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"CTS information on pricing and platforms was very helpful."
– Carol Comforth,  Consultant

"Your website has been a great help to us!"
– Paul Kovacik, Belectric Inc.

"As a CPA with limited expertise in construction, I found Sheldon Needle’s expertise to be essential in allowing our company to make a decision."
– Nige Cowan,  Turner Ferguson

“Thank you again for your opinions and comments.   I have been looking
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– Ron Schreibeis, Rocky Mountain Reclamation
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– Barb Steiner, Wds Construction

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 – Kathleen Cain, HITT Contracting Inc.

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– Ginger Vrancic, CCI Systems, Inc.

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– Richard Slayden, Director Project Controls, Sala & Associates

"I should have started with Sheldon Needle in the first place. it would have saved me a huge amount of research time."
– Matt Mortiz, Eddy Homes, Inc

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– Jennifer Collier, Tresco Companies

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– Phillip Hall, principal, Strader, Hallet & Co, CPAs

"Sheldon gets what contractors need to know to make the right software
– Ken Haddix, CFO Moran Envionmental Recovery

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– Wayne Harrison, Berry Y&V Industrial Contracting

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– Ralph Kemp, Elk Air Conditioning

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Robert Efaw, KERE, Inc.

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– Richard Ingram, Ingram Construction Consulting

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– Ruzwa Cooper, Cooper Oates Air Conditioning

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– Nancy Ebeling, GMAC Rescap

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– Peter Trieb, Design Works Architecture, P.C.

"Your materials were indispensable in narrowing the field from 20 to 3 or 4 contenders."
– Jerry McHugh, Mac Construction

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– Nathan Codding, Computers ABC

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-John Cranfill, Controller Woodall Construction Co.

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-Diane Keithly, Keithly Electric

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– Carmine Coletta, Consultant, Huntington, Copper, Moody and McQuire

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– Bill McBride, President, Sechristhall

"My conversation with sheldon was very helpful in clarifying my software options."
– Patty Mulhert, Accounting Mgr – Urban Networks

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– Rick Morgenstern, Chadwick Construction

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– Charles Steinman, Consultant

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– Doug Knight, D & C Construction Specialties

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– Keith Carey, The Thurman Carey Group

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Ted Kennedy, WH Gross Construction

"The most useful information I have ever seen comparing construction software."
– Lark Glessner, Partner, GMR Construction

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– Robert Harasta, BH Tank Inc.

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– Tony Johnson, Coosals Construction

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Jacob Patton, owner, All State Electrical

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– Marc Carlson, CFO, LandSouth Construction

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– Gary Eads, Consultant

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– Hugh Ayles, PM Engen Contracting

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– Dave O’Dell, Master Construction"

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– Roger Bennett,

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– Jeff Hunt, EHC, Inc.

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– Donovan Watts, Contracts Manager, BC Comfort

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"By far the most informative source I have found on manufacturing software."
– Gia Ells, Comnet Systems

“Awesome information”
Mike Jansen, Automation Engineering LLC

“Thank you for your input. I did not know what I was getting myself into when I volunteered to find a new system for our company. I truly appreciate a company/service like yours.”
– Tim McCauley, The Dayton Forging & Heat Treating Company

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– Bill Sawyer, Sawyer Industrial Plastics

"Speaking with Sheldon has been very helpful to relay our needs in a software solution and finding the right fit for our business. Thank you.”
– Barry Henson, Vacuum Engineering & Materials Co., Inc.

Thanks very much for your call and assistance Sheldon!
Jane M. Johnson, CPA, CMA, B2B CFOR

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– Andrea MacIntosh, Oceanworks Intl.

