GetApp Unveils its Ranking of the Top Cloud-Based Business Management Software for Q1 2016

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GetApp’s updated quarterly ranking of business management apps sees NetSuite, WORK[etc], and Bitrix24 claim the top spots

Q1 2016 ranking of the top 25 Business Management system applications based in the cloud , GetApp

Q1 2016 ranking of the top 25 Business Management system applications based in the cloud , GetApp

The advantage of using a SaaS application to manage these processes is that small businesses can offer remote access to important business information in an environment that’s always accessible.

Business app discovery site GetApp has released its Q1 2016 GetRank of the top 25 cloud software solutions for business management. NetSuite claimed the top spot in the ranking, while WORK[etc] CRM and Bitrix24 took second and third place, respectively.

GetRank is an independent ranking of cloud-based applications which uses five distinct data points to calculate the top performers in a wide range of product categories. The aim of the ranking is to help small businesses make an accurate first assessment of the business management apps market when embarking on their software buying journey.

When ranking each software vendor, GetApp takes into account user reviews, software integrations, mobile app availability, media presence, and security. Each app is scored out of 100, with each of these five factors carrying a maximum score of 20.

NetSuite earned 87 out of 100 overall, scoring a maximum 20 points for integrations, social media presence, and security. WORK[etc], which was second overall, scored highest for user reviews, garnering 20 out of 20. The highest rated business management software for mobile app availability was Bitrix24, which placed third in the overall ranking.

“Business management software is designed to improve the efficiency of organizing the day-to-day tasks involved in running a business. The advantage of using a SaaS application to manage these processes is that small businesses can offer remote access to important business information in an environment that’s always-on and always accessible. An added advantage is that this cloud software can be connected to other business tools through integrations. For this reason, the success of business management apps in GetRank is largely dependent on their ability to integrate with other solutions in a small business’ technology stack, as well as the availability of mobile companion apps,” said James Thornton, Chief Editor of GetApp and AppStorm.

To calculate GetRank scores, the ranking system looks at the number of reviews and their ratings on GetApp to determine the user review score. The mobile score is derived from data gathered from Google Play and the Apple App Store. The integrations score is based on the number of software integrations listed on GetApp. Social media presence is based on a software vendor’s Twitter and Facebook followings. Finally, the security score is calculated using vendor-completed surveys modelled on the Cloud Security Alliance’s Self-Assessment Form.

The Q1 2016 GetRank for business management can be accessed free of charge here. You can also download a copy of the accompanying research report, Operating in the Cloud, which highlights important trends in the business management software space to help small businesses choose the best application for their needs.

More about GetApp: GetApp, a Gartner company, is the leading premium business app discovery platform on the web. Headquartered in Barcelona (Spain), GetApp serves as a platform for user-generated and editorial reviews of software and apps for businesses.

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