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Solution Spotlight: Google’s most popular vendor management software explained

By Ankita Singh, 15 May 2018

In GetApp's Solution Spotlight series, we explain which software is at the top of Google's search engine results, and how each option can meet your specific needs. To identify the systems featured here, we entered the term "vendor management software" in Google during the week of March 20, 2018 in an incognito window with the location set to the U.S. The first five solutions on Google's results are described here in alphabetical order. (more…)


Solution Spotlight: Google’s most popular utility billing software explained

By Gitanjali Maria, 4 May 2018

In GetApp's Solution Spotlight series, we explain which software is at the top of Google's search engine results and how each can meet your specific needs. To identify the systems featured here, we entered the term "utility billing software" in Google during the week of February 13, 2018 in an incognito window with the location set to the U.S. The first five solutions in the first page of Google's results are described here in alphabetical order. For small businesses, lost revenue due to billing errors can be potentially fatal. If you're already aware of this challenge, you're probably already searching online for the best utility billing software—and finding yourself overwhelmed by the options. You have to decide which features, pricing, and services offered are right for your organization and then figure out which products match your requirements. Here, we've already done a lot of the work to save you time and effort by comparing some of the popular solutions in this space for you. (more…)


Employee wellness apps to improve worker wellbeing

By Karen McCandless, 2 May 2018

How happy and healthy are your employees? Do you know, or even care? According to a survey by Investors in People, more than half of workers feel their employers do not care about their health and wellbeing, leading many to consider looking for a new job. Apart from the problem of high employee attrition that this neglect can cause, how can you expect your employees to be at their best when they are physically or mentally worn out? According to research from professional services firm Towers Watson, stressed employees take an average of 4.6 sick days per year compared to 2.6 days for employees who had low levels of stress. Employee wellness is starting to be recognized as a key factor in any organization's success, with 78 percent of HR and benefits leaders reporting that wellbeing is a key component of their business strategy, but you can still do more. One of the key ways to ensure that your workers' wellbeing is being taken care of is to invest in a cloud-based solution. In this article we profile employee wellness apps to help take better care of your workforce (apps are ordered alphabetically). To qualify as employee wellness, software, these apps must have the following features or functionality: Be cloud based (as opposed to just having a mobile solution or on premise). Able to be controlled and administered by companies (as opposed to being consumer-based). Included health assessments, data and analytics, biometric tests, and incentive management. CoreHealth Technologies CoreHealth Technologies provides branded health portals that include features such as: Health assessments Coaching Biometric management Self-help programs Challenges and incentives. It also provides access to an ecosystem of other employee wellness apps and devices, with custom reports to monitor success, and surveys to measure employee engagement. According to Anne Marie Kirby, Health Revolutionary and CEO of CoreHealth Technologies enables wellness providers to develop and deliver employee programs such as: "health assessments, coaching, scheduling, challenges and more." LifeWorks LifeWorks brings together employee and corporate wellness capabilities with employee assistance and social recognition programs, and a private social network. Its features include: Health coaching online or by phone Health risk assessments Online nutrition and exercise trackers Gamification-based team challenges Financial wellness help. "There are four key reasons why people leave their jobs, and Lifeworks is on a mission to solve all of them with a user experience that is unparalleled," says Jamie True, CEO of LifeWorks. "LifeWorks is pulling services together in a whole new way and the combination of mental wellbeing employee assistance programs, perks, recognition, personal growth and community engagement creates an environment that employees feel loved and in turn drives key business metrics such as: performance, attendance, retention and loyalty." Limeade Founded by well-being research organization the Limeade Institute, Limeade corporate wellness platform takes a four-pronged approach to employee wellness: Awareness: health assessments and biometric screenings Action: coaching and resources to help enable behavioral change Rewards: gamified points and social recognition Insights: real-time dashboards to track success. The SaaS human resources platform also includes mobile and interactive video capabilities, and works in conjunction with wearable devices. Henry Albrecht, Limeade CEO, says: "At Limeade, we believe well-being is a business KPI every CEO should track." Lyra Health Lyra Health is specifically focuses on the