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We’re celebrating 10 years as advocators for courage, change, hustle, empathy and passion. See the timeline of events that lead up to today.

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Our consulting team provides HR, IT and technology solutions that ensure successful collaboration across the business. Rooted in empathy, we will guide you through assessment, selection, implementation and adoption of the processes and technology needed to reach your transformational goals.

What are you looking for?

  • All Solutions
  • Business Solutions
  • IT Organization Solutions
  • Team Boosting
  • Application Portfolio Management

    There are many reasons to know what applications you have and the role they play in the business.

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  • Business Transformation

    To maintain a competitive advantage in the health care, financial services, retail, manufacturing and higher education industries business transformation is essential.

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  • IT Organizational Assessment

    As your business continues to grow, all functional areas are exploring ways to make their work more efficient, scalable, measurable, and value added for customers.

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  • IT Process Development and Documentation

    Your IT environment is constantly changing, interdependent, and complex.

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  • Master Data Management

    You need to position your data management team as a driver of strategic goals by ensuring customer satisfaction through data integrity.

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  • Program Management: Business and IT

    Your program is a complex group of related projects and elements of ongoing operations.

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  • Project Portfolio Management

    Your IT organization has expressed concerns about the transparency and quality of the current technology project prioritization

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  • Software Selection

    Your business is changing. You need new technology to support that change.

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  • Team Boosting

    Your team may not have the brainpower, experience or capacity to achieve the goals of every initiative.

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Much more than consulting…

We all learn from each other. When working with the region’s top companies, not only do we apply our expertise to benefit our customers, but we learn something new every day from them too.

As part of our relationship with existing, new and future customers, we do our best to turn that information into easy-to-read, helpful thought leadership. Even if you aren’t a customer, we hope the thoughts we share in the form of reports, articles and other materials will inspire you to become an educated consumer and confident leader.

Our 2016 Regional CIO Survey conducted in partnership with the Pittsburgh Technology Council stirred up quite a conversation among IT leaders. See what they had to say in our Regional CIO Survey Results .

Most recently, we wrote the 2016 HR Industry Insights  to share what regional HR leaders are thinking about as their organizations are in the midst of a great shift in how they operate. Have an idea you’d like to share or a topic you’d like us to write about? Contact Jennifer Rignani, Director of Marketing at

See how we have helped people transform the way they work

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Trusted Partners For A Reason

  • PPG Paints
  • MSA
  • Sheetz
  • PPG
  • PNC
  • M & T Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Highmark
  • EQT
  • Giant Eagle

Business Process Blog Bytes

BusinessForward consultants have industry and functional area expertise they share through our weekly blog. Read on for tips and stories that you can use.

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Pay Attention to that Person Behind the Curtain: HR Tech Wizardry in 12 Steps

By Sara Loe, BusinessForward Solutions Analyst

When you think of human resources, what comes to mind? Policy enforcers and paper pushers, and employee relations, oh my! Well, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Things are changing.

For many outside of the HR realm this transactional stereotype rings true, but in reality, HR is now […]

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People People: What Drives the HR Agenda?

By Clinton Kehr, BusinessForward Solutions Architect

In the last 10 years, Human Resources (HR) departments have been forced to transition from purely operational roles to those that service the needs and goals of the business. This has gotten HR leaders to thinking more about the how and why they deliver services. […]

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For ten years our consultants have worked with IT and HR leaders in a range of industries to solve their biggest business challenges.