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A person sitting at a desk uses tax software for a small business

Solution Finder: Tax Software

Business taxes can be challenging to navigate, but robust tax software solutions can make tasks like state and federal filings …

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Solution Finder: Payment Processing Systems

Most sales occur through a payment processing system that allows a customer to use a purchase method to acquire goods …

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Solution Finder: Inventory Management Systems

Looking for real-time inventory visibility? You can find many solutions that allow you to track what you have on hand, …

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CRM systems

Solution Finder: Customer Relationship Management Systems

Customer relationship management (CRM) systems help businesses manage their customer data across all parts of their business. Many allow employees …

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Solution Finder: Bookkeeping Systems

Every business needs a bookkeeping system to record its financial data and transactions. These systems can help you manage bank …

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Solution Finder: Computers for Your Business

We’re all familiar with computers—most of us use them every day—but when it comes to understanding features like processing power, …

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An old timekeeping system that is no match for today's shift scheduling systems

Solution Finder: Shift Scheduling Systems

If you manage an hourly workforce, you know the headaches of configuring schedules—and reconfiguring them as changes occur. Fortunately, app …

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Solution Finder: Point-of-Sale Systems

If you conduct sales at a storefront or customer’s location, you may want to consider point-of-sale (POS) systems that allows …

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Solution Finder: Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

If you employ others—and plan to make more hires as you grow and scale your business—you may consider applicant tracking …

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Choose a bookkeeping program.

Bookkeeping solutions help your business track its payables and receivables in a single site. They also help you take on the daily accounting tasks that are critical for your business. 

Similarities often end there; many have features that distinguish their solution from others on the market. In our guide to small business bookkeeping solutions, you can learn about the key attributes you should consider so you can purchase a program with confidence.

Select a CRM solution.

Business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) organizations alike thrive when they know they customers' needs, preferences, and buying patterns. Many large organizations opt for custom customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, but off-the-shelf options can be quite effective in bolstering customer relationship. 

Our guide to CRM solutions can help you evaluate your options.

Evaluate shift scheduling solutions.

You could save a significant amount of time each week by investing in an employee shift scheduler. Many affordable, off-the-shelf solutions will allow you to plan shifts, approve time-off requests, rework your calendar, and approve reassignments with minimal disruption to your day, allowing you to focus on other essential tasks. 

What features should you consider? Read our guide to investigate your options.