Two big differentiators for Flint Mobile: its no-extra-hardware approach to reading cards and a per-transaction fee structure that doesn't penalize low-volume users.
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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 features in the cloud customer service application include the ability to create individualized consoles, plus additional APIs for integrating data from other apps.
New reporting capabilities enable midsize businesses to examine transactions, budget entries and other operational measures in far greater detail.
New features simplify setup and administration of multiple access points from a single interface.
The company's flagship technology enables business teams to analyze data from multiple applications and cloud services.
If Salesforce.com is way more than your company needs, here are 14 other options -- most of which tightly integrate marketing automation features.
Fueled by $600,000 in seed funding, the startup automates collection of local taxes related to e-commerce transaction.
Fueled with a recent $20 million infusion, ZenPayroll is adding support for charitable donations. Meanwhile, another player, Justworks, is integrating with 401(k) plans.
With Gnome, based on an Apple iPad mini, the company hopes to move beyond marketing introductions to help small merchants build customer loyalty.
Slightly more than half of smaller companies have virtualized more than 50 percent of their workloads, but 71 percent intend to grow their deployments this year.
The company's all-in-one solution covers customer relationship management, project management, billing and invoicing.
Norton Small Business, intended for companies with fewer than 20 employees, can be used to protect personal computers, smartphones and tablets.
New features are part of two recent updates to the global Web development platform for small businesses.
Spun out of mobile VoIP company Rebtel, the company has raised $12 million in launch funding.
Integration with core document creation and management applications is the central theme of recent updates to EchoSign, HelloSign.