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A First Look at Stride: A Simple Sales Tracking System [Invite Code!]

A First Look at Stride: A Simple Sales Tracking System [Invite Code!]

We love to showcase new and shiny apps that help our readers become and stay more productive. With our recent discussion of not going minimal and instead using technology to stay focused on what matters, there come some simple technological tools that can help you do complicated things.

For any start-up or entrepreneur, tracking potential sales and winning over customers can be a real pain. Instead of making the process even more difficult, the new app Stride tries to help you make sales as simple as possible. It really is the ultimate simple sales tracking system.

Let’s take a quick look at Stride.

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Easy to use and understand interface

    One of my favorite things about Stride is the super simple and clean interface it offers. At first, I thought, “This is it? Really?”. I couldn’t figure out how I would enter due dates and time spent on a deal, be able to enter detailed data about the customer, or have the app annoy me with countless notifications to remind me that I suck at sales.

    Stride is the opposite of that kind of app. It gives the user a “hub-like” view of all of their potential projects making it very fast to visualize where you are at with customers. You can add new deals, change the status of the deals between Lead, Pitch, Negotiation, Closing, and Won, pause the project, give the deal a name or star rating.

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    That’s about it. But that is why it is awesome.

    The interface really does just work and if you are trying to manage a bunch of potential deals, Stride may be just the thing you need to give all of your projects some breathing room and not to get caught in the weeds.

    Metrics that aren’t just for the sake of metrics

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      Some sales systems use countless types of graphs and charts to show you all kinds of ratios you probably don’t need. Once again, Stride simplifies your metrics giving you only the important stuff like:

      • Won deals vs. lost deals
      • The value of each step based on the project’s potential cost
      • And the time that has been spent on each step of the process

      These are awesome metrics to use to improve sales negotiations going forward because seeing the data can help a team or individual find the weaknesses in the sales process and get rid of them.

      Beautiful

      Stride is pretty. If you are a design-y type of person you will appreciate the aesthetic.

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      Price

      The price for using Stride is definitely right. For smaller businesses (especially individuals) you probably won’t need anything more than the free version that gives you 25 total deals. If you are in need of more, you can pay the small price of $7 a month to get unlimited deals.

      Hey, we have something for you!

      The folks over at Stride have really outdone themselves by making the sales process easier and not suck. And because of that, they want to give the first 100 Lifehack readers beta access to Stride if they use the code betahack. So, if you want to get your Stride on (they can run with that), then head on over to the sign up page and use the code betahack to get your access.

      Let us know what you think of the app in the comments below.

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      Published on October 16, 2018

      7 Clever Goal Tracker Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Business

      7 Clever Goal Tracker Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Business

      There’s nothing more fulfilling than the sense of accomplishment you get by achieving your business goals.

      Gone are the days when you used pen and paper to take notes and manage your work day. As millennials are relying heavily on technology to manage almost everything from finances to their personal fitness, goal tracking apps are also becoming increasingly popular.[1]

      In this piece, we will shed some light on 7 such goal tracking apps that you can use to streamline your operations.

      I have handpicked these apps from a software rating web services site Best Online Reviews. Industry experts review software on these websites and help businesses to find the right solutions to meet their various, unique business requirements.

      1. Aha!

        Aha! is a California-based roadmap software provider and offers excellent goal tracking app that lets you define goals and objectives for projects. The app also lets you list out primary tasks and allows you to focus on them.

        Hosted securely on the cloud, the app offers enhanced communication tools for sharing updates through emails with select colleagues or the entire organization.

        Aha! is available on multiple platforms such as the web, Android, iOS, Windows, etc. and starts from $59 per month per user.

        Available for Web

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        2. Asana

          Asana is one of the more popular project management apps available for businesses. It lets you organize all your team’s work, such as setting up and tracking goals, creating tasks, sharing files and notes, etc.

          Asana also allows your team to organize all their tasks and focus on urgent priorities. Moreover, the app offers a delightful user experience that makes task management simple and easy.

          Asana is available on multiple platforms from PCs and Mac to iOS and Android. Multi-channel adaptability makes Asana the perfect choice to track your goals anytime, from anywhere.

          Available for iOS | Android | Web

          3. Basecamp

            Basecamp is an excellent tool to manage all your team’s projects and keep your activities organized. It opens a new thread for every task and that task is visible by the whole team.

            With Basecamp, you can schedule tasks, add to-dos, discuss tasks by adding comments, add files and attachments, and much more.

            The app is available on both mobile and desktop platforms and costs $99 per month. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS platforms and offers excellent multi-channel access.

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            Available for iOS | Android | Web

            4. Forecast

              An efficient tool for successful task management, Forecast is also a popular goal tracking app. Apart from effective milestone tracking, the app also offers convenient status reporting.

              Forecast uses project history to let you know the status of your current work. Moreover, it uses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to provide high-quality assistance. It is a robust app for small teams to track goals and time.

              Forecast is available for free and comes with Android and iOS app support. The premium version of the app starts from $19 per month per user.

              Available for Web

              5. Wrike

                Wrike is a cloud-based collaboration and project management app that successfully manages projects from start to finish. It lets you create tasks, track work progress and retrieve reports with ease.

                The app also gives real-time work updates and helps team members to understand their work priorities. A custom report builder helps you to generate in-depth reporting.

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                Wrike’s premium version is available from $9.80 per month per user and is available on multiple platforms.

                Available for iOS | Android | Web

                6. Todo.vu

                  Todo.vu is a unique platform that delivers enhanced customer relationship management (CRM), task management, time tracking, and billing functionality in a single app.

                  According to Capterra, it’s an ideal app for freelancers and consultants, who are looking for tools to improve efficiency and transparency.

                  Although the app is free to use with basic features, the premium plan starts from $5 per month per user. The app also comes with calendar sync and task reminder functionality to keep you on track, always.

                  Available for Web

                  7. Flock

                    Looking for a tool to simplify task management? Try out Flock.

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                    Flock comes with enhanced goal tracking and additional features like instant messaging.

                    Moreover, Flock offers tons of integrations with tools such as Google, MailChimp, Jira, Dropbox, etc. It is a powerful tool that’s packed with robust features such as reminders, notes, polls and to-dos.

                    Even though you can use the tool for free, the paid version of Flock is available from $4.50 per month per user.

                    Available for iOS | Android | Web

                    Conclusion

                    Businesses need high-quality project management tools to streamline collaboration and operations. Enhanced goal tracking apps make it easy for your team to improve productivity by keeping its tasks organized.

                    But it’s essential that you choose an app that meets your unique business requirements. You can choose from the above-mentioned apps to streamline operations and improve the productivity of your team.

                    Featured photo credit: Alvaro Reyes via unsplash.com

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