Sheldon Needle, CEO & Founder of

Sheldon Needle, Founder and CEO of is a recognized industry expert on mid-market manufacturing/accounting software. Since 1990 thousands of companies have relied on his research guides and personal advice to select best fit software.

During his career he served as CFO for manufacturing and distribution companies as well as a software designer. His services on software evaluation and selection have been used by IBM, Microsoft, Sage Software, Salesforce and manufacturing companies from $5 million to $1Billion in revenue.

He helps manufacturers with a range of issues including:

  • screening their shortlist
  • guiding manufacturers on what is a reasonable budget based on size and operating mode
  • providing virtual consulting services over the web
  • performing process improvement studies to see how things are done now and how they should be done in the future
  • justifying cost of software based on meeting business goals

Mr. Needle's articles have been published in many leading publications including Journal of Accountancy, CFO, and InfoWorld.



Evaluating and choosing the optimum ERP solution is as challenging as it gets. Is this challenge affecting your competitive edge?

At CTS we know how to remove the uncertainty in the process using our 30 years of experience guiding manufacturers to a successful outcome. Take advantage of our 45 minute consult to answer these questions and more:

  • Are you looking at the right systems?

  • Is your organization ready to select and implement a new solution?

  • Have you made a business case for the cost involved?

  • Have you defined the steps to validate your decision?

Afterwards, we’ll email you our justification for the recommended vendor(s) and additional steps to consider for a successful outcome. We’ll also include the CTS Best Practices e-Guide -- how to define your manufacturing requirements, prepare an RFI, get the most out of demos, validate references, negotiate best price, and more.

Your Fee for the Consult & e-Guide : $295.00