There are more visible SaaS offerings, but e-signature services are fast
becoming a cornerstone of cloud-based business. It makes sense – why print
and sign paper documents when everything else is done online? Plenty of
companies are asking that question, and it shows: EchoSign, an e-signature
industry leader, reported growth of 216% between Q2 ‘09 and Q2 ‘10. Not
bad for a company named for a dolphin.
RightSignature is a relative newcomer to the e-signature game, but having
signed Farmer’s Insurance it’s already throwing punches. While not as
robust as EchoSign or Docusign (another rival), RightSignature succeeds in
doing what it does fairly well. The feature list is competitive –
highlights include Google Docs and Freshbooks integration, templating and
Blackberry/iPhone s... (more)
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One of the great aspects of Software as a Service (SaaS) is that the software
is always improving. It has to improve: users pay a monthly subscription,
meaning they can cancel the service whenever they choose. Hence why the top
software companies stay ahead of the curve and frequently release exciting
updates and features.
This past year has been no exception, with many of the best SaaS vendors out
there releasing some awesome new features. Below are some of our favorites!
Basecamp – 37Signals rolled out a brand new Basecamp earlier this year and
there are some impressive innova... (more)
The public has their head in the clouds…
Everyone in the IT industry knows how amazing cloud computing is – it can
cut overheads, introduce flexibility and make previously unobtainable
services affordable for even the smallest of businesses. But with 60 per
cent of the American public claiming to have no clue at all about cloud
services, it seems that the sector’s enthusiasm is yet to turn into
It’s tempting to dismiss such findings out of hand – after all does it
really matter if people don’t know how iTunes, Gmail and other products
work as long as they ... (more)
Business software is changing. The huge, on-premise, all-in-one systems of
yesteryear are giving way to smaller, sexier, cloud-based systems (well,
maybe not sexy). As the Solve360 and Xero integration shows, the best way
forward for small business owners requires choosing the right systems—and
making sure they integrate well.
The old approach—go big or go home
Business software has come a long, long way. Image courtesy of Siyelo.
In the nineties, small businesses had two options: spend obscene amounts of
money on all-in-one software systems (here’s looking at you Sage…) or