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

ERP Selection – The Key Role of the CEO

ERP selection isn’t a project that involves only what we commonly refer to as stakeholders.  The role these stakeholders play, particularly the CEO cannot be limited.  The stakes are just too high. In the immediate past ERP selection projects were driven by a combination of the CFO and the CIO.  The CFO was responsible for… » 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

Selecting Accounting Software Systems – The Personnel Approach

Accounting software systems selection can be a tricky process even under the best circumstances.  While most accounting and ERP selection projects get the requirements document (functionality definition) somewhat right, the personnel aspects of these projects fall short in far too many instances and that’s one of the primary reasons why software selection projects never seem… » More

Accounting Software Review and Selection Requires a Step-by-Step Plan

An effective accounting software review must include each of the critical steps you need to accomplish when searching for a new business management system.  Although you might want to move forward with your accounting software review as quickly as possible, history tells us that the failure rate of accounting software selection projects is high.  In… » More

Business Management System Selection – Who Should Lead the Project?

Business management system implementation projects fail far more than they should certainly far more then we feel comfortable.  People have heard of these failures and many are reluctant to do anything until they actually are almost forced to by the failure of their own system.  In this case the system could be so old that… » More

ERP Solution: Are You Ready to Make the Leap?

ERP solution route beginning to look alluring?  Business management system letting you down?  If you are not satisfied with your current financial accounting software (or whatever you want to call it), is it time to upgrade to an ERP solution (or whatever you want to call that)?  This is really a two part question.  Can… » More

ERP Accounting Software Selection – The Key Role of Stakeholders

ERP Accounting Software selection can be tedious and frustrating at the best and downright deadly at the worst.  Presuming that you know what you are doing (and process and product ignorance is perhaps the most significant causes of failure rates that can be as high as 70%), you are going to have to create the… » 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

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