MarcAngelo Foods

Michael’s very good.  Michael definitely provided value and food for thought which is not always the case with consultants.  He has a wealth of knowledge in the field, so when he even reaches conclusions that I might not necessarily like, they are still valuable.  I grew to respect him enough to know that he can know better than I do. As a person he’s a great guy, very professional, knows his stuff, and listens and understands and thinks. […]

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Bravado

Michael is a great individual and his team was awesome. They were very very thorough in helping us with our selection of an ERP system. I think the one thing that really helped us out is all the stuff that puts most people to sleep didn’t put them to sleep.  In reviewing and documenting all of our processes, they were amazing at getting it down to the detail level so they had a thorough understanding of the needs of our system. […]

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EMX

We were very impressed with Michael, very happy with the work.  He was very thorough, and we liked his approach. We had sort of tried to do the process on our own, and came to the conclusion that none of us were real experts, and we could use some help with this.  I guess the thing that impressed me most was the thoroughness when it came down to the spreadsheet he was using to track all the various requirements.  It was very impressive in terms of covering things we would not necessarily have thought were issues. We were kind of […]

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Kissner Group

Michael is an expert in the subject matter, he understood our process and was able to adapt to our situation.  He was analytical, detailed, did a nice job of herding cats which is a big part of the project. I think he was comprehensive, very systematic.  He didn’t ever overlook anything, and had a nice balance of what was important and what was not important to us.  He was a good fit for what we needed, a catalyst for the process, making it all happen. He helped keep our energy level up, just pushing us forward in a very professional […]

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Michael had very good insights

Michael had very good insights on our process and provided management with an independent voice and organizational help on meeting deadlines and that was very helpful. I also think his reports were done very well. They were very thorough, even though it was a difficult time with Hurricane Irma. Conditions made it really hard but he still did a great job. It was very valuable that he and I were able to talk on the side, as I was mulling over ideas of delaying some of the implementation at the time and he agreed with my take. I was afraid […]

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We were searching

We were searching for a new financial system, he helped us write an RFP, and to boil all the information down to narrow down the list of vendors. Then he was with us for the vendor demos, and he was really really good at helping us focus on the difficult things. His ability to help focus you on the important stuff is invaluable and his ability to boil down amounts of business information into empirical hard data is great. His approach was very casual and matter-of-fact, and still brought all the gravitas based on his experience and professionalism. He was […]

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180 Systems helped us

180 Systems helped us select a Financial System. We had quickly determined that we should stick with our existing system and get more out of it, and 180 Systems helped us with our requirements. They also helped us select a system for Construction Management and Project Management. I liked their methodology and the approach used to engage people and draw out information. People feel comfortable talking to them and they don’t come across as typical know-it-all consultants. They are easy to talk to. They are very easy to work with, knowledgeable, and I have a lot of time for them […]

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Michael understands what we do

Michael understands what we do at Zebrano very well. We have worked with him several times over the years. We needed to automate accounting processes, and started a year ago. We looked at various options, already programmed or custom. We hired Michael to define our needs and use them to develop an RFP to present to the vendors. He was on all the calls with suppliers. Michael was quite tough on the vendors which we liked. In the end we went with a custom solution. Michael paired the programmer with a database programmer who was excellent. We were able to […]

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Michael was good, very thorough

Michael was good, very thorough. He assessed problems with a botched implementation of a system, and put together a benchmark for rating requirements for a new system. He advised us on our legal rights related to the problems with the original implementation, and assisted us with gathering information and ranking the various vendors. He was able to filter the ‘smoke and mirrors’ that the vendors presented. […]

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Michael Burns helped us

“Michael Burns helped us beat the bushes, see what was out there and narrow down the suppliers. We didn’t know what was available, Michael is obviously much more up on what is out there. He did a very thorough analysis of what we needed. He also did a process analysis and turned it into an RFP which we could submit to vendors once we got to that point. We’re glad that we used him to get through that process. I can’t imagine trying to get through that maze without his experience and knowledge. He has a thorough approach, he tries […]

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