Tech Thursday (5/30): News From Chase, HP, Insightly, and Sage


It’s Tech Thursday from Smallbiztechnology.com. Each week we take a quick look at business and technology news and updates for the small business community and share them with you in a quick and simple round-up.

 

 

Ink from Chase Enhances Jot Mobile Application with Receipt Capture Capability


New Feature Allows Small Business Cardholders to Capture and File Receipts On the Go

Ink from Chase, the business card portfolio from Chase Card Services, announced a new receipt capture capability exclusively for Jot(SM) , a free mobile application and online tool designed to meet the needs of small business owners who are often on the go. Jot saves small business owners time in the back office by enabling them to easily track, categorize and organize business expenses — including actual receipts — in real-time from their iPhone(R) and Android(TM) mobile devices.

Jot sends small business owners a push alert within seconds of making a purchase with their Ink card. Customers can immediately tag these purchases to custom categories on a mobile device or online. With the receipt capture feature, customers simply take a photo of a receipt with their mobile device camera and attach it to purchases made with an Ink card. Customers can then sort transactions, download and print receipts online and create and download reports containing purchases and receipts into accounting software, including QuickBooks(R) and Excel(R) .

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HP Gives SMBs Increased Mobility and Performance with New PC and Print Solutions


New products, technology and tools designed to help small and medium-size businesses improve productivity and increase their connectivity.

 

When it comes to IT purchasing decisions, many SMBs struggle to meet all of their needs in balancing performance, quality and design. HP understands this and is helping SMBs achieve this balance with high-performance notebook PCs that offer cutting-edge design and features, and reliable print solutions that are easily integrated into business environments. Furthermore, HP’s offerings are designed to meet the budgets of SMBs while providing an increased focus on productivity and manageability.

HP’s new SMB offerings include:

  • HP ProBook 400 Series
  • HP 200 Series
  • HP Scanjet Sheet-feed Scanner and HP LaserJet and HP Officejet

For all the details, click here.


 

Insightly Brings CRM, Project Management to Android Devices


Free application for small-business users extends mobile connectivity to Android tablets, smartphones

Insightly, the leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) applications for small businesses, announced the immediate availability of the free Insightly app for Android devices. The app is available for download on Google Play. Users can access Insightly’s CRM and project management solution at anytime from anywhere, allowing for collaboration while working remotely or in the field and giving small businesses competitive advantage through better customer experiences.

Small businesses rely on mobile apps to help run their businesses and they need a simple, intuitive app that allows them to focus on running their company, not training employees on new technology. Insightly’s Android app was designed specifically with this in mind and users can immediately pull up customer information to respond to inquiries at any time. With the Android app, small businesses with mobile connectivity can be more accessible and responsive to customers, enabling them to build strong relationships.

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Sage Introduces Bank Integration


Simpler Interface to Sage One as Customer Feedback Continues to Drive Enhancements

Sage North America unveiled several new time-saving features for Sage One. Developed on a global technology platform that can be efficiently and effectively tailored to local market needs in the U.S,  Sage One combines accounting with invoicing, project, task, and time management functionality to address the unique needs of entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses. The new features announced today were developed in response to customer feedback and enable Sage One to meet market demands while delivering a positive user experience.

One of the main new features, bank integration, works with more than 10,000 banks and financial institutions. Users can select and link as many bank accounts and credit cards with Sage One as they wish and may reconcile transactions and apply payments against customer invoices in Sage One. Bank integration eliminates the time-consuming task of manually entering or updating payment information.

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About Carolyn Crummey

Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (www.virtasktic.com), an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.