News From the Digital Consultants of Dunn Solutions
Dunn Solutions is a digital commerce and business transformation consultancy focused on delivering Velocity to our clients. Velocity is achieved by the combination of both speed and direction. Dunn Solutions helps our clients achieve speed by automating business processes and direction using advanced analytics. With over 30 years of experience in e-commerce, analytics and business/IT alignment, we work with organizations to optimize their unique processes and help them discover the most profitable routes to business success.
Dunn Solutions has been delivering Velocity to organizations since our inception in 1988. We are headquartered in the Chicago area and have offices in Minneapolis and Bangalore, India.
February 10, 2021
Executives from Anderson Center for Autism (ACA) announced today that the organization has gone live with a new website built by Dunn Solutions Group.
The site, which showcases program information, video interviews, admissions and human resources portals, details on events, autism-related resources, and giving/sponsorship options, among other areas of interest, was designed "in the spirit of what we do," said Patrick Paul, CEO and Executive Director at Anderson Center for Autism. "With a clean look and easy-to-navigate layout, we hope that it reflects our commitment to people with autism, who tend to prefer visual storytelling. Although most of our students won't necessarily use the site, we felt it was important to capture the essence of our work through our digital real estate, and I think that we've really achieved that goal. We're very excited to get feedback from the families we serve and the broader communities we reach from all over the United States and the world."
Autism now impacts 1 in 54 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control (2020). The neurological disorder with no known cause or cure presents with sensory processing and communication challenges. Anderson, which first opened its doors in 1924, now provides educational, vocational, residential, and recreational programs for people with autism from all over the country. One of its initiatives, Anderson Center International, even trains professionals who come from dozens of countries from all corners of the globe.
The website was the result of months of remote collaboration during the global pandemic. Anderson's Development and Information Technology teams worked via teleconference calls with Dunn Solutions, a digital commerce and business transformation consultancy located in Chicago, IL. Anderson draws students from the Chicago area, along with participants from throughout the country.
"Dunn Solutions is proud to be part of Anderson Center for Autism's new digital presence," said William Dunn, President of Dunn Solutions. "It was important to create a website that not only was pleasing to look at but also communicated important information about ACA around their programs, capabilities, and partners to truly be a resource to the community they serve."
November 09, 2020
Dunn Solutions, a digital commerce and business transformation consultancy, received the North American Innovation Partner of the Year award at the Liferay Global Partner Summit.
"It is an honor to be able to recognize long-time Liferay Partner, Dunn Solutions Group, with our Innovation award. Dunn understands the importance of DXPs and B2B Commerce in realizing the full benefits of digital transformation. The team's innovative mindset and technical expertise make it a first choice for enterprise clients looking for a custom solution to realize their business and digital goals," said Karen Newnam, Director, Liferay Global Alliances.
Dunn Solutions is being honored for its innovative work with a Fortune 1000 Global Security and Cash Management Company that is using Liferay to support its worldwide digital transformation. The multi-prong engagement leveraged the Liferay DXP solution in three main areas:
- Self-service Customer Portal: The company wanted a portal that allowed its customers to request deposits, order changes and track their cash in near real‑time from online or on its mobile app.
- E-Commerce: To expand its market share to smaller businesses, without the overhead of direct sales engagement, an online ordering process was built on Liferay Commerce which enabled self-service registration, quoting and onboarding.
- International Marketing Web Presence: 30+ subsidiary sites all across the globe were brought on the Liferay DXP platform, translated into their native languages and standardized with the same look and feel to reflect the company's new branding.
The client's digital transformation is improving its customer service, increasing sales and reducing costs; all of which are part of its broader growth strategy and will add to its competitive advantage in the digital cash management industry.
"We have been a Liferay Partner for over 10 years and I am pleased to be recognized for our contribution to our client's digital transformation" said Bill Dunn, President of Dunn Solutions. "Liferay now is more than a portal – it offers our customers a complete digital experience platform for self-service, e-commerce, and content and we look forward to changing the way business is done for our customers."
