Two Decades of Software Selection Experience


SoftResources is comprised of a group of veteran consultants led by Elaine Watson and Spencer Arnesen who were part of the original founding group that left KPMG in 1995. Much has changed over the past 20 years in the world of software, but SoftResources’ core services and commitment have remained consistent – to help each client select the right software solution.


Elaine Watson, PrincipalElaine Watson, CPA, is a founding partner and Principal of SoftResources. She is responsible for managing both our software selection and implementation practices, and developing long range strategy.  She helped develop and pioneer SoftResources’ unique software evaluation methodology (in particular the Differentiating Criteria requirements methodology). Elaine has managed hundreds of projects for commercial, government and nonprofit clients and is recognized for her thought leadership and practical approach to software evaluation, selection and implementation.

Elaine holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, is a Certified Public Accountant, and member of Washington Society of CPAs. She began her career at Generra Sportswear and joined the Strategic Services Consulting Group at KPMG.


Spencer Arnesen, PrincipalSpencer Arnesen, CPA, is responsible for managing the company’s sales and marketing, formulating and executing long-term strategies, leading software selection engagements, and interacting with clients, employees and alliances. Spencer is a Principal at SoftResources and one of the original founding partners who helped build SoftResources’ practice.

Spencer began his career at KPMG and holds a Master’s Degree of Accounting with an emphasis in Information Systems. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of Washington Society of CPAs. Spencer has authored a number of articles and been a featured speaker providing thought leadership on best practices in software selection.


SoftResources Team

The rest of SoftResources team is made up of experienced Senior Director and Manager level consultants that have years of experience in various management capacities and business settings prior to joining SoftResources. Our consultants have been with SoftResources for an average of twelve years managing hundreds of software projects in a wide variety of industries for many different types of software. We offer our clients a focused, experienced, and efficient software selection team that can help you define your software requirements, improve business processes, and find the right software solutions to fit your needs.

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