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Project Management and Planning

The Nims ERP Team approach to services starts with project management and planning. We take a practical approach and base this on the following principles:

  • Keep things simple as possible, but pay close attention to detail
  • Effective communication
  • Get everyone engaged and involved in the process
  • Clearly define scope of work and roles
  • Establish a realistic timeline and budget
  • Evaluate and Re-evaluate at every phase

 

Pre-Planning

An important element in the client/advisor relationship that we take seriously, value and appreciate is trust. We understand that when a business is making an investment in advanced accounting software they are putting their profits in our hands. With that in mind, we know what businesses care most about is in the end result. We always begin the implementation process by determining how much help you are going to need to get the job done. The Nims team and stakeholders establish an executive summary to layout the project:

  • Objectives
  • Target dates
  • Roles
  • Budget
  • Evaluation (Assess milestones and measure aptitude)

Implementation

The implementation phase officially begins with a kick off meeting to review the executive summary, make sure everyone understands their delegated role and address any potential roadblocks that may have been missed during pre-planning. A typical Nims ERP implementation is summarized as follows:

  • Blueprint and set up G/L accounts and data migration
  • Installation and standard system set up
  • Customizations (if applicable)
  • Pilot testing
  • Training (Based on the following factors: complexity of system, experience and aptitude of staff)
  • Go Live
  • Post implementation Support (Misc. loose ends, custom reports, etc.)

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I have been extremely happy with your service. Michael is truly devoted to his clients and has been great about working with our current vendor to get our issues resolved. The MXLogic transition was seamless. Our users barely noticed the change, which is always a plus. 

We are very impressed with josh…he seems very knowledgeable and he communicates well…and he just seems like a nice person also…basically our dream consultant….

Again, we’re really impressed with josh and would not hesitate to recommend Nims to anyone.

As someone who works remotely from a home office, connectivity and a reliable, functioning computer are absolutely critical to my ability to be able to perform. Recently my computer "crashed" and as you can imagine created great inconvenience. Your team of Joel, Tessa and Tim responded immediately.…

We have been a client of Nims & Associates for over ten years. Chris has implemented and maintained our network for all of those years. As our network and our needs have changed and grown, Chris has provided excellent support to move us forward. Over the years I have come to know several of the…

We are delighted with the service and we've received a number of comments by clients that they are very impressed with the way Tessa handles the problems and works with them. She REALLY picks up things quickly. We are continuously amazed and pleased that we only have to tell her something once and…

Since we switched hosts to Network Solutions, we've had nothing but continuous problems with email and sessions timing out preventing us from opening our online store. Joel went out of his way to solve our problem. This means the world to us. Joel listened and accommodated our needs first before…

I’ve sent more than one shining Michael endorsement. The whole company kicks ass.

Nims and Associates are the best support company I have ever worked with. They get back to my every problem or question in record time. They have been able to help or fix every problem I have come up with. Bill and or Bob are very knowledgeable with all my MASS 200 problems. I would and have…

Since our bank told us we need to become PCI compliant, we found lots of holes and “open doors” on our servers, hosting, website etc. Chris closed up them and Tim has helped with the all the other annoying daily problems we have had, and they both do it with a smile and a reassuring, calming tone…

Bill has far exceeded my expectations. I am happy to have another Super Technician to rely on for MAS200.

We are so pleased with the installation of our Shoretel system. The phones work great and James was able to customize the system to suit our somewhat unusual need of combine live person answering and automation. Both the phones and the software are user friendly and required little training. James…

We’re getting rave reviews on the new e-newsletter. I just want to let you know how grateful we all are for your help on this project—your great direction, patience and support are invaluable.

We would NEVER have gone this far without you!

We are very happy to have your company in place. Joel and Tony have been excellent. The Senior Management Team feels as though a great weight has been lifted from their shoulders and we are appreciative that our systems and software are in the hands of experts.

We are very satisfied with the professional demeanor of both Tessa and Michael and their willingness to go above and beyond the scope of their expectations to solve our computer-related issues. The immediate and personal attention we receive from Nims when our Firm has an IT issue is impressive, to…

We are impressed with response times and the general aptitude of your support group. This stands in stark contrast to some of the experiences with other IT resources we’ve patronized in the past.

Nims At A Glance

Corporate Office:
Petaluma, CA | 707-781-6300 | 877-454-3200
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Service Areas:
San Francisco & Greater Bay Area | Sacramento & Northern California | Los Angeles  | Reno / Tahoe | Seattle / Tacoma | Denver | Houston | Honolulu | Phoenix and more
Industries Served:
Accounting, Architecture, Associations, Construction, Distribution, Wholesale, Energy Services, Engineering, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Property Management, Real Estate, Retail, Transportation and more.
Founded: 1985 
Consultants on Staff: 40

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