InQuisient’s Newest Platform Release Now Available: IQ v. 10.1

Reston, VA – June 8, 2017 — IQ v. 10.1, the newest platform release from InQuisient, the premiere provider of advanced data management solutions, is now available for shipping to its customers.

InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform helps government organizations more efficiently manage large IT portfolios and projects. It is the gold standard in the Intelligence Community and is currently in use by the majority of the three-letter agencies. InQuisient manages billions of dollars in business systems for the DoD, as well as for other large enterprise organizations.

The web-based technology is quick to deploy, easy to use, and easy to transition to, while providing the scalability, security, and accountability of a solid enterprise system. It reduces time and budget requirements, saving customers at least 50% in data collection costs alone.

“We’re very excited to bring this improved platform to our current customers, and look forward to working with many other government organizations where data management is critical,” stated Scott Dixon Smith, CEO, InQuisient.

“We’ve worked hard to enhance the best aspects of our platform and expand the value of the solution through specific upgrades that deliver real value to help our customers solve their data management, collection, and collaboration challenges,” said Randy DeWoolfson, Chief Innovation Officer, InQuisient.

About InQuisient

InQuisient’s integrated enterprise data management platform creates order from chaos, enabling the timely, multilateral flow of knowledge across all operational levels. The user-driven, browser-based platform upholds the highest standards of security and integrity. The web-based user interface is accessible 24/7, enabling real-time updates and report generation. Executives have one seamless view of information – from the organization’s vision, through the Enterprise Architecture that enables it, into the IT portfolio stack and the program portfolio that funds the changes – enabling business transformation at the speed of your mission. For more information, please call 888-230-2181 or visit www.inquisient.com.

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Contact:

Sandy Levine

Chief Marketing Officer

888-230-2181

Sandy.levine@inquisient.com

InQuisient Introduces New Tools: IQ Asset Manager and IQ Agile Developer

Gain insight into your IT assets and leverage the power of agile development

Reston, VA – April 27, 2017 — InQuisient, the premiere provider of advanced data management solutions, has introduced its two newest platform tools: IQ Asset Manager and IQ Agile Developer.

InQuisient’s IQ Asset Manager analyzes your IT asset data to detect weaknesses and vulnerabilities, delivering authoritative data to ensure approved/unapproved lists are actionable. Leaders have an immediate holistic view of current IT assets, and can compare what you actually have with what your organization is approved to have.

Designed specifically for government and other large enterprise organizations, this tool addresses the problems created by the fact that the larger the enterprise is, the more IT assets there are to manage. Tracking all of these assets and keeping basic lists up-to-date are enormous, never-ending tasks, prone to human error simply because of the scope. And trying to align asset management with strategic planning is often out of reach because the two systems are so disparate.

IQ Asset Manager moves you away from error-prone human entries to machine-generated authoritative data, linking these two crucial tasks. Working on top of the InQuisient Platform, IQ Asset Manager helps you clearly see information from strategic planning to the operational environment, soup to nuts, truly connecting the dots all the way along the operational process.

InQuisient’s IQ Agile Developer allows you to leverage the power of agile development with the ease and flexibility of the InQuisient Platform.

Many organizations are seeing the need for change at a faster rate and with more consistent results. This balancing act is especially challenging in enterprise organizations. To succeed, enterprises must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. That means improving how they develop software and systems. The more complex, the more important collaboration, innovation, and speed become in ensuring success.

As a development methodology, Agile is a major step in that direction, but Agile was developed for small teams, and by itself, does not scale to the needs of the larger enterprises and the systems they create. IQ Agile Developer solves that problem, applying the power of Agile in a package that allows your team to connect to all of its data, leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) to ensure success.

“We’re very excited to bring these unique tools to the marketplace,” stated Scott Dixon Smith, CEO, InQuisient. “Both of these tools benefit leaders and team members from all levels of the organization, and are valuable solutions that will fill key gaps for many enterprise organizations.”

“IQ Asset Manager helps organizations to ensure best allocation of resources and budget. This clear view into your current IT stack enables an accurate comparison of your planned IT portfolio with your current architecture to identify gaps or overlaps. IQ Agile Developer improves team collaboration and focus, enabling all team members to see current project status, promoting accountability. We’ve worked hard to develop practical solutions to these critical challenges for enterprise organizations, and we believe these tools are the answer,” said Randy DeWoolfson, Chief Innovation Officer, InQuisient.

