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  • Forgotten About Small Business Saturday? Last-Minute Tips to Get Shoppers Rolling In  

    25 November 2015
    It’s Small Business Saturday this weekend, a day when shoppers are encouraged to support the ‘little guy’ by buying from local, traditional brick and mortar businesses. So if you run a small store, you’ve no doubt set up a marketing campaign around the event to get word out to potential customers that they should come […]
  • Taking a Holiday These Holidays? Why the Answer Says a Lot About Your Business.  

    23 November 2015
    Are you too busy to take a vacation this holiday season? Or, is work likely to intrude by cutting it short or interrupting your family time with phone calls and emails? If you normally spend the season of goodwill chained to your desk or superglued to your cell phone, this is a warning sign that […]
  • Why Your Small Business Needs a Cloud Based CRM  

    18 November 2015
    Does your business need a CRM system? The answer is almost certainly yes. We can’t say it often enough: customer service is a fundamental part of any business of any size. Consumers today expect personalized experiences tailored to their needs, no matter what kind of business you run. Even if you already know all this, … Continue reading Why your small business needs a cloud based CRM
  • What Is a CMMS and How Can It Save My Business Money?  

    17 November 2015
    If your machine breaks down, who do you call? The maintenance team, of course. But they’ve got 10 jobs to do before they get to your issue, because a clear priority list is not in place, and they are performing maintenance in order of request received. If this scenario sounds familiar, then your company could […]
  • Apps to Get Your Small Business Through Black Friday With Your Sanity Intact  

    12 November 2015
    If you have a small business then Black Friday may feel like a day of getting relentlessly punched in the ribs. But the smart retailer leaves the feeling of getting battered and bruised to the customers who are scrambling to get their products. By leveraging the power of cloud-based business applications and integrating them with […]
  • Top HR Employee Scheduling Apps to Get You Through the Holiday Season  

    10 November 2015
    As holiday season approaches, your employees’ thoughts will often start to turn to vacations, time off, shopping, and anything but work. Conversely, for many companies, this is the busiest time of the year, when extra staff are needed to handle the crazy demand that the season brings. As the mayhem kicks in, scheduling employees to […]
  • GetApp Meets: GoSpotCheck’s Matt Talbot on the Rise of Mobile Field Workers  

    9 November 2015
    Matt Talbot, may be CEO of enterprise software company GoSpotCheck, but that doesn’t mean he’s your typical suit. Drawing inspiration from Warren Buffett, he is just as at home playing guitar as he is in a serious business meeting. When he’s not immersed in his music, Talbot is focused on the task of better connecting […]
  • How Business VoIP Can Cut Costs and Increase Reliability  

    5 November 2015
    Communication and collaboration have never been more important for businesses. Whether it’s for a sales call with a potential customer, haggling over prices with a vendor, or keeping in touch with your staff when they’re on the road, all of these scenarios require effective communication. But these days, you don’t have to rely on a […]
  • Why Mobile Booking Apps Are a Must Have for Tour Companies  

    3 November 2015
    The tourists have spoken: they want to book online and through mobile devices. And it’s up to your business to cater to that demand. “Bookings can come in online, through the phone, face to face, and via mobile. All of these moving pieces are difficult to oversee, especially when most tour operators have a certain […]
  • 5 Ways to Manage Your Accounting on the Go  

    2 November 2015
    The days of 9 to 5 accounting are over. You can’t use the excuse of being away from your PC as a way to avoid managing your finances. Luckily, there are many mobile applications that allow you to manage your accounts 24 hours a day, wherever you are and on any device. Most of them […]
  • GetApp Meets: Planbox CEO Ludwig Melik on Combining Innovation and Project Management  

    29 October 2015
    Planbox CEO Ludwig Melik is an entrepreneur at heart. Starting one company that became a market leader was not enough for him; he now heads Planbox, which combines project management methodologies with innovation management. GetApp spoke to Melik to find out exactly how this combination can bring about major transformation in businesses, talk about the […]
  • How to Choose a Business Intelligence Application for Your Business  

    29 October 2015
    Business intelligence has been hailed as a game-changing technology for decades, but only in recent years has it finally began to fulfill its promise of providing businesses with new and exciting ways of generating insights – and tangible value – from their ever-growing datasets. As of today, almost every modern company uses some kind of […]
  • 5 Common Startup Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them  

