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

The CFO’s Guide to Selecting Financial Accounting Software

Financial accounting software will need to be replaced from time to time.  It really doesn’t matter why, but the firm’s key executives (CFO, CEO and CIO particularly) need to take charge and help the firm move to a more efficient, effective, competitive and profitable future. Now let’s throw some ice cold water on your assumption… » More

ERP Solutions Selection: Adopt Best Business Practices as a First Step

ERP solutions selection can become a tedious and at times frustrating exercise.  While there is any number of ways you can approach ERP solutions selection, there is one critical point that needs to be made.  If you are contemplating the purchase of new ERP solutions, there is one critical step you need to take before… » More

Accounting Software Selection – The Prospect / Reseller Dance

Accounting software selection projects require several key elements.  One of the most important success factors is the formation of a mutually beneficial business partnership between the user and the accounting software reseller who represents the accounting software product being evaluated. Let’s say you are the leader of an accounting software selection initiative for your firm. … » 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 Software Systems Selection: Get the Demo Process Right

Business software systems selection isn’t something you can just launch and complete in a few weeks.  This has to be a deliberate step-by-step process that covers everything.  Certainly a functionality match is critical, but that’s just one element that contributes to the success of the project. You have to get everything right and in the… » 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 Success Requires a Step-by-Step Process

Accounting software selection, installation and implementation, and efficient and effective daily use 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.  The time wasted in the selection of an accounting or ERP system… » More

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