Best Free Small Business Software

If you're running a small company, choosing the right business apps to manage your time and your teams is fundamental. Finding software that won't break the bank, restricting the number of apps you need to download, and wondering if you can integrate everything into one place are key questions you'll need to answer. Luckily, Bitrix24 answers all those questions and much more.

What is the best app for business?

As a small business owner, you’ll need an app that covers sales, client management, invoicing, email marketing, telemarketing, document storage, file sharing, tasks, projects, planning, calendar, online meetings with videoconferencing, HR, staff management, absence chart, expense reports and much more.

Bitrix24 is a 360-degree management software that connects free small business apps for all areas of your company in one user-friendly place. You can outsource all those small, time-consuming tasks to your apps and focus on your main role, as well as getting the best out of your team.

If you’re running a small business, you usually don’t have spare cash lying around to invest in expensive software. Bitrix24 is among the best free apps for small businesses, and you can always add more features as you grow.

By implementing best practices when you launch your business, you’ll be much better prepared for growing your teams. Bitrix24 works with multiple time zones and six languages, so if you’ve set your sights on becoming international, you’re ready to go. And what’s more, you can use it on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Unix, Linux, and Windows.

What does Bitrix 24 offer?

Bitrix24 offers a vast array of business management apps, so you can get started for free knowing your needs will be covered. With more than 30 free small business apps in your account, you can manage all areas of your company and use integrations to stop things from falling through the cracks.

Each area of your business plan app is optimized for its task. For example, your client management software keeps records of all your interactions and stores them in the cloud so your whole team can access them–great for remote teams.

Manage tasks the easy way

How do you keep up-to-date on your team’s tasks without your own responsibilities suffering? Bitrix24’s task management app for small business allows you to work smart, not hard, when managing projects.

Organize your work and optimize your workflows with Kanban boards and Gantt charts, and share these across your team for full transparency. Get down into the details to plan your employee workload and get the best out of your people. Set tasks subtasks, and use templates for repetitive tasks to save you time as you boost productivity.

Optimize HR processes

As you manage your business, you’ll likely straddle a range of responsibilities, and having disorganized employee records is a major time sink. Boost your HR efficiency with Bitrix24’s free small business apps and automate those time-consuming tasks.

Design an onboarding process for your new employees and save it in your cloud, ready to go. Keep up-to-date training manuals that your teams can find and use when needed. You can even create a searchable employee directory and intranet with an organizational chart to take the hassle out of internal communication.

Keep customizable records 

A good business contact manager app will help you grow your business and cut down avoidable errors like losing post-its. Bitrtix24’s CRM gives you an unlimited client database and unlimited records. It covers all areas of your client management, from the first communication to them becoming an ambassador.

Set up a free automated email marketing system to begin the customer journey, before sealing the deal on the built-in call center. In your CRM, can also store your quote, proposal, and invoice templates and reduce your manual work.

Communication is key

Clear, easy communication is at the heart of every business big or small. Bitrix24 provides a suite of internal and external communication tools as part of our free small business apps. Instant messenger is great for quickfire questions that don’t need much explanation, or you can call a video meeting for company announcements.

When dealing with customers, you can use email templates and automated messages to optimize your workflow. Of course, you often have to use that human touch, so give your customer a call, knowing that everything will be recorded in your CRM.

Time management with calendars

Keep your whole company in the loop with unlimited individual and team calendars. You can set tasks for your employees and see their availability as you go, saving time on to-and-fro emails. Launch events on company-wide calendars for training sessions, conferences, and staff dinners.

Add your employees’ calendars for a clear view of people’s time constraints and assign tasks accordingly. Bitrix24 calendars help you organize your and your company’s time as productively as possible so you can concentrate on the more exciting tasks.

Cloud-based document management

With all the stresses of running a small company, the last thing you want is a mismanaged document center. As part of Bitrix24’s free small business apps, you can manage all your files on the cloud, collaborate in real-time, and set documents as private when needed.

Cloud document management works perfectly for remote teams who can all access the same documents at the same time. Update your files when necessary, and restrict editing access for more control, and you can look back through your version history rather than saving old versions of each document.

Get started today

As one of the best free small business apps out there, trying Bitrix24 poses no risks and endless advantages. Sign up for free and discover how our software can streamline your business, no matter how small.

When you decide to scale things up, adapt your Bitrix24 account by customizing your apps to accommodate changes. Assign a calendar to a new manager or create your knowledge base in the cloud–it’s up to you.

* Please note that the information may have changed since the publication. For current prices and features please visit Bitrix24 pricing page.

Basic Features

  • 30+ small business apps
  • iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Unix, Linux
  • SMB management
  • Client management
  • Employee management
  • Document management
  • Time and task management
  • Cloud or self hosted (open source code access)
  • Marketplace and API

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Small Business Management

  • Searchable employee directory and intranet
  • Set organizational structure
  • Use company calendar for important events
  • Provide training manuals to your workers
  • Automate hiring/firing/onboarding/offboarding
  • Approve/decline leave or expense requests
  • See employee schedule at a glance

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Client Management

  • Get free client database with unlimited records
  • Access your CRM from any device
  • Integrate Bitrix24 CRM with your website
  • Easily migrate from other CRM systems
  • Use free email marketing to increase sales
  • Call clients using built-in call center
  • Send quotes and proposals to your customer

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Business Communications

  • Launch private company social network
  • Hold videoconferences
  • Migrate to Bitrix24.Mail
  • Use our free business phone system
  • Send secure instant messages to employees
  • Receive push notifications on your phone

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Task + Project Management

  • Organize projects and workgroups easily
  • Set tasks/subtasks and templates
  • Use checklists for control
  • Plan employee workload
  • Share your schedule and calendar
  • Manage your time and your employees

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Document management

  • Access documents from any device
  • Edit documents simultaneously with others
  • Track version history for each document
  • Share files easily
  • Sync documents a-la Box/Dropbox
  • Decide who can access files and who can't

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For more information about Bitrix24, head over to our training courses.
We also have a great YouTube channel that covers every aspect of Bitrix24, from sales and planning to document management and company internal communication tools.
To download the self-hosted edition of Bitrix24 that can be installed on your own server and give you access to open source code, please visit the Bitrix24 Self-Hosted page.
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