Business software and solutions: everything you need to succeed

The reliance on business software is growing – and growing fast.

Square business software and enterprise tools offer a number of different solutions and fulfil a variety of functions that are essential for businesses from before the doors open and beyond.

The importance of business software

Business software is essential for continued business success, for small businesses and enterprises. There are a number of different applications that go into how a business runs, how to process payments, accounting and more.

These tools and technology can make a critical impact on the success of a business from start to finish, providing not just the physical solutions, but automate real-time analytics to ensure you’re maximising efficiency and giving both your customers, and employees exactly what they need.

Business software comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and depending on the type you need, you can experience many benefits which include:

  • Cut costs
  • Scalability
  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved productivity
  • Automate processes
  • Boosted profits
  • Continuous growth
  • Streamlined workflow
  • Integrated project management

Types of business software

There are a number of Square business applications and tools that can make a difference for your business:

Financial software

Payment solutions and automation are essential for a working business. And these financial tools go far beyond simple accounting software.

Square financial business solutions provide industry-standard support for:

  • Accepting payments
  • Accounting partner integrations
  • Creating invoices
  • Managing cash flow

Marketing software

Marketing software can help you connect with your customers and clients wherever they are – and it can help you to customise your interactions in a way that drives the most promising results.

Square Marketing applications can help:

  • Identify your audience to provide the right support
  • Offer essential campaign options to help create your digital presence
  • Manage analytics and facilitate experiences from email to smartphone, in-store and beyond

Employee management software

Employee management software can help to provide your employees with the platforms, tools and experiences they need in order to feel appreciated, and increase productivity.

Square employee management offers key features and solutions to:

  • Easily create and publish shift schedules
  • Keep track of your team’s hours at a glance
  • Automate your team’s tip pooling process
  • Assign your team commission rates for services and sales

Customer experience software

Customer relationship management, also known as CRM, is a major component of brand identity and success.

Square offers a number of CRM tools that can keep your customers and clients happy:

  • Advanced customer service and support
  • Customer loyalty program
  • Customer feedback and directory management
  • Appointment management

Square business solutions

Square offers a number of robust cloud-based business applications to help you hit the ground running and keep up that momentum over days, months and years. Explore our comprehensive suite of services built to help your business thrive.

Need additional capabilities or applications? Check out our partner integrations from accounting software to ERP.

Business resources for growth and success

Square is here to help you succeed – whether you’re just starting out as a small business, or you’ve been in the game for years. That’s why we’ve taken the time to compile a multitude of resources to help you get where you need to go.

FAQ

  • What are the benefits of using business software?

    Business software improves efficiency, accuracy and removes the need for manual tasks that prevent you from growing your business. Also, customers increasingly demand that you offer the convenience that modern business software brings.

  • How does Square work?

    Businesses of all sizes use Square to accept payments. You can get set up and start taking payments right away, including any major credit or debit cards and mobile wallets. Square’s payment processing fees are fair and simple, with no hidden fees or long term commitments. You just pay for what you need and you never pay when you’re not using it. Check out our Support Centre for step-by-step tips on getting your Square account set up and linked to your bank account, so you can start taking payments today
    Or learn more about how processing fees work.

  • Does Square work with Afterpay?

    Afterpay requires no additional integration with your Square Online site. You’ll be automatically enabled to use Afterpay so you can boost online sales, increase average cart size and attract new customers. Learn more about how Afterpay works on their website.

  • Does Square work with popular accounting software such as XERO and Quickbooks?

    Square’s Point of Sale integrates with popular cloud accounting software – such as Xero, Intuit Quickbooks or Zoho – means Square transactions can flow automatically into your accounts, improving accuracy and reducing the need for manual data entry. A great time-saver for getting business data together, especially at tax time.

  • What types of payments can my business accept with Square?

    Square works with any Australian-issued and most international chip cards or magnetic stripe cards with a Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB logo, as well as bank-issued eftpos chip cards. Square also supports mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.

  • What types of businesses should use Square software?

    Square is an ecosystem of customisable software and hardware. It can be used across a range of industries including retail, hospitality, health and beauty, home repair and professional services. It can also benefit businesses who want to streamline their services and offer customers a secure and easy way to order and pay.