10 Key Steps to Choosing the right accounting software solution
12 Aug 2010
Selecting the right solution for your business can be a minefield. Choosing the right supplier, with the right industry expertise and right product fit for your business needs will inevitably result in a better relationship, a more robust solution with improved ease of maintenance, powerful reporting and ultimately improved cashflow.
This quick guide looks at the areas you need to consider to ensure you get the product and supplier that is right for you with the minimum of fuss.
Internally agree which processes you are looking to automate and improve, and prioritise these requirements. This process will help both you and your suppliers ensure the right fit between their product and your needs. Even if you decide not to make a change, reviewing your internal processes may lead to some improvements.
2) Buy in:
Establish a product steering group that includes people from across the business who will either use or be affected by the implementation of a new system. This will also ensure that you have staff buy in from your team - essential to the success of the project.
Look at your requirements against the suppliers feature lists. If improved management reporting or stock forecasting is top of the list do not get swayed by other fancy features - at the end of the day the product you choose must deliver significant benefits to your business.
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