Why SMBs Should Outsource Their ERP

Outsourcing an ERP system (enterprise resource planning) was once thought of something that only large, corporate businesses would venture in but the benefits of outsourcing ERP systems have now caught the attention of smaller companies.   Smaller companies are finding that the improved efficiencies in implementing an ERP system are more than covering the cost of outsourcing their ERP.

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Before we look at the benefits of outsourcing, it would be beneficial to look at what exactly outsourcing your ERP means to SMBs. This can be broken down into three basic stages:

Application hosting – This is hosting in its traditional form and is the component of hosting which most people will be familiar with.…

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The Infiltration Of Mobile Solutions In Small Business

mobile technology for small businessThe business industry is becoming more fast-paced and inventive in hopes of expanding their customer base. In fact, more entrepreneurs are now joining the mobile computing band wagon to gain more traction for their small business.

Mobile computing is part of a technology that can change your business and it is all about portability and convenience as well as providing an avenue for increased operational efficiency. As a small business owner, being away from the office can have some serious effects on your productivity and having the capability to remotely access your files definitely serves as one of the biggest advantages of this technology.…

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5 Smartphone Apps CEOs Shouldn’t Ignore

smartphone apps for CEOsEverywhere you look, people are doing something with their phones. They are either texting someone, or they are using one of the thousands of apps available.

Small business CEOs need to have access to their office even when they aren’t in them.   Here are some smartphone apps to help you out.

1. iTerminal – One thing any company needs is the ability to get paid. The iTerminal app will allow you to accept credit card payments right from your iPhone. All you have to do is enter the information in the easy to use interface and it will process the payment immediately.…

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Top 5 Small Business iPhone Apps

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Small business owners have to make the most of every minute to be successful. Blackberry says their smartphones allow you to reclaim an additional 60 minutes of downtime every day (that’s 250 hours each year!) and with these 5 apps on your iPhone you may be able to do even better.

QuickOffice Mobile Office Suite

Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite takes the iPhone to a whole new level, approaching the functionality of a personal computer. Quickoffice includes Word, Excel, PDF viewers and image viewing. The foundational programs essential on every desktop, are offered to iPhone users. The app offers pristine features, and easy access to the files saved on the phone.…

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31 Twitter Apps Your Business Should Explore

31 top twitter applicationsA few months ago I featured 27 Twitter Applications Your Small Business Can Use Today.   I’ve come across 31 additional Twitter apps that I’d like to share with you.   Twitter applications are tools that help you efficiently get the most out of your Twitter activity.   They can save you time and effort while streamlining your marketing and social networking efforts.

New apps are popping up constantly.   Every app described in this list has not been discussed here before.   So combined with the previously featured 27 apps, you now have 58 applications at your disposal.

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Tweetr – This applications allows you to share files up to 10MB via Twitter.  …

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27 Twitter Applications Your Small Business Can Use Today

twitter small business appsTwitter is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds lately.   It seems like everyone is talking about Twitter.   The neat thing is that everyone seems to use Twitter in their own unique way.   Hundreds of Twitter applications can be found on numerous sites that offer cool tools to help you manage the way you use Twitter.   If you use Twitter for marketing your small business, I sorted thru tons of apps to bring you the most helpful.   Feel free to suggest other Twitter apps, for business owners, below in the comments.

Twitter Toolbar – Downloading this free toolbar gives you instant access to Twitter.  …

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