NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Small business owners are looking for a streamlined digital experience when it comes to buying insurance, and they’re willing to take a stand to get it. A majority—59%—of businesses surveyed said they’d consider switching agencies if another could provide faster quotes for new policies, according to a new survey from Semsee, the leading automated small commercial quoting solution.  Similarly, 55% said they’d move their business if another agency had more digital service capabilities, such as online policy changes, billing and claims, reveals Semsee’s Small Business Snapshot, a survey series designed to measure small business owner preferences in insurance. Just one-quarter of respondents said they would not move their business no matter the digital capabilities of the agency.

Business owners also put a high priority on their agents’ ability to provide options for coverage and an open and transparent buying process. More than

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The word processor is one of the most fundamental pieces of productivity software. It’s where we put ideas down on paper, at least virtually. It’s where we capture thoughts and organize them into memos, letters, papers, or books. The same is true for the spreadsheet, which allows us to organize, analyze and make sense of data. 

Microsoft’s Office suite of productivity tools has been the default choice for millions of businesses, schools, and organizations for decades. More than 258 million, at that. Add to that another 40 million individuals who subscribe, according to the company’s most recent quarterly earnings report.

Then, Google came along with G Suite, offering Docs, Slides, and Sheets as an alternative to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. There are, of course, a handful of other tools in each, but the point is that Google now offers an answer to just about every Microsoft Office product. 

It’s actually

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Ocado has moved to within 10% of the stock market valuation of Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, after a share price surge linked to the online specialist’s new tie-up with Marks & Spencer boosted its market value to a record £19.5bn.

Tesco is valued at £21.5bn despite controlling nearly 27% of the UK grocery market. By comparison Ocado, which is already worth more than double the combined value of Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, sells just 1.7% of the UK’s groceries.

Investors have fallen in love with Ocado on the back of the success of its tech business Ocado Solutions, which sells its grocery-picking expertise to foreign supermarkets.

On Tuesday, Ocado’s shares closed up nearly 11% at a record high of £26.08 after it said this month’s switch to delivering M&S rather than Waitrose branded groceries had gone well.

The launch was marred by

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