Are you trying to uplevel your organizational skills this year? Team Drives is great low-hanging fruit. See how to maximize it here:

We’ve written before about the right way to configure your Google Drive, which is a key first step, since Google Drive’s default organizational framework is confusing and broken. Taking this to the next level, we wanted to let you know about Team Drives, in case you aren’t already familiar.

Here’s where Team Drives comes in handy.

If your team uses G Suite’s Drive for document creation, sharing, and management, then you’ve probably run into the challenge of what to do when a team member who owns a document leaves. You want to make sure that person can no longer access…


Is your Google Drive a black vortex of every doc, picture, and note you’ve ever created/saved/shared? Use this to quickly reorganize and save time:

Dropbox has long been the gold standard for how file syncing should work. However, since Google Drive launched, and comes with 30GB free with Google Apps accounts, it’s been steadily replacing many companies’ file-sharing platforms. The problem though is that Google Drive’s default organizational framework is confusing and broken. Read on to learn the best way to configure Google Drive for your organization.

Update:
Since this post, we have created a full-length guide to G Suite Administration. See our full guide here, or download a PDF here: https://www.blissfully.com/guides/g-suite-admin/

The default configuration is for new files to be created in an…


There’s more to secure IT than multi-factor authentication. See if you have any gaps with this IT security framework

IT security is absolutely critical to any organization, especially as more and more activity and communication happens online via leading SaaS products, and not just behind the company firewall. Managing your business IT security is always a delicate balance between cost, convenience, and protection. Small businesses often avoid or delay implementing stronger security, and while it often works because they’re not directly attacked, security by obscurity is a faulty tactic.

Here we’ll review some best practices and relative tradeoffs, and initial recommendations to help make businesses more secure.

TL;DR Summary

  • Use strong passwords and a password manager
  • Enforce 2 factor authorization
  • Define…

Do you have a clear framework for evaluating new SaaS tools? Check out this guide on risk vs. reward before your next purchase

There’s a good chance that at least one of those hot new SaaS apps you’re about to implement organization-wide is going to be replaced in a year. Whether due to acquisition, funding woes, or a well-publicized security breach, some apps simply don’t stand the test of time. Others will serve their purpose for a while but then you need new features, so you make a switch. In still other cases, a product already in use at your organization will expand its feature set to cover the territory of another app; it can be wise at that point to consolidate. Regardless…


2020 has been a year like no other, a roller coaster. I dealt with the stress probably like most of you — in March and April I pretty much stopped working out, was stress eating, and drinking more alcohol than I wanted. It really was such a crazy period, frustrating because of how much was outside our control, how our routines were up-ended, and there was just SO MUCH uncertainty about the future.

It was frustrating because there was so much that was out of my control. I’m not a doctor or politician or social worker, so there weren’t many…


It’s a new, remote-office world out there, and now that we’re all remote here are some awesome tools and resources.

At Blissfully, we’ve been working fully remotely for the past 3 months, but about one-third of our team was already remote, so luckily we didn’t have much of a change.

Given our experience, over the years we have found some of the best remote work tools to help make that happen.

In this guide, we’re going to give you a list of all the best remote work software on the market.

So, read on!

18+ Top Remote Work Tools in 2020

There are a TON of articles…


Businesses have to deal with tons of approval processes daily. If you want a Leave of Absence, you need approval. Want to make a purchase for your department? You need approval. What about hiring a new employee? You need to submit a New Hire Request.

For many businesses, this means piles of paperwork, back and forth emails, numerous phone calls, and of course, lots of floundering.

An efficient approval management system will eliminate the miscommunication, time-wasting, and extra workload that comes with a manual approval workflow.

Workflow software simplifies the approval process and gives your organization a more efficient and…


📖 Introduction: About this Report

At Blissfully, we’re focused on the ways companies use software-as-a-service (SaaS) to power business productivity, growth, and success. Each year, we release Blissfully SaaS Trends Reports based on proprietary data from thousands of companies around the world.

SaaS is now the gold standard for businesses, from old-school accounting firms to bleeding-edge artificial intelligence startups, and from small family-owned shops to large multinational corporations. The usage of and demand for SaaS products has grown dramatically over the years, and we see this trend continuing in 2020 and beyond.

Our 2019 annual report uncovered two key trends: that app turnover was higher…


📖 Introduction: About this Report

At Blissfully, we’re focused on the ways companies use software-as-a-service (SaaS) to power business productivity, growth, and success. Each year, we release Blissfully SaaS Trends Reports based on proprietary data from thousands of companies around the world.

At Blissfully, we’re focused on the ways companies use software-as-a-service (SaaS) to power business productivity, growth, and success. Each year, we release Blissfully SaaS Trends Reports based on proprietary data from thousands of companies around the world.Small Business, Mid-Market, and Enterprise.

See Part 1 of this report for more.

SaaS Spending by Department


📖 Introduction: About this Report

At Blissfully, we’re focused on the ways companies use software-as-a-service (SaaS) to power business productivity, growth, and success. Each year, we release Blissfully SaaS Trends Reports based on proprietary data from thousands of companies around the world.Small Business, Mid-Market, and Enterprise.

See Part 1 and Part 2 of this report for more.

🔑 Key Takeaways for SaaS Ecosystem Stakeholders

SaaS Builders: The market is growing, but also maturing and competitive

We’re still in the early innings of the SaaS market. We conducted a survey of IT leaders which 25% said they were SaaS only. This number is projected to continue to rise, likely approaching the vast majority of companies in the next five to 10 years.

That said…

Ariel Diaz

3x Entrepreneur. Founder/CEO at Blissfully.com. Previously Founder/CEO at Boundless and YouCastr. NYC, by way of Boston, Frankfurt, Chicago, Hanover, Miami.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store