Business Management Software Selection – 15 Ways to Improve Your Performance

OK so it appears as though your current accounting/ERP system isn’t getting the job done.  Maybe that’s obvious to you, but what about everyone else?  Where is the system failing you?  Is there something better?  Is the problem your software or your business itself?  What should you do?  The answer is relatively straight forward.  You… » More

Business Financial Software – Justifying the Investment

Business financial software doesn’t last forever.  If a critical mass of your employees have decided that your current business financial software might need to be replaced, what’s your next step? Many firms just launch a search, assuming that at some point they will find the best suited business financial software.  Well….there’s just a tiny flaw… » More

ERP System Selection – Defining Your Requirements

If you have decided to replace your current business management system, there are a number of critical steps you need to take to reach a purchase decision.  Obviously one of the most important ERP system selection steps is defining exactly what you want your new system to do. This requirements document serves two purposes.  First,… » More

ERP Software System Selection: Upgrading From Accounting to ERP

ERP software system selection projects are usually precipitated because either the firm is moving up from what could be called an accounting software system or the firm does not get along with its current ERP software system.  Although this might be called a jab at the industry, most accounting software products have evolved over the… » More

ERP Implementation Failure – Who is Responsible?

ERP implementation failure (complete failure or failure to reach expected productivity and profitability improvements) is an all too common event in spite of the glowing commentary published by ERP vendors and resellers.  Many experts in the field suggest that the ERP implementation failure rate can be as high as 70%.  That’s a truly staggering figure… » More

Business Accounting System Selection: Start Quietly

Selecting a new business accounting system can be one of the most frustrating exercises any firm will face.  The danger of course is selecting a business accounting system that ultimately does not adequately serve the needs of your firm.  While we could discuss specific software selection do’s and don’ts for 10+ pages, let’s concentrate on… » More

Accounting Software Selection: A Primer

Accounting software selection, installation and operation is not easy not withstanding all of the marketing literature to the contrary.  In fact, accounting software selection can be one of the most frustrating experiences any company will ever undertake. If a company is not organized for success (culture, leadership style, business processes and finally business management software),… » More

Buying and Selling Accounting Software Applications Successfully

The purchase of accounting software applications, just as you would find for any business transaction requires two parties; a seller and a buyer.  The more each knows about the motivations and objectives of the other, the closer the transaction will come to being mutually beneficial.  This certainly holds true for the process of buying and… » More

Accounting Software for Medium Sized Business

Accounting software for medium sized business is a huge market that is too often overlooked.  I was following a threaded conversation the other day regarding what products a firm should be looking at as they migrated off of a small business accounting software system to accounting software for medium sized business.  Virtually all of the… » More

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