Business software

You will need business software for a range of tasks. It’s important you get the right software, provide support and train your staff how to use it.

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Business software - overview

Business software helps you complete a range of tasks. Choose the right software, provide support and train your staff with our introduction.

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Developing custom software - overview

Sometimes standard software doesn't meet your needs. This overview explores building your own or modifying existing software to fit your needs.

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Software licensing - overview

Computer software usually comes with a licence explaining how you can use it. We explain how software licences work and how to comply with the terms.

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Essential business software - overview

Our handy guide to the essential business software you need to complete everyday business tasks such as sending emails and managing customer orders.

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Creative software - overview

Creative software can be used to create leaflets, edit photos, graphics, music and presentations. Our introduction looks at some of the options.

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Small business CRM - overview

Introduction to customer relationship management software and how it can help your business communicate more effectively with customers.

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Choosing accounting software

Accounting software makes your accounts quicker and easier to process - and you don't need to be a trained accountant. Our guide to choosing software.

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Do you need a payroll system?

If you have employees, an efficient payroll system is essential. It helps you comply with tax obligations. But do you need an electronic system?

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Office suites

Most business computers have an office suite installed. But what does it do? We explain why you need this software and how to choose one for you.

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Operating system software

The essential software in your business lets you to get on with everyday tasks, like creating documents, sending email and fulfilling customer orders.

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Payroll software

Payroll software helps you manage wage payments, print and track your paperwork and submit information to HMRC. How to choose payroll software.

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Using accounting software

Good accounting software puts you in control of your business, letting you automate regular tasks, prepare forecasts and monitor business performance.

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Using software legally

Illegal software can carry viruses as well as leaving you open to prosecution. Make sure you stay within the law when you buy business software.

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What is CRM software?

CRM (customer relationship management) software is an important weapon for businesses keen to find new customers and hold on to existing ones.

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FAQS

Accounting software FAQ

Accounting software helps you keep track of your business accounts. Get key information and straightforward advice with our accounting software FAQ.