March 03, 2020
As a Gold Certified SAP Partner and Midmarket Solutions and Services Provider, Dunn Solutions brings its strong experience in SAP Commerce Cloud, SAP Marketing Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud and EIM to the Americas region for United VARs. Dunn Solutions has been a long-standing SAP Partner with decades of e-commerce, marketing automation and analytics experience working with clients both domestically and internationally.
"Dunn Solutions is excited to become part of United VARS", said William Dunn, President of Dunn Solutions Group. "Joining United VARS enables Dunn to partner with the largest unified network of SAP partners worldwide. We can now deliver solutions and services across SAP's entire spectrum including ERP, HR, expense management, and of course – Customer Experience, plus we can now compete globally to deliver these services across the entire globe".
United VARs is the leading alliance of SAP solution providers for the mid-market. Dunn Solutions is joining over 50 United VARs partners across 100 countries accounting for over €2 billion in annual revenue. Criteria to become a United VARs member include: To be one of the top 3 SAP partners in the country, in terms of experience, number of customers served, number of licenses sold, and future potentials. As high recognition from SAP, United VARs members receive the SAP Platinum Partner status.
"Dunn Solutions perfectly fits into United VARs strategy for the USA. They are experts and among the local market leaders for SAP CX and Analytics Cloud and will bring this expertise into United VARs. Besides, Dunn Solutions will have future projects with our existing members for the US, Answerthink, Illumiti and Seidor, as they will also support our COEs in these areas." Detlef Mehlmann, Managing Director United VARs.
October 17, 2019
Dunn Solutions, a digital commerce and business transformation consultancy focused on delivering velocity to its clients, announces that it has successfully completed its Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) Type 2 Attestation Report (commonly referred to as SOC 2 certification). The successfully completed attestation report required a thorough examination of Dunn Solutions' operating computing environment conducted by the independent auditing firm NDNB Assurance LLP.
Dunn Solutions prides itself on providing its clients with the highest levels of data security and this achievement reinforces its dedication to remain on the forefront of security compliance. Dunn Solutions continues to work towards maintaining and strengthening the security standards as set by the SOC 2 Type 2 Report.
"We are pleased to have received this level of certification for our data security processes, it shows the importance we place on client data," says Bill Dunn, President, Dunn Solutions Group
To read the full press release: https://www.prweb.com/releases/dunn_solutions_successfully_achieves_soc_2_type_2_attestation_report/prweb16647542.htm
October 02, 2019
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging recently launched its new website to better serve older people, families and the professionals who work with them by featuring accessible information, simplified navigation and a new resource library.
The new http://www.benrose.org was created with Dunn Solutions Group of Skokie, Illinois.
William Dunn, President of Dunn Solutions, noted, "The Dunn Solutions team was honored to be able to help Benjamin Rose in its mission to support older adults and the professionals that work with them. The new website can be managed directly by the internal Benjamin Rose communications team, giving them a powerful new channel in which to communicate with their community."
February 14, 2019
Chicago, IL, February 7, 2019 – Dunn Solutions, a digital commerce and business transformation consultancy, announces its partnership with BigCommerce. BigCommerce is the leading e-commerce platform for fast-growing and mid-market brands. As part of the BigCommerce Partner Program, Dunn Solutions bolsters the strength and range of its e-commerce solutions that it can offer to its clients.
Dunn Solutions has many years of experience successfully delivering e-commerce solutions for both B2B and B2C companies across a wide range of industries.
"BigCommerce delivers a strong e-commerce solution we can use to deliver value to our mid-market clients. We're very excited to be a BigCommerce partner and look forward to working on many future projects together," says Bill Dunn, President of Dunn Solutions.
Dunn Solutions recently re-platformed one of its' long standing clients to the BigCommerce platform. Although the client had a custom pricing engine, directly tied to its' ERP, the open APIs available in BigCommerce allowed for a seamless integration, in real time. As a B2B retailer this was critical to present the custom pricing to each client.
