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User Groups: Take advantage of the opportunity Over the

Over the years, I have attended many user group conferences, some as a presenter and some as an attendee. Some were put on by the software vendor and some by user group committees. While they have all been different, they all had one thing in common: great business value. A…

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A Good Man Can Always Have An Impact

Have you ever considered the impact your first real job ended up having on your life and career? Recently I thought back to that period for me and was really surprised to realize how the lessons I learned then stuck with me as I founded ACUMEN Corporation and beyond. Here’s the story….

ACUMEN Corporation Applauds Entrepreneurial Spirit in RVA

As a company that was itself a small entrepreneurial startup (27 years ago!), ACUMEN Corporation applauds the small business community in Richmond, VA.  We really enjoy seeing seeds planted and growing into mature, successful businesses.  Our CEO, Phil Perkins, and CFO, Sandra Dube, planted the ACUMEN seeds in 1991 and…

8 Important Modules in SAP That Tie Your Business End-to-End

“Implementing our new ERP was the best team building experience we ever had!” Said no one ever. …but wait – that’s been the case for many of our clients implementing SAP Business One’s ERP.  And here’s why… ACUMEN Corporation takes client communication very seriously.  When ACUMEN initially engages with a…

Communication: The Key to Long-Term Relationships

I am fortunate to work for a company that has been in business for over 27 years. In the professional services industry, that is an eternity. We have had lots of success selling products and services to new clients, but what has really sustained us for that long are the…

Holiday Reflections

During the holidays I always try to look back at the year that is fading away and take stock of all that has happened. Of course, as with all families, ours has had trials and tribulations but has accomplished some significant goals we set over the past months. I’m happy…

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Customizing your ERP causing you pain?

This webinar was recorded December 13, 2018. Does customizing your ERP system cause you pain? Tired of waiting for programmers or time to write custom code? Challenge solved.  ACUMEN VP of Operations, Mark Ownby, can show you how to: Create custom reports and dashboards without programming… Add custom fields to…

Transitioning Military Service to a Civilian Career

(A blog that can’t be condensed to 600 words.  If you find this too long, read 600, and another 600 later) We will honor several of our Veterans on November 11, and when this time of year comes around, I always think of my Dads.  I had two I called…

3 Key Questions to Ask Software Vendors (before purchasing an ERP System)

Back in 2015 I authored a whitepaper called “10 Questions to Ask Your Software Vendor”. I spent some time last week double checking to be certain it still had value and was pleased to see that all of the questions discussed are still important to ask before selecting an ERP…

Keep your project on track amid personnel changes

I have been doing this project management thing for a long time now – over 30 years – and the one constant, as they say, is change. One change that can have a huge impact on a project is personnel. Whether the project is a short (a few weeks) or…