Job satisfaction comes in many forms. OpTech polled its employees and found that, for us, it comes from making a difference in one's daily tasks or seeing even the smallest changes that each individual puts out for the group as a whole.
Our customer's success stories are a true testament to our work and our own personal job satisfaction. We are committed to solving real business problems every day of the week. We recently had the opportunity to work with a client that needed a solution Here is a real life example:
A United States Subsidiary of a Foreign Corporation had been requested to change their inventory process to comply with IFRS standards. This would require having to calculate the ending inventory using Weighted Average Cost rather than LIFO. The Company had recently moved to SAP but was still relying heavily on legacy systems to capture purchases and sales.
OpTech Bionic System Analytics was called on by the client to identify the historical and current data necessary to calculate Weighted Average Cost. By utilizing agile methods, we were able to quickly prototype the process in order to understand the availability, volume and level of data needed to provide the accuracy required by internal and external auditors. By working with real data, we can highlight the materiality impact of assumptions that will dictate the complexity of the calculation.
OpTech Bionic System Analytics has prototyped a process in Microsoft SQL that the client will be moving to going forward. The automated prototype has also allowed for easy transition into their SAP Hanna instance. During the transition, OpTech Bionic Systems set up the process as an APP in their environment, an Azure Cloud instance and managed it in an analytics as a service model.
By identifying and leveraging data sets from other productionized processes, OpTech Bionic System Analytics could quickly prototype an inventory process with live data and allow the client to efficiently validate the process with external and internal auditors. Further, by prototyping with SQL Server, the steps to productionize and stage the process for final incorporation into SAP Hanna went very smoothly and within budget.
Ronia Kruse, President and CEO of OpTech, is an inspiration to so many women. Ronia is among one of the few female CEOs that has successfully grown her award-winning business over the last 20 years in the world of Tech. For those that know Ronia, she is as down-to-earth as they come, often checking in with her staff and asking them real questions that impact them on a daily basis. She believes in her people and encourages them to stretch and grow.
Ronia was recently interviewed for a local publication about her success and some of the advice she has for aspiring entrepreneurs. Here is what she had to say.
What motivates you?
Ronia: "I have always been motivating to help people, even from an early age. I believe that there are opportunities to help people in every aspect of our lives. At OpTech, I truly believe that our firm is only as good as the people we hire, nurture and help to grow. My staff are the reason we are so successful, and I believe wholeheartedly in helping them grow professionally and in their careers, offering them training, mentorship, and work-life balance. I also believe in helping people within the communities we serve. We focus our energy on helping young children, women, and the homeless, to name a few."
What advice do you have for an aspiring entrepreneur?
"If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, never give up on your dream. When you have a moment of uncertainty, draw on your passion and your resources. Look within. The world needs you. Pause, breathe, but don’t give up. You’ve got this!"
What are some of the biggest challenges and opportunities your company will face in 2018?
"Digital disruption and customer centricity will continue to be buzz words in today’s marketplace as technology adoption flourishes; new delivery models are implemented; and evolving expectations to bring more value to customers becomes the norm. Among all of these changes, OpTech sees great opportunities to remain focused on the customer (always) while adding value to their specific needs, evolving to meet the demands of a constantly changing technological environment."
What are ways your company gives back to the community?
"OpTech’s core culture is to give back to the communities we serve. We focus on education for the less fortunate, feeding and housing the homeless and overall advancing equality and diversity in everything we do. Recently OpTech partnered with Humble Design and sponsored two families coming out of homelessness. Our sponsorship included cleaning and furnishing a home for these families and providing them with items that will make their holiday unforgettable."
Where's your favorite place to eat?
"My mother’s home. My mother is an amazing cook. She has been cooking authentic middle eastern (Jordanian specialties) food since she was a very young girl. Unfortunately, he culinary skills skipped a generation. I am hoping that I can capture her recipes that took her a lifetime to perfect."
To learn more about Ronia, click here.
This year, OpTech will donate our time and money to campaigns that focus on bringing hope to people in need. We will focus on education for the less fortunate, feeding and housing the homeless and overall advancing equality and diversity in everything we do.
In lieu of a corporate holiday party this December, we will start with a cause, that we are so proud to support, called Humble Design. OpTech will sponsor a family coming out of homelessness. Our sponsorship will include cleaning and furnishing a home for this family and providing them with items that will make their holiday unforgettable.
About Humble Design
Humble Design was founded in 2009 and is a non-profit that partners with local area homeless and abuse shelters to identify families that are emerging from shelters and into low-income housing. Many of these families are victims of abuse and have left behind all of their personal items upon escaping and entering an emergency shelter. Most have no beds, books, toys or furniture to call their own. By sponsoring a family, OpTech will turn their empty house into a clean, dignified and welcoming home, allowing them more time, effort and resources to focus on education, home life, employment and building a better future.
Imagine this. You are sitting in your interview, and you feel like you are knocking it out of the park with your answers. The conversation is flowing. You know you are making a genuine connection. Your interviewer is engaged, smiling, nodding his/her head, maybe even laughing from time to time. All of a sudden, the interviewer says "what questions do you have for me?"
Ah yes, it's that moment. We've all been there at least once. Frozen. Maybe even thinking, "oh my goodness, what questions do I have for you?" There may be a moment of panic or unease. You may be moved to ask the dreaded questions about salary, benefits or company perks. (By the way, these are okay to ask, but don't ask them right away. You will come off as being focused on the wrong things.)
The next time you are faced with this situation, remember to first, take a deep breath, maybe even a drink of water, and refer back to these five questions. You are sure to continue the wow factor throughout the interview, until that last handshake, which will hopefully yield a call back within the week.
