Microsoft empowers the expanding Small and Medium Business sector in Bengaluru

Bangalore, 8th December 2016: Microsoft has introduced business solutions from its partner ecosystem to meet crucial business needs of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in Bengaluru. Built by Microsoft’s ISV partners Smarter Biz and IDOS, these solutions address key areas like Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Finance & Accounting, enhancing organizational efficiency. These solutions that run on Microsoft cloud are available at a very low cost.

Karnataka is among the top states in the country where there is high potential for digital enablement of SMBs. Microsoft has already collaborated with Federation of Karnataka chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) to enable more than 2,00,000 SMBs across Karnataka to adopt cloud by mid-2016. 

“The SMB sector in Karnataka has strong potential for driving growth through technology adoption and Microsoft is committed to providing them with the right set of solutions to achieve it. SMBs in the state understand the business dynamics and realize the need for a robust IT infrastructure to grow and scale up their business. We are excited to provide the set of software solutions and help them enhance their business growth. This sector has witnessed tremendous growth in the recent years,” said Sudhir Nayar, Director – Partner Sales, Microsoft India.

The power of the solutions offered is their simplicity of use, deployment and maintenance. Specific solutions being made available today include:

Smarter Biz is the next generation mobile CRM tool for SMEs built on two areas natural to the SME segment, Excel and Voice. Unlike all other CRM tools, Smarter Biz stands out for its ease of usage as it only requires Excel and Voice, it’s intuitiveness that enables the sales person make effective calls, a virtual sales assistant which acts like a personalized Bot for the sales manager and a 360 degree view of each opportunity generated from any of the marketing activities. 

This CRM tool is one of its kind which can now measure and track the sales team on every opportunity generated from the marketing team and builds trust among teams.

IDOS is a simple to use Accounting and Compliance software fully integrated into Microsoft Office 365. It empowers every business to increase their efficiency and profits. IDOS comes with in-built compliance and real-time internal audit capabilities. It prevents accounting errors and ensures that the transaction is accurate and authentic even before it is posted into ledgers, thereby avoiding rework, rectifications and reconciliations. IDOS also provides real-time and accurate business intelligence to facilitate decision-making. 

“Cloud is turning out to be a great enabler for SMBs. It ishelping them adopt enterprise-grade technology solutions on a pay-as-you-usebasis.  All the solutions launched todayare built on this principle”, added Mr. Sudhir Nayar. 

While bringing these solutions, Microsoft has also announcedspecial pricing and deployment offers on Office 365. The pricing for Office 365will start for as low as INR 250 per user per month and for organizations withmore than 50 users, Microsoft will take the responsibility for deploying thesuite.

IT solutions powered by cloud can address key businesschallenges faced by SMBs and help connect them better with suppliers,distributors and government agencies. A recent study conducted by globalconsulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that SMBs that leveragedIT grew 20 percent faster than the ones that did not. 

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