    28 October 2015
    If you wanted to figure out how to hire for startups you could do worse than turn to a startup that builds hiring software. Nikos Moraitakis, CEO of Workable, sums up his experience here: “Your first five hires pretty much picked themselves, but in getting from 5 to 50 you will need the best tools […]
  • How Artificial Intelligence Simplifies App Performance Monitoring  

    26 October 2015
    IT departments are overloaded with responsibilities, particularly when it comes to performance monitoring. DevOps team members are often being bombarded with unnecessary email alerts and spending hours looking for the root causes of performance and availability issues. There is a already a solution out there and that is artificial intelligence (AI), the “science and engineering […]
  • How to Choose the Best HR Software for Your Small Business  

    23 October 2015
    Your company is only as good as the people you employ. No matter how brilliant an idea you have, or if you’re the next hotshot millionaire, if your staff are burnt out, unmotivated, and disinterested then you’re going nowhere. This makes it more important than ever to have great HR processes in place to keep […]
  • Top Inventory Management Software for Your Small Business  

    20 October 2015
    Inventory management software is a must for any business that deals with physical goods, to effectively track, store, and manage stocks. An inventory management app can automate lots of otherwise time-consuming tasks related to ordering, costing, transporting, and delivering goods. Even if you don’t sell physical products, inventory management software can be very handy for […]
  • How to Monitor Apps More Effectively – Part 2  

    16 October 2015
    More isn’t always better. When it comes to monitoring infrastructure and software, it’s easy to go overboard with the number of high-level alerts your system is designed to send out. Alerts are often designed to communicate specific issues about systems in plain language, which enables IT professionals and engineers to respond quickly. Automated alerts also […]
  • Top HR Apps for Your Small Business  

    15 October 2015
    Whether you are thinking about hiring a new employee, managing your talent, providing workplace training, or calculating annual leave, all of this can be automated with a HR app. When you chose to deploy a cloud-based HR app, you have the added advantages of quick and easy setup, scalability (adding more employee licenses, but also […]
  • The Legal Practice of the Future: Introducing the Virtual Law Office  

    13 October 2015
    Running a solo practice or even a small legal firm in today’s climate is tough, with the myriad of costs surrounding running practices meaning that your business can end up being swallowed up by the big fish. But it’s not all doom and gloom, as smart legal businesses are alleviating some of the prohibitive costs […]
  • Best Email Marketing Apps for Hotels  

    9 October 2015
    As a hotel marketer, you have a lot to consider when it comes to email marketing. You want to make sure that past guests book again, keep current guests happy with their stay, and get future guests excited about their upcoming trip, all without bombarding them with too many emails. If you’ve seen our anatomy […]
  • Top Tips on How to Create an Effective Performance Management Process  

    7 October 2015
    Your business is only as good as your employees. Your people matter. A lot. And as your most valuable (and often most overlooked) asset, it’s important to engage them, and provide them with the tools and support that enable them to be more productive and work smarter. It’s all about performance management. While you’re busy […]
  • Top 10 Apps That Will Transform Your Content Marketing Efforts  

    6 October 2015
    Here at GetApp we know a thing or two about content marketing. And we understand that the right tools can really help throughout the whole publication process. Apps can be used for idea generation, scheduling, writing, editing, collaboration, promotion, and monitoring success. To help we’ve put together our favorite content marketing apps to help you […]
  • How IT Management Solutions Can Help Monitor Apps and Minimize Downtime  

    5 October 2015
    The sale has just started in your favorite store and you want to pick up a bargain online, or you’re finally booking flights on your much needed holiday and only a few seats are left. But when you try to complete your purchase you get an error message and the website seems to be down. […]
  • Benefits of Cloud-Based Customer Service Software for Small Businesses  

    2 October 2015
    Are you using a cloud-based customer service app? If not, why not? Maybe you’re suffering from lack of customer service resources, you feel like you don’t have enough visibility of what is happening with your customer, or you feel like this area is completely separate from the rest of your business (research highlights these as […]
  • 6 Reasons Your Company Needs a SaaS IT Performance Monitoring Platform  

    1 October 2015
    On premise or cloud-based? This question can make you feel a bit like being in the hot seat for the million dollar question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Make the wrong decision and not only do you have a lot to lose, but you’ll be rueing that bad choice for years to come. […]

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