Business Software

Wikidepia definition:

Business software or business application is any software or set of computer programs that are used by business users to perform various business functions. These business applications are used to increase productivity, to measure productivity and to perform business functions accurately.


Some business applications are interactive, i.e., they have a graphical user interface and users can query/modify/input data and view results instantaneously. They can also run reports instantaneously. Some business applications run in batch mode i.e. they are set up to run based on a predetermined event/time and business user does not need to initiate them or monitor them.

Certainly business software can get very complicated and very specific for individual tasks but the benefits of all business software are spelled out in the Wikipedia definition.

All businesses can function more effectively, efficiently and profitably when software takes over many tasks in sales, marketing, accounting, customer relationship management and a few other universal applications. The focus of this site is in sales, marketing and customer relationship management which can provide your business with benefits which you may have never even thought of as this is my area of expertise.

There are many business software applications and services out there which are business and function specific and go way beyond sales and marketing.

The most common business applications are:

After doing some legwork, I came across a very helpful site which evaluates many of these applications. The site is free to join and utilize and has a wealth of information available in Research and Reports, White Papers, Case Studies, Brochures, a TEC Blog, Buying Guides, Industry Reports, Certification Reports, Accreditation Reports, Custom Reports, Podcasts, Webinars, and Videos.

In addition, TEK (Technology Evaluation Center) has a variety of premium services which address specific business segments, sizes and interests.


For Small Businesses

Choosing the right software to run your small business is the key to staying ahead of the competition. TEC’s Standard Evaluation and Selection Project can help you quickly conduct a comprehensive software evaluation—even on a limited timeline, or with limited resources. And should you get stuck, our experts are available at any time to guide you through the process.
For small businesses, TEC recommends: Standard Evaluation and Selection Project – their experts can support your project with: Advisory Services

For Midsized Businesses

If you run a typical midsized business, you’re likely to face many of the same challenges as your Fortune 500 counterparts—from stiff global competition to increased regulatory compliance requirements. TEC’s analyst-supported services can help you select the software solutions you need to streamline your business, manage growth effectively, and stay competitive—without compromising your unique business requirements. For midsized businesses, TEC recommends:

•Extended Evaluation and Selection Project
•Implementation Review and Auditing

TEC experts can support your project with:

•Advisory Services
•RFP, Contract, and Price Negotiation Services

For Large and Public-sector Organizations

For large and public-sector organizations, TEC offers a range of selection services designed to work within your existing procurement process.

Whether you’re replacing or upgrading legacy systems, or optimizing your existing infrastructure, we can help you ensure that your software selection projects are justifiable, cost-effective, auditable, and in compliance with local, national, and international regulatory and safety standards. We can also adapt our services to multiple facilities, subsidiaries, or divisions, ensuring that each site’s requirements are accounted for within a single selection project. For large and public-sector organizations, TEC recommends:

•Extended Evaluation and Selection Project
•BPM Express Selection Project
•Corporate Research Portal

TEC experts can support your project with:

•Advisory Services
•RFP, Contract, and Price Negotiation Services
•Implementation Review and Auditing
•Software Architecture Lifecycle Management

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For Consultants

TEC’s partner programs for consultants can help your firm add software selection to its services portfolio, handle more software selection projects, or make existing projects more profitable. Partner with TEC and put our research, technology, methodology, and expertise to work for your clients.

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