Thursday, May 31, 2007

CPAs in an ERP World

CPAs have an opportunity in the world of enterprise resource planning - more commonly called ERP - but they're not taking advantage, says Rick Telberg at CPA2Biz.

According to an Aberdeen Group study, ERP is indeed working quite well for small manufacturers - defined as companies with less than $50 million in annual revenue. Still, a fairly large number of such organizations have not yet implemented ERP, and many small businesses with systems in place should be considering upgrades.

Therein lies the opportunity for CPAs. ERP consulting requires an advanced level of business client knowledge which has long been a hallmark of accountants and finance professionals.
Most of the article is technical background, but it plants seeds you may not have considered if you're looking for a new career path.

When Accounting Isn't Enough [CPA2Biz]

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