Consulting

Experience - Consumer Loyalty system through Biometrics and a Neural Network

Zegura

In an increasingly transparent operating environment, independent retailers must find innovative ways to advance the consumer experience as a means of competitive differentiation. The customer experience is the next competitive battleground. It's where business is going to be won or lost. It comes down to two things: being found and being remembered. When a business stands out in their market, their consumers can easily find them and, because they have differentiated their business, the consumer will remember them and return. We developed the only Biometric Consumer Loyalty solution in the world that incorporates 3-dimensional face detection to analyze and detect through a novel neural network. You will be amazed at the speed, accuracy, and scale at which it can perform. Thereby enabling real-time awards or recognition to loyal customers as they are seen by the system. Imagine being able to automate the experience of your customers by creating a series of events as they walk through the door. Take for example it is one of the customers birthdays that day. Logic says we would have already emailed them an incentive to come by. But what if when they were recognized at the door it would automate the digital signage to then communicate in bold bright letters HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Or maybe, in addition, to page a certain greeter to the door to verbally communicate HAPPY BIRTHDAY!     +MORE

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Tegla Tracker

Tegla Retail

The Tegla Tracker software leverages Augmented Reality to map brick-and-mortar retail environments and precisely track the position of shoppers. To track shoppers, we either harness shoppers or shopping carts with AR enabled phones. With limited invasiveness, automated data collection, and zero infrastructure overhead brands and retailers can gather powerful analytics with speed and precision. Leveraging the insights driven by the Tegla Tracker, clients have found opportunities to increase target shopper traffic in key areas of the store by 3X and increasing dwell time by 2X. +MORE

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HealthSource Marketing

HealthSource Marketing

HealthSource Marketing has been helping small to mid-size companies successfully grow their business since 1999.  Our personal approach along with our extensive industry knowledge and experience is what makes us so successful.  We treat every company as if it were our own and take pride and ownership in every product we sell. +MORE

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National Sales Solutions

National Sales Solutions

National Sales Solutions (NSS) is a leading provider of outsourced sales management, marketing and supply chain management.  We help clients launch new products, expand into new retailers, grow current sales or enter the U.S. market from abroad.  NSS serves most CPG retail channels, including Food, Drug, Mass, Club, Dollar, Beauty, Specialty, and major online retailers. NSS has a history of excellence in client service and integrity in business.  +MORE

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Morgan & Sampson USA

Morgan & Sampson USA

In order to be a success, we must keep up with the ever-changing technology of today’s business. We have motivated and successful sales representatives, and a supporting staff that turns their ideas into professional solutions that enable you to maximize your business. We have 37 sales representatives in 9 offices who are specialists in numerous category management roles. Our Northwest Office provides several programs for Costco Wholesale nationally and internationally. We have a program for selling products in, designing and building shelf trays, order processing, and in-store demos to full service distribution. With the internet’s explosive e-commerce websites, our sales people have dedicated themselves to providing excellent service with dot com’s headquartered within our respective territories. Our Customer Service department is located in our corporate headquarters. Customer Service is responsible for receiving and processing orders for the hundreds of retailers we support. +MORE

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Edgewood Consulting Group

Edgewood Consulting Group

Edgewood Consulting is committed to building sales, brand equity and profits for consumer packaged goods manufacturers and their retailer partners. To achieve these goals, Edgewood Consulting creates competitive advantage by combining classical packaged goods marketing and sales expertise while integrating consumer and shopper strategy, customer solutions and implementation support. We strive for excellence through seamless integration with your team, adding value in the way we conduct business with our clients, their retail partners and ourselves. +MORE

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DLH Consulting Services

DLH Consulting Services

There are several specific programs that we can offer your organization. However, just like every company is unique, every sales and marketing program needs to be tailored specifically to the nuances of the targeted market. The more likely scenario is rather than selecting one of the services listed below, we will work together to find a combination of elements that suits your needs. +MORE

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David Perrone & Associates LLC

