4 Great SaaS Technologies for the Modern SMB
Tech is booming. So many tools that were previously available only to the wealthy enterprise are now affordable for every SMB. Whether you need to manage the contacts of your clients, recruit new employees, share important documents, or unify your business communications, great SaaS tools are out there!
Salesforce No software!
Salesforce.com, the leader in cloud customer relationship management (CRM), enables any size business to track and manage sales contacts like an established enterprise. Your sales staff can set tasks to follow up with prospects to efficiently manage the sales process, while your support team can set up check-in calls with existing clients to ensure their satisfaction.
Plus, Salesforce integrates with hundreds of other great cloud providers, including RingCentral and Box. Salesforce plans start at $5 per seat per month.
Box Forget the hard drive!
Box is an online file storage platform that enables file sharing securely via the cloud. Box can be used for sharing files up to 5GB over the web. With the explosion of mobility over the past decade, it’s essential for businesses to be able to access files away from the office. Documents stored via Box are accessible through the Box web interface, tablet and smartphone. And it’s a secure service, so you can share files both internally and externally. Paid plans start at only $15 per user per month.
SmartRecruiters Hiring made easy!
Applicant tracking systems have traditionally only been available to the large enterprise, but SmartRecruiters brought a free ATS to market with many of the features of expensive enterprise-grade systems. It organizes all candidate and internal communication around hiring and integrates with third-party providers to provide job posting, agency, assessment, background-check and other services. Plus, it updates the jobs you have open across the web.
If your job openings aren’t listed everywhere that candidates are searching, you should try SmartRecruiters’ recruiting software. It brings a big-business approach to your recruitment strategy.
RingCentral Trash the PBX!
With the influx of the cloud phone solution, the PBX system has quickly entered our rear-view mirrors. RingCentral has swept in to become the outright leader in cloud technology as a UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) provider.
Whether you’re a small, medium or large organization, RingCentral’s cloud-touch phone solution provides a reliable, plug & play experience that any business can easily adopt. Where mid to large-sized businesses once needed an expensive, on-premise PBX to have a feature-rich phone system, these businesses can now have enterprise phone system functionality hosted in the cloud at a fraction of the cost.
RingCentral’s technology enables your workforce to communicate with voice-over-IP, mobile and tablet applications even on a global scale. RingCentral also integrates with other cloud services such as Salesforce and Box for calling and faxing.
With services like these four, it’s a good time to be an SMB. The best technologies are more affordable and easier to use than ever before. Enterprise cloud services are now available to all, and there is no reason your business shouldn’t be on board. So I ask you, is your business taking advantage of the cloud?