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Running a business takes a lot of input and therefore a lot of tools are employed to help you ensure that this input generates a profit. One of the best ways to keep all the necessary components of your business running is to use business software. Free business software can be particularly helpful when you are just starting out and want to keep costs low. These free business software solutions can be used to manage all aspects of your business including accounting, sales, document management and even taxes.

Part 1Top 3 Small Business Software for Free

The following are the best top free small business software to choose from.

1. PDFelement for Business

free business software

Documents in PDF format are easier to manage, create and share. This is why every business utilizes this type of document format for many of the business documents. If you do, you need a PDF document management software that will make it easier for you to not only create but manage every aspect of your PDF files. That program is Wondershare PDFelement for business.

The free business software has lots of useful features including the ability to create PDF files in a single click, the ability to covert PDF files to a whole host of other formats including PowerPoint, Word and Excel and being able to edit PDF files in numerous different ways.

Pros:

  • You can edit both text and images on the PDF document
  • The OCR feature can help you edit scanned or image-rich PDF files
  • It is very easy to use and comes with a very pleasing user interface
  • It allows you to annotate the PDF document in numerous different ways. You can add comments, stamps, notes or even highlight and strikethrough text.
  • You can deploy the clients to terminal users

2. FreshBooks

small business software free

No business can be complete without accounting software and one of the best is FreshBooks. This free business software is especially great for managing and tracking invoices, time and expenses for a small business that doesn't have to have double-entry accounting. In other words, it is great for a small business that is just starting out. It is also very easy to use with a great user interface.

Pros:

  • It comes with great import options
  • You don't have to worry about making sense of accounting jargon
  • It has a great user interface and navigation tools are easy to find
  • It offers great reports, exceptional tracking tools and flexible income an expense management.

Cons:

  • It doesn't integrate well with some of the most popular e-commerce sites
  • You may need to fill in a balance sheet

3. Zenefits

free small business software

If you are looking for great human resource management software, Zenefits is a great one to choose. It is useful in benefits management, payroll processing and onboarding tools among many others.

Pros:

  • It can be set to run automatically, reducing the amount of time spent on these tasks
  • It has great reports and awesome HR management tools

Cons:

  • It is not very easy to manage

Part 2Top 3 Business Software for Enterprise

The following are the top 3 free business software for enterprises.

1. Acumatica

free business software for small business

Acumatica is one of the most recognizable accounting software for larger businesses. It comes with an easy to follow navigation and incredibly robust reporting. It is primarily a great choice for growing small to mid-sized enterprises. It was initially developed as a SaaS application that is intended for use through a web browser. It is compatible with almost all browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. It offers a rich accounting environment that is delivered through an intuitive user interface.

Pros:

  • Easy navigation and the fact that it can be used on any browser makes it easy to use on mobile device
  • It easily accommodates growing companies because it doesn't have a user-based pricing policy
  • It provides excellent reporting
  • It runs on various databases and is available in cloud, hybrid and on-premises deployment

Cons:

  • Some users may find the customization tools a little difficult to use
  • You will need to rely on third-party add-ons to implement ERP if your company is outside the manufacturing/distribution vertical.

2. NetSuite

free business software

This is a great Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. It also offers customer relations management functions. This free business software is a great system that can help a business organize its back office, sales and service processes.

Pros:

  • It is cloud based
  • Incudes accounting, HR, CMMS, payroll and other processes in one software suite
  • It is comparably cheaper than SAP and ORACLE yet comes with the same features

Cons:

  • The CMMS feature is not available in the basic purchase and has to be integrated with NetSuite.

3. Exact JobBoss

small business software free

This is an integrated shop management software package that is designed to help business track and cost jobs. It has features that allow production staff to manage job information very easily. This in turn aids in easier and better customer service and on-time deliveries, a very important factor for any growing business. All the data on this program is located on a single database, making sharing and access of information that much easier and allows decision makers in the business to be aware of what is happening on the shop floor at any given moment.

Its main emphasis is on costing, scheduling and productivity and it is flexible enough to allow for custom make-to order and engineer-to- order shops.

Pros:

  • It integrates very easily with QuickBooks which can make your work much easier when it comes to accounting.
  • It is very easy to use with an easy to use interface even for beginners and growing businesses
  • Comes with numerous features that make tracking and costing jobs that much easier.

Cons:

  • It doesn't update automatically. You have to close and then open the application for it to update correctly.
  • Apart from QuickBooks, it doesn't readily integrate with other third-party applications which is not good news if you use any other accounting software.
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Published: Nov 18,2016 16:45 pm / Updated: Jul 05,2017 14:40 pm

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