About The Authors
"Management Advisory Systems, Corp. is an impartial provider of technology based consulting services. Our firm provides seasoned expert assistance
in all phases of technology planning, systems design, vendor selection, development, deployment and ongoing assessment.
We have been involved with the successful selection and implementation of profitable technology solutions for more than twenty years with projects ranging from enterprise "n" tier solutions to mainframe and mid-range systems environments to Web based e-business solutions.
Our focus is on the utilization of technology to support and enhance business profitability, customer interactions and operational efficiencies.
Our firm never has sold software, hardware or other technology products. We are a truly independent consulting resource with no ties to vendors or "hidden agendas" that would compromise recommendations resulting from our project involvement.
In order to remain competitive, businesses need to match available technology with their information needs and long-term growth strategies.
If your business grows faster than your systems, you could miss out on
essential management information. If your customer interactions are
suffering from the lack of a web presence, you could lose those
customers. And if your system is obsolete, it could provide you with misleading
information and put you at a serious competitive disadvantage.
We provide a full range of services that cover the complete lifecycle
of enterprise systems projects. From the initial planning stages through post implementation review. We have assisted clients in each stage of the systems process."
"Management Advisory Systems specializes in "n" tier enterprise
application solutions. Our mission is to offer the finest independent professional
consulting services in the areas of research, selection, implementation, and
ongoing support of information technology systems.
We do not have financial relationships with any vendors; we are a
totally objective, unbiased source of review and consultation in all areas.
Using a combination of strong analytical tools, high quality professional
staff, cost-effective technology and seasoned business judgment, we assist our
clients in determining optimal solutions."
Michael Holland founded Management Advisory Systems, Corp. in 1993 with
a group of former "Big Six" managers and industry experts. He has managed
and participated in hundreds of business based technology projects over the
past twenty years. Mr. Holland worked for Arthur Andersen and
PriceWaterhouse/Coopers as a project manager and practice director. He
was responsible for supervising systems projects for clients ranging from
multinational enterprises to mid-size organizations.
Since founding MAS, Mr. Holland has provided services to a wide variety of
clients in many industries. In addition, he developed and taught seminars for over
a thousand participants regarding the methodology for selecting and
implementing business and technology infrastructure solutions,
e-commerce and web based solutions.
Mr. Holland can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinh Abrell joined MAS in 2004 as Vice President. Her challenge was to
expand the MAS presence in the North American marketplace. In
conjunction with the MAS growth effort, she has also expanded the Sarbanes-Oxley
practice to help clients design and implement internal control
solutions. Through this practice, MAS is one of the leading companies to provide
solutions in the areas of SAS 70 and SOX compliance. Also, under
Ms. Abrellís direction, the MAS HRMS consulting division has grown to provide
strategic planning and detailed guidance for self-service HR web applications.
Recently MAS has specialized in streamlining such web based HR
functions as recruiting and open benefits enrollment.
Prior to joining MAS, Ms. Abrell held a variety of management positions.
Most recently she was an IT Manager with Retriever Payment Systems of
Houston, Texas. Among other accomplishments, she was responsible for designing
and implementing a Portal-based Web site for a user base of 300+ field
sales reps and over 80,000 customers. The site provides a management tool for
field sales, links to a customer service application and a corporate
communication vehicle. Ms. Abrell was also employed by Enron where she
managed a web development group and a CRM group to complete two full life cycle Siebel
CRM implementations. Trinh is a Siebel Certified Consultant, as well as a
member of the Project Management Institute.
Ms. Abrell can be reached at email@example.com.