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Strategic, business and action planning

Acquent specializes in guiding multi-member organizations through the process of developing a strategy for achieving their goals, then developing the business processes and action plans to carry out the strategy. In the past 10 years Acquent has provided this kind of consulting service for multi-member organizations from the electronics, aerospace, shipbuilding, auto, healthcare, and metals industries. Acquent uses consulting processes such as visioning, gap analysis, scenario building, constraints mapping, and barrier analyses to help the organizations rationalize their goals with their strengths, weaknesses, and constraints, in order to develop their business processes and action plans.

Systems alignment

Acquent has led a number of projects whose goal was improved systems alignment aligning information, design, manufacturing, supply chain, and even learning systems, to changed requirements of the business processes of organizations and groups of organizations. This required collaboration with some of the universities in the development of computer presented lectures, student exercises, and the delivery and “selling” of the concepts to the faculty.

Cycle time

Acquent has led a number of projects, for customers, whose goal was improvement in the time required to execute certain business processes. These include:  

  • for electronic and mechanical products: product design, design documentation, design change, product manufacture, product test, patient diagnosis and test processes
  • for composite products: product design, design documentation, product manufacture, product test
  • for healthcare patient information: patient record transfer, retrieval, and security
  • for metal casting: product and process design, product manufacture, and quality checks
  • shipbuilding: ship design, construction, supply chain support, and repair
  • for emergency response: emergency communication and evaluation, emergency response, emergency planning.

Acquent uses modeling, benchmarking, best practices, and value-added analysis tools to support their cycle time reduction consulting for customers.

Performance measures and indicators

Acquent has assisted organizations and groups of organizations to develop, and use, performance measures and indicators to assist them in improving their processes. Acquent uses benchmarking, balanced scorecard, activity-based management, and value analysis tools, in addition to more traditional quantitative measures such as process costs, ratios, quality measures, and time costs.

Process and productivity improvement

Acquent are engaged in assisting organizations, and groups of organizations, to improve their processes and productivity. Acquent supplements the use of information technology with other technologies, process improvement, organizational improvement, and collaboration techniques.

Organizational assessments and Program audits and evaluations

Acquent s employs processes for auditing and evaluating the information protection performance of the information systems used by organizations. These processes are currently being used to assist healthcare organizations evaluate and improve their patient record maintenance and security.

Acquent has developed similar processes for evaluating the preparedness of communities to manage weather, industrial, and transportation related emergencies.

Acquent has developed a unique new way for companies to manage and collaborate in the development of their product design data.

EDI Integration

Acquent Consulting Group offers a complete range of services to support your company’s EDI integration needs. We offer implementation services and training for all mainstream eBusiness integration tools, including: EDI/HQGentran ServerGentran Integration Suite (GIS)GXSInovis/HarbingerSeeburger, Axway, and Mercator. Acquent Consulting Group has expertise across many industry verticals including life sciences, consumer products, food & beverage and automotive/manufacturing. Our expert consultants can assist you through all phases of the implementation cycle including needs assessment, project planning, package installation and configuration, mapping, training and on-going support.Our EDI/B2B Integration Services include:

  • EDI Implementation Services
  • EDI Consulting & Staffing

EDI Implementation

Acquent Consulting Group provides a full complement of implementation and support services for all mainstream eBusiness integration solutions including EDI/HQGentran Server, Gentran Integration Suite (GIS), GXS, Inovis/Harbinger, Seeburger, AxwayandMercator. Our implementation services cover the entire spectrum of solution delivery including software installation, implementation, user training and support. Implementation services can be delivered remotely, on-site, or a combination of both.

Our implementation services include:

  • Complete software installation and configuration (all platforms)
  • Qualified and experienced consultants on all mainstream EDI packages, including: EDI/HQ, Inovis/Harbinger Trusted Link Enterprise (TLE) and Trusted Link for Windows (TLW), GXS Application Integrator, Tie Commerce, Sterling Commerce Gentran Server, Gentran Integration Suite (GIS), Seeburger, Axway, and Mercator
  • Application systems integration (SAP, JD Edwards, others)
  • Map development
  • Trading partner implementation
  • Training

EDI Consulting and Staffing

Acquent Consulting Group provides a broad range of services to support your EDI integration needs.

Assessment and Planning

Acquent Consulting Group provides a broad array of strategic services to help organizations align critical business objectives with the right technologies and processes. Our consultants possess expertise in a broad range of industry verticals including manufacturing, retail, consumer products, life sciences, and financial. We also maintain business alliances with key industry technology partners and consultants to provide an additional level of expertise in specific industry niche segments when needed.

Our assessment & planning services include:

  • EDI critical needs assessment
  • Solution research and selection
  • EDI implementation and planning
  • Executive education and workshops
  • HIPAA workshops

Strategic, business and action planning

Acquent specializes in guiding multi-member organizations through the process of developing a strategy for achieving their goals, then developing the business processes and action plans to carry out the strategy. In the past 10 years Acquent has provided this kind of consulting service for multi-member organizations from the electronics, aerospace, shipbuilding, auto, healthcare, and metals industries. Acquent uses consulting processes such as visioning, gap analysis, scenario building, constraints mapping, and barrier analyses to help the organizations rationalize their goals with their strengths, weaknesses, and constraints, in order to develop their business processes and action plans.

Strategic, business and action planning

Acquent specializes in guiding multi-member organizations through the process of developing a strategy for achieving their goals, then developing the business processes and action plans to carry out the strategy. In the past 10 years Acquent has provided this kind of consulting service for multi-member organizations from the electronics, aerospace, shipbuilding, auto, healthcare, and metals industries. Acquent uses consulting processes such as visioning, gap analysis, scenario building, constraints mapping, and barrier analyses to help the organizations rationalize their goals with their strengths, weaknesses, and constraints, in order to develop their business processes and action plans.

Project Management


Acquent Consulting Group has extensive experience in medium to large-scale project management and execution. We have developed a strong track record of successful project engagements in a number of industry verticals. From multi-site, enterprise system rollout to specific EDI integration solution deployments, Acquent Consulting Group has the experience and skills need to ensure that your project is delivered on time, on budget and meets key business requirements.

Acquent Consulting Group’s project management expertise includes the following:

  • Requirements definition and analysis
  • Project plan creation
  • Project budget creation, monitoring and reporting
  • Project team development and management
  • Project execution
  • Management & executive reporting