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Aciron Consulting, Inc. is a business management and technology consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Combining in-depth technical and industry experience with a commitment to building collaborative relationships with clients, Aciron delivers innovative services and solutions that meet clients' most complex business and technical needs.

A few of the services Aciron provides include:

• Custom software development
• Custom database development
• Microsoft SharePoint consulting
• IT strategy
• Gathering and documentation of business requirements
• Project management
• Website design and development

We believe technology offers substantial opportunities to leverage resources and sustain growth- especially in today’s business landscape. This is why we work with an international network of state-of-the-art technology professionals that produce only the highest of quality results all while keeping cost and time in mind.

We work closely with each client to develop practical, yet innovative recommendations through definition, development, implementation, and beyond. Aciron consultants take a client-centered approach to creating solutions by actively engaging clients in defining requirements and illustrating process understanding, while frequently providing project status updates.

 
Undisclosed
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2006
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Cambridge, MA
headquarters
  • 678 Massachusetts Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Lockheed Martin, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Massachusetts General Hospital, Nuance Communications, WS Development, Ver-Tex, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, EBSCO, Work 'N Gear, Town of Needham, A123 Systems, Coty, Philosophy, rEVO Biologics, Agilux Laboratories.

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Development of Internal Platforms for Construction Company

"The CEO is extremely intelligent and offers value through his unique perspective and development ideas."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Aciron Consulting, Inc. is the ongoing custom software development partner for a window treatment construction company. They've built and designed a scheduling tool and a quoting software from scratch.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
President & CEO, Speciality Construction Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team has consistently exceeded expectations through creative thinking and intelligent recommendations. Despite project manager turnover, they held to meeting cadences and provided progress updates on a regular basis. They're active communicators with a willingness to collaborate with clients.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a construction company that specializes in window treatment and construction specialty products. As a subcontractor, we also work with direct clients like facility maintenance managers and end-users through our high-end residential division. I’m the president and CEO of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Aciron Consulting, Inc.?

We partnered with them to replace our outdated custom quoting software when it became obsolete. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We decided that we still wanted a custom quoting software, so we hired them to create it. Like all of our projects together, we collaborate on requirements and a storyboard before having them dive into the design and development. They completely code everything themselves that integrate with our other programs. That project has been largely completed for years, but we’re always making tweaks to optimize it. 

They also created a custom scheduling project for our installation scheduler. We’re still working on iterations of that program. Now, we’re starting up a large project to expand the functionality ofo ur scheduling program to encompass comprehensive installation management. We’re adding on warehouse and install requests, so it’ll have two-way feedback capabilities. 

What is the team composition?

I collaborate with an account manager and the company’s CEO. I deal with the CEO most frequently to determine the design and development requirements. There’s a team of developers working behind the scenes. 

How did you come to work with Aciron Consulting, Inc.?

I did a simple Google search to find a partner. They were local and we had a great interview, so we hired them. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them around the beginning of 2014, and our teams continue to collaborate.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

I’ve been very satisfied with the program they’ve developed. The CEO adds value to our business by bringing new ideas and suggestions to the table. That different perspective enhances the programs that we develop together. Custom development is expensive, but they make it worth the cost.  

How did Aciron Consulting, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

In our requirements and storyboarding process, we’re able to work pretty directly with the CEO before being passed off to an account manager for day-to-day management and development. There has been some turnover with account managers over the years, and my experience varies depending on who our account manager is at the time. I’ve never had a negative experience, but some account managers are stronger than others. Working with their CEO is great, and he does a good job of recruiting effective communicators and hard workers. 

Depending on the project that we’re focused on, we schedule a different cadence for our meetings. At this point, we’re meeting weekly with them and will be doing that until we confirm our requirements for development. During development, we receive regular updates on progress. From there, we implement their work and have regular back-and-forth feedback from there. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The CEO is extremely intelligent and offers value through his unique perspective and development ideas. He has experience across many different industries, so he’s been a great resource for me as a business owner. I’ve appreciated having a partner in the business world. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their CEO adds the most value, but he’s a limited resource. Turnover is an issue throughout the industry, but they keep a well-documented account of their work with us when transitioning someone new to the position. Still, there’s always some necessary ramp-up time for new account managers. For that reason, hanging onto account managers for longer periods of time would be beneficial. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that your account manager is keeping detailed notes and is fully aware of how the project is progressing. In the event of turnover, you’ll be more prepared that way.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer