Business and Accounting Software Solutions

At Eide Bailly, we’re not scared of change. In fact, we embrace it. If your company is growing, we think that’s great news! But we also know there are certain inevitable pains that come along with that growth. And that’s where Eide Bailly comes in.

When your business is ready to move to that next level of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or accounting software solutions we are here to make sure your new system is strategically optimized to meet the complex needs of your business. If you’ve outgrown your current systems and are looking for a partner to take the next step with you, Eide Bailly has the experience, knowledge and ability to walk you through your business transition.

When you partner with a value-added reseller for your software assessment, selection and implementation you want one with a solid reputation for providing reliable accounting, ERP and CRM solutions. When you experience the growing pains of a software implementation you need clear communication and support, and our local presence in 13 states allows us to provide you with both.  Take comfort in the fact that Eide Bailly is comprised of a strong leadership team, a staff of more than 120 talented technology professionals, and core values that emphasize community involvement, superior customer service, and industry-leading expertise.

 
$5,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
1,000 - 9,999
 Founded
1917
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headquarters
  • 4310 17th Ave. S.
    Fargo, ND 58108
    United States
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    Enterprise, OR 97828
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    Las Vegas, NV 89113
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    Lehi, UT 84043
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    Salt Lake City, UT 84180
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    Minneapolis, MN 55402
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    Dubuque, IA 52002
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    Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Portfolio

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Proofpoint

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Custom Sage Implementation For Regional Plastics Manufacturer

"They were extremely insightful and walked me through the entire process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

ASI replaced a plastics manufacturer's record system with a custom Sage solution that maximized efficiency and accuracy. The project required modifying the Sage platform for the company's needs. 

The Reviewer
 
Small
 
Johnstown, Colorado
Owner, Consumer Plastics Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Implementation of the Sage system simplified many processes, reducing errors by as much as 95%. It allows employees to easily manage inventory, item maintenance, and order history. ASI provided a clear timeline for the project, and offered insight about how best to customize the system.

BACKGROUND

Could you provide a brief description of your company?

We are a manufacturer of polyethylene bags, feeding and tubing. We’re essentially a recipe-based, custom manufacturer of plastic bags, plastic tubing, flexible packaging and the like. We have roughly 23 employees and we work 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What is your position?

I’m the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What were your business goals for initiating the project with Accounting Systems, Inc. (ASI)?

Initially, prior to working with ASI, we had a manual filing system. We had manual order, typing, write-up, and production schedules. We had to recreate all of our forms as many as six or seven times, and our goal was to put them into a program or a system that would eliminate most of error. Taking those six or seven entries and typing in them once and letting them roll through the system from the initial sales order to the production orders, to the bookkeeping to the accounting, all that sort of stuff. We only had to do it once. Making things correct once is easy; recreating it six times by hand with different people makes it very difficult. That was our primary goal when we began to talk with ASI.

SOLUTION

How did you select the Sage software as your preferred solution?

We initially began with obtaining a server on premises. We had talked to the company that was providing us with our computers and the server, and they recommend a company and solution that would do what it was we wanted. They ended up recommending ASI and the Sage platform for our particular needs and requirements.

Did they recommend alternatives or was it exclusively Sage?

No, there were two or three other options and they didn’t pan out very well. They weren’t very flexible. Once you bought the program, there really wasn’t any way to add to them if you wanted to. The great thing about Sage is its modular form. You can add or subtract or modify it any way that you want to. It’s an extremely flexible solution and we saw great value in that.

Did you conduct any research of your own in order to identify potential partners for the implementation?

I talked to several of our existing customers that we work with closely. There were other folks that had worked with Sage, that have Sage, that need updating. They’ve had it for quite some time. It has worked extremely well for them. The ASI group came very, very highly recommended from several of our loyal customers.

In terms of the project itself, could you describe the scope of the project, the kind of components that were included, such as design, development, support, etc?

Considering we started with a manual program, everything was fairly new and fresh to us. I’m not a technical expert. ASI was extremely helpful to work with as far as being patient, coming in and doing a whole survey as far as exactly what we had, what we had to have, and what we needed. We began to modify the existing Sage solution to accommodate our very, very particular needs.