About InQuisient

InQuisient’s integrated enterprise data management platform creates order from chaos, enabling the timely, multilateral flow of knowledge across all operational levels. The user-driven, browser-based platform upholds the highest standards of security and integrity. The web-based user interface is accessible 24/7, enabling real-time updates and report generation. Executives have one seamless view of information – from the organization’s vision, through the Enterprise Architecture that enables it, into the IT portfolio stack and the program portfolio that funds the changes – enabling business transformation at the speed of your mission. For more information, please call 888-230-2181 or visit www.inquisient.com.

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InQuisient Introduces New Platform Tool: IQ Strategic Planner

Tool helps you align your organization’s Architecture and Spending Portfolio to the resulting objectives and business goals

Reston VA – October 31, 2016 — InQuisient, the premiere provider of advanced data management solutions, is introducing its newest platform tool in beta release this week, for select early adopters and integrators to explore the new technology’s unique capabilities.

InQuisient’s IQ Strategic Planner, designed specifically for enterprise organizations, enables users to link their business vision, goals, strategies, tactics and business rules, then bridges the resulting business specifications to align the EA and IT stack with goals and directives. By tying these disparate sources of information together, your organization can now answer the hard questions with confidence, ensuring the accuracy and value of your strategic plan.

In many organizations, Enterprise Architecture and strategic business goals are totally disconnected. Interactions between services and internal behaviors of services are not described according to strategies, tactics and rules fixed at the business layer. As a consequence, resulting systems suffer from agility issues in aligning service descriptions to changing management decisions.

In order to react swiftly and appropriately to business changes, agile Enterprise Architecture must provide a capability to capture how services realize business motivations, such as vision, goals, objectives, strategies, and mission.

InQuisient’s IQ Strategic Planner solves this problem, by providing a structure for developing, communicating, and managing strategic business plans in an organized manner. Specifically, this web-based platform:

  • Identifies factors that motivate the establishing of business plans;
  • Identifies and defines the elements of business plans; indicates how all these factors and elements inter-relate;
  • Publishes the final result as an easy-to-read document.

Like all of InQuisient’s technology solutions, IQ Strategic Planner is built to work on the InQuisient platform, and is quick to deploy, easy to use, and easy to transition to, while providing the scalability, security, and accountability of a solid enterprise system.

“We’re very excited to bring this unique tool to the marketplace. IQ Strategic Planner is a valuable solution that fills a key gap in strategic planning and communications for many organizations,” stated Scott Dixon Smith, CEO, InQuisient.

“We’ve worked hard to develop a practical solution to this critical challenge, to deliver real value in performance and help our customers enhance their strategic planning process significantly. We believe IQ Strategic Planner is the answer,” said Randy DeWoolfson, Chief Innovation Officer, InQuisient.

About InQuisient

InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform creates order from chaos, enabling the timely, multilateral flow of knowledge across all operational levels. The user-driven browser-based platform upholds the highest standards of security and integrity. With the ability to deploy rapidly for just-in-time results, InQuisient is “Everyman’s data management tool.”  For more information, please call 888-230-2181 or visit www.inquisient.com.

 

 

BDNA and InQuisient Partner to Demonstrate Increased IT Asset Visibility, Enriched Enterprise Architecture, New Cybersecurity Planning Capability

InQuisient Announces Tool to Help Automate the FITARA Process

InQuisient Announces Tool to Help Automate the FITARA Process

FITARA Fast Track Tool Tracks and Analyzes Data, Producing Reports Required Under FITARA Guidelines

 

Reston, VA – February 24, 2016 —InQuisient, a premiere provider of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and IT Portfolio solutions, is proud to announce the release of a new FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act) tool, called FITARA Fast Track, to help government organizations improve their understanding of their business system investments and prove they are meeting their FITARA goals.

Due to FITARA and existing DoD regulations, Federal CIOs are under increased pressure to improve visibility of the acquisition process for information technology. Most organizations have no in-place tracking systems to connect their approved EA with program budgets – paperwork drills cannot keep pace with today’s data-driven enterprises. If budgets do not execute to the approved EA, that leaves CIOs in the dark about compliance with their own EA and mandates such as FITARA.

InQuisient’s new FITARA tool solves this problem with a data-driven approach that connects the EA to enterprise activities and programs, paving the way for organizations to attain good scorecards and establish effective CIO-level enterprise management practices.

