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Software Selection Consultants - Any Suggestions?

  • 1.  Software Selection Consultants - Any Suggestions?

    Posted 10-30-2018 12:01
    Hello,

    We are a specialty subcontractor/material supplier considering a change in software platforms, but don't know where to start.  Are there any recommendations for consultants to help with the selection process?  We would like to receive help from someone who is independent from the software companies themselves.  I would appreciate any suggestions!

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Michael Rudge CCIFP, CPA
    Controller
    Steel Encounters
    Salt Lake City UT
    (801) 478-8141
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  • 2.  RE: Software Selection Consultants - Any Suggestions?

    Posted 10-31-2018 11:21
    Burger Consulting Group out of Chicago.  They did a really good job assessing our needs and laying out the software choices and each of their strengths and weaknesses.  Good luck!

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    Michael Plungis, CFO
    JHL Constructors, Inc.
    Centennial CO
    (303) 741-6116
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  • 3.  RE: Software Selection Consultants - Any Suggestions?

    Posted 10-31-2018 11:40
    ​Michelle K. Wilcox, CPA
    707-980-5254
    michelle@mkwcpa.net
    Michelle Wilcox, CPA - Construction and Related Industries

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    David G. Harris, CPCU, ARM, CRIS
    Senior Vice President
    Marsh
    San Francisco, CA
    (415) 743-8121
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  • 4.  RE: Software Selection Consultants - Any Suggestions?

    Posted 10-31-2018 11:57
    ​Hi Michael -

    We routinely help construction companies go through the process of selecting/upgrading their platform. Our process starts with understanding the accounting department's and management's needs and we dive into what field and project personnel need to foster job site office communication. From there we set up the vendor demos and champion the process for the contractor since we all know you deal with 1,000 other things everyday.

    I would recommend speaking to your CPA firm first.

    I hope that helps.

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    Carl Oliveri CPA, CFE, CCIFP
    Partner/Construction Practice Leader
    Grassi & Co.
    Jericho NY
    (516) 918-5917
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  • 5.  RE: Software Selection Consultants - Any Suggestions?

    Posted 10-31-2018 12:39
    Hi Michael,

    Sorry for the self-serving e-mail here but could not resist. What you described is exactly what we do and who we are. Burger Consulting Group is an independent IT Consultancy for construction firms. We have been helping companies in the industry for 20 years all over the US. We serve GC/CMs, specialty contractors, and heavy civil firms. We are independent of all software firms but certainly know of them all. We have a structured process for software selection but can also assess your overall IT situation if you are not 100% certain on which solutions you need. I want to avoid a lengthy e-mail. Happy to talk with you further on the phone. Our website is www.burgerconsulting.com. We are also very process oriented so can help when it comes time to implement. Hope to hear from you.
     
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    Burger Consulting Group
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  • 6.  RE: Software Selection Consultants - Any Suggestions?

    Posted 11-01-2018 08:53
    Tilson is another one of the selection consultants in the industry.  They have 20 consultants that work in the construction industry. Please feel free to reach out to me at bradley.mcadams@requordit.com and I will be happy to make an introduction.  Network Deployment and Construction Technology | Tilson
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    Tilson assists companies with the selection, management and implementation of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) applications that provide solutions to their core business operations needs. As a software-agnostic company, we work with our clients to ensure the systems they choose complement their business needs and processes. The core of what Tilson provides is functional process knowledge to help our clients define and implement ERP solutions, "right-sized" for their business environment.

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    Tilson employs the country's best and brightest talent. Our teams' dedication to technology evolution, industry best practices, process excellence and customer satisfaction has attracted the most talented individuals from the national marketplace. This not only serves to enhance our knowledge and experience of global markets and clients, but strengthens our ability to stay true to our core values and work ethic. Tilson's highly skilled staff allows the company to respond to clients' needs quickly and efficiently and deliver value-added customer-focused solutions. We solve real-world, industry-specific challenges on time and on budget.



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    Bradley McAdams
    Account Executive Construction Vertical
    Requordit
    Chicago IL
    (312) 848-4767
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  • 7.  RE: Software Selection Consultants - Any Suggestions?

    Posted 11-02-2018 09:03
    Michael,

    We have met with @Christian Burger​ to discuss our functionalities and were impressed with his candor and impartiality. He never gave any sense that he will do anything other than what he feels his best for his clients and gave us honest feedback. I would recommend him without any reservations.​

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    Frederic Guitton
    Chief Strategy Officer - Redteam
    (407) 514-3831
    fguitton@redteam.com
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  • 8.  RE: Software Selection Consultants - Any Suggestions?

    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi Michael,

    S & B Systems, LLC is an independent accounting software consulting company.  We would be happy to chat with you.  Our company specializes with Vista by Viewpoint, but still independent.  We are familiar with some other software platforms and we lead implementations from others onto Vista by Viewpoint and can do data conversion, data integration, process review and more.

    We hope to hear back from you at your convenience.  Thank you for your kind consideration.  We would be happy to provide references as well when appropriate.


    Hello,

    We are a specialty subcontractor/material supplier considering a change in software platforms, but don't know where to start. Are there any recommendations for consultants to help with the selection process? We would like to receive help from someone who is independent from the software companies themselves. I would appreciate any suggestions!

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Michael Rudge CCIFP, CPA
    Controller
    Steel Encounters
    Salt Lake City UT
    (801) 478-8141

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    Sandrah Vittands, PMP MBA MBA - Project Management
    CEO And Lead Consultant
    construction101forwomen.com, Llc. dba S&B Systems, LLC
    Humble TX
    (248) 736-9788
    www.sandbsystems.com
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