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About CTSGuides

For over 30 years CTSGuides has helped thousands of companies evaluate and select new software. Our goal is to help business owners and managers make an informed software selection decision. To meet this goal, CTSGuides offers independent software reviews, selection tools and resources, as well as our free Smart Shortlist™ consult and personalized software recommendations.

We do not sell software or earn commissions for referrals. Vendors pay a flat fee to support the site so you don’t have to. This is a free service!

About Sheldon Needle,
CEO and Founder of

Sheldon Needle of CTS Guides

4 Reasons to Rely on Sheldon Needle
  • He knows the software industry — Sheldon has published more than 20 guides evaluating software for manufacturing, construction, distribution, medical, legal, and small business environments.
  • He understands the issues you face — Sheldon talks daily with VPs of Operations, Controllers, and IT professionals and has extensive user feedback on the products you might be considering.
  • His extensive business experience is put to work for you — Sheldon is an accountant, former CFO for manufacturing and distribution companies, software designer, and consultant to such companies as IBM, Microsoft, Sage Software,, and Bruce Power.
  • His recommendations will be the right fit – Sheldon is well known and respected for his independence, integrity and expertise. He has easy access to software product managers to answer questions about a software’s capability before making his recommendations.