Change Management

Achieve ERP ROI by Establishing Clear Metrics Early On

Posted on October 7, 2013 in Blog ,Change Management ,Q360 by
Achieve ERP ROI by Establishing Clear Metrics Early On

Knowing what to measure and asking the right questions before you begin your ERP deployment will guarantee your organization reaps the tangible and intangible benefits that will improve your bottom line. Many organizations erroneously decide the return on investment for their ERP implementation is negligible because they’ve fallen prey to the common pitfalls that stymie ROI during the deployment phase. But there is plenty of potential for both tangible and intangible benefits that will significantly impact the business, as long as you establish metrics early […]

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Avoid ERP pitfalls that keep you from realizing ROI

Posted on August 13, 2013 in Blog ,Change Management by

It’s not uncommon for organizations go down the ERP path only to realize very little ROI, and it can usually be blamed on lack of preparation, not the software itself. Many organizations fail in their first attempt at implementing ERP software and erroneously conclude there’s little return on investment to be had from their deployment. This false realization is due in part because they didn’t take a step backward before the software selection process. They also didn’t document what they expected to achieve: What were […]

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Follow These Tips to Select the Best PSA Software for Your Business

Posted on July 16, 2013 in Blog ,Change Management by

Rapidly adopting technology for its own sake without thorough understanding of your organization’s challenges is a recipe for failure. Visualizing how you want to do business is critical for selecting software that supports true business transformation. Many organizations rush into company-wide software implementations, mistaking them to be a panacea for whatever ails them, when instead they should be taking a step back to take a hard look at their current and future business requirements. Deploying new technology should be viewed as opportunity to transform how […]

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Does Software Have a Place in Your Strategic Planning?

Posted on July 4, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Change Management ,Improve Profitability by

I received an engaging note from a client yesterday about how they perceived the acquisition of our software and it made me curious to see how others viewed software’s place in your business. Eric the CFO at Wayne Automatic said: “Q360 doesn’t sell software.  Instead they enable you with tools to optimize your processes, while simultaneously challenging you to rethink where and how you generate your greatest returns on investment.  Only those individuals who are serious about taking their organizations to the next level should […]

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Are you terrified of implementing new software in your business?

Posted on November 28, 2012 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Change Management by

Implementing New Software or a Root Canal? If you asked a technology integration business owner whether they would rather have a root canal performed or implement new software in their business, they’d likely opt for the root canal. The thought of reviewing options and then literally, turning operations on its ear to put in a new system is overwhelming at best; fraught with risk at worst. Many business owners will agree that the point of reviewing operations to see what can be streamlined and improved […]

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The Importance of Project Accounting in Professional Services Organizations

Posted on July 14, 2012 in Blog ,Change Management ,Improve Profitability by

Project Accounting, sometimes referred to as job cost accounting, is the practice of creating financials specifically to track the financial progress of projects.  Project Accounting enables the professional services organization to monitor the progress of their projects from a financial position, separately from standard organizational accounting such as by departments, divisions or by company, which are tracked over time periods, typically weeks, months, quarters or years.  Projects frequently cross these boundaries as they may last from a few days to years. Most companies invest a […]

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Five Keys to Success when Implementing Change

Posted on July 13, 2012 in Blog ,Change Management by

No matter what kind of change you are trying to invoke in your business; there are five key considerations to address to give you the best chance for success.  According to Dave Gustafson, NIATx (process improvement specialists) Director, these are the five most important factors in predicting organizational change improvement success. The Five Keys to Success when implementing change. Pick the right Change Leader.  Someone who has power, influence, prestige and empathy for the staff. Pick the right Problem.  What keeps the CEO up at night; […]

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