Archives for November 2011

Wrapping 2011 up right!

Well, we just closed a 3-6 mo Lawson deal with Catholic Healthcare West! Congrats to Michelle & Bryce for that great job.

Also, our Biopharm department and Engineering department just added a new internal employee this week and our ERP division is looking for a new internal Business Development Manager so we’re definitely rolling into 2012 with an optimistic outlook on the market.

And from what we’re seeing, we’re definitely going to need the additional help. My division (ERP) has 2 Business Development Managers (AM’s) and 1 Practice Director (recruiter) and they’ve all surpassed their estimated 2011 goals and the 4th quarter isn’t even complete. Wow!

It’s been an interesting year for me though. I’ve transitioned through a couple different roles while trying to assimilate to the “real world” and the cut throat IT business. I finally settled in as Project Coordinator, which I LOVE, and hope things will start taking off after the new year. I’m trying to help track down and bring in new potential clients for my AM’s so they can have an even better 2012, so I’m hoping the market stays in this upward trend.

That’s it for now, so everyone keep your fingers crossed for that awesome 2012 we’re all hoping for in our ERP bubble!

What a busy time it is now!

So, getting this blog going has proven to be difficult. Not so much the writing part, but the finding time to take a breath these last couple of weeks, much less add a new post. I apologize.

What’s been going on around here:

EVERYTHING!!! I’m not sure what you’re seeing in the market but last week especially was crazy. We added 5 new clients and took 3 new openings! Even talking to consultants, the market just doesn’t seem to be slowing as we roll right into the holiday season and new year. Being new to the industry, I was told that things will start to slow down around the 4th quarter, especially for those companies who’s fiscal is calendar…WRONG! We’re evening looking to add more people to OUR team and branch out into the EMR marketplace. We have so many healthcare clients and the EMR marketplace is so strong right now, it just makes sense to start branching out in that direction.

And talk about loving your day to day job, I LOVE my new role here. Yesterday, I spent the entire day formatting resumes and typing up contracts while my manager was out of the office at a career fair. I spent Monday stalking company employees. Last week, I was on the phone tracking down hiring managers for PeopleSoft and Lawson for new companies. Oh, and somewhere in there I was also tracking down new consultants for my recruiter to network with for future projects. Phew. Never a boring day. Never the same day. Who doesn’t love a new challenge each morning.

We’re even branching into new industries within our ERP branch. It’s been amazing for myself to see how many different industries use the same software, and how differently it can be customized to each industry, then each company. And trying to absorb all of Lawson and all of PeopleSoft in the last 10 months…let’s just say I’m surprised my head didn’t explode. I don’t see how our consultants can obtain all there is to know within their specialty. Then to sit in an airport every weekend and be away from home, props definitely go out to all the awesome people that keep this market thriving!

My goal is to definitely stay in touch more often, and keep you updated on what’s going on with Fidelis!

Until next time!