An analyzed survey of 158 SMB manufacturers about their current technology landscape, software trends, and plans for investments by 2020.
An analyzed survey of 158 SMB manufacturers about their current technology landscape, software trends, and plans for investments by 2020.
Software industry experts share their best practices with MES buyers on how to find the right program to purchase and get the most out of it.
Stephanie Elsen from Red Wing Software shares ideas on how small businesses can manage their payroll challenges.
BI software can provide an enormous advantage for improving a wide range of business decision-making--but having the right visual presentation capabilities is key.
Distributors in the office products segment are among the most advanced when it comes to supply chain automation. Craig Greitzer from BMI explains why this is and describes some of the supply chain automation techniques that all distributors can take advantage of.
Jory Lamb, CEO of VistaVu Solutions, joins us to discuss how today's leading contractors are using mobile access to field service management software to gain a competitive advantage.
Ned Lilly from xTuple joins us to discuss the unique opportunities open source ERP offers for businesses looking for the right management software to support profitable business growth.
The cloud has changed accounting software and offered small and medium-sized organizations a new opportunity to generate a competitive advantage. But which cloud strategy is right for your business? Find out.
Jeff Glaze, President of Epicenter, an Epicor solution integrator, joins us to discuss how manufacturers can use management software technology to minimize lead times and improve both efficiency and customer sats
Running multiple ERP deployments doesn't mean you have to struggle to generate, consistent consolidated financials. ERP expert, Dan Aldridge, joins us to discuss strategies to improve financial business intelligence that don't require giving up on existing investments.
Jake Rheude of Red Stag Fulfillment discusses how their order management platform helps them improve on-time, accurate order fill rates for their clients.
Find out about the recent Dynamics GP product update and what’s in-store for NAV and SL, with our interview with Dominick Zappia from Admiral Consulting Group.
How can your non-profit use technology to tame the financial management challenges associated with fund restrictions, allocations, budgets, and grants? We spoke with Michael Blanton from Blackbaud to discuss.
A single platform software solution for managing finances and fundraising that's designed for the nonprofit sector can provide a major boost in helping to accomplish organization goals.
Inefficiency and unnecessary costs often go unchecked for years when it comes to business bill paying. Discover simple steps to save thousands.
If you’ve been struggling to decide between a cloud or on-premises software deployment, determining what’s right for you might be as simple as asking the right questions.
Billing for time-based project work can be complicated. Adequate software that supports the whole process can help make it simpler.
Why fight fair? Tilt the playing field on competitors with software tools proven to lead to better sales results.
Can you control who does what in your accounting software? Field-based security provides a method for complete control of user access and privileges.
What's the best product to replace QuickBooks with? Over 4,000 buyers considered 559 different answers to this question. Our in-depth study breaks down the most popular alternatives by industry and price.
Read up on the profiles of the top management applications whose benefits every tech-savvy business leader should be aware of.
Expanding product catalogs are presenting challenges to maintaining supply chain efficiency. Capable software can help keep purchasing and warehouse activities streamlined.
What will tomorrow's accountants need to succeed? Software savvy might be at the top of the list.
Which program you choose for your company's financial management is a big decision. Your CPA can offer some valuable input, but find out where they might have some blind spots.
Do you have the CRM analytics you need to succeed? Find out the key metrics that every sales manager should demand from their software.
Could technology be the cure to your collection management issues? Discover software tricks and tools designed to keep overdue customer payments to a minimum.
Is cutting the cost for promotional discounts cutting into your operational efficiency? Find out how to vet software to ensure it covers your discount management needs.
Get educated on the factors that cause many buyers to wish they had spent a bit more time figuring out what they were getting into before purchasing their accounting software.
There are over 380 million members on LinkedIn and over 40 million businesses on Facebook. Social media is an invaluable outreach tool. But it can also improve your internal day to day communication.
Overwhelmed by the technical details involved in picking the right accounting program? Get quick tips on how to identify software that will get the IT department green-light.
