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The Best Time Tracking Software of 2017
Time tracking software can help you in a myriad of ways, including keeping track of your workload, monitoring your employees' keystrokes, and building comprehensive work shifts.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business Edition
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business Edition is a cloud-based accounting system that's easy to navigate and tightly integrated with Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud applications. It's a solid offering, but may lack features that some small and midsize businesses (SMBs) require.

Zoho Inventory
Zoho Inventory can easily integrate with Zoho's long line of other applications. However its standalone design means it's difficult to integrate in vertical operations, though it's well suited for small businesses and affordably priced.

The Best Inventory Management Software of 2017
Managing what's in your warehouse or on your shop floor can be extremely complex if you're looking for optimal cost and supply chain management capabilities. We test five inventory management software packages to make these chores a snap.

VMware Workspace One
Key integrations with AirWatch and Horizon make Workspace One a tempting proposition for companies already invested in the VMware ecosystem. Shortcomings in areas like reporting or a simplified setup path may have the opposite effect on potential customers that don't already have an investment in VMware.

TSheets does everything you'll need a time tracking solution to do and more. It's a robust platform with customization options, deep reporting, user-friendly navigation, and an open API for third-party integrations.

Hubstaff can do most of what you need to oversee when and how employees are managing their time. But if you need deep insights that aren't standard for time-tracking services, Hubstaff won't be able to help.

Square Point of Sale
Square is a transparent merchant services provider that offers flat fees and low-cost, iPad-compatible equipment. However, it may not be the best choice for high-volume transactions.

Payment Depot
Payment Depot uses a wholesale style pricing structure, offering more predictable fees than competitors. But it's too pricey for relatively small businesses.

Cayan provides a wide variety of hardware and software and an open API. It's a great choice if you can negotiate a fair price.