More than a half-million companies are extending the database platform to improve internal workflows and automate paper-driven processes.
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Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.
New feature allows small-business owners using the online invoicing solution to funnel information directly into desktop versions of Intuit's popular accounting software.
Nearly 70 percent of small and midsize businesses are coping with cloud applications running the gamut from storage services to productivity tools.
The software, initially available for iPhone, allows small businesses to send messages that can be distributed via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or email marketing services.
A new integration combines the features of HTML 5 publishing solution Wix and e-commerce platform Shopify.
The new feature will make it possible to answer calls or send faxes and texts from a single business phone number, unifying communications.
Intuit's mobile application for accessing its cloud accounting software QuickBooks Online is now optimized for devices bigger than smartphones.
The way packages are delivered can make or break an online sale, but small retailers don't have to be at a disadvantage thanks to services such as ShipStation.
More U.S. shoppers are using smartphones or other mobile gadgets for research while they shop. Here's how small boutiques and merchants could benefit.
The Flint application for iPhone uses the smartphone's built-in camera and imaging features to make it easier for small merchants to accept credit cards.
Updates from Revel Systems and ShopKeep POS allow smaller retailers or food services more flexibility when it comes to pricing, ordering options.
The good news is that more SMBs are shoring up cyber-security defenses, but many worry the measures they are taking won't be adequate.
Priced at less than $5 per employee per month, Wave Accounting's latest offering is targeted at businesses with fewer than 10 people on staff.
Tablet computers and cloud services dominate planned investments for next six to eight months.
New data collected by Australian accounting software company MYOB suggests just 12 percent will make the switch within six months.