Bob Palmer - President - Data Guidance Group

Bob Palmer, DGG's President, a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Global Management Accountant, and Certified Information Technology Professional, founded Data Guidance Group in 1989. As an accountant, Mr. Palmer brings an understanding of the need for detailed, accurate information, and a hard-nosed focus on the bottom line benefits of automation. Experience in Public Accounting, owning and operating a business, extensive Computer Science expertise, and years of programming give him unique insight. Combine experience with the ability to translate expertise from computer babble into business insight, and you understand the contribution he can make to your business.

Education
Publications
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Quoted in
"Outgrowing QuickBooks (or Maybe Not)" Forbes.com, February 22, 2010. http://www.forbes.com/2010/02/22/accounting-software-smb-technology-business-intelligence-quickbooks.html
Continuing Education Taught
Selected as an Accounting Computer Users Technical Exchange (ACUTE) seminar leader. Presented seminars on (a) Networking technologies and (b) Software for Real Estate management.
 Association for Production and Inventory Control Systems, Knowing What To Schedule: Getting Accurate Numbers from Sales, May 2008.
 Joint CPE Session: Tennessee Society of CPAs and Institute of Management Accountants, Memphis Chapter. New Technology for Getting Information Out of Your Business Systems, November 2008.
 Institute of Management Accountants, Is Your Business On Track?, May 2009.
 TN Society of CPAs, Manufacturing Conference. Using Your Software to Manage With the Right Information. October, 2009.
TN Society of CPAs, Accounting & Auditing Conference. SAS 99: How Accounting Software Security Can Eat Your Lunch. November 2009.
TN Society of CPAs, Memphis Chapter CPE. Accounting Software Security: Preventing Opportunities for Fraud. February 2010.
TN Society of CPAs. Business and Industry Conference. Technology Update. May 2010
Growth Strategies Group. Crescent Club of Memphis. 7 Tech Stepping Stones to Grow Your Business. August 2010.
TN Society of CPAs. Nashville Chapter Meeting. Technology for Profitability. 3 hr. September 2010.
Joint CPE Meeting TSCPA / IMA. Fogelman College of Business and Economics. The IT Effectiveness CHASM. 1 hr. November 2010.
Seven Things You Can Do With Your Software to Increase Sales. TalkShoppe. BBB. Memphis, TN. The video is here.
Association of Otolaryngology Administrators (AOA). Annual conference keynote: Are You Missing the Social Media Revolution?
Association of Otolaryngology Administrators (AOA). Annual conference concurrent session: How to make all your technology profitable.
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Memphis Chapter. CPE presentation: Are you Missing the Social Media Revolution?
Areas of Expertise
Other Server Products: Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010; Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008; SharePoint Server 2007, 2010; Pervasive.SQL, mySQL
Memberships & Affiliations
Institute of Management Accountants. Mid-South / Memphis Area Chapter: Interim President, 2011-2012.