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4 Software Tools That Can Keep You on the Right Track

4 Software Tools That Can Keep You on the Right Track

When you run a business, it’s often hard to know what to do. There are several strategies that you could potentially implement for every single part of your business. When things go right, you look like a genius; when things go horribly wrong, you can look like a fool. In this blog, we plan on outlining some things that every business owner should do to improve their business.

Have a Software Strategy

Implementing the right software strategy can be a major challenge, especially if your organization has a lot of “departments” that depend on different solutions. In this case, one of the most useful resources is the availability of cloud-hosted applications that don’t require large, upfront capital outlays. With cloud computing, not only do you have better control over the available software, but you also get reliably hosted access to applications that are completely managed in their virtual environment. However, without a blank check, getting the software your business needs may be challenging. 

This is why having a software strategy is so important. Many times, in modern business, you can obtain solutions that integrate well with other titles, improving efficiency and the productive things you can do with them. Let’s go through a few solutions that most businesses should consider to help their operations. 


Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is an Internet-based telephone system that allows an organization control over the features and functionality of the platform to fit their business’ needs. Some businesses need more features, such as integrated video calling, text messaging, and a slew of advanced telephone features, while others don’t. Many VoIP providers offer cloud-hosted telephone services that provide easy access for distributed workforces while offering app-fueled smartphone calling capabilities that can be disseminated to employee-owned devices. 


The customer relationship management (CRM) platform is central to many organizations' operations. Not only does it allow a business to manage many of its business processes like sales and marketing, but it also gives you a direct line to the customer, allowing them to quickly submit a support ticket, interact with specific members of your team, and more. 

Productivity Suites for Collaboration

Collaboration is a big deal for most businesses and can be the difference between an effective business and one that leaks capital. Some of the top productivity titles offer applications designed to help your team manage their workloads, schedule meetings and other work, share files, and more. Best of all, many of these tools are available through the cloud, making managing your business’ crucial software that much easier. 

Payroll Management

Managing your business’ finances can be cumbersome if you don’t have the software in place that will allow you to automate large portions of it. Many considerations need to be made in order to securely manage a team’s various compensation levels and reimburse everyone for their time appropriately—something you absolutely have to do to retain a happy and productive team.

We can help you obtain and manage your essential business tools, including the software you rely on.

Reach out to Zinc now so we can get acquainted with your business and its technology needs. Give us a call at (713) 979-2090 today.

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