Case Study: Systems Evaluation – Mechanical Contractor – Illinois
$10M to $50M
The company had grown considerably in the last several years and in some respects had outgrown their accounting department. The staff they had was not able to maintain the books for what had become a more sophisticated operation. They were also not accustomed to maintaining such a broad-reaching and well-integrated system.
Unfortunately, the company did not realize that many of their procedures were going to have to change. They also did not realize that users of the system were going to have to be more disciplined in their use of the system. Finally, top management would need to hold managers accountable for results. Without that accountability, no one really needed to look at the information.
- Companies need more than training to implement complex integrated systems
- Management must enforce procedures if a system is to work properly
- A company’s staff must grow as the company grows if they are to be effective
- Broader participation in the implementation of a system is better than just a few people