BigCommerce's large selection of templates and out of the box functionality meant the Dunn team could focus on the value driven aspects of the project without worrying about servers, network or deployment issues.
"There has been an explosion over the last few years of B2B businesses looking to scale online. Few agencies have the knowledge and expertise of the nuances required to grow a B2B business online, and the beauty of working with Dunn is that they're able to bring a B2C lens on user experience to reframe how B2B businesses can digitally transform. We're proud to announce this partnership." - Daniel Fertig, Director of Global Agency Partnerships
BigCommerce is the world's leading cloud ecommerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time and complexity than on premise software. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C e-commerce for more than 60,000 brands, 2,000+ mid-market businesses, 30 Fortune 1000 companies and industry-leading brands, including Assurant, Ben & Jerry's, Paul Mitchell, Skullcandy, Sony and Toyota.
BigCommerce was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in San Francisco and Sydney, Australia.
About Dunn Solutions
Dunn Solutions is a digital commerce and business transformation consultancy focused on delivering Velocity to its clients. Velocity is achieved by the combination of both speed and direction.
Dunn Solutions helps its clients achieve speed by automating business processes and direction using advanced analytics. Dunn Solutions aligns with organizations to optimize their unique processes and help them discover the most profitable routes to business success.
Dunn Solutions has been delivering Velocity to organizations since our inception in 1988. Dunn Solutions is headquartered in the Chicago area and has offices in Minneapolis and Bangalore, India.
For more information: https://dunnsolutions.com; https://partners.bigcommerce.com/directory/partner/126877/dunn-solutions-group
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December 14, 2018
Dunn Solutions was recognized by CIOReview Magazine as one of its "10 Most Promising Predictive Analytics Consulting/Services Company" in 2018. Bill Dunn, President and Jose Hernandez, Director of Business Intelligence were interviewed for an article in CIO Review's December Issue.
To read the interview, please visit:
November 19, 2018
Chicago, IL, November 19, 2018 – Dunn Solutions, a digital commerce and business transformation consultancy focused on delivering velocity to its clients, announces that it has successfully completed its Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) Type 1 Attestation Report (SOC 2 certification). The successfully obtained report required a thorough examination of Dunn Solutions' operating computing environment attestation conducted by the independent audition and accounting firm NDNB Assurance LLP.
Dunn Solutions prides itself on providing its clients with the highest levels of data security and this achievement reinforces its dedication to remain on the forefront of security compliance. Dunn Solutions continues to work towards a SOC 2 Type 2 Report due mid-2019, as part of its ongoing efforts.
"Dunn Solutions' commitment to data security and privacy for its clients remains paramount. We strive to achieve the highest levels of compliance in all aspects of our operations," says Bill Dunn, President, Dunn Solutions Group
During this past September, Dunn Solutions successfully obtained its initial SOC 2 Type 1 Report by participating in a security attestation process to affirm its secure implementation of operational controls.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)'s SOC 2 Attestation Report is considered the gold standard and is recognized as the most widely accepted attest standard for service providers worldwide.
"Based on the completion of these initial SOC reporting efforts and the adoption of an on-going annual monitoring and assessment regimen, Dunn Solutions has shown an appropriate industry commitment to third-party oversight and reporting that will provide its clients with assurance on related data security standards and controls. We look forward to working with Dunn Solutions on a continuing basis to achieve further compliance reporting milestones," as stated by Christopher Nickell, CPA, CITP, CFF, CRISC, of NDNB Assurance, LLP.
NDNB is a Certified Public Accounting firm, specializing in SOC Framework Attestation reports, I.T. audits, and other regulatory compliance assurance needs for organizations in select markets. NDNB's professional personnel have years of experience in their select chosen fields of work, possessing a sound working knowledge, interpretation and solid understanding of all relevant regulatory compliance issues and mandates currently affecting clients. For more information: https://www.socreports.com
Press Release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/11/prweb15925718.htm
October 22, 2013
Dunn Solutions was awarded the Liferay Community Excellence award at the 2013 Liferay North America Symposium in San Francisco. The Liferay Community Excellence Award is awarded to Liferay Services Partners for their achievements in the Liferay open source community, based on employee participation on forums, blogs, bug reporting, idea generation, app publications, translations, documentation enhancements, user group participation, and other community criteria unrelated to revenue or financials.
