FAST Implementation Tips Whitestone 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 Whitestone.

Local Companies

LaGuardia SBDC
718-482-5303
30-20 Thomson Avenue, Suite B
Long Island City, NY
Midtown Manhattan SBDC
646-312-4790
55 Lexington Ave., Rm 2-140
New York, NY
SBDC at New Jersey City University
201-200-2156
285 Westside Ave., Suites 189-191
Jersey City, NJ
Small Business Development Center
914-375-2107
108 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 101
White Plains, NY
White Plains Outreach
914-948-2110
108 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 101
White Plains, NY
Abyssinian Development Corporation Outreach
212-368-4471
4 West 125th Street
New York, NY
Lowville Satellite
315-782-9262
30-20 Thomson Avenue, Suite B
Long Island City, NY
New Jersey SBDC
973-353-1927
1 Washington Park, Suite 360
Newark, NJ
SBDC at York College
718-262-2880
Room 107 94-50 159th Street
Jamaica, NY
State University College at Buffalo SBDC
716-878-4030
25 Chapel Street, 11th Floor
Brooklyn, 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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