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We are a medium size company, very heavy transaction load with multiple reporting locations. Our ERP system, while it does well for almost everything, falls short of meeting our reporting and business intelligence/dashboard needs. We currently have a multi step process that includes doing data extracts from the ERP and importing them into Excel. It has become time-consuming and tedious. but I guess we have become so adept at it that no one seems to complain too much. We are looking for a solution to streamline everything. I know of the big players in the space - Host Analytics, Prophix, Adaptive Insights and a number of smaller players and every vendor I have spoken with is priced too high for me to justify a change. What general vendor recommendations are there for me to explore?

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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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How did you justify not changing.

It's amazing how after the implementation phase of any software (assuming done correctly from start to finish) the amount of time saved that can be devoted to other issues...

Did you calculate soft costs such as opportunity costs for you and your staff?

Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
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(Performance Improvement Consultant and ERP Strategist, Haygarth Consulting LLC) |

Anon
You say medium size company-what's your revenue range? Below $50mm, below $100mm, below $250mm? Those 3 products you list should not break the bank.

When you state "priced too high for me to justify a change" it sounds like you don't have a business case put together, or there is no case to change. In the latter case, drop it for now, keep doing what you do.

What does your company require to review tech spend proposals and decide whether to go ahead or not?

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