William Dunn accepts Community Excellence Award from Liferay CEO Bryan Cheung
December 20, 2012
2012 Technology Recap
The past year demonstrated that nothing in IT stays the same. Did you know the first iPad was released in 2010? It seems that the concept of tablets went from idea to "everybody has one" in less than 24 months. Most of our clients have already embraced the tablet for their sales teams or have plans to do so. By extension, smartphones (iPhone and Android cousins) are now positioned to be the most common phone type, eventually ending up the dominant phone platform. The bottom line: mobile and tablets represent the next wave of deploying and using software for our increasingly mobile users.
Dunn Solutions Group has jumped into the mobile space, recently launching its own mobile survey platform (www.audienceopinion.com) as well as engaging with several customers on new projects which will deploy on iOS and Android devices. We look forward to also adding Microsoft Windows 8 platform projects as well. Our Business Intelligence partners, including SAP, have beefed up their offerings to leverage mobile as the point of delivery as well.
The key to the success of enterprise mobile apps is what they connect to. We have been increasingly leveraging the technology of our portal partner, Liferay, to build the back end and content integration for our mobile applications. Liferay is an open source portal technology based on the Java platform and Dunn Solutions became a Liferay partner over three years ago. In the past our clients were thinking primarily of web browsers on desktops for portal projects, but the new reality of mobile has meant that our portals need to function on small and big screens. Liferay's new features include the ability to automatically resize the display and the styling of the page based on the size of the viewing device. It's a neat trick and many of the best web sites take advantage of the ability to always present the correct view to their audience.
On the Business Intelligence front, SAP has been heavily promoting its new in-memory database engine, HANA. After reviewing the technical architecture of the product in-depth, I can tell you that it is a radically different design than today's disk-based database technologies. SAP has designed this from the ground up to work "in-memory". Contrary to popular belief they did not take the Sybase engine and just drop it in-memory. HANA is designed to take advantage of the fact that everything is on the silicon and there is no need to go to disk. The increase in speed and capability is truly a game changer for anyone who will be doing analytics. SAP's goal is to have the HANA engine operate as both an operational database and a data warehouse repository - significantly reducing the need for disk space, additional hardware, or ETL. The vision is pretty radical, but SAP has been successful in selling over 500 customers on HANA - so it is gaining traction.
The new version of SAP's BI Suite (formerly BusinessObjects) is firmly in customers' hands and SAP's Visual Intelligence product is clearly a response to QlikView. I predict a Visual Intelligence plus HANA bundle in the near future, which again would be a game changer.
Finally, you can't read an article today without seeing the term "Big Data". Big Data means different things to different people, but in addition to the big guys in the database world - Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, there are some very interesting smaller players, like MongoDB who we have been reviewing. MongoDB is based on some of the same technology that powers Yahoo and Google. It's designed for very, very, very large sets of data which is distributed across server farms of PC verses running on a single large server; very scalable. The combination of MongoDB and hosting vendors like Amazon (which also provides its own version) means that it is possible for both large enterprises and startups to spin up data stores that are much larger than ever before. Dunn Solutions is going to focus on the next step: mining those data sources to create real value.
Have a happy new year!
The Dunn Solutions Consulting Teams had the pleasure of helping many companies solve their business problems through creative and economic solutions that featured various market leading technologies. See below for a few 2012 highlights.
