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Ten Steps to Evaluate and Select A Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution

Source: Adaptive Planning
Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company. But embarking upon a BPM initiative can seem daunting. There are many factors to consider, including potential benefits, expected costs, etc. Read this step-by-step guide that helps these companies navigate through these factors and move forward with a BPM solution.


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10 Questions HR and Payroll Vendors May Not Want You to Ask
Source: Ultimate Software Efficient, cost-effective people management has become mission-critical for most businesses. You can’t afford to select an HR solution only to find that it lacks the functionality you really need, nor can many companies handle the disruption and cost of switching solutions if one doesn’t work out. Doing thorough due diligence on the front end pays off. You might already have a list of questions in mind to ask prospective vendors, but the following pages contain the top ten questions many vendors hope you DON’T ask. The answers will tell you what you really need to know and help you pick the best solution for the greatest value, effectiveness, and long-term use. Read More...
10 Steps to Software Validation
Source: ProcessPro Software Software validation is required by any company covered by the US Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and 21 CFR Parts 210 & 211. Many small to midsize companies see this as an overwhelming task, but when approached in a logical manner, it doesn't have to be. This white paper will guide you through ten steps in making your validation run more smoothly and successfully. Read More...


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