David Perrone & Associates LLC

We specialize in helping small to mid-sized manufacturers and distributors launch and pioneer their products to the mass market. +MORE

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Customer Management

Customer Management Partners

Customer Management Partners (CMP) is a consulting firm dedicated to unlocking profitable customer growth for retailers by leveraging their customer data. CMP can: conduct a customer audit of your organization, deliver customer training to your teams on customer management best practices, or implement and run the customer management process in your company. CMP’s proprietary customer management business process supports all the activities needed to understand, plan and execute around customers. The approach brings a vision and a way to orchestrate the capabilities that deliver real change. “Finally! Customer Management Partners helps mid-market retailers turbocharge their customer focus by unleashing the power of customer intelligence to increase sales, strengthen margins, reduce costs, and grow the lifetime value of their customers"   - Gary Hawkins, Author of "Customer Intelligence" +MORE

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eCommerce Agency

Echidna

We are driven by understanding your business needs, passionate about data, and inspired by user insights. Echidna is an eCommerce agency that delivers end-to-end eCommerce solutions, from Design to Technology to Marketing. +MORE

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Advertising & Marketing Agency

Romeo Digital

Strategy: Pathways to success based on research, insight and communications know how. Content: We know how to create it. We know how to leverage it. We know how to tell your brand’s story. Inbound Marketing: Your brand has valuable things to say. We ensure your message is heard. Campaigns: We create (digital) campaigns that make brands stand out. +MORE

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Marketplace for Creative & Professional Services

Fiverr International Limited

What do you need done? Find it on Fiverr. Browse. Buy. Done. TRENDING COLLECTIONS: Choose from our most popular services GROW YOUR AUDIENCE: How to build a strong social following PROMOTE YOUR BAND: How to market your band on a budget BOOST YOUR RANKING: 6 ways to improve your site's ranking +MORE

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Food Industry Research

Technomic

Only Technomic delivers a 360° view of the food industry. We impact growth and profitability for our clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights. +MORE

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Network Security - Unified Threat Management

North Country Business Products

Understanding network security can be complicated. Ensuring your network is secure from malicious threats shouldn't be. SonicWall TZ Series Business Firewall: The Dell SonicWALL TZ Series is the industry leading Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall for small businesses, retail deployments, distributed enterprises, remote sites and branch offices. Dell's SonicWall solution provides high performance intrusion prevention, malware blocking, content/URL filtering and application control capabilities. Webroot Secure Anywhere - Business Endpoint Protection: Revolutionary Security. Ultimate Performance. Minimal Management. Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Business — Endpoint Protection offers a revolutionary approach to endpoint malware protection, and it ranks higher in user satisfaction than virtually every other security software option. With almost limitless power of cloud computing to stop known threats and prevent unknown zero-day attacks, Webroot’s innovative file pattern and predictive behavior recognition technology works more effectively than anyone else. POWERVAR - Solutions for Power Quality: POWERVAR power conditioners combine surge diversion and noise filtering with a highly efficient low-impedance isolation transformer. Power Conditioners: Thanks to their low-impedance isolation transformer, you can trust these power conditioners to protect your sensitive equipment from the biggest problem for today’s computers: common-mode voltage, which can cause everything from equipment lock-ups to data losses and more. Ground Guard Power Conditioners: Ground Guard power conditioners provide networked systems with benefits beyond those of traditional power conditioning products. +MORE

