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Do you know what your field technician is doing right now, or why he’s been late to his past three scheduled appointments? Managing offsite employees is notoriously difficult, especially for companies in the service industry that rely on customer referrals to generate new business. Field service management apps are one of the ways that service and repair-based businesses are improving the efficiency and reliability of their offsite technicians. Although specific features vary from app to app, most field service management apps offer tools that managers can use to track the location of their employees, shorten billing cycles, cut down on unnecessary paperwork, and deliver better service overall. As a result, businesses that use field service management apps are able to improve on-time records, deliver better service and generate more referrals from satisfied customers. Below, you’ll find a list of the top five field service management apps on the marketplace today. (more…)


As you may have noticed, we're big-time cloud lovers around here, and we are loving the transition away from fixed media and physical processors to cloud-based, scalable solutions. But security is a common – and totally understandable – concern when considering whether or not to move your files and other digital assets to the computing cloud. (more…)


Best Marketing Influencers on Twitter

By Diana Berryman, 10 July 2014

Marketing in general, and particularly social media marketing, is taking over the world! Ok so I am slightly biased, being a social media marketer myself, but it is an exciting, ever-changing world of new and inspirational ways to make a success of your business. The very best thing about marketing your business on Twitter is that absolutely anyone can do it! There is so much information out there, millions of blog posts to read. Thousands of great people to mentor you. A billion ideas for you to adapt to suit your own business and to inspire you to imagine brand new ideas. If you are new to marketing and social media it won’t do you any harm at all to learn from the best. I started writing this list with people in mind. The more research I did the more amazing, influential, marketers I came across. This may have to be the first of a series of articles about the people who know their marketing stuff on Twitter. Watch, read and learn folks! (more…)


Ten of the Best Marketing Time-Savers

By Diana Berryman, 8 July 2014

How do I find the time to manage all my online marketing campaigns I hear you cry? Planning an adventurous, multi-level, fast-paced online marketing campaign is essential to your business success, but how do you find the time to manage it all? That is where marketing automation software comes in. Platforms that allow you to complete repetitive jobs in no time at all, plus the ability to: (more…)


This post is primarily geared towards the implementation of  large on-premises software packages, particularly Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP), however some principles may apply more broadly to businesses of al sizes as well. Whether you are selecting an introductory accounting package, or purchasing a full integrated ERP system, be sure to adhere to the following five steps: (more…)



Knowledge is power. Okay, okay - we know that's a little cliche. It's true, though. But what's even more powerful than what you know? What your team knows. As your business goes on through successive years, you collect a body of knowledge that defines all aspects of your organization, tempering the customer relationships you forge, and shaping the actions future generations of team members. In short, nothing is more important that the preservation of your business' collective knowledge. (more…)


Hiring people can be hard. As a hiring manager, you already know that, probably all too well! Of course, there have long been enterprise applications to help you keep track of applicants. But (without naming any of the applications’ names) you are probably just as aware that many of those old, clunky desktop applicant tracking programs are more trouble than they are worth – and we know you know the ones! So that’s why we’d like to turn your attention to the latest generation of applicant tracking apps. These apps are mobile-friendly, easy on resources, and have totally non-threatening learning curves. Whether you’re using an outdated applicant tracking program or, even worse, using scribbled paper employment applications, CVs and resumes stuffed into manila folders, it’s time to change with the times and switch to a cloud-based applicant tracking app. Let’s take a look at our picks for the top seven applicant tracking apps on the market. (more…)


  Online Marketing Software is the hub of any business from WAHM’s (Work At Home Mom's) and crafters to large corporations. There are just too many social networks and online marketing avenues for man (or woman) to manage alone. To establish your presence across the multitude of networks it is important to create a strong brand and continuity of communication. (more…)


Welcome to the first in a series of articles in which I play the role of “App Guinea Pig” by testing out some of the apps found here at GetApp. The full disclosure: I’m starting a website of my own and I’m paying my own money for these apps (or, more often, opting in on the free trials). I’m no more “techie” than you probably are – I’m just trying out different solutions in the hopes of finding the right tools for my site. Since email marketing is such an essential part of business, I’ve decided that’s where I’ll start. GetApp offers a listing of many of the most popular email marketing apps around. Having never used an email marketing app, I really don’t know what to expect. But I do know what I need. (more…)


Social Media Greats on Twitter

By Diana Berryman, 23 June 2014

So who to follow on Twitter? There are just so many great Social Media greats out there but who are the current top dogs? Following the people who have cracked the social media code can only help you, right? These guys are the best of the best. They give insightful advice and share great hints and tips. Keeping a close eye on what they do and emulating their style is a tremendous way to improve your social media marketing efforts. If you own a business and you don’t already follow some, if not all, of these guys then I suggest you get on it! (more…)