AppShore is a service offered to businesses and organizations to help maintain customer and employee data. This application offers an online customer relationship management tool that offers project managers and company owners a new way to keep track of clients and business-related details. AppShore is a centralized online location that allows users to manage tasks, even when clients and employees are located hundreds or thousands of miles away.
AppShore was founded with the small business owner in mind. The creators were looking for an economical tool that would offer business people a way to manage customer and employee relationships. Other customer relationship management applications already existed when AppShore launched, however many of these were too expensive for a startup or small business owner to utilize. AppShore saw the need for this group of professionals and created a product that offered a solution at an affordable price.
The creators of AppShore pride themselves in their focus on the small business owner. That being said, this application stands out because of the many features and economic cost that provide the small business owner with a new option for business management. More funds can be applied to other areas of company growth while AppShore provides a timesaving, convenient customer relationship management option.
AppShore was designed for businesses, and the website certainly looks the part. No flashy graphics or burdensome advertisements are found, only clean navigation menus and easy to read text. That is not to say that AppShore does not give off a friendly tone, the color scheme incorporates many attractive colors that compliment the overall sight design. Visitors can easily access important areas of the site, such as an online demo, features tour and a free trial registration form right from the homepage.
New users have the option to register for a 30 day free trial of AppShore. The free trial button, which is prominently displayed on the homepage, takes users to a basic black and white text form. Users must fill out a company name, company alias, country location, first and last name, email address, and password. Option fields are also presented and include industry type, number of employees, company website, mailing address, title, phone number, and comments. No email validation is required. Users are automatically forwarded to the login page.
AppShore truly lives up to its creator’s claims that the application is a budget-friendly alternative to other customer relationship management applications. Users are offered two paid account options. A professional account costs under $20 a month and offers all features except shared calendars, search filter save features, phone support, application customization, and a view and edit forms layout feature. Professional level accounts are also limited to 500 daily email marketing messages per user. For about $25, users can opt for the premium level account, which includes all features as well as a daily email marketing limit of 2,000 messages per user.
AppShore is definitely an application geared towards the small business owner. The price is ideal for a new company just starting out, or one looking to expand its customer base on a tight budget. Even the more expensive account option is easily affordable while the cheaper rate still offers most of the premium benefits with only a handful of limitations. Regardless of the type of business, company owners can find a list of helpful tools to assist in organizing and managing important business tasks.