Category: Business Solutions

Inside Zoho’s Zoholics 2024 Event: Key Takeaways and Insights

Zoho held its Zoholics 2024 customer conference last week in beautiful downtown Austin TX. In typical Zoho style, the vendor offered customers, analysts, and press a stellar experience in style and substance, with informative presentations, 1-1 meetings, and plenty of time to socialize. Zoho used its Backstage events solution to bring remote attendees in to […]

Zoom Perspectives Analyst Event: Zoom Workplace and an AI-First Future

The Zoom Perspectives Analyst Conference was held in NYC this year, much to my delight (as someone who is a bit tired of traveling to the West Coast!). As usual, the company showcased its Zoom Events solution to run a great hybrid event. Analyst attendees, presenters, and Zoom staff joined and interacted from both the […]

Why Keeping Humans in the Loop is Key for AI in HR

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to reshape how companies manage all facets of their businesses. This transformative potential of AI extends across various operations, helping companies to streamline and automate processes, and improve decision-making. But excitement about AI—particularly generative AI—varies depending on who in the organization you talk to. According to SMB Group’s Impact of […]
Top Takeaways from Workday’s 2024 Innovation Summit

Top Takeaways from Workday’s 2024 Innovation Summit

Workday’s annual Innovation Summit promises to provide IT industry analysts with insights into the vendor’s achievements, current initiatives, and future directions. This year’s Summit, held again at one of my favorite spots—Cavallo Point in Sausalito—lived up to its billing. During a day and a half of sessions, Workday executives discussed why and how Workday is […]
The Future of Business Management: Insights from Sage Transform 2024

The Future of Business Management: Insights from Sage Transform 2024

Sage Transform 2024 shed light on the evolving business management and accounting landscape. At the February event, Sage focused on the acceleration of technology-driven operations, the increasingly critical role of AI, and the importance of sustainability within the SMB sector. Here are my key takeaways from these topics and other highlights from the event. Moving […]
Salesforce Expands Starter CRM Horizons

Salesforce Expands Starter CRM Horizons

In August 2023, Salesforce launched Salesforce Starter, a new CRM solution tailored for businesses lacking CRM expertise. This platform simplifies the process of trying, buying, and deriving value from Salesforce’s CRM solutions. As discussed in this post, Salesforce Starter is designed for small and medium businesses (SMBs) with limited CRM experience. Since its launch, Starter […]

Elevating Small Business Success: The Power of Automated, Personalized Invoicing and Payments

In today’s digital era, customers increasingly expect small businesses to provide the same level of service and convenience as large companies. Small businesses must project a polished, professional image across the buying journey to compete effectively. Mastering the art of providing great sales, marketing, and service is essential to delivering a great customer experience. But […]
Top Takeaways: Acumatica Summit 2024

Top Takeaways: Acumatica Summit 2024

Acumatica Summit 2024, held in Las Vegas at the end of January, focused on Acumatica’s growth in technology, community, and strategy. CEO John Case opened the event, emphasizing the company’s commitment to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Summit covered topics including customer expansion and community, partnerships, and introduced a Professional Services Edition, offering insights […]
New eBook from SMB Group:                            2024 SMB Priorities: Aligning Technology Investments to Business Requirements

New eBook from SMB Group: 2024 SMB Priorities: Aligning Technology Investments to Business Requirements

In a world where small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) navigate an ever-evolving landscape, understanding the intersection of technology investments and business requirements has never been more critical. In our new, free eBook, 2024 SMB Priorities: Aligning Technology Investments to Business Requirements, sponsored by Dell Technologies and Zoho, we share important trends about SMB business and technology […]

2024 Top 10 SMB Technology Trends From SMB Group

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the holidays, and wish you a happy and healthy 2024. Here at SMB Group, we are ringing in the new year by sharing our annual SMB Group Top 10 SMB Technology Trends, required reading for SMBs (small and medium businesses), and for the vendors that serve them. Our Top […]