First off, on a personal note, thought I would share the view from my office window. Nice huh? :)
I love South Florida!
Anyways, back to the topic at hand...
I hear alot about various software suites that package all sorts of tools and marketing gimicks into a bundle, and then charge some crazy monthly or annual fee to their customers.
That may be all well and good, but often what I have learned from web development clients of mine, is that often they feel trapped, and locked into using something for year upon year, simply because they have everything tied all together.
The problem is they are often not happy, or feel constrained in some way.
Often is the case that when companies try to package all these tools into one, they miss the opportunity of being great at one service, and settle for mediocrity in providing many.
In my opinion, I find the a la carte option must more satisfying.
Granted I have some tech advantages, but with the advent of API integration, you are able to build your own personal suite of tools, and spend a little time, and perhaps money in having a software developer tie them all together for you in a nice little custom package.
There are an endless amount of $29.99, $39.99, $49,99 etc services out there.
Between 2-4, depending on your needs should do nicely.
I am very curious what everyone else's experience is in utilizing either a one solution package, or utlizing your favorite individual pieces.
What's in your tool kit?
Feel free to post questions and feedback.
I love the engagement on AR!