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Pros and Cons of QuickBooks | Limitations of QuickBooks

QuickBooks is one of the most popular small business accounting solutions in the market. Great for small businesses, QuickBooks provides an introductory accounting solution with certain packages offering basic inventory management tools. However, as with [...]
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Food Bank Software — What to Look For

Post Updated: April, 2020.  Please note that while much of the functionality listed below is still relevant to Food Banks and Food Pantries, Blue Link has stopped developing the system and no longer targets those in the market. Instead, Blue L[...]

How to Choose the Wrong Inventory Management Software

Today I exchanged email with a person who is going to select the wrong Inventory Management Software for her company. And there’s nothing I can do to prevent it. Her approach was to come up with a long list of potential vendors, based on very [...]
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How to Evaluate ERP Vendors

We’ve previously discussed the importance of finding an ERP vendor who can meet all your functionality requirements, and the difference between custom software vs. out-of-the box software, but there are other important factors to consider.  Functionali[...]

How To Start The Search Again After Being Burned by a Distribution Inventory Software Vendor

Quite often we speak with prospects who have been burned in the past by distribution inventory software vendors, and as a result have become cynical about the process and skeptical of all other vendors.  This is understandable given the huge amount of r[...]
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Read the Fine Print on Software Vendor Quotes

Comparing software vendors can be a difficult process, but with due diligence and by knowing what to look for, you can arrive at an informed decision. Let’s assume for the purpose of this discussion that you have narrowed down a list of a few vendors t[...]
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6 Factors for Selecting a Small vs. Large Software Vendor

In the past we’ve examined what you should look for in good ERP software support, and discussed the wisdom of looking at other important aspects of vendor evaluation such as good ERP software consulting. Now we’re going to explore another [...]
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How can you trust any ERP Vendor?

You know that you need to replace your business software, and implement an integrated ERP software system to eliminate manual workarounds and duplicate data entry. You have a short-list of potential vendors, and you’re about to engage them to narrow[...]
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5 Questions to Ask for a Successful ERP Software Implementation

One of the key factors separating a successful ERP software implementation from an unsuccessful one is the level of information exchanged between vendor and prospect prior to the implementation.  As a company, you want to ensure that you’re fully e[...]
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Who’s Responsible for Successful ERP Software Implementations? Customer or Vendor?

In the past, we’ve seen statistics that show up to 75% of all ERP Implementations are considered a failure (in terms of meeting objectives, on time, and within budget)1. This contradicts my personal experience here at Blue Link, where most of our implem[...]