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Amanda Andonian

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Expert in Mobile, CMS, and Social Media

Amanda helps manage the Community at Business-Software.com and writes articles and reviews about enterprise and SMB software and trends in the business software industry. She has 5+ years of experience writing for the software technology and startup industries, as well as extensive knowledge of content management systems, social media and online marketing, financial management, and product development.

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Jun 4, 2013
Amanda Andonian wrote this post:
Box Tackles Pain-Free Enterprise Storage and Sharing

These days Box is one of the top cloud storage solutions interested in enterprises, the cloud and the associated challenges. We talked to Chief Operating Officer Dan Levin about Box's overall strategy and its view on the direction of the industry.

Mar 31, 2013
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Going Above and Beyond E-Invoicing with Tradeshift

According to Tradeshift CEO and co-founder, Christian Lanng, today's business processes are broken because they're bogged down by user-unfriendly software solutions that aren't keeping up with the needs of a growing online economy. In addition to providing a completely free e-invoicing platform to suppliers, Tradeshift is going one step further and delivering a complete business network in the cloud.

Mar 18, 2013
Amanda Andonian answered this question:

I'm guessing you actually mean SQL, or maybe MySQL or SQL servers? If so, pretty much all content management systems use SQL, and so are also deployable on SQL servers.

Mar 15, 2013
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They're all pretty comparable in terms of features, so I guess it depends on exactly what else you need from your webinar solution. How many people will be attending? What other interactive features do you want? What does your budget look like? Things like that. Personally, I find WebEx a little ...

Mar 14, 2013
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drchrono EHR has an iPad app that allows you to upload, view, and make notes on X-rays.

Mar 14, 2013
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GoToMeeting is more for web conferencing, and GoToWebinar is Citrix's webinar solution. I think that Ashley probably meant to suggest GoToWebinar, which does have polling features.

Mar 11, 2013
Amanda Andonian wrote this post:
Need Enterprise Customer Intelligence? Now There's an App for That

FirstRain, a web-based customer intelligence platform, is announcing today their new mobile enterprise customer intelligence service--FirstRain for Touch, built upon the Salesforce Touch Platform. Not only is FirstRain for Touch meant to integrate with a business's existing CRM system, but it also allows organizations to develop their own customer intelligence applications quickly and easily, then deploy it to their own workforce.

Mar 6, 2013
Amanda Andonian wrote this post:
Why Do Small Businesses Hate QuickBooks?

Modest-sized companies with a need for small business accounting software seem to have no shortage of complaints about QuickBooks accounting software -- it’s time to divulge what all the fuss is about.

Mar 6, 2013
Amanda Andonian answered this question:

The "best" really depends upon what your needs are. We have a number of warehouse management solutions listed in our Product Finder, which you can browse through via that link.

Mar 6, 2013
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There are a number of medical software solutions that provide behavioral health records, including Patagonia Health, eNotes, and ICANotes.

Mar 6, 2013
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Our Top 15 Accounting Software report is not really a direct comparison of each product with respect to features. Rather, our methodology for deciding what to includes uses a wide range of criteria, and necessarily a one-to-one comparison of features. This report is looking at providing a list of the ...

Mar 5, 2013
Amanda Andonian answered this question:

I think that either could deliver on what you're asking for, based on what you've provided. Also, they're both open source, and they both have a number of third-party plug-ins so that you can easily customize your website. In the end, I think it would come down to whatever your ...

Mar 4, 2013
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There are any call center solutions listed in our Product Finder, most of which have predictive dialing. The best solution would depend on how many agents you have, what your budget is, and whether you need other call center features like IVR and call monitoring.

Mar 4, 2013
Amanda Andonian answered this question:

As long as you can export your data to CSV or similar file format, it shouldn't be too difficult to transition to a new system. Also, many CRM providers will help you import your data, including Salesforce and SugarCRM.

Mar 4, 2013
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I think it depends on exactly what the nature of your non-profit is. Many users find that the non-profit version of QuickBooks is still better suited to businesses than non-profits, with only minor changes made to account for donors and funds. At the same time, there are many users who ...

Mar 1, 2013
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Most users agree that AccountEdge is very feature-rich and much easier to use than QuickBooks, but you have to upgrade your version of AccountEdge every year because tax rules change, and there's not really an option to incorporate those changes on your own within the software. That can get a ...

Mar 1, 2013
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I apologize if your question has gone unanswered; we certainly didn't mean to ignore you, Angus. Business-Software.com uses a host of criteria for evaluating vendors, and this criteria isn't necessarily set for each segment. We're constantly evaluating and looking for innovative, leading edge companies; and this could be a startup ...

Feb 22, 2013
Amanda Andonian answered this question:

It sounds like you need an ERP solution for your farm, and there are several options. You could check out PoultryManager.com, which has modules for supply chain, medical, hatchery, etc. Alternatively, you could work with a Microsoft Dynamics reseller to set up a customized solution for your business. I believe ...

Feb 20, 2013
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In my experience, WebHostingHub is very quick to answer support questions, and they always have someone available by phone. On the other hand, their uptime isn't as good as it should be.

Feb 20, 2013
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Some people feel like WordPress is not as secure as other content management systems, but I don't really think that's a huge issue. Personally, I think that it's very easy to use and extremely flexible. You can read more about my opinions on WordPress here.

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