There are so many great SaaS applications out there; it’s hard to decide which are the best. Of course, ShiftPlanning is a SaaS application and we think it’s one of the top contenders. But we want to shine the light on some of the other amazing apps we’ve seen. So many powerful SaaS solutions have hit the public and from so many different fields recently, and they’re changing the way people do business.
Check out our picks for the top 6 SaaS applications:
GetSatisfaction. A customer-focused community support platform for businesses, this app allows customers to ask and answer questions and leave testimonials about your company. The innovative solution allows customers to interact with one another and find resolutions to issues in new, creative ways. As users get to know each other and post ideas, they begin building a community around your business. What a great way to empower customers and enhance satisfaction. Some big name brands like Microsoft, Bigcommerce, and Zappos use this tool.
Toutapp. Marketed as an intelligent email platform for salespeople, Tout uses email tracking to prioritize conversations. The app includes a number of customizable template solutions so salespeople don’t have to keep writing the same emails over and over. Tout does it for them, so they just have to personalize the template. You’ll know exactly what happens with an email from the moment you send it out with the intelligent conversation tracking module. Best of all, it fully integrates with the CRM you already have in place. A few of the big names using this great SaaS app include: The New York Times, Forbes, Inc., Lifehacker, Gigaom, and Business Insider.
Aviary. Like Photoshop, but free and online-only. If you want to have nice photos for your company blog or website, but you don’t want to drop 1,000 big ones on Photoshop, this is the SaaS solution for you. Intuitive, fast, and easy, you can make your photos look amazing in minutes. They have inspiring filters, frames, and creative stickers (for some whimsy) and, of course, those all-important touch-up tools.
DivvyHQ. Divvy replaces the cumbersome spreadsheet based editorial calendar and boasts and intuitive, flexible interface, especially for high volume teams. You can stop wasting time perfecting your editorial calendar spreadsheet and stop keeping track of everyone else’s deadlines. Divvy allows you to focus on producing great content and get it out in front of your target market. Manage your content marketing like the big guys at RedBull, Bed Bath & Beyond, QVC, Intel, and others.
HubSpot. Especially for inbound marketers, HubSpot is an all-in-one online software solution. This high-tech solution helps you personalize your website for each customer that visits. You can use it to create SEO content that’s optimized especially for your target audiences. Users love the analytics gathered by the software as visitors engage on your website and talk about your company elsewhere in the virtual world. Who uses HubSpot? Too many to name, but here’s a few: Deloitte, The New York Times, Inc. 500, and Forbes.
Dash. A content performance monitoring solution that measures the “pulse” of your site content and reports it live and in real time. Dash keeps all your metrics in one place complete with historical trends and segmented by author, section, topic, and referrer. Insightful data helps you understand how your audience finds your content whether it’s a Google search or via a social share like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Developed by Parse.ly, Inc., this powerful solution puts it all right at your fingertips. What big names use a little Dash? Sugar, Inc., Dallasnews.com, The Motley Fool, Mashable, VIBE, Technology Review, Reuters, and more.
SaaS has become increasingly popular, and as the industry continues to grow, more businesses are ditching traditional software solutions and opting-in to this new, innovative technology. Benefits of the SaaS model include: easy administration, automatic patch and updates, easier collaboration because all users have same version. SaaS solutions provide remote access to those who work remotely – either from home or out in the global marketplace. All these things work together to improve performance and reduce costs.
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