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New features from aggressive startup Xero provide tax calculations, update the general ledger, and connect with third-party scheduling and human resources applications.
New features include support for multiple store locations and an integrated time clock that keeps track of employee shifts.
Available on both Android and Apple iOS, the new TextGrabber + Translator supports 40 world languages. But it's not the only game in town.
Small retailers like Apricot Lane Peoria are driving transactions on the social network by offering a personal touch and using the Ecwid shopping cart app.
At the end of November, the company raised $10 million to help fuel partner development and its expansion into markets including Asia and Europe.
Fueled by $150 million in new funding intended for U.S. expansion, the company is using its cloud-centric approach to challenge market leader Intuit.
After January, all businesses regardless of their size will be subject to a 2.75 percent fee for mobile transactions that are swiped or 3.5 percent for sales entered manually.
When juggling workloads and schedules started hurting its ability to scale, services firm Fisher Vista adopted cloud-based time tracking applications from Replicon.
Forthcoming integration will enable small and midsize business to calculate workers' compensation premiums every pay period, instead of making big prepayments.