Motley Fool  Oct 27  Comment 
Deluxe's financial services division took the lead even as check revenue kept falling.
Reuters  Oct 26  Comment 
Cable and entertainment company Comcast Corp posted higher third-quarter revenue on Wednesday, fueled by video customer additions and sustained growth in its high-speed internet and business services divisions.
Insurance Journal  Oct 18  Comment 
California and New Jersey had the nation’s most expensive workers’ compensation rates, while North Dakota had the lowest rates in the nation, a new report shows. A report released this week by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business...
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 17  Comment 
The world’s leading liquor maker Diageo plans to hire around 1,000 people for its new Business Services Centre in Bengaluru which was launched on Monday. The centre will initially build a global (...
The Economic Times  Oct 17  Comment 
To be known as Diageo Business Services India (DBSI), it will initially build a global (Diageo) finance and accounting footprint, Diageo said in a statement.
Wall Street Journal  Sep 14  Comment 
Ford Motor Co. made its latest plea for investors to view the auto maker more like a Silicon Valley company, promising lofty returns on future product ventures while warning that short-term profits will be pinched by deep investment.
Mondo Visione  Sep 8  Comment 
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, has joined the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. The Chamber is the world’s leading trade association...
Forbes  Aug 29  Comment 
The SBS model combines aspects of incubators, merchants associations, and meetups, and community colleges. When working properly, SBS makes the government of New York City into a force for economic good. Here’s a survey of how this agency works.  Aug 24  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Mitie Group plc (MTO.L) said that it agreed to purchase certain minority shareholdings of three Mitie subsidiary companies: Mitie Care and Custody Limited or "MCCL", Mitie Business Services UK Limited or "MBSUKL" and Mitie...  Aug 10  Comment 
Construction and business services the gloomiest sectors after EU referendum, Bank of England health check finds Britain’s businesses expect the vote for Brexit to lead to weaker investment, hiring and turnover over the coming year, according...


Companies in the Business/Online Services industry were primarily enterprise software providers whose products focused primarily on internet based interaction. Examples are Microstrategy, a business intelligence software provider; Computer Programs and Systems (CPSI), a provider of medical record software for hospitals; and Travelzoo (TZOO), providing travel oriented services booked online.

The business models for these providers differ greatly. Some actually install entire systems (hardware and software), train employees, run maintenance contracts, etc., while others are simply a stand alone service that businesses can use on a one time or repeating basis. Besides the recurring revenue earned from maintenance and support, the customer has likely spent significant time and resources to evaluate competitors, learn the system, incorporate their data into the system, etc. This creates tremendous lock-in benefits that provide the vendor with a significant moat.

Companies in the Business Services Industry (103)

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