So, you’ve decided that you want to move to a cloud based application for one of your enterprise systems. You have gone through the software selection process, and found the solution that is the best fit for your organization. The next question you might ask yourself is, “who is going to manage the application?” This…

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We have watched with interest over the last few years as the business software market has seen increased acceptance of the cloud. We recently wrote a white paper on how to determine if a cloud software solution is right for your organization. It takes a completely objective view of the pros, cons, and costs of…

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Ultimate Software, a provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management software, and NetSuite, and cloud-based ERP software vendor, recently announced a new partnership. The goal of the alliance is to provide integration between Ultimate’s UltiPro HCM and NetSuite’s cloud ERP platform.   The alliance will eventually allow both Ultimate and NetSuite to compete more effectively with…

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Last week Accela, which provides Community Development software solutions for municipalities, acquired Springbrook (a national provider of financial software for municipalities) and SoftRight (a regional provider of financial software for municipalities). It appears that Accela is looking to expand the solution from Community Development, and offer a broader functional footprint to municipalities and special districts.…

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It is March and with that comes one of the best sporting events of the year – March Madness. It is so fun to watch 68 teams play a single elimination tournament. There is a mix of large and small schools, traditional powerhouses and new upstarts in the tournament. The great thing is that every…

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One of the most overlooked factors on an enterprise software selection project is the client-side team. Clients will understandably want the project completed as quickly as possible, at the lowest cost and impact to the organization. What will the software cost? How much will the implementation be? What about change management? These are all valid…

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We recently conducted an online survey to gain an understanding of the adoption of cloud software for California state and local government entities and then presented the results of the survey last week at the California State Municipal Finance Officers Association show in Monterey. We had 52 municipalities and special districts respond and uncovered some…

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Cloud software applications are gaining momentum as a viable software delivery method. Today we’d like to discuss the skills required to manage Cloud applications. Historically Systems Applications Managers were focused on developing the on-premises infrastructure necessary to support software where they would have control and could manage the resources to maintain them. Cloud software, on…

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SoftResources is pleased to announce that today we celebrate 19 years in business.  During that time, we have worked with more than 700 clients and hundreds of software vendors and implementation partners. It has been quite a ride. We have seen technology change from DOS based systems, to Windows, through the Y2K years, the emergence of the internet, and now the…

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We have been working on a number of HCM evaluations and selections recently, and have noticed a few trends that we’d like to share. Integrated Modules: Having well integrated modules is a strong asset for any HCM application. Vendors like to state that their modules are integrated; however there are different levels of integration. A…

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