Monthly Archives: March 2017

Making a Software Switch


Selecting the right financial management system is complicated. While most systems cover basic accounting functions, determining the long-term implications of a system before purchase will save time, money, and resources down the road.

Choosing the best Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software can dictate how a business runs from day-to-day. ERP software integrates and connects departments across an organization in one central place. With so many systems on the market, how does a company decide which system to buy? Consider the following steps before making a final decision.

  • Audit the current number of internal systems currently in use
  • Poll key departments on current processes and procedures
  • Determine cross-organizational needs and requirements
  • Decide on budget and make sure to include implementation cost
  • Research available options
  • Survey industry peers to see what software they are using
  • Ask your Accountant for suggestions
  • Secure management buy-in
  • Schedule demonstrations with potential vendors
  • Compile internal focus group to review ERP options
  • Designate an internal implementation team to be system champions

Selecting, implementing and maintaining the correct ERP system is a decision that can come with risks and rewards. While the above process can take many months, the results should have a positive impact across the entire business. Here are some of the benefits you may notice from your new ERP system.

  • Integrated communication between employees and clients
  • Cross-department collaboration
  • Increased productivity
  • Enhanced reporting

For more information or questions, please contact Rebecca Schindler at

Are you Attending TUG?


Have you registered for the 2017 TUG National Users Conference this May 8-11, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota?

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, Sage 100 Contractor, and Sage Estimating software users attend the TUG National Users Conference year after year to learn and network with their peers away from the daily distractions of the office.

Learn from the experts including Aronson’s Jeff Gillig and Ruth Montijo. With more than 200 different live sessions to choose from and a variety of learning opportunities, everyone on your team can build an agenda suited to their skill set and comfort level. This year’s conference offers:

  • Hands-on computer lab sessions
  • Ask the experts area to bring your questions for one-on-one assistance
  • Sage Keynote at the Monday general session and Sage session track
  • Exhibit hall and vendor sessions to learn about third party solutions

With a networking-focused agenda, this year’s conference offers participants time to connect with fellow users to ask questions, share best practices, and learn from each other in a fun environment. Networking opportunities will include:

  • Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday evening
  • Networking-focused breakfast, lunches, and breaks
  • Annual TUG Celebration on Wednesday night

Register for the 2017 TUG National Users Conference!

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