Benefits of InQuisient’s FITARA tool include:

  • Establishes a broad-based data and truth-driven tool set that transforms the CIO’s EA into a living, breathing daily management tool, rather than a work of art.
  • Satisfies statutory DoD and OMB guidance for DoD and Civilian organizations regarding required EA processes.
  • As a Portfolio Management Tool, provides for full control and information sharing scaling to billions of dollars of interrelated business systems, tying budget action to the EA itself.
  • Provides a daily dashboard for each user of the system, with each user’s aperture, covering all the data that is relevant in the system.
  • Transforms the entire EA or Portfolio Process into advanced visualization for daily health assessments, enabling real-time decisions.

“With OMB implementing the FITARA mandate, we understand that organizations are on a deadline to meet the requirements for sustainable and lasting improvements,” stated Scott Dixon Smith, CEO, InQuisient. “We are excited to offer this new FITARA tool to help government organizations automate their process and clearly demonstrate that they are meeting their FITARA goals.”

“Our new FITARA tool tracks and analyzes data, creating an authoritative data repository and producing the reports required of organizations under the FITARA guidelines,” said Randy DeWoolfson, Chief Innovation Officer, InQuisient. “Our data-driven capabilities, including advanced access control and a configurable information model, allow us to continue to help our customers meet their requirements, while also reducing costs and improving operations.”

 

Learn more about how this tool helps to automate the FITARA process at InQuisient’s March 9 webinar – register here: http://inquisient.com/fitara-webinar.

Stop by our table at Digital Government Institute’s Enterprise Architecture Conference & Expo on April 14 in the Pavilion Room of the Ronald Reagan Building, where you can hear our federal customer stories and learn more about our new FITARA tool.

 

 

About InQuisient

InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform creates order from chaos, enabling the timely, multilateral flow of knowledge across all operational levels. The user-driven browser-based platform upholds the highest standards of security and integrity. With the ability to deploy rapidly for just-in-time results, InQuisient is “Everyman’s data management tool.” For more information, please call 888-230-2181 or visit www.inquisient.com.

 

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InQuisient’s Newest Platform Release Now Available: IQ v. 10

Platform helps Government Organizations Meet FITARA Requirements

Reston VA – November 5, 2015 — IQ v. 10, the newest platform release from InQuisient, Inc., the premiere provider of advanced data management solutions, is now available for shipping to its customers.

InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform helps government organizations more efficiently manage data calls and large projects, and helps them meet several of the Common Baseline requirements under FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act). Users can respond to unexpected data calls or drill down to any level detail of project management with confidence and accountability. Users can automate several of the processes required to support FITARA. IQ v. 10 will help government organizations with the self-assessment and with other processes required to comply with this mandate. The web-based technology is quick to deploy, easy to use, and easy to transition to, while providing the scalability, security, and accountability of a solid enterprise system. It reduces time and budget requirements, saving customers at least 50% in data collection costs alone.

Built for ease of use and quick deployment, IQ v. 10 leverages the best of the previous version, while providing the following enhancements and upgrades:

  • Suite of Tools makes it easier to access the features you need for your specific challenges: Project Portfolio Management, Data Call Central, Enterprise Architecture Management, and IG Assessment are available in IQ v. 10, and represent the beginning of a growing suite of tools to meet our customers’ needs.
  • Site Manager Application – integrates all administrative functions into one browser based application.
  • New Browser based class creation (data structures) — in addition to the previous Applications.
  • New Browser based privilege settings – in addition to the previous Applications.
  • New web based file editing.
  • Drag and drop image upload.
  • Drag and drop Artifact creation.
  • Expanded emphasis on out of the box CRM: People/Organizations.
  • Now supports Oracle v12.
  • Enhanced diagramming.
  • Addition of Gantt Charts.

“We’re very excited to bring this improved platform to our current customers, and look forward to working with many other government organizations where data management is critical,” stated Scott Dixon Smith, CEO, InQuisient.

“We’ve worked hard to enhance the best aspects of our platform and expand the value of the solution through specific upgrades that deliver real value to help our customers solve their data management, collection, and collaboration challenges,” said Randy DeWoolfson, Chief Innovation Officer, InQuisient. “We see tremendous potential as government organizations move to FITARA. We’ve been providing this kind of support through our technology for several years, so we know we can really help our customers meet this mandate smoothly, enhancing their data collection, collaboration, and reporting in a manner that meets FITARA requirements while also improving operations and reducing costs.”

