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SSA GT To EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition
While SSA GT's intended acquisition of EXE Technologies should enable many of its customers to better execute the operations within their warehouses and supply

accountant aptitude  GT To EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Event Summary SSA Global Technologies ( SSA GT ) , a privately-held enterprise solutions provider for process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, consumer, services, and public companies worldwide, which has lately turned into a famished enterprise applications market consolidator, seems to still be far from satisfying its predatory urge. The vendor, which was once a laughing stock of the ERP market during the late 1990s (see Another One Bites the Dust - SSA

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ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye Part Three: Market Impact


ACCPAC has lately been making big strides to extend its reach and turn into a full-fledged comprehensive e-business software provider for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ACCPAC is likely the only vendor amongst its peers that is an ASP as well. Additionally, ACCPAC applications are geared for growth.

accountant aptitude  The ACCPAC Online Preferred Accountant Subscription Services ( PASS ) program was thus designed to enable its accounting VARs to become virtual ASPs (VASPs), with ACCPAC being the ASP in the shadow'. In addition to possibly unique deployment flexibility (i.e., there is a possibility of selecting which individual applications will be run on premises and/or hosted), ACCPAC is likely the only vendor amongst its peers that is an ASP as well. While the other vendors also provide hosting alternative, they have Read More

Benchmarking: How Am I Really Performing?


Benchmarking, as defined by the dictionary, is "a standard against which something can be measured or assessed." But what is benchmarking? What does it do? Why should I do it? What do I benchmark? And how can it help me?

accountant aptitude  decline continues. Have your accountant calculate it for the past five years, and see what your trend is. How Can It Help Me? Benchmarking can make a substantial difference in the way you operate your store. The first three measures we discussed can significantly increase your customer satisfaction and sales, while the other three can improve your operating results. The combination of all six will make you a better retailer! About the Author Jim Dion is founder and president of Dionco Inc., Chicago (US). Read More

A Clear-cut Approach to Collections Is Essential for Profitability


In 2002, US suppliers wrote off more than $18 billion (USD) in bad checks. And the bankruptcy picture has certainly not improved since then. Companies that act quickly to secure overdue accounts are the companies that have the best chance of remaining in the black. The SYSPRO Collections Module automates debt collection, and can help address this acute need.

accountant aptitude  of collection software, Tri-Star's accountant would periodically run an ageing report, highlight past due accounts and make phone calls in an effort to collect. In addition to being time consuming, the methodology did not always produce results. Says Richard Cedrone, Tri-Star president, We'd get every excuse in the book from 'I never received the invoice' to 'The check is in the mail. An accounts receivable ageing report lists all unpaid invoices and the dates on which payment is due. Ownership of D Read More

Front-to-back-office Integration: Improving Your Customer Life Cycle Management


Research shows that back-office connectivity is not addressed by many customer relationship management (CRM) solutions—meaning, customer data cannot be shared effectively and companies are prone to errors, delays, and needless paperwork. In the long run, this negatively impacts overall customer satisfaction in small to medium businesses (SMBS). Learn how front-to-back-office integration can help you address these issues.

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Case Study: Hauser Chocolatier


Old-world quality is great for a chocolate manufacturer, but old-style business systems are not. Hauser Chocolatier learned this the hard way, struggling for years with DOS-based accounting software. Needing a seamless flow of information from a system that would accommodate Hauser’s unique pricing structure, the company chose Sage MAS 90. Find out how Hauser uses this accounting solution for more than just accounting.

accountant aptitude  and much more. Our accountant uses almost all of the accounting- related functions in Sage MAS 90. The Purchase Order module tracks raw materials coming in. We also use the module as a work order system, since we generate materials in-house that we later use ourselves in manufacturing, says Hauser. The Inventory Management module helps the company with production planning. The system tells us what we have in stock. We no longer have to run out to the warehouse to check quantities when a customer places Read More

Business Case - J.E. Mondou


Learn how JE Mondou Ltd., a 33-store, Montreal-based pet food and accessory chain updated its retail IT system with a cost-effective, end-to-end ERP solution from Microsoft.

accountant aptitude  Pierre Bazinet, Certified Management Accountant, Mondou's controller, so we have severe information needs, few of which were being met. Most J.E. Mondou stores carry the same 1,000 food SKUs but store managers can order from another 20,000 SKUs of pet accessories directly from suppliers. We had stock we couldn't sell and no room for stock we wanted, says Bazinet. Before the system would start a new month, office staff had to print thousands of pages of reports. Store managers didn't have data to Read More

Exact Software--Working Diligently Towards the "One Exact" Synergy Part Six: Challenges and User Recommendations


The current market trend is towards vendors that can provide comprehensive solutions for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) with a justifiable return on investment (ROI), and Exact seems to have a fair shot at making a mark.

