Its kiteworks file-sharing platform extends existing content management systems to smartphones and tablets, while addressing compliance concerns.
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Fueled by another $21.5 million in venture backing, the company's touts its tight integration with inventory, logistics and marketing processes.
Over the past 16 years, the service has built a customer base of more than 6 million small companies.
The integrated offering is the first of several bundles planned by the SMB cloud business apps developer.
Wellable's technology integrates with popular consumer fitness gadgets such as Fitbit or Jawbone UP, which helps keeps costs lower.
Body Biolytics just won a competition seeking solutions that work with Under Armour's fitness monitoring system. Its secret: insight from RapidMiner modeling tools.
Its audio performance management system will consider more than 500 billion song performance this year alone, to figure out relevant royalties.
The cloud apps company runs production and supply-chain operations for nearly 400 SMBs; 30 signed in the first half of 2014 alone.
Audience Audit dramatically reduced the time needed to analyze data and to create client presentations, allowing it to cut prices and take on far more clients.
Sophisticated reporting analytics help San Francisco company keep better tabs on cost-of-goods metrics.
For Atlanta-based food truck caterer Happy Belly, the motivation to switch was simple: far more visibility into metrics that help it reduce food waste.
If your company wants to write a smartphone or tablet application, it should consider these do-it-yourself options notable for their simplicity.
Still managing stacks of 'analog' contacts? These smartphone applications could make life easier; some even boast direct connections to LinkedIn and Salesforce.com.
Optimizing for smartphones and tablets helps The Duck Store at the University of Oregon handle online traffic spikes on game days, helping it win out against big sporting goods retailers.
The FinanceIT mobile application and Web service is currently used by around 3,700 businesses in Canada. A U.S. expansion is planned before the end of 2014.