5 Signs You Need to Invest in Business Apps

Business apps have been getting more useful and influential every year.

They can do wonders for your business!

Usually, when a company does not use any kind of business app, they end up wasting a lot of their valuable time and become very unorganized, hurting their business in the long run.

Here are the 5 signs, that you need to start investing in business apps:

1) You’re doing the same manual task over and over each day.

Business automation tools are perfect for automatically doing what you spend a lot of time doing every day, like creating proposals, quotes, and automating payments. These things are repetitive and can be automated pretty easily now.

2) You have no idea what your sales reps are doing.

When you’ve built out a sales team, you need to know how many leads they’re adding to their pipeline daily, as well as how they are converting their leads. Even tracking something as simple as how many phone calls, meetings, or events they’ve had.

It’s time to get a CRM when you want to turn your sales team from the wild west into a sales machine.

3) It’s impossible to get a report detailing your financials.

Quickbooks is great, so use it!

4) You have 20+ excel spreadsheets you have to pull data from.

Excel is great for the early 1 to 2 employee phase of your business. It’s free, it’s completely customizable, and their is very rarely training needed. However, when critical business information is stored in 20 different places you might be ready to upgrade your business tools.

5) You received a new round of funding or sales have started to grow exponentially.

At this point, you should be looking to implement the larger tools to grow your business, like 1C:Enterprise, HubSpot, Pardot, Marketo and Salesforce. Until you have taken your startup off the ground with the smaller applications, you shouldn’t implement the larger ones. It’s like adding jet engines to a small plane, it doesn’t make any sense until you’ve built the framework for a jet.

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