Apptivo’s mission is to create an affordable and easy to use software for small businesses to run their business on and help them collaborate with their customers, partners and also compete against large competitors who may be much better equipped than them.
This is not an easy problem to solve — but one that we believe needs to be solved to help small businesses compete with the giants. We believe that the least we can do to help tomorrow’s economy is to level the playing field between large and small businesses in terms of the software they use to run their business on. We want small businesses that are the engine of economic growth, to have the same tools that large companies have.
In 5 years from now we would like Apptivo to become the preferred choice for small businesses and entrepreneurs to run their business on.
We realize that startups and small businesses need all the help from friends, well wishers and even strangers to make their businesses succeed. Every bit counts. We, ourselves have been helped by so many people. We are doing our bit by making our apps free to get started. We also don’t place any time bound restrictions on when you need to upgrade. You upgrade when you need.
So, any business can start with the Standard Plan that is free. As you grow, your needs grow. When you think it’s right, you upgrade to the paid plan.
The Standard Plan includes all the Apptivo apps and is provided completely free of charge. There are no limits on the number of users, amount of data and the duration you can be on the Standard Plan. A lot of powerful features and capabilities needed to run your business are available in this plan. Forum & Standard Email support are also included in this plan.
In addition to what is available in the Standard Plan, the Premium Plan includes:
Features that allow you to interact with customers, vendors, and other businesses. For example, you can accept payment from your customers using Paypal, Google or Authorize.net. You can send emails from within the Apps.
Ability to setup a WordPress based Business Website and an Online Store quickly using one of our standard themes. You can integrate these websites with Apptivo CRM, Human Resources and Supply Chain Apps. If your needs are more specific you could also hire any WordPress developer and build a custom website.
Additional document storage
Priority Email Support & Phone Support
Ability to include your logo in your outgoing communication
For a detailed comparison between the plans, click here.
No that’s not needed. If you are just getting started, you should be able to navigate around the various Apps and get started with the ones that are most appropriate for your situation. There are videos that help you with getting started and a very active forum to get help. For questions that are not answered through the forum or videos, you can always contact us for support.
As your business grows, you may need additional help to get the best use from Apptivo.
All our Apps started with Version 1.0. As usage increased and we got feedback, we’ve been incorporating them into the most popular apps and also rolling out several technology improvements. There are currently two active verisons, 2:0 and 4.0. 4.0 apps offer several significant benefits over 2.0, all of the most popular apps are 4.0. Version 5.0 apps are currently in the process of being rolled out.
We will continue to rollout improvements to our Apps based on user feedback and industry best practices.
You can enter data in any language you want. All the field prompts and content is available only in English. You may be able to use browser translation tools to work on Apptivo using your choice of language. Click here to read more about regional language support.
You create users using the Employees App. You can create as many employees as you want. When you create your employees, there is a checkbox called ‘Allow Login’. If you enable this checkbox, that employee can also access the applications that are assigned to him/her.
There is a ‘Roles’ section in the employee definition/maintenance page. You can assign the appropriate roles for each employee, which will ensure they have access to the appropriate apps and are prevented from accessing the other apps.
Several standard roles are provided for you when you register your business. If you have advanced needs, you can also create custom roles.
Individual apps may seem to solve the only problem you may have on a given day really well. But they become a huge operational challenge when your business grows bigger and therefore your business processes become more sophisticated.
When your organization grows, apps that are integrated with each other will give you the strategic advantage you need. You can focus on what you need to focus the most — your business, rather than the complex, time consuming and expensive challenges of de-duplicating data and/or getting multiple disparate software or apps to talk to each other.
No, that is the beauty of Apptivo. You can get started with what you need. Apptivo is designed in such a way that you can start by solving your most immediate challenges and then use other apps as needed.
For example, if you are interested in using Project Management, you should be able to use just Project Management. Later on, when you want to create Invoices for the Projects you completed, you can start using Invoicing and when you are ready manage your customers, you can use the CRM family of apps.
We employ several levels of security to ensure that your data is safe and secure:
All the communication between your web browser or mobile client to the Apptivo data center is secured using 256 bit encrypted SSL connection.
What this means is that the data transported from your machine is encrypted using a special key and no one will be able to unencrypt your data.
Once your data enters our Servers, we have multiple layers of firewalls that protect your data. These firewalls are built using state of the art hardware and software.
Access to this hardware is limited to a very few people who have an established track record of 10 years or more in managing data centers. All access to servers and data are logged and recorded for audit and verification purposes.
All sensitive information is encrypted before being in the stored in the database. So, even our operations engineers cannot read this data. The data is only unencrypted when you access them using your login credentials.
We will notify you when billing fails in any given month and will give you 7 calendar days to address the issue. If your payment is not received within 7 calendar days, your account will automatically be downgraded to the standard plan.
Yes, you can downgrade at any time. When you downgrade, you will still be able to access the premium features until the end of the current billing period. We won’t refund any portion of your fee, if you cancel midway through a billing cycle.
If you are paying for a subscription, you will first need to downgrade to the standard plan. Once you have downgraded, complete the short account deletion request form, and our team will complete everything for you.