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We hire IT consultants and then watch the project scope explode and resulting costs arc out of sight like flaming slow motion Hollywood movie debris. Miraculously, the benefit actually...
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ArLyne Diamond
Title: Consultant to Manager/Founder
Company: Diamond Associates
(Consultant to Manager/Founder at Diamond Associates)
In scanning through this series of blogs, I noticed some questions regarding working with software consultants and IT folk.  I'd like to share one consulting experience I had...
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Shawn DeBoer
Title: Accounting Systems Manager
Company: American Family Insurance
(Accounting Systems Manager at American Family Insurance)
My company is a longstanding PeopleSoft Financials shop. Although a quite capable ERP system, its byzantine nature (architecture, components, configuration, etc) makes it unwieldy and...
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Jaime Campbell
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company: Tier One Services, LLC
(Chief Financial Officer at Tier One Services, LLC)
What percentage up front do you pay or charge for a consulting project? Or do you advocate different retainer models not based on a percentage?
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James Duke
Title: Director
Company: ELAINT
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(Director at ELAINT)
Are companies starting to forgo charges in lieu of spending IT to get it configured to charge for PDI?
(Vice President of Finance)
We are negotiating a deal with for their Enterprise IT solution. Does anyone have any experience on what kind of discounts you received for about 50 users? The MSRP is $35 per...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
If you feel technology-challenged when it comes to your website, you’re not alone. I’ve been producing websites for clients for 15 years now, and client education is a...
(Senior Group Manager, FP&A)
My organization is looking for a boutique IT consulting firm to evaluate our current IT business model. We have a dedicated IT service provider that provides data center operations and...
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Event Questions
Title: Event Questions
Company: Proformative
(Event Questions at Proformative)
With so much tech available for the disparate elements of professional services management, are most companies looking to consolidate on a single platform or cobbling together "...