Despite the increasing awareness of new technolgies in cloud computing, mobile/smart devices, 31% of small businesses are still managing their day-to-day functions on paper and about 5% are using multiple apps. Here is a breakdown of 4 popular technologies small bsuiness owners are using to conduct different tasks in their organizations today....which category do you fall into?
Sage Software conducted a recent survey to examined how entrepreneurs in businesses with 0 to 9 employees manage their companies and use technology, how many different systems they have in place and how much time they spend on administrative tasks. Survey results discovered that although the small business owners desire to manage their operations more efficiently with new technology applications and devices, these tools are still not widely adopted.
A break down of activities that are responsible for keeping business owners from completing billable work:
30% of business owners are using more than 3 applications to manage the daily functions in their organizations. Approximately 5% are using 7 or more applications!! These include:
How much money small businesses spend annually on sofwtare for desktop, mobile and web applications. These expenses include purchases, upgrade fees, monthly subscriptions and support fees.
The final question concerning "What would you change about the apps you use today?" 35% responded "Use one app that performs many functions".
NOTE: Source "Sage One multiple app study, conducted by Sage Software Inc."