Easy access to financial management software and storage make cloud solutions for business a beneficial choice for many small and midsize companies. While these attributes can help companies in a wide range of industries, the cloud is better suited for some sectors than for others.
Cloud computing has been hailed many times for its data storage capabilities and for what it can do in terms of enhancing contact with clients and suppliers through small business ERP software and other cloud solutions for business.
Just about anyone who's spent some time with spreadsheets has some kind of horror story, whether it involved making the graph that ruined a corporate presentation or simply falling asleep during the tedium of entering data in hundreds of fields.
Given the complexity of today's retail environment, which includes online and in-store channels, businesses need tools like cloud ERP software that can help them manage their supply chains and achieve greater flexibility and visibility in their operations.
Today's businesses have to reach out and interact with audiences on social media platforms, and, unless they're in the pet business, they'll need a more tailored strategy than posting cat videos and hoping for the best. That means using a modern cloud CRM solution with social media integration. And to use CRM effectively, businesses will want to ensure they have a tool and a vendor partnership that are oriented toward their specific needs.
The expanded functionality of today's customer relationship management (CRM) systems is leading to a variety of business benefits as companies use software tools to boost sales, but the use of cloud CRM solutions is also helping educational institutions realize a different type of ROI as they reinvent many of their strategies for recruitment and student engagement.
When SMB IT professionals were asked to identify the greatest challenge currently facing their department, nearly 30 percent of the more than 220 survey respondents cited "keeping up" with emerging technologies.
As more and more technology companies are moving their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems from server-based to cloud-based infrastructures, many small and medium-sized (SMBs) are reaping the benefits.