Tags: SME

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…

Metalogix delivers streamline Office 365

Metalogix has signed a deal with the Theotokos Foundation to support its Office 365 deployment. The deal also sees Metalogix provide backup, data protection and disaster recovery for all client data. The Theotokos Foundation, based in Cyprus, provides support for those with learning and developmental disabilities. It needed help managing and supporting over 200 Office 365…

Mahindra and IBM build Blockchain solution

IBM and the Mahindra Group are to build a blockchain solution aimed at supply chain finance. The project is initially targeted at companies in India. IBM has already built and deployed a blockchain solution for its own supply chain. It credits that with reducing disputes with suppliers from an average of over 40 days to…

Can KDS disrupt expenses market with Neo1

KDS has announced the availability of Neo1, a self-service spend management solution architected specifically for the SME market. Enterprise Times spoke to Fiona Hastings, General Manager – Mid Market at KDS and one of the driving forces behind the new solution. Hastings joined KDS earlier this year leading the team that started production of the…

Trustwave offer no malware guarantee

Security vendor Trustwave has just announced a cloud-based secure web gateway service with a zero malware guarantee. There are several vendors offering secure web gateway services. However, Trustwave claims it is the first to do so as a cloud-based solution. It has also included the zero malware guarantee from its existing secure web gateway product.…

The impact of being open in Government

The Cloud Foundry Summit Europe is looking at the potential for open source inside organisations. One of the keynote speakers is Liam Maxwell, National Technology Adviser, UK Government. He focused on the impact of open source on the UK Government. According to Maxwell: “we [the UK Government] were spending 1% of UK GDP on technology.…