Softworld 2003: Integration is key message
Integration was the order of the day at the first day of Softworld Accounting & Finance as a number of seminars were hosted to drive the message home to UK business.
Link: Softworld special report
Ross Lacy, a senior manager at Big Four firm, Deloitte & Touche, hosted a well attended event addressing what he termed the ‘process puzzle’. In other words, how to automate and integrate financial systems within your company as well as with suppliers and customers.
Any project, he said, can be properly planned and implemented through following four basic steps. These range from the vision stage to the ultimate stage of implementation and testing.
But the biggest problem in any financial system automation project, he said, is always with people rather than the technology. He warned attendees to ensure they get the right people involved in any given project.
‘If you get that wrong, then your project is doomed from the outset,’ he said.