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13/07/2016

Axia Consultants: Tips for attending exhibitions

Before the exhibition

1. Draw up a list of objectives for visiting the exhibition. Define what you wish to achieve eg to get an overview of certain types of software, see the latest software functionality, or to meet certain vendors.

2. Plan your visit. Make a shortlist of exhibitors, vendor demonstrations, educational or other sessions you wish to see. Don’t...

7/07/2016

Axia Consultants: Accounting technology conferences and expo

There are many benefits of attending an accounting technology event - especially if you’re considering replacing your accounting software. These include:

• improving your knowledge of the accounting software market, the latest trends and what’s available • checking out a software vendor’s latest offerings- in a low-key, informal way • comparing multiple...

4/07/2016

Axia Consultants: Making the final software decision

Here is an easy process to follow to help you decide.

Steps:

1. Gather all the information for each potential vendor and prepare a summary of the key criteria for each.

2. Bring your project team together to jointly review the information, the summaries, discuss the pros and cons of each of the potential vendor solutions.

3. Then, jointly rank each of the vendors...

30/06/2016

Axia Consultants Accounting software trends

The continued growth of web-based and web-enabled Accounting Software and systems, including:

• Cloud computing / SaaS - wholly online accounting software • Hosted or combined online / on-premise accounting software services and systems (and the beginning of the reduction of solely on-premise accounting software) • Web services, web support • e-procurement,...

24/06/2016

Axia Consultants Project initiation checklist

You’ve finally got board approval to select a new software system - then what? You’ve actually got to do it! So, here is a quick ‘project initiation checklist’ of 30 things to consider at this stage. If you can tick everything ‘yes’ - you’re ready to start!

Project Initiation Checklist What is the software / system selection project? 1. Has the...

22/06/2016

Axia Consultants: Consulting profile

With skill backgrounds in Accounting, Payroll, HR, processes, project management and IT, we can rapidly contribute to time-critical projects by providing the expertise, focus and drive needed to meet key deadlines. Axia Philosophy

Our philosophy is to involve client’s staff as much as possible, whilst providing the in-depth expertise. So client’s costs are ...

16/06/2016

Axia Consultants: Hidden costs of new software

It starts with the software vendor’s additional costs (after all they are in business to make money) and carries on throughout the implementation.

One solution is to identify the total cost of ownership, not just the software, as clearly as you can prior to acquisition. If you establish and compare the total costs associated with each software package for 1 year and 5...

14/06/2016

Axia Consultants IT Project Proposal

The 2 main types of internal IT project proposal for replacing business systems, such as a CRM system are:

• outline proposal for system selection and system replacement in principle – to obtain approval for limited funds to undertake the system selection process • detailed proposal to implement a replacement system – carried out at the end of the system selection...

2/05/2016

Axia Consultants Evaluation Template RFP

This RFP Evaluation Template will:

Save you time and effort evaluating and comparing RFP responses (vendor proposals). The template provides a standardised basis that’s quick-to-use.

Enable you to have an accurate and thorough comparison of vendor responses. This professionally laid out template facilitates in-depth evaluations of responses and ensures you have real ...

28/04/2016

Axia Consultants essential software criteria

Software functionality and management information criteria

Software should provide the functionality and management information needed by your organisation. Click the links for the essential criterion for each software.

Accounting software criteria / CRM software criteria / HR software criteria / Payroll software criteria

Software efficiency criteria

Software...