There appears to be an online application for everything these days… and thank goodness for that. 37signals have charged ahead and produced some wonderful online applications such as Basecamp, Backpack and more recently Highrise – a relatively lightweight CRM for small business. And if you are looking for a trusted time-tracking and invoicing application, try Harvest by Iridesco.
Small businesses often don’t have the budget to pay for an all-in-one accounting, project management and CRM package. Instead, small businesses often outlay nominal monthly amounts for 2 or 3 online applications, typically offered by different companies. While this is a very cost effective solution, one must not forget that significant time must then be spent updating common information across the chosen applications. The information most common across applications for business, is customer (or client) contact information.
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