Paul Sobota

Paul Sobota has 30+ years’ experience in designing, developing, selecting and implementing systems for DTC and retail companies on a variety of platforms. He has experience as a systems manager, project manager and programmer/analyst as well as a consultant. At F. Curtis Barry & Co., Paul has helped dozens of companies select and implement ERP, OMS, shipping, manifesting and accounting systems. He works with all levels of management and department users to identify IT needs and develop specific user requirements as well as project manage the implementation. Paul has also worked with clients on third party fulfillment projects and partnered with 3PLs.

Early Gap Analysis Equals Software Conversion Success

| Paul Sobota

When it comes to a software conversion project, there are major unknowns if you don’t conduct a gap analysis with the selected vendor. Such analysis provides insights on proposed modifications and workarounds, estimated hours and costs, helping you avoid expensive, time-consuming overruns.

How to Choose a VAR for your ERP Implementation

| Paul Sobota

When deciding on a new ERP system choosing a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) as an installation partner is as important as selecting the software itself. To help you select the right VAR partner for your ERP implementation, here are 4 key things to consider to ensure they meet your business needs.

Retail Pro, Page-Digital File for Bankruptcy

| Paul Sobota

Retail merchandise management systems vendor Retail Pro (formerly Island Pacific) and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Page Digital, IP Retail Technologies International and Sabica Ventures, entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Jan. 10.