Software switchover…nearing the end
Back in May of last year, I started looking for new enterprise software for my company. By July, I had narrowed it down to a few contenders. By November, I had narrowed the field even further and management gave me the final say in who we would go with. The check was cut and the planning began.
I have been through software changeovers before, but usually at the end or near the go live date. I knew it would be a challenge, but I have taken a beating. The endless meetings, deciding what to change or keep the same, finding the software does not do things you thought it did, battling the resistance of people who do not want to change, etc. It is all coming to a climax. April was suppose to be our original go live date, but got pushed back because we just were not ready. May is the new time set and so far it is a still on. I have busy few weeks ahead of me as I move info from on system to another.
This whole project has been almost too much. It has been overwhelming. I already do much of the work in the accounting dept and had to add on a much greater load with the software changeover. I am thankful that management has been so supportive and that the team involved has worked so diligently to get through issues. I look forward to the next post where I get to say how successful the changeover was and thank a bunch of people.
A while back I was able to watch Netflix instantly on my computer with no trouble. Then they got into bed with the devil (Microsoft) and now everything is done on the Silverlight platform. Every video is choppy and unwatchable. I have tried to contact Netflix, but you just get stuck in an endless loop of click-a-button that gets you nowhere. So in my frustration, they get a nastygram through my rarely read blog.
Netflix, stop fucking with me. I know you have a monopoly right now, but so did Blockbuster and look where they went after ignoring customers. Get a better platform.
Software Search, Pt.2
Unprotect MS Word Document
Make Outlook work like Gmail
Cancel As Boolean)
Dim objRecip As Recipient
Dim strMsg As String
Dim res As Integer
Dim strBcc As String
On Error Resume Next
strBcc = “firstname.lastname@example.org”
objRecip.Type = olBCC
If Not objRecip.Resolve Then
strMsg = “Could not resolve the Bcc recipient. ” & _
“Do you want still to send the message?”
res = MsgBox(strMsg, vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton1, _
“Could Not Resolve Bcc Recipient”)
If res = vbNo Then
Cancel = True
My company has been on the same accounting/project management software for almost the entire time they have been in business. It is an old DOS based AS400 style that makes Windows 3.1 look futuristic. I finally convinced my boss that we need to look into updating and so the adventure begins.
- Sage Timberline
- Microsoft Dynamix SL (Formally Solomon)
- Maxwell Systems
- Spectrum (Dexter & Chaney)