What others say about us

Performance Sports Group

“Training was so important – SandPoint sat with us and co-developed reports and tested the system throughout the entire project.”  Performance Sports Group

Performance Sports Group
Viking

“It was great to have a CPA/BPC expert manage our project and upgrade. BPC 10.0 is great – the performance is tremendous and our users are excited about the new tool.  We look forward to building future financial solutions with SandPoint Consulting.”

Viking
Cooper Standard

“The SAP Business Planning and Consolidation solution is a strategic solution for Cooper Standard. It has enabled us to significantly improve our sales planning and forecasting process and timing. We are now able to spend significantly more time analyzing the impact of demand, currency, and commercial changes to our plan, as opposed to simply creating the plan.”

Cooper Standard
Amcor

“I have used SandPoint Consulting at two companies now.  I chose SandPoint most recently for AMCOR because they have the best BPC knowledge of anyone I know.  And once again, they fulfilled my requirements and met my budget with quality work that was on time.

Planning and design is a good experience with SandPoint – they listened to my needs, consulted on the best solution and outlined what’s needed.  Then SandPoint became part of my team and literally worked 5 days a week in a cubicle just outside my office, surrounded by my staff.  If there were questions, voila! they were right there; I appreciated the open communication policy.

SandPoint’s support is impressive and another key reason I work with them.  I have my consultants’ cell phone numbers and if I have an issue, such as a changed business process, they jump right on it.  They provide assistance whenever help is needed and I appreciate how they bend over backwards to help me.”

Amcor
Entertainment

“We chose SandPoint Consulting to partner with us to help select and implement the best available solution. The professionals at SandPoint were an invaluable resource to us through our software selection process and helped us successfully implement our new system on a very aggressive time frame and within budget.”

Entertainment
Bendix

“Choosing SandPoint was the best thing for our BPC investment and project – they got us back on track where our original partner failed to do so.”

Bendix
Red Wing Shoes

“We have been a SAP BPC user since 2009.  We had an express need to drill down on information instead of generating time-consuming new reports. SandPoint Consulting helped us drive optimal organization performance and increase agility through SAP BPC.  We continue to enjoy the benefits of the application they helped us design.

SandPoint was a good choice for Red Wing Shoes.  Their firm is big enough to have the depth of personnel to provide excellent ongoing service and support but not so big that we’d get lost in the shuffle.  The continuity of their people continues to be important to us.  We’ve been working with the same consultant for the past several years whenever we wanted to add new applications.  Because our consultant knows our processes and system so well, he continues to quickly understand and get us answers to any questions.  SandPoint has been great at solving problems.

During our search for a BPC implementation partner we determined that SandPoint was the best fit for our needs.  They passed reference checks with flying colors.  And we like the people.  I liked how open SandPoint was about the system and how they freely shared knowledge before we made our selection.  They were upfront and straight forward.  And, as expected, SandPoint was easy to work with; we got along really well with them.

Once we engaged SandPoint, I was appreciative of how quickly they understood our needs, accurately translated those into a solid design, and led us through the process.

While our implementation schedule was aggressive, SandPoint delivered the full scope of the project with quality, on time and within budget.  To meet our schedule, we divided the project into parts where SandPoint developed complex reports and trained us so that we could concurrently develop other reports.  We worked side-by-side and they were there to help us whenever we had questions.  The sharing and collaboration was great.  Our goal was knowledge transfer.  Because of their training and expertise we are able to maintain the system ourselves, develop additional custom reporting, run allocations and modify as needed.

I confidently recommend SandPoint for BPC consulting work.”

Red Wing Shoes
Otter Tail Corporation

“Over my career I’ve had a lot of experience working with different consulting groups including Accenture, but now I choose to work with SandPoint Consulting because they provide a personalized approach.

SandPoint is simply a smarter choice when compared to the gigantic firms.  I don’t like how big firms have sent me recent college graduates without much field experience to learn on my engagement at full cost, as if they’re reading a script from a text book, instead of interpreting true business needs.  Conversely, I appreciate SandPoint’s consulting approach where they bring me in the loop on the solution.  They offered me several options to achieve the end result with the pros and cons of each and offered an opinion on the best way to proceed.  SandPoint made sure the solution would match my resources.

I also don’t like the model huge firms employ where they throw lots of bodies at you at exorbitant rates.  During my search for a new consultant, when I finally found SandPoint, the one big firm I was also considering said my project required a project manager, a project lead, two junior consultants and some offshore work in either India or China.  It seemed like gross overkill.  I also was also less than impressed when they politely denied my request to review the team’s resumes because it’s “not their practice”.  After a little digging, I found that one of the two junior consultants was new and I’d be essentially paying to train him on my job.  Regarding this same project, I chose to go with SandPoint after talking with their previous customers.  With SandPoint’s one, solid consultant I was able to successfully achieve the same project scope within a tight deadline.  The project came in on time and within budget; and I was very happy with the quality.

Another reason I choose SandPoint is the people.  I like that they’re easy to talk to and work with.  They’re engaged through the whole process so that’s important.

SandPoint knows what they’re talking about both with accounting and the BPC tool.  When I joined Otter Tail, there was a different BPC consultant working here.  They didn’t understand my user group very well and they were building something too complex to effectively use.  I replaced them with SandPoint who came in, tore down the previous work and rebuilt a user-friendly solution that I was happy with.

SandPoint’s training is very good.  They developed custom training manuals for each of my three user levels made up of base-level users, power users, and administrators.  I also find SandPoint’s training webinars helpful.

SandPoint is my first stop when I need help.  While I maintain a support contract with SAP, I go to SandPoint first because they understand how my system was designed and return answers faster.

I have used SandPoint both at AAA-Michigan and now at Otter Tail Corporation.  With my reputation on the line, I don’t say it lightly that I highly recommend SandPoint Consulting.”

Otter Tail Corporation