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Month: July 2015

Lean Six Sigma: Not Just for Manufacturing

“Once I applied 5s to the supply chain, our Sigma score has improved and my DPUs are down.” (Pause for blank stare). Ever found yourself in a conversation where unidentified flying acronyms were being dropped?  Unfortunately, there isn’t a Rosetta Stone for business terms and methodologies, however, what has helped me to grasp concepts has […]

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SOA vs. The Service Based Internet

Some years ago Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) was put forth as a model for decoupling enterprise services and consumers. Although there are certainly great examples of robust SOA ecosystems, it never really lived up to its promise. Let’s take a look at how the service based internet is different, and why this model has become […]

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Increase your Salesforce Adoption and Productivity with X-Author

How much do your business users enjoy working in Salesforce? Are they switching between the browser and Excel worksheets, just so they can continue working in spreadsheets? Does it take hours for your IT or Salesforce Admin to update data? Are you – and your managers – frustrated because you’re not making the most of […]

Our Culture: Volunteering with your co-workers

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]I have worked for Statêra since 2001 and have enjoyed planning and putting together volunteer events throughout the years. Statêra has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, The Denver Rescue Mission, Warren Village, Urban Peak, Food Bank of the Rockies, and several other deserving organizations. These volunteer events give Statêra’s employees a chance to give back to our community. They […]

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What “Pulp Fiction” Taught Me about Consulting

Do you have favorite movies, that whenever they’re on TV, you absolutely HAVE to turn them on and watch a bit? I know I do. One of my absolute favorites is Pulp Fiction (though the censored for network TV version is excruciating to watch). I’m sad to admit that I’m old enough to have seen […]

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Our Culture: A Sabbatical in Peru

I arrived back in the United States in December after taking three months off work to live and volunteer in Peru. This was one of the best experiences of my life, and one that I learned many valuable lessons from that I now apply to my life as a Business and Technology Consultant. This whole […]

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Control the Apttus Beast: Flexibility Can be the Key to Make the Most of Your Implementation

Apttus is a great tool! There is a reason why they are one of the fastest-growing Salesforce partners! Put quite simply, their Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) and Contract Lifecycle Management (CM, or CLM) solutions are flexible, powerful and immensely configurable. However, these benefits of Apttus can also result in an overly complex, or sub-optimal implementation if best […]

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What Makes an Employee Stay at Statêra for 15+ Years?

I often ask myself “what makes an employee stay with a company for 15+ years”, as I have worked at Statêra for Brad Weydert and Carl Fitch that long. The answer I come back with is always the same – the incredible people and the leadership in having built such a successful company. I still remember […]

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Core Components of the Service Based Internet

My last post discussed the Service Based Internet and its importance. For this post, I wanted to focus on the Core Components of the Service Based Internet. Challenges of Service Based Architectures There are considerable benefits to having a loosely coupled, widely distributed system. In decoupling the various components of our systems, however, we have to […]

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Better SharePoint Business Solution Deployment

Why do we need a phased approach to rolling out SharePoint business solutions? SharePoint offers businesses an excellent opportunity to leverage out the box features to accomplish a variety of business functions from team member collaboration, document management and information sharing to automated project task tracking and issue management and just about everything in between. […]