With so many complicated aspects of running a company, many firms are using business management software in order to make their daily activities run smoothly. Even in a small business there tends to be a great deal of work to keep up with taxes, wages, sales and profits. This article looks at some of the key business management software brands available.
Quickbooks is one well known brand of business management software – focusing on accountancy aspects. Developed by Tony Scott and Tom Proulx of California in 1983, the brand has grown to be one of the most widely used pieces of business software. It has been particularly popular among small business owners – as it doesn’t require any kind of training to use. This simplicity of use was not something accountants appreciated in early versions however, as it did not comply with pre-existing accountancy conventions. Later versions addressed this.
SAGE is another piece of business management software that has become a well known name among those in many businesses. The British based developer came about in Newcastle Upon Tyne. With a net income of 166 million pounds in 2008, it seems the company is doing well.
And with more than 14000 employees around the world, the company has grown substantially since its humble beginnings in 1981. The company has made several acquisitions over the years, including Logic Control of Spain, Sybel of France, KHK of Germany and dozens of other business management software firms besides.
Gestix is another business making programs for business management. It was established in 1986 and so has a good few years of experience under its belt. It’s range of products cover point of sale (POS), inventories, supplies and accounts. Its packages come in 3 versions – Gestix Light, Classic and finally the heavier Business version. The company has major headquarters in Portugal and Switzerland.
One more famous business management program that many people will know is Microsoft’s Small Business Management software. As a long established name, many people choose this brand. The software claims to focus on building stronger customer relationships as well as giving business owners a comprehensive view of their company’s activities. By offering support in terms of financial and customer management, Microsoft has established itself as one of the substantial providers of business management programs in the world.
There are a wide range of business management solutions for firm’s directors to choose from, and it is certainly worth weighing up the options when considering a package. Issues of cost and reliability are all issues worth investigating and there are a great deal of forums dedicated to identifying just the right sort of software for your business.
By choosing a lesser known package, you may get a better price – although it is worth remembering that the big names in this sector are such for a reason, and will likely have a good level of technical support available – important when learning a complicated piece of software.