New White Paper by Expandable Software, Inc. Provides Best Practices for Checking ERP Vendor References

SANTA CLARA, California December 15, 2010 — Expandable Software, Inc., developer of integrated business management and quality systems for medical device manufacturers, has published a white paper that describes best practices in checking ERP vendor references. The white paper, “Best Practices: ERP Vendor Reference-Checking”, is based on the company’s 25 years of experience in working with growing medical device and high technology manufacturers.

“Selecting an ERP solution can be a formidable challenge for medical device manufacturers because so much is on the line. The wrong ERP selection can impact compliance, time-to-market and profitability,” said Bob Swedroe, CEO of Expandable Software. “Some of the most critical selection factors can be explored only through diligent reference-checking. In our experience, however, this important step is often neglected or inadequately performed.”

Readers of “Best Practices: ERP Vendor Reference-Checking” will learn how to identify hidden shortcomings, reduce the risk of a bad decision and understand the intangible decision factors. The white paper provides a guide to exploring six critical decision factors that include:

  • Quality of the ERP software
  • Quality of the vendor’s customer support organization
  • Time, pain and cost of implementation and data migration
  • Ongoing IT resources to support the ERP application
  • Scalability of the ERP software
  • ERP vendor’s commitment to your success

A copy of “Best Practices: ERP Vendor Reference-Checking” can be downloaded from the following URL:

About Expandable Software Inc.

Located in Silicon Valley, Expandable Software, Inc. develops, markets and supports an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite designed to help executives and managers of growing manufacturing companies maximize business performance by maintaining visibility and control of manufacturing operations. Expandable’s fully integrated accounting, engineering, quality and manufacturing modules provide a solid back-office foundation while CRM, e-business and supply chain functions deliver front-office tools to manage business relationships and streamline transactions.

Expandable is located in California’s Silicon Valley and is on the web at For more information, contact Expandable Software, Inc., 900 Lafayette St., Suite 400, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Phone: 408-261-7880. Fax: 408-247-2160.