Opinions & Concerns

Opinions about cloud applications and web-based business software for small businesses

9 reasons you should have more than one email address

By Lior Levin, 28 January 2015

You may want to centralize all your emails into a single account, but when it comes to work, it’s easy to get overloaded with more emails than you can easily manage. (more…)

Can Facebook at Work, work?

By Suzie Blaszkiewicz, 16 January 2015

The long-held opinion of Facebook as a corporate time-waster may soon be a sentiment of the past. Facebook at Work (FaW) hopes to be the next big player in the enterprise social networking world. (more…)

How to leave a software review on GetApp

By Sancar Sahin, 16 January 2015

Arguably, one of the most valuable business outcomes to have come out of the internet age, for both vendors and customers alike, is the ability to make more informed choices when purchasing a product. (more…)

Lead management for anyone starting a business

By Todd Spear, 15 January 2015

When starting a small business, you might not think it's important to manage the few leads you have, at first. This is a common misconception. The thinking is: "I'll deal with it later." But you're hurting your fledgling business when you look at it that way. (more…)

Shopping Cart Software with the Most Essential Integrations

By Diana Berryman, 5 January 2015

Checking out shopping cart software reviews before you decide on your eCommerce software of choice, should be a priority. What are your fellow business people saying about these apps? How do my existing apps integrate with them? Integrations for software make life so much easier but for shopping cart software, integrations, ones that actually work, are vital for the smooth running of what could be a high traffic website. Integrations are the other apps and software that work in conjunction with each other. Of course not all software can perform every task so integrations, working partnerships if you like, are necessary to get the most out of your apps. (more…)

How Cloud Computing Can Help You Grow Your Small Business

By Christophe Primault, 25 November 2014

As a small business owner, you should see cloud computing as way to gain immediate access to a level of technology that has previously been restricted to companies with large IT resources. The really good news with the cloud is that you will be able to start small with almost no up-front capital investment and grow your IT resources at the same pace as your business grows. If you have plans to take your business from a small company to the enterprise level, this post will help you understand how cloud computing can help you get there. (more…)

Why Small Businesses Need to Get Customer Obsessed

By Christophe Primault, 23 November 2014

Having the customer in mind is not enough for small businesses to compete, they need to be customer-obsessed. So what does that mean? Many companies call themselves "customer-centric" and they want very much to fulfill their customer's needs. However, now that we are living the "age of the customer," according to Forrester Research Inc., it is not enough to follow the traditional principle of "the customer is always right." Read on and learn about the four pillars of customer obsessed companies. (more…)

These Twitter Influencers Explain Why API Will Connect Your Future

By Christophe Primault, 5 November 2014

Wait, I'm a small business. Why would I care about APIs? That sounds super technical... that doesn't really interest me, should it? Probably. An API or application programming interface is what shifts your cloud-based business software productivity into overdrive. An API is how one SaaS you are using can integrate with another. Instead of relying on boring, boxy Excel spreadsheets to transfer data from one app to another, you can have a continuous workflow, say, the contact info from your customer relationship manager (CRM) can turn into an opportunity in your sales automation tool which can upon closure can turn into an invoice in your accounting software. (more…)

These Are the SaaS Influencers Taking Business Software to the Twittersphere

By Jennifer Riggins, 31 October 2014

We <3 SaaS (aka Software as a Service.) Obviously we give you the venue where you can compare and contrast business software and we try to give you advice in how to choose these productivity tools that we are confident will save you time and money. But we are certainly not the only experts in this. Today, we have compiled a list of SaaS gurus who can keep you up to date on all delightful things in the business software world.  (more…)

Six Best Small Business Integrations in the Xero Add-On Marketplace

By Todd Spear, 21 October 2014

Xero is gaining popularity in the cloud-based small business accounting software space, as you may have heard by now. The app is in use at more than 334,000 businesses at present.  If you're one of its many fans, you may have heard about the new Xero Add-On Marketplace. Recently launched, the Xero Add-On Marketplace brings you more than 350 small business integrations that help you customize your accounting system, all within Xero's interface. (more…)