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Most of the posts so far in this series on the best online business tools have addressed marketing functions. A few have focused on areas outside of marketing (such as the best human resources, payroll, and employee scheduling tools, and the best accounting and finance tools) or on areas with crossover between marketing and other functional areas (e.g., file sharing and project management).
Here are a dozen tools worth evaluating that cover business functions ranging from the common—word processing, spreadsheets, and business operations—to specific processes such as accepting online payments, shipping, package tracking, online fax and document management, copyright protection, and crowdfunding.