Today, ERP software vendors have tailored their product for SMBs. Better still, there are ERP systems such as Jim2 Business Engine that are designed specifically for SMBs so they can take advantage of ERP for maximum efficiency in conducting business.
Professional services automation (PSA) is changing the way professional advisory firms run their business. For consulting agencies working in competitive markets, it can't come soon enough.
With an economic downturn still being touted just about everywhere, it’s an ideal time to recap on "getting back to the basics" of good business management practice. Cuts in discretionary spending are not the only measure to keep your business running strong.
One of the great drivers in terms of the value proposition for selling a Managed Print Services solution to your current customers is to promise to lower their total cost or printing.
As your Small to Medium Business (SMB) takes on new staff, implements new processes and expands its operations, it’s important to have a robust business system that supports this kind of growth. If your goal is for your SMB to grow into a large enterprise, start running it like one.
Adoption of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales model is accelerating at a phenomenal rate in the region, changing the way vendors do business and the way organisations use software. SaaS has been one of the IT industry’s hottest buzzwords over the past couple of years, and for many good reasons. The ease of use, rapid deployment, limited upfront investment in capital and staffing, plus a reduction in software management responsibility all make SaaS a desirable alternative to on-site solutions.
Entry level Accounting products such as MYOB and Quickbooks are great for businesses of a certain size – and up to a point. When a business is growing, adding employees, increasing the number of transactions they process and is becoming more complex, it needs a more robust business system.
Entry-level software such as MYOB and Quickbooks has done wonders for small businesses. These small business accounting systems let SMBs perform quickly what was previously a full time bookkeeping and accounting role. While they are great for start-ups and very small businesses, companies that want to move to the next level must have software in place to support, not hinder, intended growth.
Databases are significantly more powerful than spreadsheets in the way they are able to process or 'manipulate' data. Actions that would be extremely difficult or impossible in a spreadsheet are easily achievable in a database.