17 02, 2017

Great NetSuite Implementations Mean No Pollution

2018-08-15T14:57:49-05:00 By |Business Process, Decision Making, Management Software, NetSuite Implementation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three words. "Frame of reference." That's the way we, as humans, tend to look at things. We make sense out of new information based on data our brain has collected from what has gone before - what we know, what we've done, and what we've seen.  I have a friend who uses the term "polluted [...]

21 12, 2016

NetSuite Custom Record Saves Cows (and a CFO)

2018-08-15T15:01:24-05:00 By |Business Growth, Business Process, Management Software|0 Comments

Did that title catch your attention? You might be wondering what NetSuite Custom Records could possibly have to do with cows. I know I would be. (It's a little easier to imagine what they might have to do with a CFO, right?) One of our clients is in the business of selling waterbeds for cows. [...]

3 10, 2016

Outgrown QuickBooks and the Frog Story

2018-08-15T15:02:15-05:00 By |Business Growth, Management Software, QuickBooks Transition|0 Comments

You know the story of the frog and the pot of water, right? If you try to put a frog into a pot of boiling water, the frog will do anything to escape. But if you put a frog into a pot of cool water, and gradually increase the heat, the frog will just sit [...]

15 08, 2016

Business Management – On It or In It?

2018-08-15T15:06:57-05:00 By |Business Growth, Management Software, Transparency|0 Comments

As a business leader, do you find yourself spending more time working IN the business than you do ON the business? Depending on how far your organization has developed, you may already have business management coaches telling you that you need to find more time to work ON the business. If you haven't heard it [...]

5 05, 2016

Bottom Line – When It’s Your Money

2018-08-15T15:19:21-05:00 By |Management Software, QuickBooks Transition, Saving Money|0 Comments

When the bottom line of the business is your money - whether as owner, or profit-sharer, or as part of a year-end bonus pool - the choices of where to invest can become challenging. On the one hand, it's comparatively easy to make the decision to invest in tools and processes that will allow you to [...]

25 04, 2016

Indicators: Looking at 100 When You Only Need 10?

2018-08-15T15:20:08-05:00 By |Decision Making, Management Software, Transparency|0 Comments

Put on your best Mae West voice-in-your-head: "So many reports, so little time." We see a lot of business leaders who are positively overwhelmed with reports, and indicators, and metrics, and targets, and... Key performance indicators are supposed to be the FEW metrics that let you keep a pulse on the business, but it's too [...]

7 04, 2016

Business Requirements: Are You Like Everyone Else?

2018-08-15T15:20:58-05:00 By |Business Process, Management Software|0 Comments

No one likes to think they're the same as everyone else - personally or professionally - and when it comes to our businesses, each business is as unique as each person inside the business. Don't you agree? So why are so many business leaders quick to jump on out-of-the-box implementations of core software systems? Why [...]

28 01, 2016

Spreadsheet Errors that Changed The World

2018-08-15T11:30:17-05:00 By |Management by Spreadsheet, Management Software|0 Comments

When we were doing research for The Hidden Dangers of Spreadsheets, we found a plethora of examples of spreadsheet errors that changed the world – or some portion of the world, anyway. Of course only the biggest, scariest, and most public spreadsheet errors get the press. Just think about what could happen in your world [...]

21 01, 2016

Employment Brand is Tied to Management Software Decisions

2018-08-15T14:49:08-05:00 By |Employment Brand, Management Software, Transparency|0 Comments

Employment brand:  The signal that your organization gives off to the rest of the world – particularly to your current and future employees. Is your company a place where they want to work or would want to work? While some companies are actively engaged in positioning and promoting their employment brand, other companies, frankly, are [...]

12 01, 2016

QuickBooks Transition: One Mistake that Breaks Hearts

2018-08-15T15:25:50-05:00 By |Management Software, QuickBooks Transition|0 Comments

Mistakes in life fall into two main categories - those you can fix, and those you must simply wait out, hoping they fade from the collective consciousness for one reason or another. Both categories can be found pretty much anywhere - from sports (making an error vs making a game-losing error) to birthday parties (eating the [...]