Benchmark your SME

One of the the greatest challenges when integrating new technologies into your business is understanding what’s real and what’s hype, and then translating the scientific theory into business reality.”

Stuart Brocklehurst, Chief Executive, Applegate Marketplace

See how your business compares to others.

Download the latest Technology for Success report, Beyond 2020: The SW Tech Insight Report, which is based on a wide-ranging survey of SMEs across the South West.

The report sets out trends, identifies opportunities and highlights approaches across:

  • Systems and Software
  • Productivity
  • Achieving Growth
  • Business Strategy

With key statistics on a range of tech topics, you can compare your SME with others in the region.

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Every business has a choice.
Return to old habits or embrace the new?”
Jordan Westcott, Timewade

Key findings Beyond 2020: The SW Tech Insight Report

  • Two thirds (63%) of companies with 11-500 staff are increasing investment in technology in the short term to deal with challenges brought about by the pandemic.
  • Half (50%) of South West SMEs will continue to increase investment beyond the next 12 months.
  • With the switch to remote working for many organisations, access to equipment (55%), people’s home broadband connection (55%) and training staff on new technologies and processes (40%) were the biggest challenges.
  • The biggest negative impact of the pandemic has been deterioration in business development and sales (45%), service delivery (45%) and customer services (30%).
  • Some 40% of companies admitted their IT did not cope well with many of the challenges in recent months. However, encouragingly, 75% of firms have discovered new business opportunities.
All businesses have the potential to use technology to drive greater productivity but how are they doing it and are they getting results?

For the full low-down, get your free copy of the South West SME Tech Report.

The SW Tech Insight Report 2021

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