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4 software solutions every business needs

Presented by Capterra

Presented by Capterra

Be more productive in 2020 and visit for free, today, and find the software tools you need for your business.

Kim recently received a call from one of her listeners. The caller asked, “My small business has grown a lot this year, and I know it’s time for me to upgrade my software to better manage everything. I’m not really sure where to start or what to trust, though. Can you help?”

Kim advised the caller to use Capterra to find the right software tools for their business. Visit, which has been Kim’s sponsor for quite some time, and is one of her favorite tools for finding the right software for her business needs.

The site hosts a countless amount of software to help with everything from accounting to payroll to inventory, and even assists with background checks. The trick is to figure out what your biggest needs are and start with one or two solutions.

We’ve taken the liberty of picking a few key programs from Capterra’s website that can help any business.

Payroll software

Making sure to pay your employees in full, and on time, is non-negotiable for a high-functioning team. This makes choosing the right payroll software for your business one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Tap or click here to see the three small business mistakes you should avoid.

Whether you’re looking for generic, free or pay-as-you-go software, there are plenty of payroll options available — and you’re sure to find one that suits your business’ needs on Capterra. Here are a few you should consider:


This service has been reviewed by 456 people and has a score of 4.3/5 stars. It is a web-based time clock that allows employees to clock in or out through an app, and the data goes straight to payroll.

The automated process is available 24/7 and uses geofencing to ensure employees are where they say they are when they clock in and out.


With 4.9/5 stars and 279 reviews under its belt, Rippling has been rated the #1 HR & IT platform.

Businesses can manage payroll and can file taxes automatically. Employees and contractors can be paid from anywhere in the world in mere seconds.

Background check software

Background check software provides businesses and potential hires with pre-employment screening solutions. The software helps streamline the screening process for new hires and volunteers, as well as organize data collected through the screening process.

These solutions are used for conducting employment, education, credit history and criminal background checks. They’re even used for facilitating drug screens.

Choosing the right software to administer your onboarding process is key to your employees and the future of your business. Here are two solid options found on Capterra:


GoodHire has been reviewed 62 times and received a score of 4.7/5 stars. It boasts customizable background screening services, built-in compliance workflows and an integrating system with leading HR platforms.


Checkr hasn’t received as many reviews, only 27, but it still comes in at 4.7/5 stars. The software provides background checks that mitigate risk and helps companies hire the right candidates. You can adjust filters to reduce bias and “create a fair, transparent hiring process.”

Business management software

There are more and more organizations and companies investing in business management software to not only get things done but to predict risks and improve overall efficiency. So, it’s fair to say business management tools have come a long way, and are constantly evolving to better serve business owners.

While there are a plethora of great management software systems, choosing the right one for your needs can be a daunting task. Capterra has you covered in this department as well. Check out these great programs:

With a whopping 1,980 reviews and an average score of 4.6/5 stars, is a big hit with small businesses. It’s an award-winning project management tool that helps teams collaborate and deliver projects.


NetSuite has been reviewed by 558 users and receives 4.2/5 stars. It provides a unified platform for accounting, CRM and e-commerce processes. If you want a program to help you with the back-end systems, NetSuite’s got you covered.

Inventory control software

Inventory control software is vital to keeping a production-focused business running smoothly and efficiently. Its key features include inventory forecasting, asset tracking, inventory databases, stock history records and much more.

Navigating through inventory management software can be rather tedious and time-consuming. Thankfully, Capterra saves you a great deal of time as it features several inventory control options you can choose from.

QuickBooks Enterprise

With over 16,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.5/5 stars, QuickBooks Enterprise is perfect for end-to-end accounting. Need help organizing your books? How about tracking sales and managing inventory? It even helps run your payroll.

Lightspeed POS

With 718 reviews and 4.2/5 stars, Lightspeed POS helps retailers and restaurateurs with their day-to-day tasks. It simplifies how to manage inventory, keep an eye on sales, manage employees and process payments. The best part? It can all be done from your iPad.

Capterra: Your free resource

It’s clear Capterra is capable of finding the software you need for your small business, so don’t waste any more of your valuable time. Spending money on business software takes careful consideration, and you can’t afford to make a bad choice.

Don’t spin your wheels! Go to for trusted reviews, comparison charts and all the info you need to make the right decision for your business.

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