Top Five Questions to Ask in Any Job Interview
These questions are beneficial for many reasons. Not only does it answer questions for you about the company's management style, it will tell you if you are a good fit. It will also reinforce to the interviewer that you are motivated, passionate and truly interested about the work you are going to be doing for them.
So, good luck, and go get them. You've got this! If you are ready to interview, consider applying for a position today: Its Your Year to Shine.
If you are utilizing our talent acquisition services, you are automatically a member of OpTech’s Agile Solutions Integration Services (OASIS). OASIS is a consortium consisting of powerful partnerships and alliances that offer strategic expertise in various service areas. OASIS was designed as a one-stop service bar for comprehensive business solutions that allow clients to overcome even the most difficult business challenges.
We work symbiotically to offer you a boutique feel that is completely scalable to your needs. Our team provides you with:
Our alliances and partnerships allow us to service your needs from project inception to completion. This includes any or all of the following:
We can assist with:
OASIS provides consistency and rapid acquisition via our local offices. We utilize agile methodology and proven processes so that we can drive innovation and technology leadership via a broad team of capable suppliers. By delivering rapid low-cost deployment and faster time to value, we help clients obtain or maintain a competitive advantage in their industry.
Founded over two decades ago, OpTech is an award-winning global consulting firm specializing in enhancing Fortune 1000 and government clients by providing innovative tailored solutions to several industries including, government, healthcare insurance, information technology, utilities, finance, accounting, engineering and manufacturing industries. As a focused, purpose-built, Women Business Enterprise and client-centric professional services company, we also deliver elite industry talent to our clients.
OpTech's employee referral program is back. Help someone you know optimize their career by referring them to OpTech and receive a bonus of up to $1000!
It’s easy to participate. Simply click below, fill out the form, and you are that much closer to your referral bonus check.
Earning potential is as follows:
The candidate you refer must complete 180 consecutive days of employment with OpTech in order to receive your bonus. A 1099 will be provided for bonus amounts over $600 in any given year.
By: Laura T. Ziegler
Today’s job market is competitive. A successful job hunt can be both time-consuming and at times, even daunting. It is easy to get bogged down in the world of job boards – a vicious cycle of sending endless resumes that yield few results or inquires back. In moments like these, a recruiter may be your best option to finding a permanent position, contract work, or a specialized assignment. Below are the top ten reasons you should consider a recruiter the next time you are in job search mode:
So, what are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose! Recruiters have access to the hidden job market where your perfect position may be waiting and they truly want you to succeed.
OpTech can help you find your dream job. An award winning firm. Forbes ranked OpTech number 56 of 250 nationwide last month for Best Professional Recruiting Firms in 2017.
To see a list of all job opportunities available at OpTech, click on the link below.
By jordan e. Taylor
The formula for success is always different for each person, however the common piece to every equation is mentorship. Behind every successful person is at least one mentor. Whether you decide to climb the corporate ladder or pursue entrepreneurship, having a mentor will enable you to accomplish your goals faster and with fewer stumbles along the way. Here are some of the perks of having a mentor:
1. Direction – This world is full of talented people, however if they don’t have a plan for their career or business, all the talent in the world will not be able to help them succeed long term. Mentors help you map out where you want your career to go and the steps you need to take to get there.
2. Wisdom – The hardest lessons in life are the ones you learn through your own failures, the easiest lessons are the ones you learn from the failures of others. A great success story is a story about failure, that didn’t end there. Mentors have a wealth of knowledge and information from their years of experience and they’re always willing to share. You can learn just as much from a person’s mistakes as you can from their success.
3. Accountability – It’s easy to see the faults in others and sometimes harder to see them in ourselves. Mentors help you see your professional blind spots- patterns, habits and behaviors that we need to correct in order to become our best selves. They hold us to a higher standard and inspire us to rise to meet them.
4. Connections – A key indicator of whether or not someone will be successful is their network. The people that make up your network can determine your net worth. Your network can help you land that next job, gain new business, give you good referrals and so much more. Having a mentor helps you to expand your network and make more meaningful business connections.
5. Investment – Having someone believe in you is one thing, but having someone invest in you makes a world of different. The best mentors invest in you. Their key investment is their time. Mentors listen to you, teach you, provide helpful insights in situations that are unclear and they give you that needed push to get you to stretch yourself.
Mentors are an amazing combination of life coach, therapist, and friend. Having a mentor transforms your career and positively impacts your life. Once you find a good one, make sure you nurture the relationship so that it can continue to grow.
OpTech launched a new workflow/process automation solution this week – Bionic System Analytics.
A division of OpTech, Bionic System Analytics is cloud-based and focuses on improving and automating tax and financial processes. It leverages OpTech’s AWS analytics platform, its Data Scientists and Bionic Techs.
“Bionic System Analytics can also provide firms with a competitive advantage by identifying patterns in their datasets and gaining deeper insights into the compiled information provided in an easy-to-read dashboard,” says Ronia Kruse, President & CEO of OpTech. “I am excited about this partnership because it brings together both data science and business experience, especially in the field of finance.”
“Our analytics platform can be created in the client’s environment or in the Cloud to allow the integration of transaction level data from multiple systems to design and optimize tax or financial systems. The platform is fully scalable and data can be accessed from anywhere at any time.” says Jim Ramsey, Founder of Bionic System Analytics.
OpTech is an award-winning, professional services firm providing information technology, engineering, healthcare and financial & accounting services to Fortune 1000 and government clients. Based in Southeastern Michigan with offices in the United States and India, OpTech connects our clients to top technical, healthcare and financial talent from coast to coast. For our employees, OpTech offers outstanding career opportunities in today’s hottest technologies and supports the most innovative companies.