Managing your field service team getting you down? Have you ever thought about trying a field service management software for your Mac? There’s a whole bunch of great online applications that can help make organizing your team so much easier.
Managing offsite employees effectively is therefore definitely a challenge but vitally important especially for companies in the service industry that rely on customer referrals to generate new business. There are though a growing number of field service management apps for Mac users that service and repair-based businesses can use to enhance the efficiency and reliability of their offsite technicians.
Businesses that use cloud-based field service management apps on Mac are able to achieve better on-time records, deliver better services and most importantly get more word of mouth referrals and positive reviews from satisfied customers.
So we’ve chosen five of the best Mac field service software to help you manage your mobile workforce. These are all web-based applications, so they can be used across your devices, and they all look and work great on Mac.
Once you’ve done the deal, it’s important to make sure you invoice your clients. However, this is easier said than done when you have multiple invoices and clients to issue and deal with each month. Efficient and professional invoicing is often neglected by business owners and missed invoices or invoices that aren’t accurate can cause major problems and headaches to figure out what went wrong at a later date.
Fortunately there are some excellent web-based billing and invoicing software which work perfectly well on Mac via Safari or any other browser you’re using. Billings Pro even has its own Mac invoicing software client, but the web versions all have tasteful interfaces which don’t look out of place on OS X. Whichever you choose, these apps will take the pain out of billing clients without the need for a big finance department.
We’ve picked 7 of the best invoicing and billing apps for Mac, many of which offer a “freemium” model which mean free invoicing features with some restrictions. If you need to invoice multiple clients frequently, you’ll almost certainly need a subscription to one of these services though.
Accounting isn’t boring anymore! I must be kidding, right? Well maybe a little, although nowadays there’s plenty of cool looking accounting software for your Mac.
Cloud-based accounting apps can turn your Mac into a hub for your finances without subjecting you to stacks of spreadsheets and ugly, cumbersome software. As opposed to many traditional client-based Mac accounting software, cloud apps can be quite beautiful, allowing you to take care of stuff like invoicing, expenses, and reporting from the comfort of an attractive, user-friendly interface.
I’ve picked out seven of the best looking cloud apps for finance that put the fun back into Mac accounting software:
The basic package of applications supplied with OS X is great for simple tasks and educational needs. However, when you’re using Macs as part of your business operations the basic package doesn’t quite hit the mark. This is perhaps a result of lack of features and Apple’s goal to make the software usable by anyone.
In this article I will propose SaaS alternatives to Numbers, Address Book, Calendar, AirDrop and FaceTime. These web-based alternatives offer an array of additional capabilities not found in your pre-installed OS X applications. Read on to find out more!
[Update] This post was originally posted on February 2nd 2012. It was updated on September 25th 2015 to add new business app alternatives.
For sole enterprises, keeping a good set of books is probably one of the most essential tasks. It helps keep all your paperwork in order and it makes it far easier when it comes to the end of the year and that massive tax bill is due. Unfortunately, though, Mac users are slightly neglected when it comes to this, and although OS X has slowly but surely clawed some of the market share away from Microsoft, when it comes to business-related apps, Windows rules the roost.
Not wanting to be outdone, Austrian-based developers Teischl, the team behind Employment:app (which we reviewed last year) have developed book’n’keep – a simple accounting software designed for sole enterprises. Unlike other accounting software, which can often run into the hundreds of dollars and require an extensive set of licences, book’n’keep is available on the App Store for a mere $29.99. Let’s take a look at it and see if it’s a worthwhile purchase for sole enterprises.