Self Implementing Software
A few years ago I was at a boat show where there was a little catamaran (one of those fast, two hulled sail boats) with a big sign reading, “Self Righting”. Well, I know that when catamarans tip, they tend to go completely upside down. There’s no way they will right themselves. So I walked up to the salesman and asked him about the sign. “Simple,” he says, “You can right it yourself.”
Designed to hedge against project delays, budget overruns, and overall failures, TGI’s new Self Implementing Software is an ideal solution for small to mid-market companies.
How did they accomplish this amazing feat? They created project templates, tools for tracking costs and online training resources. While I applaud them for their ingenuity, these are hardly new tools. I also fail to see how this software will tackle the major challenges of software implementation, such as:
- Designing an effective accounting structure that meets current reporting requirements and allows for future growth,
- Addressing the inevitable gap between client expectations and what the software actually does, and
- Scheduling the resources so that the implementation is accomplished on top of the accounting staff’s other commitments.
It looks like I still might have a job after all.