Tags: SME

EU aims Blockchain4eu at non-fintech and SMEs

  The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs (DG GROW) have launched a project under unlovely and gimmicky title of: “#Blockchain4EU: Blockchain for Industrial Transformations” (Blockchain4eu). This will run until February 2018. The project is intended to be forward-looking. According to the European Commission it will explore…

Sage invests in Sage Pay

Sage has announced a partnership with Liberis to offer customers flexible financing for the first time under a banner of Sage Pay Business Finance. The announcement comes shortly after Sage completed its internal review to assess the future of its payments division. That culminated in the decision to sell off the US payment arm and…

Jonathan Richards, CEO, breatheHR talks simplicity and HR for SME

Jonathan Richards is the CEO of breatheHR. Set up in 2012 it now has more than 2,000 customers. Richards co-founded the company with Gareth Burrows and focuses on delivering effective simplicity to their customer base. ET:                                          Jonathan, you started breatheHR about five years ago, what is your vision for the company? Jonathan R:                         The primary…

Rackspace announces Application Operations service

Rackspace has announced the launch of Application Operations. Customers will get access to a range of services that are aimed at improving website performance along with Java and .Net applications. There will also be help tuning applications from Adobe, Oracle and SAP. According to Brannon Lacey, vice president and general manager of applications and platforms…

Sage buys Compass for SME ecommerce analytics

Sage has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Compass. Based in San Francisco Compass provides dashboards with automated management reports and benchmarks for small and medium sized online businesses. With more than 34,000 signed up customers, it helps track business performance across both ecommerce platforms and marketing initiatives. Benchmarks provide companies with the…

Intuit celebrate 100,000 subscriber in time for QuickBooks Connect

Intuit has reached the milestone of 100,000 online subscribers at QuickBooks Connect this week. Spread over four days including a two day Hackathon the event hosted several inspirational keynote speakers including Lord Alan Sugar and Mary Portas. It also revealed the availability of a few new features in Quickbooks. A successful event in London The event…

Xero delivers on SSP and SMP promise

A blog by Jim Chidester, Director of Product Marketing – Global Payroll, Xero announced they have delivered some new features. These improvements focus on statutory maternity (SMP) and sick leave (SSP), two of the more complex areas for organisations. These updates were promised in an earlier blog that detailed all the other complete and planned…

Late payments harm SME’s

Xero recently carried out research among 517 small businesses in South Africa and revealed the impact of late payments on them. The research was carried out by Frontline Market Research, but similar results are seen in most other countries one suspects. Almost 50% of UK SME’s are paid late according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited. The…

Growing KPI’s with Epicor Eagle N

  Epicor has announced that Growing Wild Garden Supply has selected Epicor Eagle N Series. This is the first serious ERP solution the company has chosen. Impressively, the company has already identified the KPI’s it hopes to achieve using the ERP solution. The challenge Founded in 2009 the garden supply store and nursery operates across two locations within the Shasta-Trinity National…