Mavenlink is teaming up with Microsoft to create software that links its cloud workflow and communications service with applications including Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
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Almost two-thirds of consumers responding to a January 2013 survey have used their smartphone or tablet to place an online food order.
Xero is partnering with Harvest to bring time tracking and invoicing into its small-business accounting platform.
The software developer eventually plans to deliver all of its security, archiving, and communications applications via the cloud services model.
The venerable Office isn't going away anytime soon, but get ready to hear a whole lot more in 2013 from Microsoft and rival Google about how cloud apps can help small businesses become more efficient.
CreativeLive offers up to five classes daily on everything from graphic design to how to write an effective business plan for your small business.
A comprehensive review from NextAdvisor ranks eight leading offerings for metrics such as price, analytics and the number of contacts supported.
Booker (formerly known as GramercyOne) helps its customers manage more than 1 million appointments on a monthly basis.
The new offering, called Currents, keeps files automatically synchronized between multiple devices including Android and Apple smartphones, tablets, and personal computers.
A new relationship between Bill.com and Expensify will allow small businesses to integrate information from the two cloud-hosted applications.
The dizzying array of cloud applications and services available to small businesses is overwhelming, but resources like Small Business Web and AppClick help companies sort through their options.
Still messing around with paper receipts? There are plenty of cloud and mobile services that promise to make the expense management process far more efficient. Here are just a few.
The EMV specification for "chip and PIN" cards is used for credit-card processing and ATMs around the world, but it is relatively new to U.S. markets.
Verifying a customer's identity online can be incredibly challenging, but Scottish company miiCard is offering a potential solution for small businesses.
Companies will now be able to see more of their recent customers who check in with the mobile location app, along with their full names.