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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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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…

Can I tell you how we feel about Chris? He is the greatest. He goes way beyond the norm. We can't ask for better service and support. Chris has taken the time to teach me additional things to not only help him but us here which cuts the time we need him here to fix something I can do. Not many…

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…

Thank you for assigning Don to handle our myriad of computer tasks throughout the year. His expertise and friendly can do personality are a cherished resource within our firm. Whenever the screen goes blank or freezes up we always think "Have no fear Don soon will be here" which he is and things…

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.

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 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…

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…

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…

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.…

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

I worked with Nims when at another company ... you don't have to tell me what a fantastic company Nims is.

I cannot thank you enough for your help this evening. You have proven that your services are much more valuable than we ever expected - when you guys told me your hourly rate, I thought "no way can we afford that"! lol .... We are small and we do all we can to keep costs down, as I'm sure you…

At a time when it may seem like good customer service is at all time low and we hear so many negatives about many companies and their employees, it’s a pleasure to be able to send along our positive comments regarding Nims & Associates … and more specifically about Chris. Chris has worked our…

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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