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.