mental health side of employee wellness. The software provides direct access to therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists through live video therapy, web chat or in-person appointments, as well as a number of self-help resources. It offers online screening tools in the form of questionnaires that aim to connect the right patient to the right care provider and course of treatment, and is working on being able to offer therapists working on site to companies. Lyra Health was founded by former Facebook CFO David Ebersman. Sprout Sprout combines employee recognition with employee engagement, incentive management, and a wellness portal. The wellness portal is accessible both by HR or program administrators and employees Employees can participate in wellness challenges, connect with colleagues, and access health resources. Administrators have access to one centralized, online location where they can connect with their workforce and analyze and gain insight from program data. The wellness portal provides: A real-time, predictive, activity-driven health risk assessment Personalized goal setting Gamification of health activity, linked to rewards and incentives Integrated with top activity tracking apps and devices Challenges on a personal, team, and company-wide level. VirginPulse VirginPulse focuses on providing personalized solutions to help improve each individual employee's wellbeing. To do this, it takes into account information from a variety of sources including health assessments and biometric tests. It then recommends a course of action which can involve areas such as: Sleep Nutrition Financial health Personal relationships Stress Activity. WeFitter WeFitter is a corporate wellness platform that aims to reduce healthcare costs and engagement by encouraging employees to lead a healthy lifestyle. Its features include: A real-time dashboard that tracks and monitors employees' progress and performance A customized rewards and challenges program that aims to keep employees active and engaged A customized landing sign up page so you can tailor the experience of users when they login Leaderboards to help gamify the wellness experience. WeFitter also helps companies control their healthcare costs, and work out what savings they can make with the platform. Whil Whil is an enterprise-grade solution aimed at organizations that want to reduce stress and help employees with their most pressing health, performance, relationship, and sleep issues. "We offer thousands of digital training sessions that are mapped to a company's biggest stressors and healthcare cost-drivers, all rooted in science, mindfulness and positive psychology," says Justin Keller, senior marketing director at Whil. "Using machine learning, Whil assesses individual employee needs, prescribes the appropriate training, and delivers measurable outcomes. "Whil seamlessly integrates with most of the leading corporate wellness platforms, making it the perfect mental and emotional complement to an existing wellness program. HIPAA-compliant dashboards provide admins with actionable data and insights to enable the measurement of ROI and VOI." What employee wellness apps do you use? Are there any employee wellness apps we've missed that you would recommend? Let us know which software you favor in the comments below or by Tweeting me. If you're interested in finding out more about employee wellness apps and solutions, take a look at the following resources: How to create an effective workplace wellbeing program to keep your employees healthy and happy 7 companies with amazingly unique wellness programs The future of human resource management: how we will work in 2028 8 Trends That Will Impact Worksite Wellness In 2018 This article was first published in January 2017, and has been updated to reflect changes in the market.


Solution Spotlight: Google’s most popular call recording software explained

By Ankita Singh, 2 May 2018

In GetApp's Solution Spotlight series, we explain which software is at the top of Google's search engine results and how each can meet your specific needs. To identify the systems featured here, we entered the term “call recording software" in Google during the week of December 20, 2017 in an incognito window with the location set to the U.S. The first five solutions on the first page of Google's results are described here in alphabetical order. Searching for the right call recording software? I bet you're spending a lot of time on Google, trying to figure out exactly what the differences are between the top products, and which one is the best fit for you. But, when you're sorting through all those different pricing plans and features, it's easy to lose track of which product offers what. And—especially if you're a small business choosing software for the first time—you need to make sure that every penny you spend is going to be worth the investment. (more…)


8 Alternatives to Microsoft Project for Project Portfolio Management

By Lauren Maffeo, 26 April 2018

No matter how large your project team is, Microsoft Project is the most popular software. When GetApp surveyed project managers at U.S. small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in December 2016, we found that two in three used Project. Since it wasn't built to support small project teams, we wondered why it's used so strongly by this group. Subsequent research gave some interesting answers. (more…)


