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The Danger of the DIY Mindset With Inventory Accounting Software

The do-it-yourself (DIY) mindset has been around for a while now and is traditionally associated with home improvement projects and arts and crafts.  However, thanks to the popularity of DIY topics on YouTube, podcasts, TV channels, websites, and in book[...]
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7 Ways to Save Costs When Replacing QuickBooks

The acquisition of new software is a huge undertaking, especially when you replace QuickBooks or other introductory software for a Tier 2 or ERP solution. However, as a business grows there will come a time when this transition is necessary as existing sy[...]
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Wholesale Distribution Software: Implementation Wish List Process

When you implement new wholesale distribution software, it provides a great opportunity to also evaluate existing processes with a view to increasing efficiencies and reduce costs.  This is especially true for businesses moving from introductory software[...]
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3 Smart (but Incredibly Obvious) Questions to ask Before an ERP Implementation

An ERP implementation is no walk in the park and there’s really no sugar coating this fact. Despite this, you have still decided to purchase a new ERP software system because of the benefits and efficiencies it can provide your business. Unfortunate[...]
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Target Canada: Mistakes Made from a Software Perspective

It was a sad day in Canadian retail history when, just over a year ago, Target Canada filed for bankruptcy protection after months of struggling to gain a foothold in the marketplace.  A highly anticipated launch seemed to face issue after issue from the[...]
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3 Common Employee Complaints During ERP Training

Implementing ERP software into your business is an impressive milestone that highlights the fact that a business is experiencing favorable growth and is primed for future success. If only all your employees felt this way. No matter how helpful you deem ER[...]
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ERP Implementation is only the Beginning…

Implementing a fully integrated ERP platform into your business is no easy feat. Depending on the complexity of the system, this process may have taken months from when you initially made the decision to invest in the new technology. Hopefully the s[...]
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3 Traps to Avoid When Implementing ERP Software

When implementing a new ERP Software System in your business, you’re probably (hopefully) looking to achieve improvements in productivity, information flow and business intelligence. Here are three traps that many companies fall into during the i[...]
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The Logic behind ERP Software Implementation Timeframes

As a general rule, there are differences in software implementation time-frames, dependent on the tier or type of software being implemented. When it comes to inventory and accounting ERP software, Tier 1 or Introductory Systems (such as QuickBooks), usu[...]
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Do You Need to Migrate All that Data?

Data migration is just one part of the entire ERP implementation process, but tends to represent the largest percentage of implementation costs aside from employee training.  Data migration involves mapping information from old software to new, according[...]
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