It’s competitive out there. Between running a business, managing time, and staying progressive, modern business people have heaping loads of work on their plate to wade through. Thankfully, a division of the industry is working as equally hard to make business life easier. Two newer innovations offer access to information via software.
Apple computer helped make life easier back in the 80s. Fast forward twenty-five years and Apple is still churning out ideas. iPhone, iPad, and iPods offer a one stop shop for music, news, email, and games via applications or apps. Even accounting, tax, debt, and budget apps are offered. Downloads such as Paper Finance, Moneywell, and Account Tracker are available to streamline your business systems and range from 99 cents to $9.99. Turbo Tax Snap Tax is also offered for free. Easy to use finance applications can help users maneuver through their debt payment options (Pay Off Debt) as well as keep track of all business trip expenditures including currency conversion and fuel economy (Trip Boss Treal Manager). There are even children friendly apps such as iAllowance that help parents teach saving and spending to their children.
Get your head out of the clouds and put your information in them. As many as 40% of small businesses, according to a recent Microsoft survey, are looking into cloud computing. Cloud technology replaces software purchases by leasing this same software and making it accessible via internet, or in the clouds. Small business finds cloud attractive because of lower overhead costs. Employees access cloud software from anywhere using any computer, which makes working from home and on the road more viable. Additionally, costly software updates every few years become obsolete as cloud computing updates when available.
Software Advice, a review website that covers online accounting solutions, has prepared a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps on their blog: http://www.softwareadvice.com/articles/accounting/the-best-accounting-and-budgeting-apps-for-the-iphone-and-ipad-1042211/