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 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

Accounting Systems Selection – Critical Evaluation Steps

Accounting systems selection (small to mid-sized firms) or ERP software selection (larger and/or more complex firms) is difficult, time consuming and frustrating at the best of times.  Compound that with a less than effective accounting systems selection plan (or a poorly executed selection plan) and you can almost guarantee failure; either failure to achieve many… » 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 Software Selection Demos Are Your Friend

ERP software selection is one of the toughest, most frustrating undertakings any firm will ever launch.  Actually it doesn’t really matter whether you are selecting a new accounting system, a business management system or whatever you want to call it.  The process is filled with potholes, obstructions and wrong terms.  Many studies indicate that the… » More

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