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Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 2: Applying Controls and Audit Emphasis
Whether audit expertise is provided by an internal staff or an independent, outside agency, calling in an audit specialist is as normal as calling in a kicking

implementation audit  audit emphasis during the implementation of software can lay the solid foundation for SOX compliance. This part demonstrates how controls and the audit emphasis can be applied during an implementation project and throughout the software's lifecycle. Control Framework The prevailing guideline for internal controls is the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the National Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting (Treadway Commission). COSO has provided a standard definition of internal

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5 Best Practices for Ensuring a Smooth Software Implementation


You’ve gone through months (possibly years of preparation) and now you’re down to the final stages of your software implementation project. No matter how successfully you have executed the project to date, it can all fall apart if your service provider (software vendor or value added reseller [VAR]) can’t do its job properly! As a stakeholder in charge of your company’s IT purchasing

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13 Things a Customer Can Do to Avoid an ERP Implementation Failure


Have you ever wondered why every time you hear a story about an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation failure, the vendor gets the blame? The customers did everything they could to avoid it, but the vendors either provided inappropriate training and support, or simply a poor quality product. Frankly, I do not think that an ERP implementation failure can possibly happen without at

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Another Implementation Failure, Another Missed Learning Opportunity


In recent posts, we've learned that business software implementation failures are rampant and that the blame is all on the vendor. And though unhappy customers are suing the software vendors, little speculation is offered on the cause for the implementation failure. So, these posts, and any others that follow, provide little insight on the learnings on the part of both the customer

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Developing an Effective CMMS Implementation Plan


Today’s maintenance staff is tasked with doing more with less. The challenge here is that their efficiency ratings when measured can be as low as 10% to 40%. So where does your maintenance department stand in terms of these statistics? Although CMMS software has been around for more than 20 years, and the adoption rate continues to climb, many companies still struggle with creating an efficient centralized maintenance and operations program.

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Managing ERP Implementation Projects to Deliver Increased ROI


ERP implementation projects have the potential to make or break a business. A well-implemented ERP solution can enable an organization to grow, run more cohesively, and drive substantial benefits in metrics. This report, based on an Aberdeen survey of 188 respondents, illustrates how Best-in-Class organizations scope out their ERP project plans and then manage and measure to deliver return on investment. Download the report.

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Difficult Conversations: Positioning Your CEO in a CRM Implementation Part One: Sources of Misconception and Faulty Assumptions


For a successful customer relationship management (CRM) implementation, the chief executive officer (CEO) must have an ongoing role in the process. The project implementer must be aware of common CRM misconceptions, and communicate the nature of CRM to c-level management.

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The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Rapid Implementation Methodology (RIM) automates standard processes, speeds up implementation time, and drives the sharing of best practice knowledge and solutions between partners. But in order to understand how RIM can be used in an implementation project to get implementations up and running smoothly and quickly, it is important to understand the different components of RIM.

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Infor Unveils Implementation Accelerator For Fashion Industry


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As we all know, many unique and time-sensitive activities occur in all areas of business, government, or even research. Those activities, regardless of their specific nature, can be managed using the project management approach with its associated tools and techniques. This approach is generally intended for assessing the progress of projects and using the necessary and relevant resources of an

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How Can Your Vendor Make Your Implementation Easier?


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Users implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the first time are often intimidated by the time and cost, and want to accelerate the go-live date. Acceleration, when done with the right implementation strategy and tools, can be of tremendous benefit, including reduced costs and increased return on investment (ROI). But for some, the question is: to accelerate or not to accelerate? Learn more.

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