The Who & The What
About me, my approach, and the services I provide.
Concept Driven, Process Savvy
My name is Matthew Moran. I'm a Los Angeles based software developer and technology consultant. While I love Los Angeles, I serve clients in Arizona, New York, Florida, Ohio, The United Kingdom, France, & Australia.
I authored an approach to technology solution titled, Concept Over Process (COP). COP places the emphasis where it should be: on the client's business, NOT on the technology used. It is included in my book, Building Your IT Career (published by Pearson), which is used in colleges around the world to teach business-centric IT. If you'd like a copy of that chapter, just ask and I'll send it to you.
I help organizations by automating business processes, document assembly, and financial reporting. I also provide coaching and training to help your team become better - helping business and data analysts better use the tools at their disposal.
Interested? Contact me.
Photo Credit: E. Lopez
Some of the tools & technologies I use:
- Microsoft Visual Studio
- Microsoft SQL Server (all flavors)
- Microsoft Access
- VBA (Excel & Word Automation)
- Windows Server: Active Directory
- Powershell, VBScript, Kixtart, and other automation scripts
- Team Collaboration Tools: Glip, Slack
- CRM Systems: Saleforce, Insightly, Zoho
I'm not a fan of most CRM's - building my own
- G Suite (Google Drive, Google Docs, etc.)
Blog entries & tools to make you smarter & better
I sat across from the controller.. my first meeting with someone who would become a friend and advocate. She placed three proposals in front of me. “I have these proposals.. all for system-wide upgrades. They range in price from $140,000 to $235,000. How do I know which one is right?” I glanced briefly at the proposals […]
Technology SQL Server Microsoft Excel Time Plus Payroll Software The Challenge One of our clients needed a custom 401k report. They were manually creating the report using data in canned/available reports. We wrote a custom script to extract the data, pull it into Excel in the format required, and save the file with […]
Mobility, Productivity, and Creativity The other day I was scripting a podcast episode. I’ve used speech to text with Windows 7 in Microsoft Word and it works pretty well. But most of my scripts are collaborative and my team and I use Google Docs extensively. I’ve tried some of the speech to text plug-ins for Chrome […]
In this short (2:55) video clip, Pulse founder, Matt Moran, answers a question about LinkedIn as a social platform and provides some insight on how to use that network, and others, for true engagement. Also, a little about the “Like my page and I’ll like yours” phenomenon. Using LinkedIn More Effectively Some tips and the clip […]
The Real Problem: Part 1 – Getting Back to Basics So many clients believe that they need to upgrade all kinds of equipment, including every desktop computer, in order to regain the speed they remember enjoying earlier on. All in the name of “Investing in Communications” or “Improving our Business Infrastructure.” The truth is hardware […]
We use Google Calendar and shared documents and folders on Google Drive to help manage our content and that of our clients. But, one of the most interesting and powerful tools we’ve put into place as a Content Calendar, is Smartsheet. We’ve tested many content calendars – basic spreadsheets to collaborative systems. In doing so, we realized […]
The most important facet of project management is NOT tracking tasks. It is the effective delegation of those tasks. Pulse founder, Matthew Moran, provides executive coaching as part of our service offering. A few weeks ago he worked with a select group of 6 executives on team collaboration strategies and tools. Now he is introducing an […]
If you use WordPress and share your content on Facebook, this should interest you. This blog entry will teach you how to ensure the right image, title, and description shows up when your blog or webpage is shared on Facebook. We’ll be covering: Optimal image size How/where to create your image for free How to […]