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Improving Your Delivery System

Early in my consulting career I had the good fortune and pleasure of working as a project manager with wholesale distribution firms as they implemented inventory, order-processing and financial-management systems. Over a 10-year period I met some of the most interesting and committed individuals in the business world. Midsized distributors…

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A Well-Oiled Machine

This week I’m not referring to a sports car, I’m focusing on you. Last week we had occasion to have a working lunch with one of our larger clients. The topic of discussion was the impending go live date and the final activities along the critical path. At ACUMEN we…

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Talk to Me

How fortunate I feel, since in 1991 we ( the ACUMEN marketing team) came up with a tag line for our logo, Weaving Human Intelligence with the Technology of our Times, that is still relevant today.  You may be aware that I write and speak often about digital transformation and…

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Technology is Great, but…

Being in the technology business, I am all about using technology to make our jobs (and lives) easier. However, it is easy to get too dependent on technology and forget that it is human interaction and relationships that can really make a difference. My youngest son is a teacher and…

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5 Helpful Business Software Types

If you run a business of any size, you wear a number of hats (or have people wearing those hats) during your busy day.  You work with customers, sell products, pay bills, create marketing plans – you get the idea – lots of work and information to track.  The question…

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What is Hip?

Some years ago, ACUMEN sponsored a national user group meeting in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.  There were several good presentations from business and accounting practitioners. That said, many dealt with the latest federal regulations or changes in tax laws. That sort of material, while helpful, can be sort of dry. In…

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Good Job (a job well done)

Do you remember the first time you ever heard that phrase?  May have been after the first step you took, the first night you slept in a big boy/girl bed instead of a crib, that first perfect report card, passing your driver’s test.  Good job! Many of us carry that…

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Take Care of your Customers or Someone Else Will

Recently I wrote an article about how important it is to take care of your employees and balance work and personal priorities. Recently, I have been reminded how important it is to take care of your customers. In the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software business, getting new customers is always…

You Read the Instructions and Tell Us How to Play

I think one of the defining experiences in my life that describes my personality to a “T” comes from 1972.  I was just 10 years old and we had all just ripped open our Christmas presents and were lulled into a gift overload stupor.  Then we had breakfast, woke up…

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Confessions of a Car Guy

I think it all started when I saw those west coast kids driving up and down the Pacific Coast Highway in their little English sports cars. Lots of them drove Triumph TR3 or Austin Healey convertables, but my ride of choice was the MGA (see pictured). I ended up buying…