Olive is a recently launched web app from Sarah Parmenter of You Know Who. If you've ever wanted an easy way to manage client project maintanence task and fees, Olive was built just for that.
In Olive you set up client profiles which can have users and jobs attached. When you add a new client you can set them up with an initial user, so they can view and interact with the jobs. Within jobs you can post updates and share files related to the job, then set it to "Completed" when the job comes to an end. Of course, you're a business/professional, so what about making money? Credits.
Each job can be assigned a number of credits, of your choosing. Each credit relates to an amount in whichever currency you work with, the amount is set by you system-wide. For example, if you charge per hour you could set the credit value to the hourly fee and assign each job the number of hours it took/will take to complete. Clients can either have unlimited credits at their disposal or be limited to a subscription plan, though at this time I cannot work out how to set up the subscriptions.
You can also brand the app with your logo and colours. The page title is also the name of your company.
Pricing plans for the actual app come in a 4 flavors:
- Grande (£35/month) - Unlimited clients/users, SSL encryption and 10GB file storage
- Medio (£12/month) - 50 clients, unlimited users, SSL encryption and 5GB file storage
- Pequeno (£6/month) - 15 clients, 1 user and 1GB file storage
- Gratis (Free) - 2 clients, 1 user and 50MB file storage
This is a very handy web app if you have trouble keeping maintenance work in order and need a central location to store the job details, with the option of limiting clients who go a bit mad. Go sign up for Olive to increase your monthly income!