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.
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