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Michael Devine, Eckert & Ziegler Isotope Products

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– Curt Oppermann, Karpel Solutions

"CTS content helped me review the whole ERP market, I loved the pricing
– Tadeo Cardenas, RC Furniture

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Dawn Mezzenga, Comet Tool

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– David A. Myers, Dynasty Mold Builders

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– Vicki Werling, Qualtek Manufacturing

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– Tom Narey, Fabrication Technologies Industries

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– Woody Seaton, Evans Technology

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Christy Walsh, Operations Mgr, Hydro-Dyne Engineering

"Thank you Sheldon. "You provide a valuable service and I appreciate your assistance."
– Nathan Betscher, Consultant

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– Melanie Petrosene, ITW Rippey

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– Ryan Brownhill, operations mgr, Sphere One Inc.

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-Greg Stoltz, Hydrofera LLC

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– Joseph Beck, Chemart

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– Tim Logan, USSC Seating

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– Eric Wagner, MSI Manufacturing

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– Cheetah Fischer, RedMed Motor Technologies

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– Ned Denigan, Rieker Inc.

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– Teri Martinez, Financials Systems Mgr, MAG Manufacturing

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– Dan Martin, Continuous Technology Services

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– Donald Hill, Data Mediators

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– Sue Cook, IT Mgr, Fremont Company

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– Gene Harpenau, Jasper Chair Co

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– Michelle Aguiar, JOMA Machine Company

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– Rick Dalgetty, Xradia

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– Chris Bartels, Blindtek Designer Systems

"Exceptional descriptions of ERP products we are considering."
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– Daniel McCabe, Operations Mgr, Design Octaves

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presentation to management on on our software options along with pros and cons."
– Steven Schubert, IT Mgr. Lexicon Technologies,Inc.

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– David O’Neill

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– Pamela Hardin, Controller – LaCroix Optical Co.

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Peter Hunter, Chairman, Hydroid LLC

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– Scott Gravning, IT Mgr, WestMor Industries

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– Thomas Adamowski, SRS, Inc.

"I was bewildered by all thesoftware choices. Then I found CTS. In 15 minutesSheldon Needle pointed me in the right direction witha manageable number of quality solutions suitable formy type of manufacturing."
Donald Douglas of Woodside Electronics

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"A great help in starting our ERP evaluation process."
Lyle Critser, Controller, cinci

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"very valuable information…….. I especially like the demo evaluation template"
-Tony DiConza, I.T. Manager Parvus Manufacturing

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“Your site was the most accurate and informative of any I visited. Thank you!"
– Saul Cruz, Supreme Medical Collections

"This site is the most resourceful one I’ve seen on the internet.The material in the Kit provides extensive detailed content on the packages."
 -Joshua Trevett, Double Eagle Consulting

"I was very impressed with the breadth and depth of the content and insights provided for such a comprehensive mix of medical software solutions provided in the CTS Kit."
– James Hering, , Click Here, Inc

“I finally found a site with useful selection tools. You make it so easy to evaluate software for my clients.”
– William Krauss, Krauss & Associates

"Your Medical Software Selection model is excellent.  As a Director for Gartner, I assisted dozens of clients in selecting software using analytical models.  I highly recommend CTS’s model to anyone making a software selection.  It is one of the best in the industry."
– Rich Legum, MIT Solutions

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– Leroy Weber, Weber Custom Computers

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-Lisa Anne Marshall, Managing Editor, Integrative Medicine Journal

"This is the greatest siteI’ve seen since the invention of software. I reallylove this site!"
– William Ivers, Manager, Bureauof Medical Economics, Santa Clara County Medical Association

"Thisis an extremely well designed and thorough evaluation ofmedical software, a must have for anyone considering a purchase."
– Dr. Voelker of Elmrupdate

"I was able to compare apples to apples because CTS points out each and every aspect of the packages."
– Dr. Agnes Solon, Rheumatologist

"Theinformation is excellent and helped us make the right choicefor our practice. Thanks."
– Tim Fogle, CHE CityDoc Uptown Urgent Care

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– Daniel Heykoop, VP Budway Inc.

“Using CTS information, I accomplished in 1 day what would have taken me weeks on my own”
– Chris Kelly, IT Mgr Lightuptoys Inc.

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– Phil Dannemiller, Pres. Convey, Inc. , Canton, OH

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– Roger Williford, Acct Mgr, Lighthouse R & D Enterprises

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