It will come as a surprise to nobody that running a business is a challenging, fast-paced, everchanging undertaking. For this reason, it is in a business’ best interest to make every aspect of their operations as easy as possible. This is why apps and digital services for businesses are so popular nowadays.
Given how fast-paced modern business is, it makes sense not to do everything manually. We discussed the issue with TechQuarters, a company that provides IT support in London. As a tech company, they leverage many solutions in the services they provide customers, and in their internal operations.
Apps and Services
Software has become an integral part of most people’s lives. Anyone that uses a phone in their day-to-day lives is using software constantly. Most people’s jobs involve using software. The reason is that it allows people to do things much more quickly. According to TechQuarters, modern business is actually harder to successful in when you don’t leverage software – because your competitors will definitely be using a range of apps and services to help their work, and you might fall behind them in the competition.
Below is a list of some of the top apps and services that are designed for businesses, to help them do their work more efficiently.
- Microsoft 365
This is widely considered to be a business-in-a-box solution, because it provides users with all the apps they need for communication, basic content creation, file storage and management, etc. Most people will be familiar with apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which are all included in Microsoft 365. The goal with this product is to equip the average business user with all the tools they need for their fundamental daily responsibilities.
Another service from the Microsoft ecosystem, Dynamics 365 is a more advanced set of business apps designed to help organisations operate more efficiently and successfully. It combines the solutions of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, and an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system – to very powerful solutions that help organisations optimize customer acquisition, sales, supply chain management, and more.
Every business needs a powerful finance management solution, and Xero is a good choice. It is primarily an accounting app, and gives businesses all the tools needed to manage their accounts – including billing, payroll, expense claiming and reimbursement, budget tracking, and more. Xero can be used on the web, on desktop, and on mobile, meaning a business can manage all their finances in one place, at any time.
Unfortunately, the risk of cyber attack is ever increasing, which is why a business needs to have a robust security solution in place. For the average user’s device, Avast Business Security ensures the best possible device protection. It includes antivirus software, firewall, anti-spam and email protection, and even a sandbox tool for testing third-party applications. The pro version of the software can be integrated with Microsoft 365 for additional layers of protection.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Content creation is a huge part of business nowadays. With multimedia adding significant value for businesses, it is important to have the right tools to develop high quality content for customers and audiences. Adobe Creative Cloud is probably the definitive service for businesses wanting to create their own content. It offers photo and video editing, sound editing and design, static and motion graphics creation, web design, and many more capabilities.
For an easy way to create graphical content for social media, websites, business cards, and more, Canva is an excellent solution. It is an web-based app that offers hundreds of templates for different types of business content. It is very user friendly, which means anyone – no matter what their experience level – can use it to generate high quality marketing content for a business.
So, here are just a few of the options for apps and services that make business operations that little bit easier. Even TechQuarters, who have been providing high quality IT support central London businesses have been relying on for over a decade, rely on some of these products daily. For any new business – or even established ones that don’t have much experience with modern apps and services – these apps are a great place to start when looking at modern solutions.
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