The first thing was starting with our inventory, the item maintenance and history, creating our production sheets, our sales orders, etc. We had to replicate their formatting so we didn’t have to worry about re-training my entire staff. It took a couple of months to do that and to work the little bugs out of those programs. They operated at the speed in which I was comfortable with. Since I wasn’t a technical expert, it took me a little bit longer to go through. I generated full scenarios of what could or couldn’t go wrong, what would or wouldn’t go wrong, until I thought I had all the bugs worked out. At that point we began working towards implementing the entire Sage system into our business process.  

It was quite a long process, but it took us, from when we initially saw the program to until we actually started working with it, about a year. Once we began working with it and modifying it, it took another six months before we actually implemented it the entire organization.

Could you provide a sense of the size of the initiative, either in monetary terms or in the total personnel that was dedicated to the project?

The total personnel from our side included only myself. I personally went through all of the scenarios because I know everyone’s responsibility. I didn’t require internal expertise since I’m extremely familiar with the entire business process, from start to finish. The development team on the ASI side was typically 3-4 consultants, working on and off depending on the technical requirements. They were extremely insightful and walked me through the entire process before the actual implementation. The ongoing support has been extremely great as well.

In monetary terms, we invested approximately $35,000 into it, which was certainly worth it.

When was this project was completed?

From the time we began working on it in November of 2011, we actually completed the implementation on June 15 of 2012. We’ve had ongoing support and maintenance since that point.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of the project results, could you share any statistics or metrics that demonstrate the quality of work delivered?

There really aren’t any hard objective measures to share. I’d say the error factor has dropped between 85 and 95 percent since the full implementation. The project really streamlined our workflow process. My employees have been impressed by the new system, too. It was a difficult transition to begin with, but since we dedicated a lot of effort into making the formatting similar, the overall switchover was relatively painless. Everyone is able to utilize the new system at this point.

In terms of project feedback, how do you think that ASI performed?

Considering they went at the speed in which I needed, I think everything was met exactly the way I needed it to be. They’ve been extremely accommodating.

In terms of comparing ASI to their competitors, is there anything in particular that you noticed about ASI that sets them apart from their counterparts?

No, I really don’t have anything to compare it to. They’re really the first extraneous IT service provider that I’ve worked with, and they did a fantastic job.

In retrospect, are there any areas that you feel ASI could improve upon or that you as a client would have done differently in approaching this type of project?

Not that I can think of. From my standpoint, it went exactly the way I wanted it to. From their standpoint, it would probably have been a little easier on their end if there were an IT person in-house spearheading the process. They were very patient with us. I suspect they could have completed the project in a fraction of the time had we some experience with this sort of thing and/or if we had dedicated IT personnel.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely.

Sage Development & Data Migration For Automotive Tools Manufacturer

"Everything has run smoother with ASI." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

For several years, ASI has provided ongoing Sage development and support for an automotive tool manufacturer. Projects mainly involve automated information gathering, integration, and data migration.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boulder, Colorado
Owner, Automotive Tools Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

These Sage solutions have allowed employees to more efficiently manage inventory and customer information. ASI is easily accessible and responds promptly to project requests. They are typically able to turn around a small development project within hours. 

BACKGROUND

Could you provide a brief description of your company?

We sell specialty tools for the automotive industry, and we employ 13, maybe 14 people.

What is your position?

I’m one of the owners, along with my sister.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What were your company’s business goals for the projects that you undertook with Accounting Systems?

Usually, where we need their help is with taking certain customers out of our database, certain tools out of the inventory, and printing them out on Excel or the software. We sometime need to add a field to something unique to us that really doesn’t come out of a can on any software program for business. So, when we have to add a field or add a check box, they do that.

SOLUTION

Do you have any specific reasons why you chose Sage rather than its competitors?

Back when we bought it, which goes back about seven years now, it just seemed like the most logical, straightforward platform to us. I believe we talked to a few people that had it, and they gave us good reviews.

Would you briefly describe the process for actually selecting Accounting Systems to work with?

