Microsoft empowers the expanding Small and Medium Business sector in Bengaluru by introducing cloud

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 is helping them adopt enterprise-grade technology solutions on a pay-as-you-use basis.  All the solutions launched today are built on this principle”, added Mr. Sudhir Nayar. 

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

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

About Microsoft: Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 7,000 employees engaged in sales and marketing, research and development, and customer services and support across ten cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

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