accountant aptitude  and to entice the accountant referral program. Exact does not have a so-called feeder entry accounting product, which Sage/Best, Intuit , and ACCPAC (soon to be part of Sage/Best) will have long been successfully leveraged, while MBS is working feverishly to deliver similar products through MBS Small Business Manager . Exact might have also inherited the baggage of unclear market image that former Macola had at its time. Namely, the market had often been in doubt whether Macola provided accounting in ad Read More

Andersen/Enron Affair Precipitates "Big Five" Divorces


While the current focus of the public is on the future of Andersen and the entire accounting practice, the implications on the consulting industry will be deep as well.

accountant aptitude  act as both internal accountant and external auditor for a single customer. These moves came only a day after tormented Arthur Andersen said it would take preliminary steps to at least partially separate its own consulting business. A week earlier, the largest accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) , said it would launch an IPO for its consulting division. The move is aimed at avoiding the mushrooming perception of a conflict of interest, and comes as the only viable solution given a dearth of Read More

Harness the Power of Your Virtual Sales Team


Early in the campaign, the important thing is to get all your team members on the same page, share available knowledge, and plan ways to gather other required information. The first few meetings should be formal, with a printed agenda, including clear goals and time constraints (showing respect for team members' time). This process, of course, is called "discovery."

accountant aptitude  in your company's cost accountant to help her with financial justification. Or perhaps a strategically timed phone call from your well-known, world-class customer would get the attention of one of your prospect's key executives. Good leadership . When you earn the prospect's confidence by establishing your competence and credibility, you're well on your way to making the sale. In the same way, when you earn your team's trust with strong, fair leadership, they will buy into your plan and follow your Read More

The Power Behind SHL Talent Analytics


Many organizations don’t understand the effectiveness of their talent management programs relative to their competitors’. SHL Talent Analytics is changing the way organizations think about their talent—by adding a new dimension to talent analytics. TEC analyst Sherry Fox looks at how this system provides data-driven talent insights that help businesses better understand their ‘greatest asset’ and boost business performance.

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Playing Devil’s Advocate with an Innovative Vendor’s “Techies”


Rather than pursuing the usual route of writing analyses of major market trends, we’ve decided to ask vendors about their opinions and approaches. IFS has re-joined the discussion on the topic of user experience (UX) design.

accountant aptitude  Outlook or Lotus Notes, accountants live in Excel, and mobile technicians live in a cell phone (e.g., Palm Trio ) metaphor, where the iPhone similarity of IEE can come in handy. For casual users, it is the Web browser, but they usually work within a department and the department's function is where they spend most of their time. Your thoughts? IFS: Absolutely. We must have different styles of UIs for different needs. This is exactly what IFS does. For example, IFS Business Analytics , for an accountan Read More

Differing Plastics Flavors


There is no one process used when manufacturing plastic products, since manufacturing methods depend on the final product. Indeed, products range from injection molding and plastic extrusion, to extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, stretch blow molding, and thermoformed plastics.

accountant aptitude  Plastics Flavors Introduction Plastics products in 2002 ranked fourth among the top manufacturing industry groups in shipments—behind only motor vehicles, petroleum refining, and electronic components and accessories. Comparative growth rates suggest that productivity in plastics manufacturing grew about 1.2 percent per year from 1980 to 2002, which was almost equal to the productivity growth rate achieved by manufacturing as a whole. Yet relatively few major enterprise applications vendors Read More

Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Eight: More Challenges and User Recommendations


Best Software/Sage will remain a pragmatic company that delivers products based on a savvy understanding of its customers' needs and the competitive forces in the market, and on constant adaptability. It is still standing on top of the hill in many SME markets, and it is typically a much more difficult task for anyone to capture the hill than to defend it.

accountant aptitude  services to both companies' accountant customers. As a first step, the companies have announced a new integration between Best's CPAPractice Manager (formerly Visual Practice Management ) and CCH's ProSystem fx Tax , potentially offering a seamless practice management and tax compliance solution for accountants. As a result of this partnership, Best's CPASoftware division will no longer be developing its tax product, and will instead offer its customers tight integration with the market-leading tax soluti Read More

Assessing Deltek’s Ongoing Transformation


Conventional wisdom would imply that a software company that changes its owners and CEO in the same year might be in some kind of trouble or facing stormy waters. But, Deltek vigorously claims that nothing is farther from the truth. Quite the contrary, in fact—via its 2012 acquisition by Thoma Bravo, Deltek believes it has found a dedicated and committed financial backer. In addition, there was

accountant aptitude  is the chartered public accountant (CPA) realm, such as the recent win with SNG in South Africa. Maconomy has a special CPA edition of the solution that sets it apart. SNG replaced SAP with Maconomy and didn’t really look at any of the competition because the product has a good presence in the CPA market and is experiencing a growing momentum in South Africa specifically. The accounting firm had similar business needs to several of Deltek’s other big CPA customers in the region, including Read More