Bsoco, the leader of the community benchmark in the domain of professional software, publishes its third barometer of 2011. This paper presents the buying trends of the months of July, August and September. It refines the general trend of 2011 on areas of professional software such that the e-learning, HR, e-business and management applications.
In the third quarter, buying trends seem to have followed the curves of the financial markets, the decline has been fairly general (-11%). In this trend of decline, only the human resources sector has done better and getting a 3% increase in purchase intent. Conversely, the business sector (CRM, CMS, e-mailing) whose performance was particularly good from April to June suffered a significant drop in purchase intent (- 25%). The most dramatic fall back was in the domain of e-mailing.
Just as in the second quarter, it is the talent management software that seem to bring greater satisfaction to their users. Note also that two of them are placed on the top of bsoco top 50. This ranking is determined by bsoco from surveys of users of the software.
In the top 50, we see some great entries like Ciel, the accounting software (39th), OutStart LCMS software for creating e-learning content that is positioned in 46th place, or the Microsoft CRM (50th).
The complete study (the «barometer bsoco») is available for free download on the home page of the site bsoco www.bsoco.com
Bsoco was created in 2010 in the Czech Republic by consultants specialized in the benchmark and giving advice to businesses in regards to choosing professional IT solutions.
The bsoco innovation consists in building a communal site which questions the users on the observable behavior in the software. The analyzing issue is thus not a verbalized feeling but the translation by a factual index of users´ experiences. Each software is evaluated according to 4 criteria (performance, ergonomy, reliability and services).
Strong presence in the United States, England, France, Spain, South America and in his home country the Czech Republic, the community bsoco allows the site to provide unique comparative studies on ERP, CRM, CMS, e-mailing, HRIS, LMS, rapid learning, authoring tool, talent management or accounting.
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