Links to the best applications to use

It can certainly be nerve-wracking to launch your business into the cloud, which is why we have made it easy by creating this guide. Here you will find links to the best applications to use with free trials and discounts when you sign up through our links.

Purchasing a Domain

Before you can create a website, you will need a domain. A domain name is your website’s address and will be seen by anyone who visits your website. It should be concise and easy to remember.

HostGator

Website hosting: After you have created your domain name, you will need a service to host your website so you are accessible online. The website hosting services offer space on their servers that you can rent.

Email Hosting: Yes, email hosting is different than website hosting. In many cases, you can use the same provider.

G Suite(Google Apps for business)

Google Business Suite is the perfect one-stop-shop for email hosting and collaboration. First, they set you up with a professional ad-free email with 30GB of inbox storage and 24/7 support. It’s also compatible with email clients such as Microsoft Outlook. The Google Business suite also comes with Google Drive for document storage, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Presentation for collaboration.

Rest assured that Google Business Suite is the way to go. Sign up here and contact us if you want a 20% off coupon.

Customer Relationship Management:

CRM software encompasses a wide variety of applications that are designed to help businesses manage their processes and work flows. There are many different CRM softwares out there that all range in features and prices. When it comes to quality and price, we have found that Zoho is the best in the industry. They offer solutions that cover every aspect of your business.

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    Zoho Books

    Zoho Books is a double-entry-customizable accounting software designed for small businesses to manage their finances and cash flow. It can be integrated with QuickBooks and your bank account, and allows you to create accounting reports such as P&L, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow statements.
    To sign up for Books, click here.

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    Zoho Subscriptions

    Subscriptions is ideal for companies with recurring billing. They automate recurring billing tasks, including the billing of the customer, adjusting prorated amounts, and informing customers of a card failure. Subscriptions also has features for add-ons and discount coupons, group invoices of multiple subscriptions, and issuing refunds. Subscriptions integrates with Payment Gateways such as PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, Worldpay, 2CC, and wepay. To sign up for Subscriptions, click here.

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    Zoho People

    Human Resource: ZohoPeople is HR software perfect for small businesses. It allows you to centralize and secure employee data, plus it simplifies the leave management processes, tracks employees’ time and attendance, and generates performance reports. It also allows you to create customized forms for onboarding, benefits, travel, and Exit. To sign up for ZohoPeople click here.

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    Zoho CRM

    Sales & Marketing: ZohoCRM is an On-demand Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for managing your customer relations in an efficient manner. It is efficient because, Zoho CRM helps streamline your organization-wide sales, marketing, customer support, and inventory management functions in a single system. Zoho CRM offers you a solution to simplify your processes. It helps organize, measure, manage, and automate your sales and marketing tasks. Sign up for Zoho CRM here.

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    Zoho SalesIQ

    SalesIQ allows you to track in real time the visitors that are on your site. See where your visitors are from and how they navigate your website. SalesIQ also allows you to talk with your visitors via live chat. Sign up for Zoho SalesIQ here.

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    Zoho Support

    Zoho Support provides excellent customer service to your clients with context-aware help desk software. Zoho Support includes features such as Ticketing System, Call Center Software, Social Support Software, Agent Productivity, Knowledge base and forums, company-wide collaboration, reporting and insights, and Help Desk essentials. You can create a portal on your website for users to create tickets straight from there. You also have the option to create a knowledge base and forums on your website for the less complicated issues that could arise. The Help Desk essentials include Service Level Agreements, ticket priority fields, escalation fields, business hours and holiday lists, and ticket status fields.  Sign up for Zoho Support here.

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    Zoho Motivator

    Zoho Motivator is a tool for your sales department to gain insights on individual performances. Create contests, set goals for individual sales reps, and develop dashboards to broadcast their performances in real-time. Sign up for Zoho Motivator here.

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    Zoho Campaigns

    Zoho Campaigns lets you create, send, and track effective email campaigns that help you build lasting relationships with your customers. Track open rates, website visits and schedule automatic follow-up emails based on user activity. Campaigns allows you to automate your email marketing. Sign up for Zoho Campaigns here.

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    Zoho Project

    Email and Collaboration: Zoho Project is a great tool for project management. Features include project planning, Gantt Charts, and project coordinator. Project Planning allows you to create milestones, task lists, sub-tasks, recurring tasks and dependencies. Gantt charts are solid representations to visualize the progress made on your project. Project coordinator is a social media-esque timeline that displays who is working on what task and allows users to interact with each other to coordinate and communicate more efficiently. Zoho Projects also works well with Zoho Invoice, Zoho Docs, and Zoho Reports. To sign up for Zoho Projects, click here.

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    Zoho Mail

    Zoho Mail: Create a business email that provides an ad-free and minimalist interface. Zoho Mail also includes Zoho Docs where your team can create, edit, and collaborate on text, presentations, and spreadsheet documents. Zoho Mail seamlessly integrates to your Zoho CRM system so you can have all the information you need in one place. To sign up for Zoho Mail, click here.

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    Zoho Creator

    Zoho Creator: Build a custom application that is tailored to your business. Creator allows you to organize and automate your business’s workflows. You can also collect and manage your data through forms that you customize, plus you can automate your workflows with easy data integration across platforms. Sign up for Zoho Creator here.

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    Zoho Reports

    Zoho Reports is a Business Intelligence and Analytics solution that allows you to create insightful reports and dashboards. It assists you in visualizing your business’s data, and helps you make informed decisions while connecting to any kind of data source. This includes files and feeds, cloud storage, multiple databases, Zoho Projects, Zoho CRM, Salesforce CRM, Zoho Books, QuickBooks, MailChimp, Zendesk, Xero, Google Analytics, ManageEngine Service Desk Plus, ManageEngine SupportCenter Plus, Zoho BugTracker, Zoho Recruit, and any Web API keys. Build beautiful dashboards, key metrics, pivot tables, and widgets. Sign up for Zoho Reports here.

Call Catalyst Group Development for help with any of the above applications. We offer a free one-hour consult, plus invite you to sign up for a free trial.