A couple of weeks ago, I went back to my boss and asked to move forward on the software decision. I had reduced the three choices to:
I thought a round of having each com back and pitch to department heads would be a logical next step. I was surprised when I was asked just to make the decision and just bring on back. I chose ComputerEase for its simple design, user security, ease of use and glowing reviews about support. A demo was given to a couple of key employees and I was also sent to the user conference in Austin to do some last minute research/learning. This morning I got the ball rolling on negotiations and I have a final proposal to give to Sam. Once a check is written, it is just a matter of scheduling the set up. I am looking forward to the many trials, obstacles and long hours to follow knowing the end result is a better system and putting me one step closer to having this department to myself.