Technology was implemented to make our lives easier and more efficient. If used in the correct way, software can make a huge difference in the quality, speed and accuracy of tasks we need to accomplish, and of course a large part of those tasks take place at our jobs. As businesses grow and the world itself becomes more complicated, our work becomes overwhelming at times. But in many cases the simple solution is finding the right software to assist you. Below are five types of software that offer a great amount of relief to many working people:
1.) Project Management Software
When you are dealing with projects that involve numerous people, departments and resources, things can start to get chaotic. The bigger the project gets, the more challenging it can be to meet deadlines, track time spent on different segments, budget reasonably, and keep everyone updated on its progress. Finding the right project management software can set you at ease in all of these areas, and allow you to really focus on the importance of the task at hand. Many of these products offer customer relationship management capabilities as well, and provide a central place to store files that everyone involved can access and make changes to (to avoid needless e-mail exchanges and mix-ups). For suggestions on the right type of project management software to suit your business, take a look at the Uvisor.com article The Best Project Management Software to Make Your Job Easier. Some of the most popular products mentioned in the article include Base Camp HQ and Microsoft Management.
2.) Web Conferencing/Online Meeting Software
It seems that more and more companies today are expanding worldwide, and as a result many people that need to collaborate on the job are located in different states, countries and time zones. For co-workers to be able to effectively meet and learn from each other online, much more needs to be involved than simply e-mail and chat. Features such as screensharing, file sharing and advanced sound options need to be available for many tasks to be accomplished effectively. Online meeting software has really come a long way, and products such as GoToMeeting and WebEx are becoming household names. PCWorld.com offers valuable insight into the best products that meet the requirements for your company in Web Conferencing Showdown: What’s the Best Software for Online Meetings?
3.) Payroll Software
As many companies grow and continue to add more employees, their payroll routine changes dramatically and becomes way too complicated and time-consuming for any one individual alone. Not only are you dealing with more money and more pay, but the management of benefits and taxes can be a headache as well. When this begins to happen, it may be time to look into better payroll software to fit your company’s particular needs. Well-known and effectively used products in this area include Quickbooks, Kronos Workforce Central, and PatriotPay. For more product suggestions, check out the Top 10 Most Reviewed Payroll Software Systems on SoftwareAdvice.com.
4.) Recruiting Software
For any company hiring new people on an ongoing basis, recruiting software can prove quite useful. It can help you manage all the items involved in the hiring process, including resumes and job postings. The screening process for job candidates can involve many parts, and it can be very easy to lose track of the status of applicants your company is in contact with, so this software serves to streamline the whole process. Softwareadvice.com’s Top 10 Most Reviewed Recruiting Management Software Systems can help you determine the best recruiting software solution for your company. Some of these products, such as JobVite, incorporate social media into the recruitment process as well.
5.) Marketing Software
Since there are so many aspects to marketing a business in today’s world, particularly online marketing, it can be difficult trying to manage it all as your business continues to grow. The best way many marketers find to resolve all this is to find a software platform from which they can control all the different methods and computer programs they are using to advertise, and the data that comes along with it all. Software programs that accomplish this include Hubspot and Marketo, and you can find a number of other options in the article 15 Marketing Softwares That Can Boost Your Business available on Forbes.com. These products will allow you to connect multiple parts of your business’s marketing, including lead generation, web analytics, press releases and e-mail marketing. They will also allow you to gather a better picture of how your marketing methods are performing altogether.
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