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Michael Tauscher

Writer & Marketing Specialist, Business-Software.com
Expert in Accounting, CMS, CRM, and Analytics

Michael is a writer for Business-Software.com.




May 28, 2013
Michael Tauscher wrote this post:
Rain or Shine: Cloud Security's 2013 Forecast

The information available to help companies evaluate the potential benefits of using cloud-based services is often nonspecific and inaccurate. In an attempt to remedy this, we’ll be taking a look at a number of studies and interviews from the last year to learn the facts about cloud security’s supposed points of weakness and slow adoption rate.

May 26, 2013
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sciQuest: The Top Five Barriers to Successful eProcurement

Through a brief analysis of sciQuest’s findings, it becomes clear that while the technology to support web-based purchasing is finally capable of accommodating the needs of large enterprise business, it is not as easy to change the minds of consumers and executives who are used to traditional methods of vendor-client interaction.

May 23, 2013
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Answering the Call: The Next Generation in Call Center Software

Whether in a B2B or B2C environment, the next generation of call center software seeks to improve upon the traditional call center model by providing a new suite of support resources. ACD call center software, IVR, workflow management and CRM integration are all important features included in today's best call center software.

May 22, 2013
Michael Tauscher wrote this post:
5 Essential Community Forum Platform Features

In the SaaS era, leaders in forum development have emerged wielding tools that turn plaintext discussion into marketable, reusable content. Organizing a community’s contributions into a content matrix is only the beginning, since developers continually compete to create the first undisputed forum archetype. These are some of the essential features you should look for when purchasing community forum software.

May 20, 2013
Michael Tauscher wrote this post:
2013 Workforce Management Technology Trends

Workforce management, an amorphous amalgamation of services and functions that are often partially or fully subsumed under the titles of HRMS and ERP, is undergoing a rapid and irreversible change. Previously distinct business software packages are widening their influence, and the question is no longer what the positive effect of a single change might be, but rather how a given technology, attitude, or strategy will benefit the living organism that businesses have become.

May 16, 2013
Michael Tauscher wrote this post:
The Top Talent Management Trends in 2013

Explicitly or implicitly, talent management is somewhere between being diligently measured and nigh on neglected by every business in existence. Especially for small businesses, talent management has traditionally amounted to the boss’s keen eye for the right candidate, but the advent of SaaS has leveled the playing field such that there is no longer a scale or cost-based excuse for lacking a structured talent management system.

May 13, 2013
Michael Tauscher wrote this post:
5 Signs You're Ready for a CMMS

Though facilities management is a loosely defined mix of administration and security. There are clear signs that your company needs a top CMMS solution.

May 12, 2013
Michael Tauscher wrote this post:
Revitas Reinvents Enterprise Revenue Dynamics for Complex Distribution

Revitas optimizes complex manufacturing channels and improve distribution techniques with top manufacturing and distribution software solutions. We sat down with President and COO Al Smith to learn how Revitas is reinventing itself for the 21st century.

May 9, 2013
Michael Tauscher wrote this post:
The 5 Most Common Fleet Tracking Pitfalls

Fleet tracking still involves trucks, cargo, unexpected road hazards, and lots of logistical planning, but like many traditionally analog industries, fleet tracking is experiencing an overhaul of its core technologies as digital, wireless, and integrated systems make fleet optimization easier and more affordable for business of all sizes.

May 7, 2013
Michael Tauscher answered this question:

Our Top 10 Contract Management Solutions report and article outlining the industry leaders is a good place to start. It's also worth taking a look at our post on school management software which will give you an idea of the options available to educational institutions.

May 7, 2013
Michael Tauscher answered this question:

Download our report on the Top 10 Warehouse Management Software which includes a list of features like RFID.

May 7, 2013
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Hop over to our reports page to access exclusive reports on the top financial management, accounting, billing, and invoicing software.

May 6, 2013
Michael Tauscher answered this question:

xTuple PostBooks and GnuCash are both robust open source accounting solutions that can accommodate most business types.

May 6, 2013
Michael Tauscher answered this question:

There are healthcare-specific contract management solutions, but it should be said that many of the larger contract management solutions are capable of accommodating the healthcare industry. To provide examples, MedAssets, Physicians Business Network, and PMMC are all industry-specific tools but you should also take a look at our Top 10 ...

May 3, 2013
Michael Tauscher answered this question:

If you're an accountant looking for a platform to manage clients, LessAccounting allows for secure management across programs. If you're looking for software for your business, browse our report on the best accounting solutions for SMBs or our list of the best online personal accounting software. Ultimately, the only difference ...

May 3, 2013
Michael Tauscher answered this question:

Zoho is a SaaS CRM (accessible from Mac or PC) and includes a plug-in for Outlook,, but many CRMs have the ability to integrate with different mail platforms so it's worth contacting the vendor of a CRM you're considering if they don't advertise their compatibility with Outlook.

May 3, 2013
Michael Tauscher answered this question:

A great way to test drive a software like CRM to identify your needs is to begin by using a freely-available open source solution. Zurmo, SugarCRM Community Edition, and vtiger each offer their product completely free and include many of the same features as subscription CRMs. Also check our post ...

Apr 30, 2013
Michael Tauscher answered this question:

Exporting from GoldMine is as easy as generating a .csv file so your options for migration are endless. Since you're evaluating CRM software from scratch you may want to download our Top 40 CRM report which will give you an idea of the relative prices and functionality of the most ...

Apr 30, 2013
Michael Tauscher answered this question:

Hi Jim, since yours is a small-scale business, you are probably best suited for a free or low cost per month online accounting solution. Start by browsing our report on the best accounting solutions for SMBs as well as our list of the best alternatives to QuickBooks.

Apr 30, 2013
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Ultimately the 'correct' CMS option for you will be the one that is able to meet all of the needs of your site, your budget, and your ability level. A major advantage of Drupal and Joomla is that they are open source so future updates will be free and easy ...

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