My friends John and Amy Shaver operate Aries Technology Group LLS – a Sage business partner located in Knoxville Tennessee. They’ve become well known as an early leader in providing fixed price consulting services to their client base which include Sage ERP MAS90, MAS200, SageCRM and Sage Abra.
Their philosphy on business service is best summarized by the About Us page on their web site:
Here is a list of About Us information that we feel provides much more valuable information to you about whether we know what we’re doing or not:
We believe that business is not a zero-sum game. Both your company and ours should profit from a relationship between the two of us. It’s our job to prove that profitability.
We believe that all projects should be approached as a collaborative effort between your team and the Aries team.
Every single project, whether it’s implementing a complex manufacturing system or writing a report, should have a fixed price that is presented to you before starting any work.
Every single project should be backed by a 100% money-back guarantee. Why should you take the risk of project failure?
We believe that in the world of technology projects, effectiveness trumps efficiency every time.
We take our work very seriously but we also believe in humor and a relaxed, low stress work environment for both your team and ours.
Yes, of course, everyone on our team has extensive product knowledge. It would be hard not to pick up something about the products while working with them for almost 20 years. However, we prize consulting skills and behaviors (otherwise known as “bed side manner”) above all else.
We believe that the practice of billing for time is unethical because it misaligns the interests of the customer and the consultant.
We strive for authenticity in everything we do, both in business and in personal life.
We work in a ROWE (results-only work environment) and can’t imagine life being any other way.
One of John Shaver’s VeraSage colleagues, Greg Kyte, produced this for us (he plays Bob in the video). Greg is a CPA and a professional stand-up comedian.