In this article, we take a deep dive into the most-effective strategies for making phone contact with web-lead submissions.
Is a month timeframe for selecting business software aggressive? Sure. But it is doable in many situations.
CAD drawing software, CNC machining, and ERP platforms are necessary tools for most custom manufacturers. But Edmonton-based Lenmak Exterior Innovations explains how they've been able to accomplish the difficult task of automating their order process via integrating their most important hardware and software.
Get up to speed on the steps you can take to ensure you're prepared to meet the new ACA reporting requirements.
With a wealth of data visualization software available, learn how to take advantage of the chart types that will bring your data to life.
The CFO of a public housing authority shares the story of how improved financial management software enabled them to better deliver on their organizational goals.
Learn best practice qualification tips to make sure your ERP vendor selection isn't one that you'll come to regret.
New software offerings have made the task of managing sales tax compliance easier. Jordan Grant from Avalara spoke with us to describe the challenges and opportunities related to sales tax automation.
Integrating your ecommerce platform with your ERP solution allows for more accurate, complete, and efficient order processing and customer management. In this interview, Dean Pagliaro from [email protected] explains how to make it a reality for your business.
Find out where your state ranks in terms of the percentage of state-based companies actively seeking new business management software.
Get up to speed on developments in the ERP software market.
Do your needs require an industry-specific ERP? Or will mainstream ERP products provide the features you need? We survey 25 popular products to find out.
Looking to hear what manufacturing leaders have to say about the benefits of using a capable ERP system? Look no further. Dig in to get perspectives on how top manufacturers are turning their software investments into real-world competitive advantages.
Sold on the benefits of CRM software for your business, but afraid your boss might not be? Find out how you can better position your proposal to ensure its approval.
Need a gift idea that will really wow everyone in your office? How about new ERP software? Find out about the top ERP software features that can help every employee in your company be more efficient and productive in the new year.
Have problems with missing and late timesheets from hourly billing employees? Find out how to eliminate the issue with the right software.
Tim Law from Intersoft Systems joins us to describe the opportunities available to contractors looking to get a better handle on their construction job costing.
On the surface, the two seem as different as, well, software and food. But guess what? There’s quite a few similarities when you look closer. See for yourself!
Thinking about going without a software support or version update contract? We take a closer look at what you're really getting with support/update contracts to help you make your decision.
Putting together requirements documentation? Looking for an objective benchmark for comparing two programs? Read our list of the 100 top accounting software features.
EMV chip cards, tokenization, P2PE, and even mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Google Wallet offer the promise of improved point of sale (POS) retail fraud protection.
How are today's most successful fundraisers using technology to succeed? Find out how software, communication channel, and payment acceptance decisions impact fundraising success.
Bitcoin accounting has been described as a nightmare. Is it?
What should financial executives know about the emerging digital currency that everyone is talking about? Find out.
Find out how turning paper-based forms into searchable text can help improve the way your company does business.
Worried about gotchas in your ERP software contract? Find out how to easily review each of the main components to make sure you are getting what you expect.
Your management of returns, warranty claims, and repairs is critical to your customer retention. Find out if your software is providing the help you need.
Payroll software or outsourcing? There's proponents on both sides of the debate. Understanding 3 critical elements of the decision can help you make the right call for your situation.
It's a simple safeguard that can save your business some big bucks. Find out more about an accounting software feature you shouldn't take for granted.
Learn how to stop worrying and love the change order with Scott Drushella from IPM Global.
There's no such thing as a dumb question when it comes to software evaluation. But there are specific questions you can ask to really uncover the info you're seeking.
Where do you find a knowledgeable, but unbiased opinion on mobile hardware? How about from a field service software expert? We spoke with Shirlene Spillers from FieldAware to find out what buyers of mobile devices for field service management applications need to know.