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Security Solutions

North Country Business Products

Protect, Analyze and Improve Your Store Securities. Protect your customers, your assets, and your competitive edge with a Security Solution from NCBP. Stop employee theft with a digital video system integrated to your point-of-sale (POS) system. Search video by transaction details (voids, no-sales, discounts, sweet-hearting, etc.) and investigate all in a matter of minutes. Reduced theft is money on your bottom line. OpenEye Security Solutions: OpenEye is an innovator in the business of designing and manufacturing digital video recorders and surveillance equipment for the security industry. Dedicated to providing the ultimate customer experience through heroic customer service and support, OpenEye is known worldwide for quality products offering intuitive operation and ease of use. OpenEye Recorders: OpenEye manufactures a broad range of recording solutions from embedded analog recorders to enterprise level network video systems and everything in between. OpenEye recorders can be configured to fit a wide range of applications and scaled from one system to hundreds. Select from one of the powerful recording solutions or take advantage of our free pre-sales engineering and in-house technical support staff to create a custom tailored solution that is sure to make your next install a success. OpenEye Cameras: OpenEye offers customers a wide selection of camera solutions including analog, IP, PTZ, IR, auto focus, and high definition. OpenEye cameras save installers time and money by making installation easy with features like below ceiling service jacks, 3 axis gimbal positioning, IP installation kits, and our quick install adapter. Try an OpenEye camera today and see how easy your next install can be. Open Eye Reporting: OpenEye offers a wide range of software solutions to enhance your video surveillance installation. With applications for video analytics, remote/mobile monitoring, POS integration, recurring revenue, managed services, and command/control, we have the tools to make your installation a success. OpenEye software is compatible with all OpenEye recording solutions. SaleGuard Analytics Software: SaleGuard is a point-of-sale analytic software from OpenEye created to increase productivity, improve morale, promote efficiency, and raise your bottom line by saving your money which you might not have known you were losing The key to SaleGuard’s effectiveness is Exception-Based Reporting, along with a wide assoortment of reports, customizable alert options, and data search capabilities. With a wide range of Key Performance Indicators, SaleGuard provides you with focused, accurate information so you can make the best decisions for you and your business. LaneHawk Bottom-of-Basket: LaneHawk BOB is a loss-prevention solution that turns bottom-of-basket (BOB) losses into profits in real time. +MORE

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Retail Supermarket Consultant

Joseph Welsh Consulting

Providing solutions for your grocery business with our services: Joe The Grocer: Planning an event? Want something special? Need to motivate? You like Supermarket Jokes? On-site Projects: Joseph Welsh Consulting specializes in ‘On-site Projects’. We will travel to your store for a week, two-weeks, 11 consecutive days, or whatever you, the Retailer, need. Advertising Strategies: Simple question…Does your weekly ad do the job for you? If it is even a “thought” or “I don’t know” or “No”…. Crisis Management: Are you or your business in trouble? Problems with the warehouse, problems at the bank, or problems with your family or partners? “No Limit” Consulting: Our mission is the survival and growth of the Independent Retail Grocer. With that in mind, we are the “No Limit” Consultant. Store Evaluations: Joseph Welsh Consulting will travel to your store (no matter where), and preform an evaluation with immediate recommendations. Merchandising Overhaul: A re-set is a re-set. A re-tag is a re-tag. A Merchandising Overhaul is a re-map, new philosophy, and relaunch of your store or stores. Accounting & Statements: There is nothing more important to an Independent Retail Grocer than timely, accurate financial statements and reporting. If your decision making apparatus isn’t quick and accurate, how are you supposed to run the store? The truth is, you cannot. Family Transitions: What is the plan for the future? Multiple children or relatives in the business and you don’t know how to move forward? Concerned about tax issues, and how to “slowly retire”? Other Services: Most of the clients of Joseph Welsh Consulting participate in an “Consulting Agreement,” which is on-going. This gives you access to so much. +MORE

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Online Grocery Shopping; eCommerce Solutions

