Another free idea – flight approval/scheduling for MSBs

MSBs is medium sized businesses. In small/medium companies with a decent sized sales force, getting approval for expensive flights and scheduling them takes a long time and creates frustrations for every body (the administrative staff, management, and the sales staff).

A simple website with some management settings that allows various levels of management to approve flights automatically would be great. Let me elaborate a little bit; the site should make it easier for MSBs to stream line the approval process for flights. For example, flights less than $200 can be scheduled without any manager’s approval. Flights between $200-$800 can be approved with direct line manager approval. Flights more than $800 need to be approved by the next line of management and so on. Now if you got a company with some strict expense control, this will really make sense.

Considering the low cost of setting up something like this, it could be worth a try. If anyone actually does, all I ask is let me know how it turned out.

Free idea – Managing calendars

Apart from Ajax calendars like Google, there has not been much innovation on how calendars work or operate. Syncing your calendar between your cell phone, desktop, laptop, and any other device you have is a hassle. I have been talking about creating a web-based calendar synchronization software so my phone, my laptop, my desktop, and my online calendars are all in sync. Not only that, it should enable me to allow certain people to view my calendar. Cross-company calendar scheduling is such a hassle too.

I will pay for this service and I’m sure many other professionals would too.