Whether you want to book a taxi or watch a movie, nowadays there is a web application for everything. So why not one for business too? And surely, there are some fantastic web applications out there that will make the monumental task of running a business that much easier! Indeed, there are almost too many options. So, if you’re wondering which one will be the best suited to your business, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll be exploring the top 10 web applications for business, that are currently available.
But before we start, let’s clear the air on what exactly a web application does. Web apps are basically software programs that perform a specific task. It can be anything from booking an overseas trip to calculating your taxes!
You can access a web app through an internet browser. And the best part is– a web app will adapt itself to whatever device you’re using it on. How convenient is that?
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And now, without further ado, let’s take a look at why web applications are the key to getting your business booming!
I hope you’re excited about this!
Why use web apps for business?
Web apps have a lot to offer when it comes to helping budding startups grow. Because of their versatility, you can use a web app for practically anything! Communicating with customers, enhancing employee collaboration, sorting data–you name it.
Here are some of the major advantages of using web apps for your business:
Web applications are available 24*7. So no more worrying about time zones!
Most web apps automatically back up your data across multiple devices. Say bye-bye to data losses!
Nowadays, web apps come with advanced security measures, so your data remains protected, always.
They’re easy to scale up.
You can use a web app across several devices with minimal compatibility issues. No laptop? No worries! Get your work done on your phone!
In general, web apps are maintained and upgraded regularly, from a central site.
Web apps remove any device space constraints. You can choose to store your business data in the web app’s cloud.
All these features, combined with how cost-effective most web apps are, make them the ideal choice for both small and big businesses.
Top 10 web applications for business (I know you waited for this…)
Okay, if you’re reading this, you’re probably facing one of the following two situations:
Your business is ready to venture into the digital world, but you’re not sure where to begin, or
You are already using a software system to handle business tasks– like payroll, intra-team communication, schedule shifts, etc. Unfortunately, it’s burning a hole in your pocket or just isn’t making much of a difference. Trust me, we’ve been there too.
In either case, you want apps that are cost-effective, simple to use, and can take on more workload when you want to scale your business.
Tell me, am I right or am I right?
I know I’m right!
This is why, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular–as well as some lesser-known–web applications that are sure to take your business management game to the next level.
With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to global shutdowns in the past two years, most businesses shifted online. So it’s not surprising that most businesses have websites these days.
If you have a website for your business–and I strongly recommend you do–you can use it for a whole lot of reasons. Like monitoring the traffic to your website, how long people stay on your site, and other important metrics that will help you iterate your business strategies.
Don’t have a website for your business yet? How about reaching out to us to help you build one?
Work from home, remote work– these are terms we’ve all become familiar with in the last couple of years. However, overseeing a team remotely can become quite overwhelming at times. You agree, don’t you?
Luckily for you, Trello has been perfecting remote team management for over a decade!
One of the smartest web-based collaboration tools out there, Trello has a wide range of features. All of which you can use to manage multiple teams and projects at once, wherever you are. Tell me, doesn’t that sound just great?
Monitoring the status of individual tasks as well as that of teams.
If you are a business owner, you need to learn how to handle money. It just comes with the job, you know. And manual bookkeeping is so 1990s, come on!! Instead, why not switch to a bookkeeping software? Quickbooks is one of the best out there.
Apart from just bookkeeping, QuickBooks also provides a variety of finance and accounting tools for small businesses. With features like QuickBooks Payroll, Quickbooks Commerce, etc, you get tons of benefits like:
Paying up to 50 employees with just a few clicks
Getting the real-time status of your orders and inventory, all in one place
Cloud storage for your accounting books, so you can access them from anywhere
Tracking your employees’ billable hours
Establishing recurring invoices and
Uploading photos of receipts for tax purposes
….just to name a few. You can connect your business bank accounts (or any other digital payment platform) to your QuickBooks account and you’re all set!
Pricing: The freelancer plan begins at $7.50 per month.
Love it or hate it, you cannot neglect the importance of a well-mounted marketing effort. And effort it sure is! However, HubSpot can make it much simpler for you. HubSpot is basically an inbound marketing and sales platform. It offers a wide range of tools for SEO, content management, social media marketing, and the like.
Here are some of HubSpot’s best features:
With its contact management system, you can easily add information about contacts/leads/prospects/companies to a centralized system. So it becomes easier for your team to manage client data
It facilitates improved customer conversion and enhances customer relationships
It allows you to attract new customers by converting leads and closing deals
You can easily integrate it with other web applications for smoother collaboration
Pricing: Freemium model. HubSpot is free for up to 250 contacts.
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And yes, it lives up to the hype! LinkedIn is like Instagram–for business. In other words, it is an employment-focused social networking platform. LinkedIn has some truly amazing features that you can use to boost your business network. Let me walk you through!
LinkedIn allows you to:
Find individuals and similar businesses in your industry, so you can build fruitful professional relations
Show off your business so interested individuals can reach out to you; basically, increase your brand visibility
Choose employees with the required skill set from a vast pool of options
Keep abreast of recent industry trends
Tell me, how cool is that! And the best part is, you don’t have to pay a dime to start using LinkedIn!
Pricing: Freemium, with paid versions starting at $79.99/monthly per user.
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Slack is a business messaging platform that enables people to easily access all the information they require. Slack eases organizational communication by bringing employees and teams together in one space. What’s more, it works to integrate a wide variety of communication channels like Twitter, DropBox, Stripe, and many others!
Featuring advanced technical tools for smooth functioning, Slack lets you perform several functions like:
Have private one-on-one discussions with your team members or clients
Hop into a quick secure voice/video call to discuss important issues
Categorize your projects into different channels
Sync data across all your devices so you are connected on-the-go
Customize notifications according to your liking (trust me, this feature is more useful than you think!)
Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? For one thing, I can say for sure that Slack has definitely facilitated smoother team communications within TheCodeWork team!
Microsoft 365 is your one-stop shop for almost anything work-related. MS 365 contains just about everything you’ll ever need to get any work done. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive–you name it.
You can choose to install any or all of these web apps on your devices and you’re good to go! And since each app comes with a plethora of features, you can easily perform many complex tasks too. How convenient is that!
Microsoft 365 offers some really useful functionalities such as:
A more beginner-friendly alternative to Microsoft Office 365 is Google Workspace. Google Workspace is essentially a productivity tool that lets you do your work in the cloud. Through a web browser. Like I’m doing right now as I write this blog. *wink*
Zoho is a cloud-based CRM solution that assists entrepreneurs in automating business operations and enhancing customer experience. Sounds a little complicated, doesn’t it? Well, let me simplify it a bit.
Zoho is basically a one-stop cloud platform for all your business needs. It offers a huge range of software products for a variety of business purposes. Namely Zoho CRM, Bigin, and Zoho One. Together, these apps facilitate:
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