There are more than 4,000 business-related cloud-based apps on the market. Choosing the right ones can present a challenge for your business. Here are a few tips on building a winning combination of cloud-based business apps.
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Choose An Anchor
Determine the existing systems you are using that contain the data most critical to your business. Like the “anchor stores” designed to stabilize the financial stability of the shopping mall, your anchor apps are the ones that are critical to the financial stability of running your business.
What determines an anchor app?
- If you have spent a significant part of your budget on it. For example, your retail POS system or a custom developed registration system.
- If it is the only option in your industry. For example, the MLS database for Realtors®.
- Outside influences. For example, if your accountant requires all financial data be managed in a specific system.