The pandemic changed our lives and business as well. Most of the businesses adopted digital infra to stand strong in the market. But adopting a digital infrastructure isn’t that easy, you need to consider various factors. And to ease these tasks, you can get help from the technology itself. There are platforms which can help you to make a better decision.
Here are some platforms that can be really useful to make your decision.
1. Biz Analyst
Biz Analyst is a business management mobile application that helps businesses make data-driven decisions in real-time. Launched by Vaibhav Vasa and Mehul Sutariya in 2016, the platform is now used by over 75,000+ active users across India, Africa, the Middle East and Singapore.
This digital solution enables them to easily follow up on outstanding payments, manage their inventory, manage sales team’s visits & track their sales performance, increase work productivity, improve profit margins, helps in getting insights on sales trends and inventory updates.
The platform is a one-stop solution app that can be availed by entrepreneurs, sales team, and accountants. It's a long-term viable solution that enables companies to continue working remotely. The company has reported a 50% growth in the last 10 months since the start of the pandemic.
This is a testament to the readiness of Indian SMBs to move towards digital and mobile-first apps to smoothen their businesses.
Soon after the lockdown, Locus, a global B2B SaaS company, launched a free tool ‘QuickStart,’ which is a self-serve lite version of the product. The aim was to share their expertise and support startups and SMEs, thereby bringing supply chains to the forefront of every business suite to improve their supply chain efficiency amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The company believes that logistics planning is not a task that can be optimised manually due to a lot of real-world constraints, and the current pandemic adds to the complexity. However, with Locus’ state-of-the-art artificial intelligence platform, companies can automate their decision making while taking into account the on-ground reality.
It has successfully helped SMEs improve the existing processes and enable them to automate their supply chain decision-making to bring efficiency, transparency, and consistency in operations.
Chqbook was founded in 2017 to deliver tailor-made financial products to small business owners. It has successfully achieved a pan India presence in 25 cities since then. The company's mobile app helps SMEs manage their financial requirements. It is India’s first neobank for small business owners offering world-class financial services through its five pillars of banking, khata, lending, insurance, and rewards.
Chqbook customers get a free digital bookkeeping service - Chqbook Khata, which enables them to record debits and credits from customers and suppliers alike. The small business owners can create and send orders to their suppliers through the app.
It also has a reminding and tracking features that enable business owners to collect payments by sending a payment link to their customers. The mobile app is powered by artificial intelligence and data analytics to assess the eligibility of a potential customer and to ensure their financial requirements are fulfilled with minimum documentation.
4. ANS Commerce
ANS Commerce was borne out of the need of the brands to have their own space on the web. It is a full-stack e-commerce enabler launched in 2017. The start-up helps brands sell on the brand store (their own website), as well as on marketplaces like Amazon, Flipkart, etc.
Equipped with end-to-end e-commerce solutions, ANS Commerce is also helping small brands like kirana stores and retailers, who don't have an online presence and are keen to make the most of the festive season, to set up their online presence amidst the pandemic.
Providing end-to-end solutions like a unique full-stack platform that includes brand store tech, performance marketing, marketplace management, and warehousing, it covers all the e-commerce needs of brands that can scale their online sales through these services. In three years, it’s become the preferred partners to jump-start or scale e-commerce.
Tradeindia is India’s largest online B2B marketplace, connecting buyers and suppliers. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, it is now delivering 360° digital marketing solutions for all the online businesses as their mission is to help SMEs go digital. With cutting edge promotional technology, incisive business insights and technological capabilities, they drive online business for suppliers and buyers, alike.
In the wake of the current pandemic scenario, the company is committed to providing SMEs with the resources they need to take their businesses online. As an added aid, it assists customers with buyer and supplier payment protection plan, flexible and collateral-free business loans, logistics partners and collateral-free payment solution for exporters.