Needs Analysis for Coalfire Systems

Defining your software needs as an organization and setting clearly defined goals and objectives will drive ERP success. A common pitfall in ERP implementations is choosing an application without understanding your needs. During a Needs Analysis project, we go through and look closely at your current situation to objectively identify the pain points you are…

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Does Your Company Have Software Growing Pains?

If your mid-market company has outgrown its financials software, you are probably heavily reliant on spreadsheets, dealing with corrupt files or are at risk for user roles that are not secure enough for your growing organization.  You possibly have a handful of different HR applications that are disjointed with “swivel chair” duplication of data entry…

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Data Migration Can Be Man’s Best Friend

The “dog” of most systems implementation projects is usually Data Migration.  It’s one of those areas of the project where the client wants as much historical data as possible but the technology providers all know doing so will blow the budget and push out the timelines.  So the provider usually suggests something like “let’s focus on the…

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NetSuite’s POS: Beats Industry-Specific POS Vendors

Recently EAG was engaged to advise a mid-market mega retail client on replacing their entire business application suite.  Our client’s CRM was virtually non-existent–they needed to overhaul their loyalty program, their eCommerce site was barely tied into their inventory or POS system; their accounting and finance system was extremely difficult to report out of and…

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Oracle buying NetSuite: What It Means and What to Expect

I was on an industry analyst call just yesterday and the question came up if NetSuite was going to be acquired.  I answered with a definitive YES for one simple reason – to scale, NetSuite needs a big name behind it to really play at the Enterprise / Fortune 500 level.  And with Oracle they…

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Trying to Decipher SAP

I have worked in the Enterprise software space for over 20 years and rarely am I confused about what a vendor is doing.  But I have a question that I can not answer – what’s up with SAP? I just don’t see them in as many of our software selections anymore.  And my colleagues around the…

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On Premise Software is Not Dead

Let’s face it, everywhere you look, you see promotions to move your software to cloud solutions.  The promotion is so heavy in fact, one may wonder is there still a case for on-premise solutions?  The answer is YES.  And while there are clear reasons for going with cloud software, there are still instances where cloud…

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Check Your Rearview Mirror for Business Blind Spots

Do you know what areas of your business are at risk if one of your “good people” were to leave?  We have worked with many mid-market companies who have a key person in some area of the business who is the only one who knows the process.  For instance, a field services company we interviewed had an…

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The Hidden Pain of Spreadsheets

You might not realize the pain your organization has because it’s hidden in your spreadsheets. After all, spreadsheets “work just fine” to give you the information you need. What you may not realize is the burden your staff is under and the dozens of hours they spend each month to compile reports for management.  We…

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