Any business – regardless of the niche – is a taxing proposition. With the list of tasks you’ll have to tackle every day, it’s easy to feel like you’re being pulled apart by horses.
A solution such as Atarim looks to solve the problem for WordPress businesses of all stripes.
Most businesses will use multiple platforms and solutions to work on and complete projects for clients.
While this is a flexible approach, you’re often working between many apps without a central ‘hub’ for the information.
With Atarim, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips, from a central dashboard.
This post will take a look at Atarim, and help you decide whether it can offer something to your business. First, let’s introduce the Atarim platform.
This may seem like a tangent, but bear with us here. Presentation is important. If you look like a professional outfit, the chances are good that your clients will think so too.
One of the ways you can achieve this is through consistent presentation.
For Atarim, this is one of the key selling points.
One way to better your consistency is through familiar branding. If you work in different third-party apps, they’ll all have a different look and feel.
Using Atarim, you can bring the different elements together in one place.
There’s a lot to unpack here, and we’ll get around to everything the tool offers. Though, in the meantime, here’s a quick overview:
- You have a centralized dashboard for all your client commiunications and project actions.
- The concept is that you get the best of a bunch of apps, rather than individual third-party subscriptions.
- Clients use a project dashboard based on their own website, and the requests they make get to you through one team-based location.
- You’ll save both time and money using the Atarim interface and functionality over multiple third-party solutions.
If this sounds like a solution you’ve been dreaming of, we think you’ll like the rest of this article.
Let’s take a few moments to look further into how your can benefit
What Atarim Can Offer Your WordPress Business
You may already have some idea of where Atarim could help you. Though, it’s worth highlighting a few of the standout traits of the platform:
- You store all project information in the cloud, and access it using a centralized platform.
- There’s a dedicated and always-synced task center that helps you see all of the requests made by the client for their project.
- You get project management tools and analytics to keep focus.
The net result of these features is a more efficient, productive, and effective project and team. On the whole, this is what Atarim can give your business, although feature-wise it’s stacked.
In fact, let’s take a deeper dive into the nuts and bolts of Atarim.
Digging Into What Atarim Offers
Let’s take a closer look at Atarim, and what it can give you.
Throughout, we’ll mention where other tools might be a better fit too. Let’s start with the features and functionality of the platform.
Functionality and Features
We’ve discussed a lot of what Atarim gives both you and the client already.
Even so, there’s a lot more to dig into. As we noted, you work from a centralized dashboard that offers you an overview of everything you’ll need to manage your business’ projects.
You’re able to monitor metrics such as task completion and first response times, and the global number of tasks your team completes in a week.
We like the comparison of completed tasks between the weeks, as this dovetails well with the number of tasks you book.
The whole point of Atarim is to make life easier for your clients first, and the platform is great at this.
At a basic level, giving the client a synced task center on their site helps keep the number of clicks down between making a request and ‘actioning’ it.
What’s more, a client can annotate a website page and the auto-screenshot feature takes a lot of the administration out of their hands.
From their end, it’s a straightforward process that gets their vision to you with the least number of ‘Chinese whispers’.
If you’re a web designer, the direct collaboration between you and the client will be welcome.
We also like some of the time-saving aspects of the app:
- Auto-login to clients websites.
- The way a client can ‘pin’ requests to their site, which then are added to your task list for claiming.
- A one-click solution for going straight to the location of a client’s request.
- Automated client training on new aspects of their site.
There is so much here that we would need another 1,000 words to talk about them.
Even then, we couldn’t do the platform justice. We’d love to see a solution like this combined with our own white-labeled maintenance services.
It would give you a feature set that goes over and above a typical project, to give you more opportunity to provide value to clients.
When all is said and done, the price of a solution is often a deal-maker or -breaker.
Though, this relies on everything else being equal, which is often not the case. Still, here are the plans on offer:
- Freelancer. For $50 per month, you have one seat, 10GB of storage for your client’s assets, and can work on ten websites. Though, this doesn’t include certain features such as page builder wireframing, activity lists, white-labelling, and a drag-and-drop sitemap builder.
- Studio. For $120 per month, you can triple the resources at your disposal – 30GB of storage for 30 websites, and five seats. In addition, you get almost the whole feature set of Atarim, apart from Zapier integration and the sitemap builder.
- Agency. This plan offers ten times the resources of the Freelancer tier. You also get the full set of features and functionality of Atarim.
As is common with scalable SaaS solutions, there’s also a custom Enterprise plan, but we’d bet that if you needed this, you’d have already decided on using Atarim.
On the whole, the company does a good job of showing you the pricing benefit of the platform.
The website has a breakdown of various third-party tools and prices, and compares it with the Studio plan:
It’s a convincing comparison and could sway you, especially if you’re using some of these tools already.
Is Atarim Right For Your WordPress Business?
As with many aspects of WordPress, whether you decide to use Atarim or not depends on your needs. In fact, you’ll also need to consider whether it’s right for your clients too.
Of course, if you’re trying to pare back the number of solutions and apps you’re using per project, Atarim is almost a no-brainer.
What’s more, if you would like to streamline the workflow you use on a per-project or per-client basis, Atarim will also be under consideration.
In contrast, if your clients like the workflow in place, it’s a good idea to stick with it.
Making a switch to Atarim isn’t going to be in their best interests, and in these cases we’d suggest keeping things as they are.
Budget is also a consideration, although this is a straightforward consideration. With everything else being equal, Atarim is going to cost less on certain plans.
Though, money isn’t going to be a prime consideration if everything else works for your projects and workflow.
Working on many projects at once is standard for almost all WordPress businesses.
This is (of course) necessary, as the more you take on, the greater the income you’ll receive.
Despite this, there’s a trade-off with your time and effort on a per-project basis.
Throughout this post, we’ve discussed how Atarim can help you streamline your project’s workflow.
It’s a solid solution for bringing together lots of projects on one dashboard. What’s more, clients will have it easier as well.
All the interaction is brought into the app too, which gives your business a consistent presentation – vital for promoting a professional appearance.
Are you drowning under the weight of multiple projects, and will Atarim help you?
Let us know in the comments section below!