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ERP in the small business space—don’t confuse small with simple!

04/13/2012 at 7:45 am

E is for Enterprise. The acronymn ERP, similar to a lot of popular phrases, can easily become a meaningless abbreviation. To some people, ERP is a synonym for an accounting system, while for others, it describes any fairly comprehensive business application. To me, it is the letter “E” that has always stood out, and that single letter “E” stands for…


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The ABC’s of Performance Improvement Solutions ROI Calculations. TCO, TVO, and PMO. Got it? Good!

03/13/2012 at 6:21 am

In my previous posts, I wrote about how to calculate TCO , TVO  and my love of the cartoon Penguins of Madagascar. Today, I am going to focus on one of my nemesis, instead of my loves.  Project Management. Oh how you haunt me! The devil is in the details, and I am so not…


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It Costs How Much? Or Why You Shouldn’t Just Use Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) For Performance Improvement Solutions or Shoes…

03/06/2012 at 6:57 am

Recently, I wrote about the importance of performance metrics  and how we manage what we measure. Today, I want to get more serious about metrics and discuss in my opinion the most important metric to utilize when buying software or shoes – TVO. No, wait, it’s not what you think. It’s not a typo, this…


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“This Code is like Soduko, but with Fractions!” Or Seven Factors to Consider When Calculating Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Performance Improvement ERP, CRM or BI Solutions…

02/28/2012 at 6:54 am

The quote in this title is from my favorite television show, “The Penguins of Madagascar”. With a seven year old in the house we watch a lot of cartoons (although, often times I can be found alone watching Penguins. It’s just so darn funny.) Sometimes calculating the total cost of ownership of software investments can…


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Concerned about Driving Performance Improvement? Break your Manual Spreadsheet Addiction with ERP and Business Intelligence (BI)! Ch…ch…changes.

02/23/2012 at 2:00 am

We have made it to step 5 of our plan to breaking my husband’s manual spreadsheet addiction to manual spreadsheet.  If you missed the beginning where I admitted to the challenges this heart wrenching addiction has caused, then start at the beginning . Our goal was to break his habit to better manage our finances….


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SaaS or On-Premise? Is Moving Applications Into the Cloud Really an “All-or-Nothing” Approach?

02/14/2012 at 12:57 pm

I read an interesting post recently on the Software Advice site regarding on-premise software deployments in an increasingly “cloud-y” world. The article entitled “The Cloud and Why Installed Software Isn’t Going Away” presented reasons from two perspectives: why software vendors will continue to invest in developing installed software, and why businesses will continue to buy…


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Concerned about Driving Performance Improvement? Break your Manual Spreadsheet Addiction with ERP and Business Intelligence (BI)! Time to Research…

02/14/2012 at 7:05 am

A few weeks ago I shared a shocking personal revelation —I am married to an accountant who is addicted to spreadsheets.  I than shared the 12 steps (really 5)  that we outlined to help overcome this powerful addiction that was affecting how we manage our finances. Last week I outlined step 3 which focused on…

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