FAST Implementation Tips Rensselaer NY

Deploying a back-office system is not a plug-and-play operation. Lean on FAST to help you come up with a phased deployment schedule that suits your business in Rensselaer.

Local Companies

New York State SBDC
518-443-5398
22 Corporate Woods, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY
Rockland Outreach
845-356-6065
920 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY
Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
518-485-7648
15 Park Avenue, Suite 7B
Clifton Park, NY
SUNY Stony Brook SBDC
631-632-9070
920 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY
Omni Management Group
(518) 433-1890
525 East St
Rensselaer, NY
Binghamton University SBDC
607-777-4024
7A Harriman Campus Road
Albany, NY
Onondaga Community College SBDC
315-498-6070
920 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County Community Business Center
518-485-7647
920 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY
Staten Island SBDC
718-982-2560
920 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY
University at Albany SBDC
518-485-7647
7A Harriman Campus Road
Albany, NY

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Use these tips for a FAST implementation:


  • Get your business processes in order. Meet with your department heads so you can create a work flow that shows how FAST will affect the company's business processes.

  • Set up re-training classes. People won't cooperate if they feel they are being automated out of existence. FAST will automate much of the work accounts payable and purchasing clerks used to do by pushing paper and keying in invoices. Make provisions to retrain the accounts payable and purchasing clerks to be data managers who will ensure that all the data that goes into FAST is up-to-date and accurate. Supers will also need training on using handhelds and operating automated schedules, and managers will need training on how to make the most of the real-time data FAST delivers.
  • Meet with your subcontractors. Your subs have to know that the company is moving to a purchase order system and will no longer be accepting invoices. It must be made clear that subs will be expected to bid for the work—and what they bid is what will be paid. Builders looking to expand their extranets should work closely with subs to help them find the right technology and offer classes so they can learn how to use the new system.
  • Be patient. Deploying a back-office system is not a plug-and-play operation. Expect this to take six months to a year. Lean on FAST to help you come up with a phased deployment schedule that suits your business.
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