Have you applied Theory of Constraints management principles to your business improvement efforts? If not, you should, says Richard Cushing of RKL solutions. Find out how in our interview.
Part 2 of our cycle counting series discusses what to look for in inventory and warehouse management software solutions to support a cycle counting initiative.
Cycle counting offers a better approach for stock verification. Discover what you need to know to use it to improve your inventory accuracy.
Estimating, quoting, ordering, costing, invoicing, receiving... There's a lot to the construction billing cycle. Discover how integrated software systems can improve your business and how to choose the right one.
We connected with an expert on marketing and selling tactics to get his take on the top technologies that can bolster their effectiveness.
Implementing complex business systems on-premise used to mean working with a local onsite provider or paying big fees in travel costs. Remote implementation now offers an alternative.
Nobody goes into a software review with the intention of purchasing the wrong system--but it happens. Find out the 7 things you can do to make sure it doesn't happen to you.
Our site might be called Find Accounting Software, but there's still times when you need to find an accounting professional.
How much time will it take to transfer accounting data from one system to another? What's involved? What are the stakes? We connected with an implementation expert to get answers.
Get tips from top non-profit industry experts on how the right technology can boost your ability to secure more contributions for your organization's mission.
Think the end of support on XP is just something for IT to worry about? Think again. Continuing with XP is a risky financial move--but switching requires capex planning. Discover what you need to know.
Protecting your financial data is part of a full accounting solution. Find out about the role of cloud backup in securing your critical financial records.
Why are the products being retired? What products are the best replacement choices? What support issues are likely for continuing users? Get answers from Sage experts.
We connected with an expert on the topic to find out how the right landed cost tracking software provides distributors, manufacturers, and other inventory-centric companies a business intelligence advantage.
Who should be on the ERP selection team? Who should lead it? How do you avoid gridlock? Get answers from ERP expert and author, Alexis Leon.
How to best integrate ERP and e-commerce solutions is an issue that's far from settled. ERP analyst, Cindy Jutras, joins us to discuss where things are now and where they're going.
Explore how tying maintenance applications with manufacturing management software can improve quality by keeping machines running at optimal performance.
What tips would an experienced independent accountant to the retail trade give software buyers considering a POS upgrade? Find out.
If you had 30 seconds to describe it, what would you say? Check out how 20 top sources define ERP in 100 words or less.
We spoke with cloud ERP providers, web designers, and security experts to pull together insights on what you should know about protecting your corporate data.
Access actionable tips for improving your effectiveness connecting with a key B2B market demographic: small businesses.
IT professionals report generally positive attitudes toward cloud hosting business software despite public concerns over government surveillance programs.
What's in stock? If that's all you're asking of your inventory data, you're missing an opportunity! Discover the business intelligence insights your inventory software has been waiting to reveal.
Stop marketing ineffectively; start qualifying the term. Discover how to better connect with "small business" customers via definitive research on a term marketers have taken for granted too long.
The government is a bit conflicted about what constitutes a "small business." But it offers a few major definitions that are worth being aware of.
Are you considering "moving to the cloud?" Looking for informed takes from each side? Look no further.
Think of RFID tags as technology just for the warehouse? Think again. Businesses are leveraging radio frequency identification technology to capitalize on all sorts of efficiencies and opportunities.
Where will your company be in one year? How about three or five or ten? Find out how to prepare for whatever changes you encounter by figuring scalability into your ERP software decision.
Which software tools are most critical to effective quality assurance and quality control work? I asked a Six Sigma master black belt to find out.
January 31st is fast approaching. Access info on the best practices and resources that are available to help meet your company's W-2 obligations.
Are you missing an opportunity to turn financial data into real business intelligence. Find out how to turn your income statement into a rich source of decision-making insights.
The budgeting process is due for an update. Too often it's slow, doesn't protect against manual errors, and fails to accommodate unexpected changes in business conditions. 5 experts weigh in with concrete takes on advancing budgeting practices.
