View Poll Results: Is there an existing online offering that handles all ebusiness needs?

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  • YES

    1 14.29%
  • NO

    1 14.29%

    5 71.43%

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Sydney, Australia

    Lightbulb Seeking Info - how do you operate?

    Hello All!

    I'm looking for info from operators of operating ebusinesses, this seemed like an ideal place to stop in, in the questionnaire below i encourage you to add to my questions in the interests of us all learning.

    But before i start let me tell you a little about myself: My name is Morgan Newall and i'm currently enrolled in a small business development program in Sydney, Australia which runs alongside a 'small business management' course. The primary context of the course revolves around the creation of a business plan and im planning for an 'ebusiness' which will be operated and administered through the web.

    I have done a ton of 'secondary research' and have all kinds of ideas and percentages, yet have come to stage where i'm looking for dialogue & feedback from ACTUAL operators - people that have started and run successful (YOUR definition of successful) e-business operations from scratch. Solo entrepreneurs, one person operations, independent operators and micro-businesses.
    I'm especially interested in creating a comprehensive web application for managing this business and want to know how other people operate theirs.

    So in the interests of collating this information i've sketched up a questionaire, i'm sure i'm not asking some probably very needed questions, so if there are any you'd like to add - please do so. This way this could be a useful insight to how each other operates - perhaps with a view to creating an email survey to send to thousands - with the data available to all! How about that!?

    So without further ado, the questionaire!


    1. In running your business what software/scripts/modules do you most depend on?
    (pls list in order of importance): 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7:

    2. Can you describe the essential elements (possibly non-existent) of a software toolset for running an e-business?

    3. Do you commonly work with remote workers/consultants/contractors regularly in your business (say twice a month)? Y / N
    If so, what software/resources do you use in communicating with them?
    If regularly working with remote contracters/partners/etc how do you plan/manage your workflow, sign-offs, etc?

    4. Of the following software categories rate according to your dependence on it: 0-5 (there is some overlap, yet usually operators will use on or the other )

    5. What do you see as the primary challenge to successful ebusiness operations in the following categories?
    a) Operations & Management:
    b) Marketing & Sales:
    c) Customer/Accounts Management:
    d) Personal/Team management:

    6. Do you know of any comprehensive toolsets specifically built for ebusiness to manage site content (CMS), customers (CRM), sales (ecommerce), and managing projects (ERP, GroupWARE, etc)?
    Would you be interested in such a product?
    What price would you pay for such a product?

  2. #2
    It sounds like you are not too familiar with the hosting business. There are several software solutions that encompass a majority of what you are listing. See...

    They are not quite an all-in-one, but combined with the control panel like cpanel, it comes pretty close. Between the control panel itself (ie. and one of the above softwares, most tasks of running a hosting business can be performed. Several enterprise-sized web hosts also have developed their own control panel and backend software, so I would assume they have something even closer to a unified system. - How to start a hosting business (free download)! - Download 10 ebooks with resale rights

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    unless you custom develop your own solution this isn't possible. There will always be something you need that other will not and for this reason there is not one solution that will meet all your needs. That is unless you are very small and not complex.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Sydney, Australia

    Yes i'm talking about a custom/modular solution


    Thanx for replies.

    I'm not talking about web hosting, more about ebusiness/ecommerce kinda slant.

    I felt this was the most relevant forum on WHT, but perhaps this isn't the most appropriate forum. If you think so could anyone else recommend a good ebusiness/ecommerce/online business forum?

    Thanx again,


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