Hosting a Company website is no longer the main application for website technology. Here are some ideas that can help your business to save resources.
Automating Repetitive Tasks.
These are some examples of activities that a decade ago required a person from your company to attend the phone and today are standard tasks of a website: E-commerce, Reservations, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs, Address, hours of operation), Catalogs (Price information), etc.
Remote teams collaborating and in constant communication is a reality on the internet. These applicaitons, commonly referred as Web2.0, can save you and your business lot of time and resources for your internal and external communications. Some examples of this technology are blogs, wikis, social sites, e-learning systems, etc.
Software as a Services (Saas).
Saas is a great option for the small business owner.Technologies that once required big upfront and maintenace costs are now available through the internet as a service. With an small setup fee and low monthly payments, small businesses can now have access to systems that traditionally were only available to the big companies.
Some examples of software available as a services could be:
Costumer Relationship Management (CRM)
This kind of software can help you track your company interaction with your customers, your sale force activities, marketing campaings etc.
Most accounting software traditionally sold as stand alone solutions can now be "rented" as a service.
Applications for performance analysis and decision making is also available as a service.
When you feel that your company is ready to explore alternatives for the use of the Internet remember SB|ST. From a Powerful and Affordable Website to your own Internet Strategy Team.