Purchasing a new software system can be a perfect step in the right direction for any organization. However, it can also be a daunting and frustrating challenge. In order to successfully transition to the new software, organizations must have an implementation plan in place. This plan actually begins during the software selection stage and can maximize the value of this new technology, thereby providing the opportunity to take advantage of all the efficiency improvements of the software. Failure to instill an implementation plan can cost time and money, as well as not getting the full benefits of the new software.