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Check out this list of the top 5 business software providers for UK small businesses in 2021.
How is this top 5 composed?
These business software providers are selected based on the business type for which they were developed, (expert) reviews and the possibilities and functions.
Important functions include identifying sales opportunities, recording service issues and managing marketing campaigns. The start-up time, ease of use and support were examined in the expert reviews.
Choice for business software providers: what should I take into account?
The range of business software systems is wide. How do you make a wise choice? There are a number of things that you have to take into account when choosing.
1. Your business processes
Start by defining which business processes should be facilitated by the software. Is it for example finance, sales, human resources or customer service? The list of processes will give you a good understanding of what type of business software you need.
2. Number of invoices and offers
Take a good look at the number of invoices and quotations that can be created and sent within the program. With a number of providers this is limited and you have to pay more if you want to send more.
3. Your budget
The costs heavily depends on the type of business software you need. An accounting program costs about 10-20 euros a month, but more complex systems like CRM and ERP systems will be much more expensive. Create a wish list with must-haves, should-haves and could-haves using the MoSCow method. In this way you prevent paying for features you won’t use in the future.
4. Integration with other software
Do you already use other software for, for example, payments on your website or do you keep track of your customer contacts in a business software package? If so, see if a link is possible. That makes it much more convenient.
Important business software categories
In addition to the above, you can select a business software system based on the category that is most important for you. For example, think of:
● Accounting and billing software
● CRM software : i.e. Sales, Marketing, Customer Support and Client Management
● Time tracking software
● Human Resources software
● Team- or employee scheduling software
● Project management software
● Point of Sales (POS) software
● Enterprise Resource Planning software