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The Top Paid Cloud Based Apps for Small Business

The following are some of the top PAID cloud based apps for small businesses. Which ones are you already using? How has it made a positive impact in your business?

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PRODUCTIVITY

 

OfficeTime | http://www.officetime.net

$47 MSRP

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • No monthly fee
  • Works offline
  • Cross-team reports
  • Accurate time tracking that can be recorded anywhere and synced back to your Mac or PC
  • Expense tracking, easy invoicing and summary graphs
  • Free 21-day trial for Mac users

 

Gliffy | http://www.gliffy.com

$4.95 – $9.95 per user, per month

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • Robust tools and collaboration capabilities, making it easy to create, share and interact with team members, vendors and clients
  • Intuitive drag-and-drop interface
  • Works on both Mac and PC
  • Google Drive integration
  • Revision control allows you to store and track changes to documents

 

GoToMeeting | http://www.gotomeeting.com

$49+ per month

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • HD online conferences & meetings for businesses
  • Host unlimited meetings, webinars and/or trainings
  • Flexible pricing and plan options
  • Free trial
  • 24/7 support

 

DocuSign Pro | http://www.docusign.com

$24.99 MSRP

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • Easy drag-and-drop menu
  • Works with current file formats (Word, Excel, PDFs, images, and other cloud services)
  • Allows you to sign documents online or in person
  • Safely and securely stores all written/signed agreements

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

Mindmeister | http://www.mindmeister.com

$4.99 – $14.99 per user, per month

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • Online mind mapping and brainstorming; improves productivity
  • Unlimited mind maps
  • Offline access
  • Email support
  • Word and PowerPoint export + bulk export
  • External backups
  • Group license
  • 30-day free trial

 

Mindomo | http://www.mindomo.com

$0 – $29 per month

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • Organize your work; solve problems creatively with or without collaboration
  • Unlimited mind maps (paid versions)
  • Video and audio embed
  • Password protected maps
  • 6 import formats; 8-10 export formats
  • Desktop version included

 

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM)

 

Salesforce | http://www.salesforce.com

$25+ per user, per month

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • Easy set up, customizable
  • Secure data backup
  • Manage unlimited contacts
  • Track sales deals
  • Gather website leads
  • Manage contracts and quoting

FINANCE

 

FreshBooks | http://www.freshbooks.com

$0 – $39.95 per month (unlimited clients and invoices)

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • One of the top touted cloud accounting solutions, designed specifically for small businesses
  • Allows you to invoice clients quickly
  • Automatic, secure backups
  • Easy collaboration on projects
  • Available on all devices (laptop, smartphone, desktop, etc.)
  • Live customer service 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST, M-F
  • Free 30-day trial

 

Outright | http://outright.com

$0 – $9.95 per month

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • Offers bookkeeping tips, profits and losses reporting
  • Online accounting
  • Offers annual, quarterly and sales tax tracking/reporting (paid version)
  • Great tool for the single user and very small businesses
  • Import accounts from multiple banks and online services
  • Helps with small business taxes, estimated tax, sales tax, Schedule C, etc.

 

ONLINE STORAGE/BACKUP/COLLABORATION

 

Google Drive

Free

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • Allows you to store all of your files in one place
  • Access your files from anywhere
  • Can share files with others
  • Ability to upload files directly from Android devices
  • Access shared files on or offline

 

RebitPro | http://rebit.com/rebitpro

$19.99 + per year

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • Simple, easy-to-use interface for local and online backup
  • Seamless integration of local and cloud backup
  • Ability to backup clients and servers with a single product

 

Evernote | http://evernote.com/business/

$10 per user, per month

Why its awesome for small businesses:

  • Easy on-boarding; invite employees via email, or allow them to sign up individually
  • Includes all features of Evernote and Evernote Premium, plus special business-only tools and capabilities
  • Makes ideas and research easily searchable by all employees
  • Fast, easy access to company documents, projects and research collected by team members
  • Allows you to store personal notes indefinitely, ensuring continuity as your company grows