HometownGrocers.com

We provide valuable products and services to retailers, not just the hype of our competitors. We deliver genuine retailer value and true labor savings while increasing sales, not just words on a page. We deliver a smart solution at a fair price point, not just a lot of talk about how smart our solution is. We have everything our competitors have and much, much more. 30% of U.S. consumers are technology-averse or impaired.   We understand you still want to sell them groceries.  We do, too. We provide the tools to sell groceries to 100% or your customers.  Our competitors don’t. Customers can buy groceries from your store using: PC or MAC Tablets or any other web enabled device Their Smartphones Our toll-free staffed call-center (that 30% of your customers we just mentioned) You want your customers to have the same experience online as they have in your store. Again, so do we. That’s why our products will allow your customers to: Pay with food stamp benefits (EBT), credit and debit cards, personal checks and gift cards Build, view and order from their list of frequently purchased items or Last Order Enter manufacturer coupons during current order View and order from your digital circular (one of many circular formats we offer) Multiple methods of easily understood navigation: images, text and brands Build, modify and save their recipes and order the ingredients with a single click. View nutritional information, warnings, product descriptions and manufacturer information. Search for items using keyword, UPC or 24 different product attributes (gluten-free, etc.) View personal savings in your current circular based on purchase history Opt-in to email campaign that shows their personal savings and includes a link to your site Easily access all store specials (TPRs, Manager Specials, etc.) Easily continue shopping across multiple devices without losing order progress Access toll-free technical support 365 days including holidays (for consumers and retailers) Pay the price they see online. We maintain price integrity for the whole shopping experience. These are some among many features and benefits available to your customers through HTG, but we didn’t stop there. Loyalty program We have relationships with several loyalty providers and can integrate to your system seamlessly. Homegrown? No problem. We have our own loyalty program that supports six price-tiers per item per store. Percent off, dollar off, pay-with-points…however you want it to work is how we’ll set it up. Promo Codes Set up on demand. Want to advertise your specials? We’ll set up promo codes for you. Potent Cross-Merchandising With our unique cross-merchandising feature, you can hang all the digital clip-strips you want in your digital aisles. We offer an entry level, minimum-fee solution. Start selling groceries half an hour after you sign up online. We also have a flat-rate robust, mature solution that will provide additional sales channels and growth opportunities for years to come. HometownGrocers.com’s Express Shopper, a digital dashboard, is our order fulfillment feature that was designed for individuals with limited computer knowledge, to process multiple online grocery orders easily and simultaneously.  Express Shoppers features include: Minimizing store labor by allowing store personnel to shop, bag and checkout up to ten orders at one time in the store's aisles.  Reduces the total labor involved in the order fulfillment process to an average of fifteen minutes per order.  Saves the labor cost of baggers and checkers by eliminating the need to check orders out through the store's point of sale equipment.  Automatically updates the store’s inventory and accounting information in the store's point of sale and/or corporate systems.  Design to protect against sweet-hearting Integrates easily with the store's bookkeeping procedures and supports GAAP accounting disciplines.  Eliminates “bait and switch pricing” by assuring full price integrity for consumers.  Protects from governmental agencies that assess fines for price switching. Provides complete order information to customers.  If an item is substituted or is out of stock, notes are printed on the customer's receipt informing the customer what has occurred with the item.  Notes on the customer’s receipt indicate the savings for items on special and any electronic store- or manufacturer-coupons the customer received.  Conveniently identifies ingredient items for the recipes the customer ordered. Eliminates customers' concerns regarding why they did, or did not, receive an item.  Saves labor costs by eliminating customers' telephone calls to store to receive an explanation of their order. Has a "walk before run" concept that allows stores to start inexpensively. As the order volume grows, stores may add devices that increase efficiency and are cost effective.  The Express Shopper process initially starts with a paper-picking document.  As order volume grows, the store may choose to graduate to the ExpressPOS (Tablet) and hands-free scanners. 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Inbound and Outbound Communication and Sales Solutions

