Why Size Matters: How Marketing Automation Vendors Define the SMB Market

March 25th, 2015

This is the third post in a blog series discussing key marketing automation trends for SMBs. This series is excerpted from SMB Group’s December 2014 report, SMB Group Perspectives Report: Top Trends in Marketing Automation and How Vendors Are Helping SMBs to … Continue reading

SMB Adoption and Trends in Marketing Automation

March 23rd, 2015

This is the second post in a blog series discussing key marketing automation trends for SMBs. This series is excerpted from SMB Group’s December 2014 report, SMB Group Perspectives Report: Top Trends in Marketing Automation and How Vendors Are Helping SMBs to … Continue reading

“Must-Consider” Marketing Trends for SMBs

March 19th, 2015

This is the first post in a blog series discussing key marketing automation trends for SMBs. This series is excerpted from SMB Group’s December 2014 report, SMB Group Perspectives Report: Top Trends in Marketing Automation and How Vendors Are Helping SMBs to … Continue reading

SuiteWorld 2014: NetSuite Hits Its Stride

May 28th, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to attend SuiteWorld 2014, NetSuite’s annual user conference—along with about 6,500 attendees including customers, partners, journalists and analysts. The event provided us with a good mixture of history, progress, new announcements, and future directions. Memory … Continue reading

NetSuite SuiteCommerce: Transforming Commerce Solutions and User Experience

June 10th, 2012

 Last week I had the opportunity to attend NetSuite SuiteWorld 2102 in San Francisco. One of the most notable announcements was the launch of NetSuite’s new SuiteCommerce Commerce-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform for B2B and B2C businesses. The SuiteCommerce offering is designed for e-tailers, … Continue reading

Acumatica’s Best of Both Worlds ERP Story

April 24th, 2010

Just want to let you know that we are publishing highlights from recent vendor briefings on the SMB Group web site. As time permits, we discuss our takeaways from the more interesting briefings. I’ll try to remember to post them … Continue reading

NetSuite’s SP 100 Program: An Offer VARs Can’t Refuse?

March 2nd, 2010

In a bold move to get traditional value-added resellers(VARs) off the SaaS fence, NetSuite announced its new Solution Provider (SP) 100 Program, which gives business application VARs 100% margin on the first year of license subscriptions they sell. The program … Continue reading

What Is Green IT, and Why Should You Care?

January 4th, 2010

(Originally published in Small Business Computing, December 29, 2009) Technology insiders tend to throw around technical terms and business jargon, assuming people outside the industry understand what it all means. By its nature, technology vocabulary is often confusing and complicated, … Continue reading

Prognosis on SAP’s Business ByDesign – SaaS based ERP solution for the core mid-market

July 31st, 2009

I came across a good analysis on some aspects of SaaS vs. on-premise vendors and solutions in the smoothspan post Why Do SaaS Companies Lose Money Hand Over Fist? After reading through the post and various responses, I have some comments … Continue reading

Business Intelligence (BI) – Does it have a place in the SMB and Mid-Market Enterprises?

July 9th, 2009

The recent demise of LucidEra has brought forward the discussion of the need for BI in the SMB and Mid-Market enterprises (companies with 1-999 employees and revenues usually less than $1 billion). My take is that this was based on … Continue reading