Software Selection Process for Choosing Accounting Software
Step 1: Create Your Needs Definition
You can install the analysis program and create your first needs definition in less than one hour.
Install the needs analysis program in less than 1 minute.
Open one of several template needs definitions that will help you define your requirements more rapidly.
Define your requirements by selecting from a comprehensive list of features, functions and reports.
Every question contains its own help file so you will understand exactly what the question means.
The consultants' edition contains a demonstration version that can be installed on your client's computer.
Assign a value from 1-9 to indicate which features are more important than others.
You do not have to answer all of the questions; just those in which you have an interest.
Specify critical requirements that must be met or the product will be eliminated by the program.
Step 2: Specify Analysis Options
The real power of The Accounting Software Library lies in how the program compares your unique requirements against each product in the database.
Define how the vendor's responses will be interpreted by the program.
Restrict the analysis to only those products in which you have a specific interest.
Step 3: Generate and Analyze Reports
The Accounting Software Library contains a comprehensive reporting system that helps you determine which products come closest to meeting your requirements, their relative and specific functional strengths and weaknesses, and how they compare against each other.
Needs Definition Report: Review and verify your needs prior to running the analysis.
Basic Ranking Report: The program will rank each product according to how well it meets your needs.
Module and Subsection Report: The program will determine not just the percentage of needs met for each product but how well each module and significant areas within each module meet your needs.
Question Report: You can compare your needs line by line against selected products and determine exactly how each product meets each requirement.
Features Absent Report: Ask the program to show you the needs that selected products cannot meet.
Eliminated Product Report: Ask the program to show you why specific products were eliminated because they did not meet requirements you had identified as critical.
Product Report: Examine all of the features for a single specified product or compare two or more products side by side (no needs definition required).
Vendor Information Report: Obviously we will provide you with detailed contact information for each product and vendor.