Is our software failing us or are we failing our software?

In a recent Linked In article, Geni Whitehouse asked "Why is our Software Failing Us?"  Specifically, she argues that we've succeeded only at building "big fat buckets of data" that we are now failing to analyze and that we've lost the promise of automation in our systems.

As I read through the article I didn't find anything that was truly a software issue, at least as it relates to any modern ERP system.  What I thought back to was a recent quote from economist Steven Leavitt in a PowerPivotPro article where he said, "People who like to analyze data are the scarcest resource in the business world today."


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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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