This July, SurePayroll repeated its yearly study of the top applications used by the smallest of businesses – those employing 1-10 workers.

The top place in each category has held steady since 2014:

  • Cloud Storage: Dropbox
  • Social Network: Facebook
  • Social Media Management: Hootsuite
  • Customer Relationship Management: Salesforce
  • Email Marketing: Constant Contact

One new trend in 2015 is increasing interest in Twitter and Instagram as social media channels; Instagram didn’t make the list last year.

The biggest shakeups occurred in CRM and Email Marketing applications, so expect these types of applications to continue evolving in the year ahead. See the original study and all the rankings on the SurePayroll blog.

By Sharon Campbell