President Gloria J. Braunschweig, CMA,
President, ERP System Architect

Skills:

  • Facilitation of full spectrum of business operations and management.
  • Accurate and thorough analysis of requirements necessary for successful business project implementations.
  • Objective and analytical assessment of proposed alternatives.
  • Effective communication, team leading, and training.
  • Capable of directing projects to keep them on time and on budget,
  • Open to giving and receiving positive feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Creative, methodical, and successful troubleshooting.

Background

As a business owner, Gloria has experience across the full spectrum of business operations and management. This facilitates her relationship with her clients and increases her understanding of business challenges. Despite the lure of new software and systems to companies, Gloria insures that an implementation is economically reasonable and the software is a good fit. “Many of my clients started with Great Plains on DOS or Macintosh in the early 1990’s; they are still Computeration clients today, using the new generation product, Microsoft Dynamics® GP.”

Gloria has 18 years of consultative sales and implementation experience involving financial systems. In addition, for 12 years she held positions as CFO or Controller, implementing systems for companies in software development, hardware manufacturing, wholesale distribution, chemical manufacturing, and law industries. She has broad experience with integrating systems across minicomputers, wide area networks, and local area networks, bringing large project implementations to completion as both an internal and external project manager.

Gloria has managed consultants involved with the implementation of business information systems in mid-sized organizations of manufacturing, distribution, service, high-tech, law, not-for-profit, education, entertainment, hospitality, and casino industries. Gloria’s responsibilities include hands-on work and management of personnel providing needs assessment for financial and management information systems, specification and completion of custom development, training, project management and consultation for transitions and implementations. Clients with previously failed implementations well regard Gloria’s ability to bring their implementation in on time and on budget because of her prototype project simulations and project plan forecasting.

Recent Projects

  • 2010—With a spurt in small company implementations, we’re implementing for companies in agriculture, franchise operation, insurance, retail distribution, software development, and multiple web stores.
  • 2009—Implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP for a bakery experiencing 200% growth. Payroll, payables, bank reconciliation, general ledger, and financial reporting were started. The company will continue to implement in 2010 with route management and process control manufacturing.
  • 2008— Implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP with manufacturing for a high-technology firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  •  2007—Implementation of Microsoft Dynamics™ GP for a timber real estate investment trust and its related companies. Data was extracted from an Oracle database, re-sorted across 10 GP databases, and mapped to a new chart of accounts. Gloria designed Job Costing for road construction and silviculture. Resulting reports created in FRx provided management reports that had been severely lacking in the Oracle system.
  • 2006—Implementation of a 10-user system of Microsoft Dynamics GP for a tribal casino. Two years of data were retrieved from a legacy UNIX system for integration into Great Plains. Modules included General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Bank Reconciliation, Fixed Assets, Inventory, Purchase Order Processing, Modifier, and Integration Manager.
  • 2004 to current—Implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP with manufacturing for a privately-held startup medical products company. Growing from venture funding and no revenue in 2004, the company reached $40 million in annual revenue by 2008.
  • 2004—Implementation of Microsoft Great Plains for a large private investment and property management group. 3,200,000 lines of data were retrieved from a legacy Tier One software system for 50 companies. Two licenses of Great Plains were involved of 8 users each; one installation involved 5 companies; the second installation involved 45 companies. Modules included General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Bank Reconciliation, Fixed Assets, Analytical Accounting, Modifier, and Integration Manager.
  • 2003—Implementation of Human Resources and Payroll for an 85-person company currently utilizing Great Plains Edition 2002—Implementation of a 15-user Microsoft Great Plains Edition system in a tribal government including System Manager, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Account Level Security, Multidimensional Analysis, FRx Financial Reporting, Timeline Financial Analyst, Purchase Order Processing, Encumbrancement Management, Control Account Management, Interfund Management, MICR Check Encoding, Excel-Based Budgeting, Transaction-Based Budgeting, Organization Levels, Fixed Assets, and Integration Manager.
  • 2001—System design and specification for a custom apparel manufacturing, inventory, purchasing, and sales system interfacing to a financial and payroll system.
  • 2000—Managed the implementation of a 45-user Microsoft Great Plains eEnterprise system in a large casino after the initial implementation failure by another VAR. Brought the project in on time and on budget with systems for financial reporting, bank reconciliation, accounts payable, and purchasing.
  • Twelve year relationship with a 54-location, privately-owned, pub, brewery, and hospitality chain in the Pacific Northwest. Responsible for design of payables processing to manage 30,000 monthly payables transactions at company headquarters. Successfully deployed Great Plains for use by five of the larger remote locations. Wrote specifications for and successfully deployed the complex custom inter-database, inter-segment, inter-company posting and consolidation process.
  • Managed multiple migrations from legacy DOS systems. These projects involved business information system design and implementation for many industries including power generation, apparel manufacturing, restaurant and hotel management, and manufacturing.
  • Managed multiple migrations of companies to Microsoft SQL-based systems. The companies were in many industries including not-for-profit, restaurant and hotel management, property management, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, and medical practice management.

Education and Certification

  • Current Microsoft Great Plains Certified Master, Installation and Applications:
    • Report Writer
    • Distribution Series
    •  Financial Series
    • FRx Financial Report Writer
    • Certified Installation Specialist
    • Certified for Software Tools – Modifier and Integration Manager
    • Certified Installer, Human Resources and Payroll
  • Certified Trainer, Great Plains Software
  • Portland State University, B.S., Business Administration, 1984
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA), 1984

Volunteer Work and Personal Interests

  • 2006-07 President, Institute of Management Accountants Portland Chapter
  • Former Treasurer and VP of Communications, Institute of Management Accountants Portland Chapter
  • Three daughters who have all left the home nest
  • Koi pond keeper and constant companion to an 11-year-old Yorkie
  • Touring national parks

Historical Employment

  • February 2003 – Current: Computeration, Inc., owner and president.
  • June 2001 – February 2003: Consultant working with Omega Group, Inc.
  • 1990 – 2001: Founder of Computer Information and Accounting Systems, Inc., dba Computeration, Inc.
  • 1988 – 1989: Associated Chemists, Inc., Controller
  • 1987 – 1988: E-machines, Inc., Controller
  • 1984 – 1985: Spears, Lubersky, Campbell, et al, Controller
  • 1979 – 1984: Oregon Software, Inc., CFO
  • 1978 – 1979: Williams Energy dba Doxol Propane, Accounting Manager

Contact Information

Gloria J. Braunschweig
[email protected]
Phone 503 968 7964 +206