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

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ERP Software Solution: Evaluating Your Current System

Your ERP software solution (or accounting software system) will need to be replaced at some point in time. The real question is what do you need to do and when do you need to do it. In support of your anticipated efforts, there are any number of articles, blogs and whitepapers that list the top… » More

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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

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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

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Financial Application Software: Find a Product That Best Suits Your Unique Needs

Financial application software can help you achieve greater success, but the selection process has to be very precise and you need to know what you are doing. If you think you need new financial application software or know you need it, what should you do? The path from idea to project completion is littered with… » More

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Exception Reporting – Improving Key Business Drivers

Exception reporting eliminates the need to review countless reports to identify and address key business process issues before they begin to negatively impact a firm’s operations or profitability. Think about it for a moment. There are a lot of things happening at any point in time, even in a small business. How can you identify… » More

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Performance Metrics – Create a Framework for Greater Business Success

Performance metrics is one of the keys to increasing business profitability by giving each employee specific information they need to make sound business decisions.  Specifically, performance metrics gives people the ability to concentrate on the areas of the business that require their immediate attention and an environment that allows them to collaborate with others to… » More

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Avoiding Business Accounting Software Selection Failure

Business accounting software selection failure remains distressingly high in spite of all the articles written and expertise available.  While you may have heard that ERP software projects are notoriously difficult, small business accounting software selection projects as well as mid-market accounting software projects are equally fraught with dangers. What are we doing wrong?  It’s a… » More

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Accounting Systems Software Selection – Key Hands-On Evaluation Steps

Accounting systems software selection can become very time consuming and frustrating.  Rather than presenting a multi-page document that discusses each task you need to accomplish, let’s concentrate on a single issue: evaluating the products in which you have an interest.  Since this article is relevant to both accounting systems software and ERP software, we are… » More

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Evaluating Accounting Systems Add On Solution Enhancements

Accounting systems and ERP products can meet most of your requirements, but in many instances the match isn’t 100%.  To bridge the difference you will have to customize the product or utilize solutions developed by independent third parties.  Does this mean that these accounting systems or ERP products are somehow weaker?  No.  All it means… » More

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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

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Accounting Software System Customization: Do It Right the First Time

Accounting software system customization may be the only way you can create an accounting software or ERP software system that meets all of your requirements.  Having said that though, please don’t assume that customization is the only viable alternative.  Instead, base your initial search on finding an accounting software system that does not require customization. … » More

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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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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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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

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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

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LinkedIn SEO: Increase Your Visibility To Search Engines and Prospects

LinkedIn SEO transforms LinkedIn from just a social site to a comprehensive method to increase your visibility to LinkedIn prospects as well as search engines.  LinkedIn SEO is one key element in your firm’s SEO marketing strategy. LinkedIn is a social site that can generate leads, but only if you think in terms of LinkedIn… » More

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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

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Business Intelligence Tools: A Path to Effective Business Decisions

Business intelligence tools are fast becoming one of the most important business decision support systems available. This applies to small businesses as well as enterprises.  It’s just a matter of scale.  While there is no doubt that properly configured business intelligence tools can give people critical data that will help them make more effective business… » More

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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

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