The average product recall costs $10M. Discover the software-based strategies your wholesale company can employ to minimize recall fallout.
Hidden costs. ERP projects are no less likely to have them than concert tickets. Make sure you're not in for a pricing surprise by checking out our comprehensive rundown of ERP cost factors.
What's the secret to keeping sensitive company data off risky consumer oriented web applications? Overly restrictive IT security measures often backfire. BYOD support for business application usage provides some unexpected security benefits.
The ability to quickly and easily source credible answers to tough financial questions is one of the most important responsibilities for any accountant. But have you been overlooking one of the best resources out there for professional accounting research?
A 7 day reduction in the invoice cycle. Thousands of dollars of billable costs captured. Full solution deployment in a month. Order processing time cut in half. Find out how 4 printing businesses achieved these outcomes with new software solutions.
How are service companies using software to optimize their field service management? We connected with the company responsible for Service Pro software to find out.
The annual performance review is a time-honored business management practice. But it could use a tune-up. Performance appraisal software is helping companies more effectively manage their most critical asset: their employees.
Does the subtle difference between what constitutes a process and what makes for a habit matter? If you're looking to get the most out of your software selection, the answer is yes.
Working with variable weight products presents a number of business challenges. The right catch weight capable software can help solve them. Ensuring accurate invoices, maintaining correct stock counts, and precisely valuing on-hand inventory are a few of the positive outcomes related to selecting a catch weight enabled software system.
Holidays are a break from the norm. But when it comes to payroll, a break from the norm can mean an increased opportunity for issues and errors. Keep your payroll on-track and employees happy by optimizing your handling of holiday pay.
Following business software providers can tap a great source of content and information--if you plug into the companies regularly providing top-notch content.
Who is going install, setup and train everyone on your new accounting software and what is all involved? Find out about do-it-yourself and outsourcing options.
The capabilities of accounting software options are very different than they were a decade, 5 years, or even a year or two ago. A handful of major trends are driving these changes in the market and deserve your attention.
Installation. Configuration. Customization. Data conversion. Integration. Fuzzy on where one starts and another begins? Find out what you need to know.
Is having the right tools to accomplish the job important? Of course! For start-up success, capable accounting and business management software is indispensable. There are several things that every entrepreneur should be aware of when selecting software, though.
Find out how to get the most out of your ERP software demos when evaluating your software options.
Understanding DCAA compliance can be the difference between contract execution and failure. Choosing the right software to help demonstrate compliance is a business necessity in a competitive defense contracting market.
Is your own brain conspiring against success in your ERP software purchase? Probably! Find out about the decision making traps that can prevent a solid purchase.
Trying to figure out what ERP implementation services to have your vendor handle? Get a better understanding of the implementation components and insight into how to consider the value of vendor participation at each stage.
Nine reasons you should consider upgrading your business software.
Learn the best practices for finding accounting and business software for your client.
You'd like an industry specific software solution. But, you'd also like a popular program with a large install base. How do you balance the factors and make the call?
Replace software or add-on modules? Which is right for your company?
Explore the numerous options for buying software for your company, including the benefits of working with software companies vs working independently.
Learn the different options available for installing software and better understand locally installed, hosted, cloud and software as a service (SaaS) choices.
Too many manual processes putting the hurt on your financial management efficiency? Find out how to find and evaluate the right software to improve automation.
We've created a roadmap to help you choose the ERP program that makes the best financial sense for your organization.
Selecting an ERP vendor? Find out the 6 underrated questions you can ask to make sure you make the right ERP software vendor selection.
Taking on a software implementation. Don't join the ranks of failed software projects. Find out how to ensure a successful implementation.
Is a cloud based accounting software package right for your company? Find out about the pros and cons of SaaS software.
What implementation support services are available to you as a software buyer? Find out and find out which ones you'll require to ensure your project success.
There are a number of red flags that can point to a problem that may need your attention. Look for these red flags in your accounts payable operations.