1 Axonaut: The Simple & Affordable CRM Solution for Small Business Owners.
1.0.1 Axonaut, the French software that is revolutionizing business management
1.0.2 A wide range of services to boost the productivity of each company
1.0.3 An all-inclusive rate and French customer service
1.0.4 A scalable solution for ever more performance
1.0.5 Genesis of a “100% Made in France” innovation
1.0.6 The Axonaut dream team: enthusiasts with complementary profiles
1.0.7 For more information
1.0.8 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Axonaut: the French solution to manage your business, while saving time on a dail
Sales, Customer Service, HR, Project Management, Invoicing, Reminders, Inventories … creators and entrepreneurs have traditionally had to acquire and use a myriad of tools and software to manage certain areas of their business.
The offer is so abundant, expensive and fragmented that they often overlook some … thus losing precious time and straining the opportunities to manage and even run their business.
This observation is the daily life of hundreds of thousands of creators and managers. He was also that of the founders of Axonaut. Tired of using tools that were not connected to each other, and entering the same information several times, they decided to create a 100% French tool, made by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Of course, the founders made their advanced platform accessible internationally with an English version of Axonaut.
Axonaut was born to help them get rid of administrative chores as much as possible.
Axonaut has more than 20,000 daily users in companies from 1 to 50 employees.
Axonaut, the French software that is revolutionizing business management
“Axonaut is awesome! It has allowed me to pass a milestone, from 10 clients to several hundred, from 100k € in turnover to + 1M € in turnover! Customer support is also on top!” David Keribin, CEO of CityMeo
SME managers spend 142 days each year in the administrative management of their business, which would create a loss of productivity for France of around 43 billion euros each year.
Start-ups, micro-businesses and even micro-enterprises face the same problem: between the Excel / Word files which accumulate and which become incomprehensible, the very expensive software which quickly becomes obsolete, the compatibility problems and the essential time-consuming activities which multiply, it is very complicated to manage a business effectively (source).
Nicolas Ricard, co-founder of Axonaut, underlines:
“Our “all-in-one” software automates and speeds up all the essential everyday tasks! Because it was born from our own experience in the field, it is really designed to save entrepreneurs a lot of time thanks to features that are 100% practical, efficient, and easy to use.”
Among the functionalities: CRM, Quotes & Invoices, Project management, HR, Stock, After-sales service via Ticketing.
A wide range of services to boost the productivity of each company
While there are over 4 million small businesses in France, the majority of them are not yet equipped with comprehensive management software.
They were quickly won over by the fabulous opportunities offered by Axonaut. Bye-bye Word, Excel and pencil, now running a business is child’s play!
Nicolas Michel, co-founder of Axonaut, confirms:
“Our users save more than 4 hours / week on the management of their business and on administration. Thus, they can concentrate on their profession and business.”
Axonaut allows you to manage all facets of the business in just a few clicks:
Cash management / banking connection
Cash flow: tables (cash flow, forecast), notifications to alert in the event of unpaid bills and invoices to be issued, reminders by email or by post in one click, bank reconciliation and monitoring of expenses …
Administrative: accounting exports, proof of expenditure, etc.
Calendar and email synchronized to access all information in a single interface
Contacts: follow-up of each contact to improve customer satisfaction
Quotes and invoices
Invoices: transformation of quotes into invoices, editing of recurring invoices, down payment and balance …
Tracking and useful services such as electronic signature or online payment (Stripe and GoCardless)
Expenses and suppliers
Suppliers: order forms …
Expenses: creation of expenses associated with types of expenses (payroll, administrative, travel expenses, etc.) and suppliers in order to see profitability but also have a document repository (GED) for all supporting documents.
Tasks: creation of tasks or task lists from templates, assignment of tasks to employees, real-time visualization of project progress
Project: creation of projects and assignment of clients, estimate of the workload and the project period, evolution of the project with new tasks, documents, purchases / expenses and invoices issued
Staff management: list of employees with all the information needed to easily edit newsletters by the social centre, download the bulletin for sending by email
Absences: leave counter that can be consulted in real time. Sending of leave requests by email by employees, validation or refusal of leave in 1 click by the manager, absence / attendance calendar, etc.
Tickets: “support” address to automatically create a ticket each time an email is received, followed by after-sales service, etc.
Tags: tags to track recurring problems in order to have quantified data to guide the company towards operational excellence and customer satisfaction.
An all-inclusive rate and French customer service
“Axonaut makes us gain 30% of productivity!” / Olivier Bellucci, co-founder of Shapy
A real daily assistant very easy to use, Axonaut is offered at affordable prices: $ 90.00 / month without commitment, $ 81.00 / month with a 1-year commitment, and $ 76.50 / month with a 2-year commitment.
A 15-day trial period is offered and there is no risk of unpleasant surprises: all Axonaut features are included, there are no options or additional modules to pay for afterwards.
As a bonus, customer service is French: there is no longer any need to struggle to make yourself understood in the event of a question or small concern! Available and super friendly, he knows how to listen to all customers, from the smallest structures to SMEs.
The start-up is supported in particular by French Tech, bpifrance, Airbus and Crédit Agricole.
A scalable solution for ever more performance
Axonaut makes life easier for entrepreneurs by offering very useful services to save time: bank reconciliation, electronic signature, online bill payment, LinkedIn extension, Prestashop and WooCommerce plugins….
The goal is to have a solution that is really “zero fuss” to do everything quickly and well!
This is also why Axonaut is constantly improving and regularly offering new features.
Genesis of a “100% Made in France” innovation
In 2014, Nicolas Ricard and Nicolas Michel were already working on day-to-day management via a Google Drive and Excel files (Sheet). Their goal was to have a list of prospects and invoice templates. They had therefore imagined a system from two files: a first contact file for prospecting with several data on the customer (first name, last name, company, position, email address etc.) then a second file with an invoice template: you had to copy / paste this file for each new invoice, trying not to forget to change the customer’s details, the date and the invoice number.
However, this mode of operation had reached its limits. Day-to-day business management was becoming a real headache.
Nicolas Ricard and Nicolas Michel therefore decided to create their own tool: the Axonaut concept had just been born. In 2019, they aim to increase their position on the French market and tackle the international market.
Their goal: to become a benchmark in business management thanks to their agility and experience in entrepreneurship.
To learn more, please visit the Axonaut website:
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