Are you the head of a VSB (Very Small Business- fewer than ten employees)? Or perhaps starting up your own business? What do you need on a daily basis, and which are the business software which will accompany you and facilitate the management of your company?
What is on your to-do list? You have objectives to achieve, an action plan to carry out. What are the main points?
The four points above are directly relevant to the core of your activity. In the next paragraphs we also look at actions that are more indirect but just as important.
There are risks associated with the environment in which your company is evolving. Even with a small structure, the impact of these risks is just as strong.
With this check-up in mind, let's look at the SaaS type of management solutions likely to help the daily running of you business.
Getting a professional email account is an obvious move, of course. But which email server to choose? There are many available at different prices. Zimbra is one of the most sought after by companies, organizations and associations alike. It is open source, customized by Ovea and hosted in France. Its availability and the quality of its linked services make it stand out. Syncing across all devices, it allows you to work on the move: you can access your email account, list of contacts, calendar and even your work documents. Beyond its messaging service, Zimbra is a collaboration software series for increased efficiency, productivity and responsiveness.
CRM is your prospecting, commercial loyalty and customer relationship management tool. It can also extend to your commercial administration management like an online commercial management software. TigerPro is a software in which you can:
With these workflows integrated into a single tool, TigerPro expands the notion of CRM and offers the start of an ERP (Enterprise Ressource Planning) solution, valuable for the creation of businesses and small, developing structures (a dedicated ERP could cover different needs and processes like purchase and stock management, for example). For a deeper accounts management (general accounting, accounts data entry, tax reports...), we suggest that you use a dedicated online accounting software, such as the EBP Compta sotware, for example.
Now you need to think about how to communicate. With a CRM software (Customer Relationship Management) such as Send up, for example. This multichannel communication solution allows you to carry out marketing campaigns:
Send up also offers to conduct market and satisfaction surveys via forms and polls.
Data is precious to all businesses (VSBs, SMEs, large businesses): the database, the contact list, but also the logs of exchanges and work carried out. The issue of safeguarding this information should not be neglected. It would be reckless to allow the risk of a server crash which would make you lose everything. What would be better - a local backup or Cloud backup? For more security, the Oxibox solution offers you both, with the guarantee of simple recovery and support. The data is hosted in France, and ensured for up to eight million euros... now that's reassuring!
Backup is one thing, protection is another. You use professional devices: computers, tablets, smartphones; specific apps: email, portals, software... All of these entries into your computing system need to be protected from malicious attacks. This is what BitDefender offers with its Cloud administration console to configure and roll out a complete cybersecurity system, protecting you both on the Cloud and locally.
Any business, no matter how small, has immovable needs. These are linked to the specific business of course, but also to associated risks. Various management packages exist and they are intended to be both accessible and adapted. It's up to you to narrow down what you're looking for to simplify and manage daily activities.