We’re all incredibly spoilt for choice when it comes to SaaS. With more than 70,000 SaaS apps out there, it’s near impossible to evaluate all the best alternatives when you’re searching for a new app.
Companies all seem to follow the same four step process when evaluating a new app.
Price - can you get a free account? Is it only worth using if you are using a paid tier? Ease of use and implementation - Is it self onboarding, are there security concerns and or most importantly, once you’re up and running how easy is it to maintain and by who. Integrations - what does it connect with? In this day and age, if you can’t automate it with your CRM it may not be worth your time. Department usability - can be used by the majority of employees and can solve more than one problem.
When there isn’t a clear winner... the SaaS showdown occurs.
Zoom vs Google Meet
Hubspot vs Salesforce
Google workspace vs Office365
Slack vs Teams
Two SaaS enter but only one will remain…
Ultimately though, we found asking other companies what they use as the most effective method. That’s why we’ve collated the 7 most important SaaS apps (in no particular order) that we couldn’t survive without.
For everything collaboration and brainstorming related. With Miro, you are able to work on tasks with your team, workshop, strategy map, conduct process visualisation practices and UX design. Whilst a team-based application, Miro is particularly useful for product and development teams but it can be useful for any department who wants to create a visual way to display a workflow, sales process or user journey.
A communication platform like no other. Designed to help you move away from time consuming emails, to quick and easy communication. Once you’ve setup internal reminders and integrations with other SaaS that you use, Slack becomes the core of your workplace communication
3. Hemingway Editor
Great application for editing and reviewing content and copy and an essential proofreading tool whenever you feel like your content isn’t quite perfect.
LegalVision is a law firm, with a longstanding commitment to innovation. The firm provides efficient and cost-effective legal solutions for startups. They have moved into the SaaS space with their $199 p/m package that gives you unlimited legal consultations with fixed pricing on specific work.
Since COVID-19, Zoom has gone from strength to strength. If you communicate regularly with people internationally or with a poor internet connection, you will notice the difference.
Design, content creation, brand guidelines and templates, presentations and more. The creativity on Canva is endless, and is the best and easiest way to visually bring your ideas and business to life.
An online automation tool, that specialises in workflow automation. You can connect two or more apps and automate repetitive tasks without relying on developers. Once you get the hang of it, Zapier is extremely powerful and saves your teams hours of development work and a lot of money.
Something missing from the list? Don’t agree with one of the Saas we’ve mentioned? Have your say and get in touch with us. We’ll also be releasing a SaaS insights survey next month which has over four thousand pieces of feedback from our early adopters about their SaaS selection.
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