Sheldon Needle, CEO & Founder of CTSGuides.com

Sheldon Needle, Founder and CEO of CTSGuides.com 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 to have maximum benefit from a new software solutionperforming process improvement studies to see how things are done now and how they should be done in the future to have maximum benefit from a new software solution
  • conducting business case studies to justify the cost of new software

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

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  • 15 Minute Shortlist Consult - CEO Sheldon Needle will confirm you're on the right track

    Sheldon will discuss your issues and unique challenges. He’ll screen your current candidates and suggest others, as appropriate. You’ll get feedback on a realistic budget, including costs based on your size and mode of operation.

  • Software Reviews - Evaluation of applications including key operating issues for 30 top software

  • Best Practices Mfg Software Selection e-Guide – how to manage demos, validate references, negotiate best price, avoid common pitfalls, and more

  • Demo Scorecard – template to rate and compare vendor demos

  • Needs Assessment Workbook – feature/function checklist to define requirements by module

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