Solution Spotlight: Google’s Most Popular Product Management Software Explained

By Deeksha Malik, 24 April 2018

In GetApp's Solution Spotlight series, we explain which software is at the top of Google's search engine results and how it can meet your specific needs. To identify the systems featured here, we entered the term "product management software" in Google in March 2018 in an incognito window with the location set to the U.S. The first five solutions on the first page of Google's results are described here in alphabetical order. New product management software should speed up workflows and boost efficiency. However—if you adopt a tool that doesn't fit well with your existing processes, it could have the opposite effect. You risk causing confusion among stakeholders and low adoption rates among users, which will ultimately lead to missed deadlines and the potential for scope creep. (more…)


5 Social Media Marketing Apps for Restaurant Owners

By Rhiân Davies, 19 April 2018

This article was originally published on 09/14/2015 and has been updated with relevant apps, features, and pricing information. Restaurants aren't doing enough to market their businesses online—in fact, 71 percent of global restaurants believe they could be doing more to promote their businesses online. And simply having a presence across the various social media platforms won't generate more customers if you're not sure where or how to target your marketing efforts. (more…)


Solution Spotlight: Google’s Most Popular Bug Tracking Software Explained

By Gitanjali Maria, 14 April 2018

In GetApp's Solution Spotlight series, we explain which software is at the top of Google's search engine results and how each can meet your specific needs. To identify the systems featured here, we entered the term "bug tracking software" in Google during the week of March 20 in an incognito window with the location set to the U.S. The first five solutions on Google's results, including those listed in the carousel, are described here in alphabetical order. There are anywhere from 15 to 50 bugs in every 1,000 lines of code, according to Steve McConnell, software developer and author of popular coding handbook "Code Complete." Software applications are built on several thousands of lines of code. Without a dedicated system to capture and fix all the bugs that are lurking within, you risk launching a product that is full of glitches and consequently losing customers, along with your foothold in the market. (more…)


Solution Spotlight: Google’s Most Popular Pest Control Software Explained

By Deeksha Malik, 6 April 2018

In GetApp's Solution Spotlight series, we explain which software is at the top of Google's search engine results and how each can meet your specific needs. To identify the systems featured here, we entered the term "pest control software" in Google the week of February 2, 2018, in an incognito window with the location set to the U.S. The first five solutions on the first page of Google's results are described here in alphabetical order. Managing a pest control business is no easy feat, especially if you have to switch between administrative tasks such as generating invoices, scheduling jobs, tracking chemicals, and monitoring technicians—all while keeping your customers happy and satisfied. If you're feeling bogged down by these pesky administrative tasks, and your clients are slipping through cracks, you need pest control software to pick up the slack. Once you've decided to automate your business, the next step is to start looking for pest control software systems that are popular on the web. You might notice that, when it comes to a niche business category such as pest control, there is a shortage of sources that sum up all the information you need to consider. Don't worry though—we're here to help. (more…)


Solution Spotlight: Google’s Most Popular Courier Software Explained

By Abhishek Singh, 5 April 2018

In GetApp's Solution Spotlight series, we explain which software is at the top of Google's search engine results and how each can meet your specific needs. To identify the solutions featured here, we entered the term “courier software" in Google during the week of February 1, 2018, in an incognito window with the location set to the U.S. The first five solutions on the first page of Google's results are described here in alphabetical order. Courier software plays a mission-critical role in both customer service and logistics management for parcel delivery and fleet management businesses. It helps these businesses address three key challenges: Customers wanting real-time updates on their orders. Logistics managers seeking to continuously optimize order delivery routes by analyzing performance data from GPS devices. Courier drivers needing real-time route updates through GPS tracking to find the quickest path between delivery points. Failing to weigh each of these business challenges equally will lead to unreliable or inconsistent delivery services, which will ultimately lead to a decline in clientele. However, finding courier software that fits both your needs and your budget is a separate challenge—that's where we come in. (more…)