Business needs vary from company to company, but there is one unifying constant across the board. Any business these days relies on computers to conduct the day to day affairs. As such, it is important to have the right tool for the right job, and software advice has become a hot topic online. Here a few examples of the best computer software programs, no matter what focus of the company.
1. Accounting Software. Every business has money coming in and money going out, even non profit organizations. So every business needs some way to keep track of it all. Accounting software these days is top of the line, allowing owners with little to no accounting experience easily and effectively manage their books. Sage and Intuit are probably the most recognizable, but FreshBooks and Harvest are also highly rated.
2. Contact Management Software. No business exists within a vacuum. Even reclusive novelists must poke their heads out now and then to deal with editors, publicists, and book signing tours. Any business is based on contacts, and keeping those contacts organized is of paramount importance. Salesforce, Oncontact, and Prophet each provide excellent overall features, as well as useful customizations and versatility.
3. Anti Virus Software. The Internet can be a wonderful place to conduct business, but always be mindful of the dangers as well. Viruses, rootkits, worms, Trojan horses, even programs that lock your computer until you agree to pay a ransom to the hacker… all of these are floating around on the web, and all of them would be more than happy to snuggle into your system, if you let them. Norton and Avast are the big names, but Bitdefender and F Secure are quickly taking their place at the top as well.
Shop around, ask a friend, or peruse the Apple and Microsoft advice forums. Always be sure that, no matter what program you decide on, you read the unbiased reviews and non sponsored customer testimonials, to make sure the software advice you read is the honest assessment of the user, and not simply what the software company wants you to see.