Software of The Month – Hippo CMMS

This month, our software of the month is Hippo CMMS.

Hippo helps businesses around the world streamline their maintenance and facility management by providing user friendly and cloud based preventive maintenance solutions. Hippo CMMS works with hotels, hospitals and even churches to ensure that their facilities are run as efficiently and effectively as possible.

CMMS stands for computerized maintenance management system and it is a software that is widely used across many industries that have large facilities to manage. Hippo CMMS is based in Winnipeg, Canada and employs just over 30 people. To read more about Hippo CMMS, check out this post.

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Things To Look For When Choosing a Project Management Software

Are you looking for some good project management software? If so, you are going to want to try to find the best possible software for your businesses needs. In this article, we will be going over some of the different things to look for when you are trying to find the top software.

Finding The Best Project Management Software:

1. Scale.

The first thing that you are going to want to look at is whether or not it is going to be adequate for the scale that you need it for. If you need the software to really scale well, you are going to want to find one that is going to offer you the scalability aspect. Be sure that it is going to allow for the number of users that you expect to use it on a daily basis.

2. Compatibility.

Another thing that you are going to want to do when you are attempting to find the best project management software is to look for any compatibility issues. You want to make sure that you find the software that is going to be fully compatible with everything that you need it to be compatible with. For instance, if you are an iOS user of Apple devices, you want to make sure that you are investing in a project management software that is fully compatible with all of your devices and your choices of operating systems. This is going to allow you to get the most out of the software and it is going to allow you to really be able to benefit from your investment.

 

 

3. Interface.

Another important thing that you are going to want to look for when you are attempting to find the best possible software for your business’s needs is the interface. You absolutely want to take into account the interface when you are trying to pick one out because you want to make sure that it is going to be easy to use for everyone that is involved and you also want to make sure that it is going to be efficient as well. Therefore, the user friendliness of the interface is a serious consideration that you are going to want to make.

As you can see, there are a lot of different things that you are going to want to do when you are trying to find the best possible software for your project management duties. You want to make sure that you value the user interface, compatibility, and the scalability when you are trying to find the right one to work with. After all, you will need all three of these to work in conjunction in order to really be able to get the most out of it. Without the right kind of compatibility or user interface, you are not likely going to be able to use it as effectively or as efficiently which will detract from your overall usage of it in the first place.

What Are 5 Free Social Media Syndication Software Programs?

AddThis

In the marketplace of social media tools, one of the most powerful is the ability to share content across all social media networks. Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Reddit, LInkedIn and Pinterest (among others) are great places for organizations to increase their visibility online and spread their message, be it commercial or otherwise. Allowing people to easily share the content produced by organizations is a very important capacity. AddThis is a simple means by which users can put in an HTML or JavaScript code onto their websites, which will then create a list of over fifty social media networks for their viewers to easily share that website with.

ShareThis

Much like AddThis, ShareThis is a tool for attracting more traffic to a website by enabling easy sharing of links and content across the wider social media networks. In addition to creating simple graphic widgets that allow visitors to your website to easily share your content across social media networks, ShareThis also includes tools for customizing your options in enabling easy sharing of your content. It reaches over 400 million users as well, increasing your visibility. Finally, the software enables its users to more simply gain important insights into how often and where their content is shared over social media networks.

Posterous

While social media networks are great for increasing visibility, updating each different account on a social media outlet can be a trying task for any individual or organization. Enter Posterous, a specialized piece of software that enables users to share their content across multiple social media platforms with a simple email. With specialized coding methods, a user of this program can share links, text, audio, video or image files across all their social media accounts. When the user submits their content to Posterous, the program then sets to work converting the content into a web friendly form specific to each social media platforms and then posts it to the user’s accounts of choice. Group posting and adding hashtags are an important element of this program’s functionality, as is the built-in use of Google Analytics.

Friendfeed

Somewhat different from the other social media syndication tools, this piece of software does not spread your content, but rather enables one to more actively see what their friends on social media are saying about them. By collecting and aggregating your friends’ social media feeds, Friendfeed allows you to insert all your friends into the program and then examine what your friends are saying across all social media, blogs of all kinds and other social media feeds in one place. This allows you to examine how well and often your content is being shared by your friend list on social media by examining their feeds directly.

Disqus

A new method of engaging an audience, Disqus is a comments platform. When enabled, this program allows you to enable your audience to directly comment on your content and then share it using the social media platforms they prefer. Even better, the software is integrated into Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter.

IFTTT

Perhaps my favorite is IFTTT, or If This. Then That. Most people know IFTTT for the cool things it can do with your mobile phones and alarms, and synchronizing calendars, etc. but it can also be used to set up a pretty awesome and free social media profile content syndication network.

Want to read about some great B2B software? Check out this post.