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One Quarter of SMEs Very Concerned About Survival as Lockdowns Take Toll

Updates to this research will be published monthly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. View Previous Wave.

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The Recovery Playbook: Outbreaks risk derailing Australia's return to prosperity

April marked an important milestone for Australia, one year on from the main COVID outbreak of 2020. This allows for the comparison of a time of bleak outlook and uncertainty, with one where many economic indicators appear more in line with performance prior to the pandemic.

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SME Sentiment Slips Again as Lockdowns Threaten Recovery

Updates to this research will be published monthly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. View Previous Wave.

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VFACTS May 2021: Another Strong Result For New Vehicle Sales

VFACTS have just published the May 2021 new car sales figures, and they make for some pretty astounding reading, with more than 100,000 new vehicles sold over the past 31 days. This is particularly true when we consider the fact that in many cases, these are orders that won't be completed for 3, 6, or even 9 months. Unpacking the results, here are five key themes that highlight the extent of the recovery we've seen over the past 12 months.

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SME Sentiment Slips as Tight Labour Market Threatens Recovery

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Emerging martech methods take flight, spurred by business recovery

Senior marketers are planning to boost their spend and adoption of technology-assisted tools even after many have experienced hits to their revenues and budgets over the past year.

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SMEs Report Positive Revenue, Investment and Jobs Data Despite End of JobKeeper

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Economic Recovery and Capital Investment

The Australian economy has faced significant challenges over the past 12 months. Given this (and the reality of an ongoing global pandemic), it's very pleasing to see a level of positivity re-emerging in the Australian business community. According to the March edition of the ACA Research COVID-19 SME Monthly Tracker, half of SMEs expect Australian economic conditions to strengthen over the next three months. This stands in stark contrast to their expectations of the global economy, with just one in four SMEs expecting to see this level of recovery outside of Australia.

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SMEs cautiously optimistic despite further staff cuts as JobKeeper ends

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Telematics in 2021: Is the reality living up to the promise?

Following on from the disruption of 2020, many businesses are conducting structural reviews into their fleet, seeking initiatives that can increase efficiency, and reduce costs. From our perspective, telematics systems, and the insights they provide should play a key role in this process, grounding decisions in verifiable business intelligence.

But are telematics living up to this ideal? As can be seen in the table below, the proportion of Corporate Fleets using telematics has declined since 2018, with only the largest (250+ vehicle) fleets increasing usage. Alongside this, our small and medium-sized Corporate Fleets have seen significant increases when it comes to former telematics users.

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