What works for one business may not be the right fit for another. If you’re new to the world of apps, it can be time-consuming to figure out which ones are useful in the context of your role, your business and your industry.
That’s why the team at Amplify has written this blog—to break down the top 4 organizational apps for small businesses in Canada. Part 1 was all about different kinds of accounting software and where they’re most useful. In this second part, we’ll be discussing other apps that can simplify your business.
Slack is an free-to-use mobile app that allows seamless communication between team members. It’s a user-friendly tool for keeping your employees constantly updated on projects, meetings and other information. The app allows the creation of multiple communication channels. It also lets you share documents between users and integrates with many other apps.
The Slack app is free-to-use for an unlimited number of users, for an unlimited period of time. But if you’re serious about slacking off, you can also check out their paid features! Watch this fun video testimonial from “real life” Slack users:
2. Google Apps
Google apps offers a wide variety of options for helping your business grow. Registering a Google Apps for Work account allows you to use Google apps as your professional email, shared calendar, budget sheet, video conferencing tool and more! Storage in the cloud means you can access your documents from any device with an Internet connection.
Anything in Google Apps can be shared seamlessly with non-Google users, which means there’s no difficulty passing information to people outside your team. Watch the video for an overview of Google Apps and its various tools:
Trello is a powerful organizational tool that lets you drop the sticky note, spreadsheets, and lengthy email threads. Trello users can keep track of workflow and tasks through the creation of online “boards”. These boards update in real time with information, as it’s changed by your various team members. The app syncs up perfectly across computers, tablets and mobile devices, allowing you to access it from anywhere.
Like Slack, Trello is free to use and it allows you to add as many team members as you want AND create as many boards as you want. Check out their video demo on the Trello site.
Teamwork is a team-focused project management software, as its name indicates. This powerful tool lets you keep track of your progress on various projects, by adding team members and assigning them sub-tasks within the project. Team leaders can set due dates for tasks, while team members can track their time on each task within the app.
Teamwork allows for a wide range of interaction and communication within the app, letting team members leave comments and notes for their co-workers. Watch this basic walkthrough to see how Teamwork can help you management projects:
If you’d like help implementing any of these software programs in your business, contact the accounting and bookkeeping team at Amplify for help! We’d be happy to help you simplify your business.