Re-Tool or Buy More Accounting Software?
What matters more? Upgrading software or fixing what doesn’t work in your accounting? 2011 Budgets are not as tight but spending patterns are still acting like it it. From our side, this year was slow in respect to upgrades and new implementations, but large in regards to fixing what clients do not like in their software. What I am saying, is firms are spending money, just not on software.
Case in point, in all our key supported AEC service areas: Deltek Vision, Deltek Advantage and Axium Ajera our project work has been all about making it work, making it better. This year has been greatly satisfying for us. Our work efforts resulted in : Billing templates that reduce production time, Depart and Profit Center re-work, so financial information can be best managed, simplified core project reporting that upper management designed. All our work was NOT in excel, but inside the existing investment. (i.e. the software)
Sure, we think our clients need to address IT upgrades and replace software. However, in 2011 getting software to work is a better use of dollars.