Small Businesses Remain Largest Beneficiaries of Capterra

Online marketplace for enterprise software is a valuable resource for small to midsize businesses.

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Cristina Stensvaag, Capterra Inc.
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Arlington, VA — Capterra, a free online resource for buyers researching business software solutions, helped over a million people find software for their small to midsize organizations in 2006. The most active industries included construction, retail, health care and nonprofits.

While many large corporations take advantage of Capterra's free online service, smaller organizations continue to reap the most benefit. Small companies remain Capterra's main user base because, while there are thousands of companies with over 1,000 employees, there are millions with less than 100. Small to midsize companies typically have many more software options available to them than do large companies. For example, an accounting department within a large organization may have only a dozen different software options available to them, whereas a smaller company has over 100 choices. The sheer number of options makes buying software an overwhelming process.

Capterra's mission is to help software buyers ensure that they consider all of their options and select the best possible software solution for their needs. Within the Capterra website, comprehensive directories provide enterprise software buyers with a powerful resource for comparing solutions within function- and industry-focused categories. Buyers are presented with a description of each solution and can choose to visit individual vendors' websites or submit a request to have software vendors contact them directly.

About Capterra:  Capterra believes software makes the world a better place. Founded in 1999, Capterra has helped millions of people find the right software for their business — all kinds of businesses — whether a multinational corporation, a school, a church, a doctor's office, a manufacturing company, or a zoo. Capterra works with thousands of software vendors to understand their products in order to match companies with the best software for their needs. Check out to find software ratings, reviews, buying guides, and the most comprehensive list of business software products available.