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 Jorden Lacy
 
The future is here. And in today's futuristic tech-powered world, there are business apps for everything you could ever need for your company on a day-to-day basis. Whether you're using an app to place lunch reservations for a company meeting or sharing project lists with employees, your favorite business apps are always the ones that are functional and easy to use.

This same idea also applies to any web apps used by small businesses to manage day to day operations. The IT systems you put in place for your business are crucial to the efficiency of your team.

Most companies get sucked into product demos and free trials for multiple web apps that handle the same thing, eventually narrowing it down to their top three and, finally, selecting a winner. Doing this for every single business app your company needs is highly inefficient, especially when one of the biggest mistakes businesses make is choosing the wrong mix of apps that don’t work well together. Productivity and money wasted.

There are plenty of ways that a business can easily build an app strategy to smooth over any issues and to further prevent app management from getting out of hand further down the line.

The fix?

One master account that makes it easy to manage all of your cloud applications that includes an app market where you can browse new applications to add to your master account! More time and money can now be put towards growing your business.

Cut the chaos

Small to medium sized businesses use at least 6-20 different cloud software applications – this can mean the app cost adds up to at least $20,000 a month, as Blissfully discovered in their Q1 2018 SaaS Trends Report. With so many web apps to manage in the cloud, it’s easy to lose track of things and feel overwhelmed.

Where Does The Money Go?

How many times have you signed up for a cloud app and never used it? Or worse, signed up, paid for it, forgot about it, and continued to pay for it? Just one $99 account can cost you $1188 per year. Multiply that by three forgotten or underused accounts and you've got a $3,564 money pit, my friend.

Keeping Track of Your Users (Accurately)

Another common scenario is mismanaged user accounts. We get it. You're busy. It's easy to lose track! Cancelling a user or two out of every single account your team uses is a pain in the butt. So your sales team has high turnover. It's a common problem, especially SaaS companies.

Andrew, one of your best sales reps, quit five months ago and your accountant is emailing you wondering why your sales team only has 30 people on it, but you're paying for 37. Guess what? Those seven extra users are costing you $49 each, which means you're drowning in another $4116 money pit.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could click a button and delete that person from every account they were in? Talk about efficiency and money-saving systems!

The scary thought is that many businesses may have more than three forgotten or underused cloud apps and more than just seven mismanaged users.

Can you relate?

If you're just starting out or if you're finding all of your apps are becoming too much to handle, just take a deep breath and create a SkyOne master account (you can thank us later!).