Most small businesses in a four-nation survey are using the cloud and relying on apps to run their business, according to research released by Intuit. The study covered a total of 2,000 small businesses; 500 each in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Below are some highlights along with an embedded PDF of the survey findings.*


What percentage of small businesses surveyed use web or mobile apps?

68% | Use mobile or web-based apps in the operation of their business
82% | (Of those using apps) Use between one and six apps to run their business.
66% | Use a smartphone

While tech-savvy businesses are integrating apps in record numbers, they are also running into persistent barriers with existing apps

41% | Unsure of which apps are best suited for their business
39% | Concerned with costs to integrate and train on apps
23% | Complexity is a concern

The Appification of Small Business Report | 2016 (PDF)

To view the report use the arrows ( back) (forward ) at the bottom left corner of the reader. If you are having trouble viewing the report, click here.

[pdf-embedder url=”http://smallbusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/intuitqbdevslideshare0816v6-160826214953.pdf”]

save_key


*In 2015, Intuit conducted a similar study of U.S. small businesses.

 

Related Articles

The 150-Year History of the Term ‘Small Business’

Until the end of the 19th century, there were few big businesses so the history of the term “small business” is less than 150 years. Today, no other phrase comes close to describing companies up to 500 employees.