If you have a data center, more than likely you have a virtual server environment or are seriously looking into deploying some sort of virtualization technology. While not all servers can and should be virtualized, there are many benefits if it’s a viable option for you. One thing to watch out for is what business…

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Over the years we’ve evaluated thousands of vendors as part of our work to help our clients select the best software for their requirements and to meet their business objectives. Vendors have included Tyler Technologies, Oracle, SAP, Infor, Accela, CRW, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, Agresso, IFS, Faster, Lucity, Springbrook, CityView, Cityworks, IBM, NetSuite, Salesforce.com, Workday, Highline,…

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Drop by and say hi at the Government Finance Officers conference at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco June 2 – 4, 2013. SoftResources will be exhibiting at the show in booth #334. We will be available to talk about software selection for government organizations and give you tips on the selection process. We will also be happy to…

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Probably one of the biggest decisions that people overlook in the software selection process is the implementation partner evaluation. In fact, many people don’t even know they have options, but this decision can have the biggest impact on the success of your project! Depending on the implementation strategy of the software vendor you select, you…

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When we started SoftResources in 1995, we pioneered the idea of using key differentiating requirements in order to efficiently evaluate software solutions. At the time, we found that companies that were doing software selection projects were building a long requirements document and then sending it out to a bunch of vendors to see who would…

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With all of the hype in the media about the Cloud right now, it was interesting to see a study conducted by IFS regarding mid-large companies’ plans to move to a Cloud ERP in the near future. The study can be found here: http://download.ifsworld.com/studies They surveyed companies that were more than $50M in annual sales…

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As we sat in a recent staff meeting I listened to one of our consultants who had just returned from facilitating software demonstrations for a client in the food distribution industry. She mentioned that after the demo of one particular vendor, they determined that the software did not meet their needs. What is unusual about…

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Lately we have seen the software market start to heat up in most industries and software vendors are becoming very busy. While we are not at the levels that we saw in the Y2K era, just about every software vendor we work with has seen an increase in business. What does this mean for you…

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SoftResources has published an article in the February 2013 issue of Strategic Finance Magazine, and it is now available for download. Just go to softresources.com/resources/articles and click on “Is a Cloud ERP Solution Right for You?” With all of the hype regarding the cloud, this article takes an objective look at the things you need…

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Similar to the early 1990’s when ERP software was the hot new business solution, the cloud has brought a new wave of vendors that are starting to show a high rate of growth. These vendors include  Salesforce.com, Workday, Ultimate Software, Netsuite, and others. While these vendors may be the hot solutions of the day, you have to be really careful when…

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