Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to update the list of best business productivity software solutions on the market. As with any type of software with specific industry or purpose, no list can ever possibly be permanent, as some fall out of favor while others improve, technology changes as do needs, and of course, new solutions with new ideas come along in due time as well.
Sometimes, my fixed schedule for updates on these things find me without anything new to say, because status quo can last for unforeseen lengths of time, and then suddenly turn upside down mere days after I publish my new lists. That’s always … amusing.
However, that’s not the case today, as there are some nice new front liners in the business productivity software niche, and they bring a lot of features for a diverse range of businesses, business sizes and needs. In this list, I once more point out that order of mention means nothing in which would be better than the other, as they are equally powerful, and depend solely on your needs and way of thinking, as well as corporate culture, as to which is best for you.
#1 – Ceboa
Ceboa is all about measuring vital statistics and logistics to determine inefficiencies and redundancies, as well as outlining and itemizing any given process within a business. It’s open-ended and pretty malleable to match a given process as long as it’s one that’s not too intrinsic or esoteric.
It features activity management, asset and sales lead management, invoicing, expense tracking, and much more. It’s geared mainly to marketing and product management professionals, but the same templates and management nodes can work for any other business process to ensure efficiency and proper order and quality.
This one’s good for about any size of business, but it’s slight centrism in default templates may turn some niche professionals off a bit.
#2 – TriggerApp
TriggerApp is the solution that pretty much identifies its time of origin in the collaborative cloud era of the new decade. This one’s very fleshed out and very SaaS in the purest spirit of SaaS so needless to say, I adore it.
It offers too many features to list, actually, but some of the bigger ones include task management, budgeting, global collaboration over all editing features, invoicing, multi-device sync, integration with Google apps and Xero.com accounting and a nice open API for creating integration links with other applications, or in creating service apps for mobile and tablet that work to dashboard.
This one is a medium and large business solution, a bit overpowered and expensive for a small or startup business to want or need.
#3 – PipeDrive CRM
PipeDrive is a CRM system designed to bring optimization and productivity to the forefront through its logistical and statistical engines as well as its customization and pipeline viewing tools.
CRM is important, and is one of those departments that always has room for proficiency increases, and so, PipeDrive is a good choice if you detect some slack in this department.
They also offer contact history, email integration, goal setting and reporting, roles and hierarchy, twenty-four hour support, Google integration and an API for the integration and app creation others on this list also offer.
Business productivity software is far and reaching, but these are finitely my top choices for general, and one specific purpose for now.