West Corporation

STAND OUT WITH A BETTER BUYING EXPERIENCE You want people to buy (and continue buying) from your business, and we know that nothing inspires brand loyalty more than exceptional customer service. In a consumer-driven market, intelligent containment and communication solutions can help you deliver multi-channel care that lives up to your brand’s reputation throughout the buying process — from promotion and purchase, to loyalty programs and account management, to shipping and satisfaction guarantees. High-touch. High impact. High visibility. Low cost. You’ll empower representatives to deliver high-touch customer service where it matters most, and simplify and speed up interactions across the board. West has decades of experience analyzing the customer journey and data points to build inbound and outbound communication solutions that cater to specific challenges while dramatically reducing the costs of service. We’ll help you innovate, relate, respond and truly connect with the people who keep your business in business. Make your brand available for self-service inquiries about order status, store hours and more — 24/7, even during peak sales seasons Streamline customer identification and authentication, and improve first-contact resolution Save on inbound care costs by delivering well-timed order confirmations, delivery notifications and more  Prepare and deliver scheduled or ad hoc campaigns across customers’ preferred channels Increase sales with personalized promotions, informed by purchase history and demographic trends Mitigate fraud risk by protecting buyers’ personal information, payment data and call recordings Gather and honor any array of customer preferences, from centralized to store-level functions Readily reply to customers on the channels they choose Minimize stress on your IT department, and provide more meaningful information about each transaction Optimize call flows and outbound campaigns using customer data, market trends and voice of the customer Connect with customers more often, more quickly. Increase productivity in your business center. Deliver consistency, convenience and joy. Improve your market perception and reap ROI. +MORE

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Analytics, Advisory & Executive Education

RetailNet Group LLC

Analytics: The best analytics source in the industry. Nobody gives you a better view of the drivers shaping the future of retail, and then translates them into the real implications for your business. You'll get exactly what you need in the fewest steps and have immediate access to leading analysts who will help see the future retail landscape – and the best ways to prepare for change. Advisory: From insights to impact. Our Advisory practice produces answers to your business questions. Global, forward-looking perspective of factors shaping the industry. We help to translate a vision of the future landscape into steps to take today. Get the right capabilities and resources in place to capitalize on growth opportunities. Executive Education: Bringing the future to your organization. We don't just teach — we turn executives into experts. Our professional and organizational development programs offer advanced classes from leading retail experts and business school faculty. The result is real-world insights that serve as a catalyst for exciting new business transformations. You'll also have the unique opportunity to network with retail and brand thought leaders. +MORE

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Sales, Marketing & Consulting

F&M Merchant Group

Since 1999, F&M has worked with everyone from Fortune 100 Companies to new, emerging brands to gain placement on store shelves in Grocery, Drug, C-Store and Mass. We become your national sales team, establishing a direct relationship between you and our valued retail partners. With over 140 years in combined experience on our team in the roles of Retail Vice Presidents, Grocery, Drug and C-Store Buyers, Store Layout/Design Executives and Manufacturer’s National Sales Executives, F&M Merchant Group partners with a select & limited number of manufacturers to drive retail placement and sales. +MORE

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Consulting

Burke Gillis Juliano Group

When it comes to entrée to the retail chain and its executives, industry intelligence, and connections to the C-Suite, the Burke Gillis Juliano Group provides incomparable influence to meet the challenges of today's global marketplace. The company's three principals represent a unique confluence of thought leadership and innovation, with a depth and range of experience that they use to successfully address all and any challenges and initiatives involved in the retail, distribution and supplier sides of the business. The firm provides guidance for clients in every stage in the life cycle of their clients' organizations, brands and initiatives. No matter how complex, how unprecedented or how international the challenge, the Burke Gillis Juliano Group delivers not only exceptional solutions, but uniquely, the means to implement them.  +MORE

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Strategic Consulting

Acosta Sales & Marketing

Backed by more than 250 years of combined consumer packaged goods experience encompassing strategy consulting, brand management, sales, market research, advanced analytics, and category management, Strategic Advisors consultants provide shopper research, advanced analytics and advisory services to  brands and retailers in four areas. +MORE

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Research, Identify and Connect with Innovative Technology Companies

Venture Scanner, Inc.

