Companies often spend several months reviewing accounting and business management software in an effort to ensure the investment they make will enhance their profitability. An area that is just as critical, but sometimes overlooked, is the key role their software partner will play in the success of this transition.
Our typical Sage 100cloud implementation process contains the following phases:
Implementation Planning – There are many areas that need to be considered during the planning of a software implementation. We will work with you to outline the implementation plan, determine responsible staff, establish a timeline and assign responsibilities.
Installation & Testing – Once we have ensured that your network is ready for the new installation, we will install the software, set up all workstations and test printing.
Data Migration/Data Conversion – Your business data may represent years of financial statistics, customer sales history, open invoice and product information. This data is far too important to be left behind, yet the thought of re-keying the data can be insurmountable. We have extensive experience converting data from many popular software packages including BusinessWorks, Sage 50 and QuickBooks as well as other systems.
Training – We train your staff on the specific processes they will be completing. Typically training is done with data that is recognizable to you. Adequate staff training is a must if you want to receive the full value of your investment.
Software Customizations – While Sage 100 fills the broad requirements of most businesses, occasionally additional functionality is required to meet unique needs. As a Master Developer, DWD is able to assist with the development of software customizations to help expand Sage 100 functionality for your business.
Custom Crystal Report Writing – Standard predesigned reports are available right out of the box in Sage 100. In addition, Crystal Reports a built-in report writer allows you to create custom, real-time, reports quickly and easily. Our consultants can also build customer reports based on your unique requirements.
Integration with 3rd Party Applications – Sage 100cloud has many 3rd party add-ons designed to allow you to tailor the system to your needs.
System Testing – We will make a copy of your new software system to test the environment and make sure all information is flowing through it properly.
Go Live! – After all the phases above have been completed, the go-live event takes place. This is when the end-users will begin using the new software system.
Support – After the software is installed and implementation and training are complete, we provide on-going Sage 100 support as you need it.