I started my own business about 7-8 months ago. Everything looks great and we are growing very nicely. I like web apps to keep my business organized (teamworkpm for project management, freshbooks for invoicing, etc.).
In the very beginning I used to do all the things those apps do via Microsof Excel. I learned a lot since those days, and one of the very first lessons I got was to use web apps instead of Excel.
Problem is that I still use Excel to solve some problems. One of those problems is to set goals and expectations for future months. I really want to stop using Excel to do this, and I'm very sure that there is an app for that.
What I do on Excel is to have a template with "ideal sales" and "real sales". There are 2 graphs that compare both numbers, and that helps us a lot because we can see if we are on the right track. I would love to use an app instead, with maybe some extra-features. Of course we are willing to pay a monthly fee for the service, so any recommendations will be cool, because I have searched for it and found nothing.
Any recommendations for such an app?