Well, how that came about is when we originally bought Sage, it was through a company called Prosoft. I’m not sure if that’s what it was because that was seven years ago, and we were only with them for about a year or two. They just didn’t have enough manpower to cover what we needed. So, we transitioned  to ASI. I believe somebody may have told me about them. They had Sage, they used ASI, and they gave them a great review. I then contacted them, introduced our company, described our needs, and it basically went from there.

In terms of the projects that you’ve worked with specifically with ASI, can you describe the scope of the projects?

It’s essentially development and support. The only time that design would come in is if we printed out, in which case the invoice and the logo has to be moved, and size of the character font has to be increased. That’s the only thing that required any design work. The rest of it would be if we wanted to have an automatic program where we can go into a customer’s file, check a box, and then at the end of the month, go and take all those customers that have that box checked and dump it into an Excel file, and then have catalogs mailed out to them. That’s something that required custom development work from ASI.

In terms of this project, did you have development capabilities in-house, or were these responsibilities delegated to ASI?

Marty [the IT manager at ASI] can do certain things he’s familiar with. So we do kind of work with ASI, but if it’s something that demands ground up work, doesn’t exist in the Sage software and has to be created, then ASI will do it.

If possible, could you provide a sense of the size of the initiatives you undertook either in monetary terms or in the personnel dedicated to the project itself?

It’s usually not a huge task. Typically, one person at ASI can handle what we need. I might say a really big project would be five or six hours. Doing something minor for us could just take an hour or two. I haven’t had projects that I had to put ASI where they’ve had to dedicate anything near a block of 20 hours to doing something.

There are no projects currently in progress, correct?

There are no projects currently in progress. I think the last one they helped us with was locating a number of customers in our database that we wanted to send our new catalog to. It might have taken two hours. That was completed about a month ago.

How many projects have you worked on with ASI?

Since we’ve been working with them? I think we’ve been with them now for five years. We probably average 10 projects a year. They’re all relatively small. It might be an hour project. Like I said, the max could have been a six-hour project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share statistics or metrics that demonstrate the effectiveness of the work they've delivered to you?

The catalog mailing, as simple as it sounds, that doesn’t exist in Sage. I didn’t have that feature. I’d probably have to put every customer request for a catalogue manually into an Excel database. The ability to simply check a box and have Sage collect all those customers in the database, and then spit them out in an Excel file, that’s a big deal for us.

Do you have any feedback from internal or external users? 

Yes, definitely. Marty enjoys working with them. It makes his job much easier.

Overall, how do you think that ASI performed on the projects they’ve worked with you.

Very well.

In terms of comparing them to other partners that you’ve worked with, is there anything special or unique about ASI, and the services they provide?

What was the better with ASI than the predecessor is they are available in a more timely fashion. Like with building a special, I think it’s done through what they call a visual integrator, building a program that we don’t need to have done that day at some point. Of course, they’re not under any pressure to get that done. Now, it’s a combination of things: We know how to use mass better, and we understand how ASI works. Everything has run smoother with ASI.

What I’m getting at is when we first started out with ASI, and we had a glitch, sometimes it would affect us trying to finish out the day, and then we had to get somebody on the phone sooner rather than later. They’re great with communication. Being responsive and accessible is of great importance to us. Back when we had those problems, we’d do our end of day UPS picks up here at 3:30 p.m. If we had a problem emerge at 1:30 p.m. that kept us from going any further, they were good about getting on the problem, and fixing it immediately, thus allowing us to continue processing orders.

In retrospect, are there any areas you think ASI could improve upon in their service provision, or perhaps areas where, as a client, you would do something differently in approaching these projects?

No. Not so much of that. I think we’ve done two upgrades with them. The second one went smoother when we went from mass. I can’t really think of anything. I would say, if they take on more clients, I hope they maintain the same level of quality in their work. There is no evidence that that has happened, that there’s been a step back in quality so far, but I hope that as they gain clients. They still have enough time to handle the ones they’ve had for some time.

5.0
Overall Score They’re good, too. In the end, there has to be an owner and somebody behind the company, but it’s the people at ASI that were actually on the phone with helping us and those particular people are really good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re good on that, too.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes. I would.