19 Essential Web Applications for Growing Organizations

by Administrator on Jan 03, 2011

As organizations grow, they experience lots of change. This change leads to a real need to save money, hire new employees and retain the good ones they already have. Here are some web applications for the iPhone, the Android and the computer that can help growing organizations handle all the exciting things they have going on.

For the iPhone

  1. OmniFocus: This task management application allows you to create to do lists, as well as sync with documents on your desktop. This application can really help you stay organized, which is especially important if you bounce between your office and visiting clients in their homes.
  2. Google Calendar: Check your Google calendar from anywhere. You never have to worry about being out of touch just because you don’t go into the office.
  3. Full Screen Web Browser: Does just what it says: lets you browse in full screen.
  4. Evernote: You’ll never take notes on paper again. It’s so easy to take notes on your phone and save them or file them.
  5. AirSharing: A great way to share files: AirSharing allows you to mount your iPhone or iPod Touch as a wireless drive on any computer, drag and drop files and then view them on your device.
  6. Bento: A personal database on the go. You can manage all your information in one spot.
  7. iBlueSky: A great brainstorming application for getting ideas out of your head an into a document. This is perfect for creating business plans and strategies for growing.
  8. Jobs: Creates timesheets with ease. This application is very simple to use. Create a job, track your hours and then bill your client quickly and easily from one simple iPhone application. This application will really come in handy for keeping track of time to bill clients without having to always go back to the office to catch up.
  9. Linked In: Linked In is one of the most popular social media sites for job hunters and for companies who are growing their staff. Now you can access it on your Iphone.
  10. Overview: This application lets you track and record employee feedback. It can be a great way to help manage change and get employee opinions and suggetions.
  11. The Influencer: Manage conflict and employee issues better by consulting the influencer. You’ll learn your personal communication style and how to improve relationships at the office through communicating in that style.
  12. The Interviewer: Improve your interviewing technique and keep track of candidates you’ve interviewed on one handy Iphone app.

For the Android

  1. Wifi Buddy: Wifi Buddy is a Wifi network scanner tool. The screen shows all nearby Wi-Fi stations, the quality of their signal, and their chosen broadcast channel. This one is great for when you’re out of the office and need to work remotely.
  2. Upvise: This Android app lets you access and share business information with your team when you’re traveling.

For the Computer

  1. StepStone Solutions: This is one of the leading online performance management solutions. It is widely used worldwide. It can scale with you as your business grows.
  2. Sage: Sage is one of the leading HR and payroll management systems. It is widely used and works well for small and medium sized businesses, up to 1500 employees. Manage time, vacation, overtime and flex time in one easy to use system.
  3. Eazy HRM: This is an all in one solution for managing current employees. It can store your employee information, allow employees to access and update their information, and manage leave, attendance and benefits. There is also a recruitment module and a reporting module.
  4. Softworks: This is a widely used tool for reporting things such as time, attendance, holidays, etc. They have several modules that can be used by small and medium sized businesses.
  5. The Human Equation: The Human Equation offers modules that are industry specific. It is one of the best web applications for medium sized business training around. You can also use the development module to develop your own company specific courses. During the early stages of your business and periods of growth, this can save you time and money.

With these applications and others you find on the web, you can make growing your organization and more cost effective. So, check these applications out and see how they can improve your company’s productivity and help it manage change.

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