Most popular HR software: How location and business size affect app choices (GetApp report)

Most popular HR software: How location and business size affect app choices (GetApp report)

After what seemed like a long period of stagnation, and the pervasive use of complex, on-premise core HR systems, a raft of new cloud-based software has seen a shake up of the human resources software market.

These new entrants – which have been coming thick and fast – have been built cloud-first. They’ve incorporated new(er) trends such as mobile, analytics, self-service portals, and video. Their affordable pricing has made them accessible to the smallest of businesses, and the least tech-savvy of users.

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User research trends: which accounting software for small business is most popular?

User research trends: which accounting software for small business is most popular?

The black hole of buying accounting software for small business is big enough to scare even the biggest math wonk. With so many products on the market, it can seem like there’s no simple starting point.

And accounting itself is anything but simple – it’s a precise task that must get done correctly. This means that choosing the right accounting software to guide you through your country’s unique tax forms and filing deadlines is essential. (more…)

[NEW RESEARCH] Alternatives to spreadsheets: small businesses are dumping Excel for software

[NEW RESEARCH] Alternatives to spreadsheets: small businesses are dumping Excel for software

Small businesses are still grappling with spreadsheets and paper-based methods at work to manage a variety of tasks and processes. However, for certain workplace tasks, many small businesses say they have now made the switch to a dedicated software solution.

According to new GetApp research almost half of small business owners and managers (47.7%) say they have replaced spreadsheets and manual methods with a dedicated solution for invoicing and quoting. More businesses have found software alternatives to spreadsheets for invoicing and quoting than for any other workplace task, according to the survey of 500 U.S.-based small businesses.

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[NEW RESEARCH] Shoppers impressed more by sales staff than in-store retail tech

[NEW RESEARCH] Shoppers impressed more by sales staff than in-store retail tech

Customers are more likely to be won over by the presence of salespeople in a store than any in-store retail marketing strategies, according to new GetApp research.

More than one third of consumers (33.8%) polled said that they are more impressed with the presence of salespeople in a store than other retail tactics such as point of purchase displays (i.e. sales promotions next to the checkout), innovative use of in-store real estate, or technologies such as video walls and way-finding kiosks.

In fact, it seems that customers still aren’t being bowled over by modern in-store technology, with only 14% of respondents saying that this tech is the thing most likely to impress them when they walk into a store – the least popular of the four options given in our survey.

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