- Global Retail Displays Manufacturer Utilizes Dunn Solutions Outsourced Development Center (ODC) to Support Growing Demands on Internal IT Team
- Insurance Company Implements E-Commerce Tool to Service the Marketing Needs of National Field Agents
- Dunn Solutions Mentors Internal Team in Completion of Call Center Performance Portal
- Research Institute Combines Three Websites into One User Friendly Member Portal
- Dunn Solutions Delivers Visibility into Production Data from New Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
- Reporting Project Delivers New Visibility into Performance of Retail Locations
- Smart Grid Dashboards Project Delivers New Visibility into Power Consumption Trends and Efficiency of Power Delivery
- Pharmaceutical Company Gains Improved Visibility and New Understanding of their Legal Organization
Exciting New Products
Audience Opinion is an affordable, easy-to-use, web-based tool that helps meeting planners make their events more interactive and engaging using mobile survey technology. Attendees view and answer pre-configured survey questions with a free mobile application they download on their Apple, Windows or Android device. Learn more »
Designed for retail eye care practices, Optical Shop Performance Dashboard is a web-based reporting solution that integrates and consolidates data from your enterprise Electronic Health Records (EHR) & Practice Management solution, and delivers your key performance indicators (KPIs) to your desktop using dynamic visualizations. Learn more »
Legal Dashboard, designed for internal legal organizations that use a matter management system, is a web-based dashboard solution that integrates and consolidates data from your systems, and delivers your key performance indicators (KPIs) to your desktop using dynamic visualizations. Learn more »
In 2012 we introduced Telepresence Training, allowing students to attend a participating class in any of our training locations. Utilizing state-of-the-art video conferencing technology, the class is delivered live by an instructor in a Dunn training facility and students can participate via any Dunn training location.
Please click here for our full training course schedule.
December 05, 2012
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 07, 2012
Audience Opinion, a new mobile app, is now available and enables live participation in events with the use of audience members' personal smartphones. Audience Opinion is an easy-to-use live polling tool that helps meeting and classroom leaders create more interactive and engaging events using mobile survey technology.
Launched by Dunn Solutions Group, Audience Opinion enables participants to view and answer pre-configured survey questions using a free mobile app they download on their Apple, Windows or Android device. Presenters share real-time survey results displayed using a variety of colorful graphs and charts. The application is integrated with social media technology so that participants can choose to share their participation on Twitter and Facebook.
"The business and academic worlds are changing; interactive elements are the new standard for meetings and classrooms," said Bill Dunn, President of Dunn Solutions Group. "Audience Opinion converts passive audience members into active participants, resulting in more engaging and successful presentations. And nearly everyone has a smart phone these days so enabling our technology is easy."
Bill Dunn added, "Event planners and their customers will find the app particularly interesting in the current social media environment. The ability to have an entire audience broadcast their opinions, linked to a Twitter hashtag or Facebook account, creates the opportunity to multiply the impact of an event beyond those attending."
The service is free for up to ten attendees and features a charge per event scale to accommodate up to five hundred attendees. Educational pricing is available for accredited post secondary educational institutions.
January 31, 2012
Dunn Solutions Group has acquired the RZ Solutions business intelligence practice based in Minneapolis, MN. Dunn Solutions Group will also take over operation of the Authorized SAP BusinessObjects training centers in Minneapolis and St. Louis, MO.
"We are very excited about having the RZ Solutions team joining Dunn Solutions Group" said William Dunn, President of Dunn Solutions Group. "They have a great reputation for providing training and services around the SAP BusinessObjects toolset. They will be a great addition to our capabilities in Minneapolis".
The Minneapolis and St. Louis Training Centers join the Dunn Solutions Raleigh, NC training center as Authorized providers of classroom style SAP BusinessObjects training.
January 27, 2011
The SAP Extended Business program allows organizations that regularly recommend, implement, or develop solutions to benefit from a closer relationship with an SAP partner - such as Dunn Solutions Group - and become more closely aligned with SAP.
We welcome Mikan Associates, Innovent Solutions, Pro-Ture and Arias Consulting to the Dunn Solutions SAP EMB Program.
To learn more about the Dunn Solutions Group SAP Extended Business Program, please contact us at 847-673-0900.