The rate of innovation is exploding, and it’s more important now than ever before to stayup to date. Venture Scanner specializes in helping you to understand complex startupecosystems. Sector Scans We can provide you with a Venture Scanner account to access a comprehensive scan of any sector. The sector scan is a web-based report that includes the following: -Landscape of categories and companies to help you make sense of an overall sector ecosystem -Data on companies (summaries, funding, team, etc.) with our scoring to allow you to analyze the sector and prioritize companies. You can also export the data into a CSV file for further analysis -Continuous coverage that is updated daily by our technology and analysts to help you track the latest companies, data, and insights -If you’re looking to quickly get up to speed on a specific sector and persistently monitor a space, then our sector scan is the solution. Innovation Consulting When your innovation needs are more specific, our consulting services are the solution. The following are just some of the services we provide: -Sector and Category Deep Dives enable you to identify major trends, understand future possibilities, and note key companies so you can fully understand the innovation occurring within an industry -Category Shortlisting uses our proprietary technology along with our data, analyst insights, and your specific strategic needs to identify the companies that should be on your radar -Company Deep Dives provide a comprehensive overview of a specific company’s products, operations, and differentiators -Our consulting services guide you through the full life-cycle of the innovation process: from initial research to finding the right partner. +MORE

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Pharmacy Ownership

McKesson

Buy, Sell or Start a Pharmacy. McKesson's pharmacy ownership consultants offer personalized, confidential consulting tailored to your personal ownership goals and a self-service website to guide and support independent pharmacy owners-or those interested in becoming an owner-through the purchase or sale of an independent pharmacy. +MORE

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Specialty Pharmacy Strategy

D2 Pharma Consulting, LLC

The Specialty Pharmacy market is undergoing significant growth.  In 2007, the specialty products market constituted 23% of the overall pharmaceutical sales, representing a 9% increase from the prior year. This growth is impacted by several market drivers, including a robust FDA pipeline in the specialty sector leading to more products requiring specialized distribution as well as increased administration and special handling. These products often treat complex disease states requiring comprehensive patient management strategies increasingly targeted at smaller and smaller patient populations. Payer models and other cost containment factors dictate efficiency and expertise in reimbursement efforts many times driven by an efficient and effective distribution channel strategy.. +MORE

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Trade

D2 Pharma Consulting, LLC

D2 Pharma Consulting brings together decades of combined experience, to ensure our clients optimize their overall potential in the market.  Leveraging, our multiple channel experience across the spectrum of health care categories provides insight and direction for you organization.   D2 will work with your team to build an effective plan with the appropriate channel partners to ensure your revenue targets are met. We will establish key performance indicators encompassing obtainable goals.  In addition to our team of trade experts building your plan, we offer complete outsourcing of all trade functions. The key benefits to your organization include lower costs, accelerated corporate learning curve, avoidance of costly mistakes. This allows limited internal resources to focus on other strategic activities. +MORE

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Commercial Business Planning

D2 Pharma Consulting, LLC

There are many facets that need to come together to ensure successful commercialization of a new product or extending the life of an existing product. It is crucial to build a business plan that will prioritize opportunities to build maximum brand value by fully understanding all of the current market drivers that impact success. For new products building this business plan begins 12 to 18 months prior to commercialization. Our team of experts will provide a rigorous review resulting in a complete market assessment, competitive analysis and comprehensive business plan. +MORE

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Business Consulting Services

AmerisourceBergen

Make Smart Business Decisions to Accelerate Growth and Improve Patient Care. Our strategic consulting and business coaching services deliver proven solutions to benefit your business and your patients. We can help you make decisions that maximize profitability, generate new revenue streams and enhance the quality of care you provide to patients. +MORE

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Business Protection

Fortalice Solutions

Cybercrime fighters protecting against internet predators. We design, develop, and deploy affordable customized services and strategies that fend off the bad guys. +MORE

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Management Consulting

Humanyze

Humanyze helps companies improve by understanding their people. With unmatched technology from the MIT Media Lab, we combine wearable sensors and digital data to deliver people analytics and insights to our customers. Create lasting client relationships with Humanyze What if you were able to work with twice as many clients as you do today?  What if you could use your insights to build custom solutions for your clients that ensured their continued success and generated recurring revenue for you?  What if you could provide hard ROI numbers on your services? Humanyze Consulting Edition is for you. +MORE

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