The Who & The What
About me, my approach, and the services I provide.
Concept Driven, Process Savvy
My name is Matthew Moran. I'm a Los Angeles based software developer and technology consultant. While I love Los Angeles, I serve clients in Arizona, New York, Florida, Ohio, The United Kingdom, France, & Australia.
I authored an approach to technology solution titled, Concept Over Process (COP). COP places the emphasis where it should be: on the client's business, NOT on the technology used. It is included in my book, Building Your IT Career (published by Pearson), which is used in colleges around the world to teach business-centric IT. If you'd like a copy of that chapter, just ask and I'll send it to you.
I help organizations by automating business processes, document assembly, and financial reporting. I also provide coaching and training to help your team become better - helping business and data analysts better use the tools at their disposal.
Interested? Contact me.
Photo Credit: E. Lopez
Some of the tools & technologies I use:
- Microsoft Visual Studio
- Microsoft SQL Server (all flavors)
- Microsoft Access
- VBA (Excel & Word Automation)
- Windows Server: Active Directory
- Powershell, VBScript, Kixtart, and other automation scripts
- Team Collaboration Tools: Glip, Slack
- CRM Systems: Saleforce, Insightly, Zoho
I'm not a fan of most CRM's - building my own
- G Suite (Google Drive, Google Docs, etc.)
Blog entries & tools to make you smarter & better
Let’s start with the, “Why do you care?” question. Short answer: You don’t! You’re a business owner or manager, not a computer tech/system engineer. But… you might care, if you knew a little bit about it. And by that I mean, knowing what it is and more importantly, how it benefits the business using it. […]
We recently virtualized a client’s server environment. We’ll write more about virtualization, general concepts, at a later date. As part of that, we had to migrate 3 SQL Server instances to a new server. This was made significantly simpler with a Powershell Script. DBATools – Powershell Scripts to Migrate SQL Instances Download and install the […]
A friend and business coach, Bill Hart, asked the following question on Facebook: “Q: how do you manage your calendar, tasks and projects?“ In the future I’ll write a bit more about how your responses to online questions or emails you send can be turned into content for your social media. This is one of […]
Summary: I provide a summary of some things you SHOULD do to improve your digital security. I then explain each in a little detail. Then, I admit that most people will ignore the advice. But.. here you go. We want security but not really Most people freak out about things like Facebook privacy settings and […]
Technologies Sage 50 Accounting 2017 & 2018 Windows 2016 Hyper-V Windows 2016 Remote Desktop Server (Terminal Server) Dell Poweredge T330 Server Sage 50 Performance Sage has performance issues going back to its Peachtree roots. It is inefficient on a network and has poor utilities for purging and compressing data. My client was at their wits […]
As I indicated in my Quicbbooks Part 1 of never post, I would post some Microsoft Access and other Quickbooks source code and blog entries, rather than do a more detailed step by step explanation. I hope this is helpful. Quick Explanation You can parse Quickbooks response using a ICustomerRetList – and I may post that […]
Summary An explanation of how to retrieve/scrape website data using MSXML and HTMLDocument but not using the InternetExplorer Application Object. The problem with the InternetExplorer.Application object I have a few blog entries demonstrating how to get web site data using InternetExplorer and the HTMLDocument object. However, there are a few problems with this: Microsoft is […]
Someone reading my part 1 of ??? tutorial on Quickbooks – sorry.. read the notes. 😉 – was struggling to find how to add checks. I wrote them this morning about what to look for in the On Screen Reference OSR for the Quickbooks SDK. iCheckAdd Under the Onscreen Reference, there is a iCheckAdd message. […]
Sites & Technologies
I use these tools and find them helpful.
Similar to slack or hipchat but I like the interface better.
... more coming soon...
Oh.. I'm an Android, not an iPhone. Ask me why if you wish.