We live in an age now where subscription-based software is available everywhere. Compared to even a few years ago, it has helped small businesses afford software that in some cases they could never have before. It’s made software accessible.
We’re all busy, so here are my software favourites that will save you time and make you work smarter.
Customer Relationship Management
If you run your business out of a spreadsheet, or if your customer base is in your head you need to invest in a CRM. A cloud-based CRM is an extremely affordable way to manage your client data. It helps organise notes, contact information and even store your emails without you having to lift a finger. In my business, we introduced our CRM a few years ago and now it has truly become the brain of our company.
We use: www.capsulecrm.com
Cost: £12 per user p/m
If I asked you now, do you know exactly how many sales you can expect in the next three months? When are they going to drop? How much will they earn your company? Would you be able to answer instantly?
Managing your Sales Pipeline through software gives you an incredibly flexible way to build your sales funnel. It helps you manage your pipeline efficiently, working out your average sales cycle and help manage your calls and customer follow-ups.
We use: www.pipedrive.com
Cost: £12.50 per user p/m
Task & Project Management
Are you constantly battling against projects and tasks that seem to bog you down? If you do find that there aren’t enough hours in the day, write a list.
If you write a list it helps you find the most important tasks and prioritise them. In my company, we use an incredibly powerful task and project management software package that allows us to add tasks, collaborate in our teams and schedule in due dates.
We use: www.asana.com
Cost: From £7.99 per user p/m
With these 3 pieces of software, you can make yourself work smarter for under £35 per month.
If you would like some software support, why not arrange a chat with me?