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Taking a Look Back at Our 2016 Mobile Application Trends Forecast

At the beginning of 2016, we highlighted six key trends likely to emerge around mobile applications this year. Now that the summer is over and there is a clearer picture about how the year will unfold, we’ll take another look at those predictions to see whether or not they hit the mark. Here are the […]

6 Enterprise UX Statistics Business Leaders Should Know

For enterprise companies, generating revenue is only one part in the formula for increasing earnings. Cutting costs and increasing the productivity of employees, for instance, can be equally valuable However, integrating technology just for technology’s sake can be counterproductive. Applications, intranets and portals, for instance, can be instrumental in helping today’s enterprises succeed. But if […]

4 Ways to Get Ahead of the Curve in Enterprise UX

Any business that utilizes an internal portal, intranet, or application strives to achieve a seamless and intuitive user experience to ensure personnel can improve communications, mitigate downtime and accomplish tasks more efficiently. Because the impact of UX for internal business needs derives its value from workforce optimization, the stakes to achieve a superb experience increase […]

An intranet Can Be Your Secret Weapon: How to Get Employee Buy-In

Business executives within large organizations know how difficult it can be to get numerous departments firing on all cylinders toward a unified goal. Issues such as disseminating critical information, collaborating on interdepartmental projects and mitigating downtime get more difficult as companies grow. Add in the amount of time spent on essential administrative tasks that don’t […]

How Can You Enhance UX for a More Universal Appeal?

When traveling to a foreign country where you don’t speak the native language, a translation dictionary is an indispensable asset. Without being able to communicate with the locals, you might have trouble with simple tasks like ordering a meal or finding your hotel. Equipping yourself with tools like a translation dictionary allows for universal communication […]

Mobile Strategy: Metrics that Determine and Boost Your ROI

According to Internet Retailer, mobile commerce grew nearly three times faster than e-commerce in the United States in 2015. Additionally, U.S. mobile commerce itself grew to $104 billion this year, a 38.7 percent jump from 2014. There remains little doubt that consumers increasingly turn to their tablets and smartphones to make their purchases, which should […]

Five UX Tips to Optimize Your Mobile Strategy

We’re living in a mobile-first world. The proof is in the data, aggregated by Smart Insights. Its 2015 report spoke to the increasing significance of mobile devices in business, commerce and lifestyle, demonstrating a clear need for businesses to increase their emphasis on this booming platform. Some of the most easily seen components of their […]

The Customer Experience: What Will They Say About Your Business?

While not everybody can make The New York Times Bestseller List, everybody is, in a sense, a storyteller. We tell stories every day—about everything from where we went last night to what we had for breakfast. Savvy business owners, take heed: Very often, those stories revolve around customer experiences. A clear parallel can be drawn […]

Seattle Business Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For 2016

On June 24, 2016, UpTop was honored as one of Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. The winners, hailing from cities all across the state of Washington, were chosen based on extensive confidential surveys completed by employees. “At UpTop, our people are always top of mind and are easily what makes us one […]