks such as setting up a payment gateway and processing credit card payments.

  • Order management: Ecommerce solutions should allow businesses to manage orders easily. This includes tasks such as tracking orders, managing inventory, and fulfilling orders.

Choose an ecommerce solution that meets the specific needs of your business and includes all of the essential features listed above.


Contact Advannova today to discuss our ecommerce solutions with you, including features like our Limitless Connector.



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Avoid staffing issues with scheduling software

Scheduling Software

Schedule software can help businesses boost productivity and efficiency in a number of ways.


First, schedule software can help businesses track employee hours. This can help businesses ensure that their employees are working the appropriate number of hours and are not over or under-scheduled.


Additionally, schedule software can help businesses plan their production schedules more efficiently. This can help businesses avoid times when they are under or over-staffed and efficiency and productivity are negatively impacted.


Schedule software is an important productivity app for businesses that are looking to better manage staff schedules to boost productivity and efficiency.

Advannova's scheduling software key features include:

  • Tracking employee hours: View when your employees begin and end their jobs and schedule new ones on PC or Mobile directly on the dashboard keeping you up to date on every aspect of your business.

  • Live updates: Scheduling shows you all new and upcoming jobs as they happen on the dashboard. View when your employees begin and end their jobs and schedule new ones on PC or Mobile directly on the dashboard keeping you up to date on every aspect of your business.

  • Manage Employees and Subcontractors: Every job is unique, Scheduling has the tools you need to organize your employees and subcontractors so you can get the job done. View all of your subcontractors and employees on a single page so you can find who is available for any job.

  • Email Notifications: Email notifications through Scheduling keeps you up to date on employee jobs, new jobs, upcoming jobs, as well as start and end times of each job.

  • Counterpoint Integration: Scheduling integrates directly into Counterpoint, any inventory needed for the job is automatically taken out of Counterpoint.

Additionally, Advannova's Bar and Nightclub POS solutions come with built-in scheduling for easy tracking and management of employee hours.


All the features in the best scheduling software like Advannova's solution make it one of the most critical productivity tools to power your business.


Choose scheduling software that meets the specific needs of your business and includes all of the essential features listed above.



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Communication apps enable remote workers to connect easily and efficiently

Communication Apps

Many businesses are viewing communication apps like Microsoft Teams and Slack as critical productivity tools. These apps allow coworkers to communicate with each other easily and efficiently, with very little friction.


A productivity tool like this can help businesses avoid communication delays, ensure that tasks are completed on time, and better manage projects.


Additionally, these apps allow businesses to share files with one another easily. This can help businesses avoid the hassle of sending large files through email. Communication apps are a valuable tool for businesses that are looking to boost productivity and efficiency.


Some key features that all communication apps should include are:

  • Real-time messaging: Communication apps should allow businesses to communicate with each other in real time. This can help businesses avoid communication delays and ensure that tasks are completed on time.

  • File sharing: Communication apps should allow businesses to share files with one another easily. This can help businesses avoid the hassle of sending large files through email.

  • Task management: Communication apps should allow businesses to manage tasks easily. This includes tracking progress, the ability to assign tasks, and set deadlines.

Advanced features include the ability to deeply integrate with other applications so workers can gain deeper insights and understanding from the communication and collaboration tools.


An example of this integration is an application's continuous integration/deployment tool that connects to and posts messages to Slack, keeping the entire team up-to-date on the status of the application.


Choose a communication app that meets the specific needs of your business and includes all of the essential features listed above.


Conclusion

The best productivity apps can make a huge difference to the way your business runs, and to your bottom line.


Contact Advannova to see how we can help you improve your business with our suite of productivity app solutions.