About InQuisient

InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform creates order from chaos, enabling the timely, multilateral flow of knowledge across all operational levels. The user-driven browser-based platform upholds the highest standards of security and integrity. With the ability to deploy rapidly for just-in-time results, InQuisient is “Everyman’s data management tool.”  For more information, please call 888-230-2181 or visit www.inquisient.com.

InQuisient’s Website Receives Design Award

Firm Captures International Davey Silver Award for Its Digital User-Friendly User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX)

Reston, VA – Oct. 27, 2015 – The winners of The 2015 Davey Awards have been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts today. With nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from companies worldwide. InQuisient’s newly launched web site minted an International Silver Award for Digital design, by delivering an intuitive and responsive User Interface and exceptional User Experience reflective of its focus on creating user-friendly software solutions and tools for every user. The web site was designed in collaboration with Borenstein Group, InQuisient’s digital integrated marketing communications agency partner.

InQuisient, an enterprise data management software and services firm, helps its customers create order from chaos, enabling the timely collection and management of data from disparate sources into one repository with a clear chain of custody. With more than a decade of successful implementations across U.S. Federal Government, DoD and the Intelligence Community, InQuisient is trusted by the nation’s most discerning organizations.

Mr. Scott Dixon Smith, CEO of InQuisient, commented “We wanted to create a web site that matches our philosophy and DNA of creating simpler, easier and highly-intuitive data collection tools for software users so data can be both displayed and collected in the most efficient and visually compelling way. We are honored to receive this third-party validation that our efforts have been successful. “

The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 700+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Code and Theory, Condé Nast, Disney, GE, Keller Crescent, Microsoft, Monster.com, MTV, Push., Publicis, Sesame Workshops, The Marketing Store, Worktank, Yahoo!, and many others. You can visit www.aiva.org for more information.

About InQuisient:
InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform creates order from chaos, enabling the timely, multilateral flow of knowledge across all operational levels. The user-driven browser-based platform upholds the highest standards of security and integrity. With the ability to deploy rapidly for just-in-time results, InQuisient is “Everyman’s data management tool.”  For more information, please call 888-230-2181 or visit www.inquisient.com.

Contact:
Sandy Levine
888-230-2181
sandy@inquisient.com

About The Davey Awards:
The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small agencies, firms and companies worldwide. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing small agencies do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids”, who derive their strength from big ideas rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller agencies as they compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. Please visit www.daveyawards.com for more information. The Davey Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit www.aiva.org for a full member list and more information.

InQuisient Announces Beta of its Newest Platform Release: IQ v. 10

Completely restyled, platform integrates all administrative functions into one browser based application

Reston VA – October 6, 2015 — InQuisient, Inc., the premiere provider of advanced data management solutions, is introducing its newest platform release in beta this week, for select early adopters and integrators to explore the upgraded technology’s new capabilities.

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IQ v. 10 enables users to visually represent the information they collect and manage in easy to digest reports and dashboards to help make better decisions faster, such as this summary screen of hardware assets.

InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform helps government organizations more efficiently manage data calls and large projects, and helps them meet several of the Common Baseline requirements under FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act). Users can respond to unexpected data calls or drill down to any level detail of project management with confidence and accountability. The web-based technology is quick to deploy, easy to use, and easy to transition to, while providing the scalability, security, and accountability of a solid enterprise system.

Built for ease of use and quick deployment, IQ v. 10 leverages the best of the previous version, while providing the following enhancements and upgrades:

  • Suite of Tools makes it easier to access the features you need for your specific challenges: Project Portfolio Management, Data Call Central, Enterprise Architecture Management, and IG Assessment are available in IQ v. 10, and represent the beginning of a growing suite of tools to meet our customers’ needs.
  • Site Manager Application – integrates all administrative functions into one browser based application.
  • New Browser based class creation (data structures) — in addition to the previous Applications.
  • New Browser based privilege settings – in addition to the previous Applications.
  • New web based file editing.
  • Drag and drop image upload.
  • Drag and drop Artifact creation.
  • Expanded emphasis on out of the box CRM: People/Organizations.
  • Now supports Oracle v12.
  • Enhanced diagramming.
  • Addition of Gantt Charts.

“We’re very excited to bring this improved platform to our current customers, and look forward to working with many other government organizations where data management is critical,” stated Scott Dixon Smith, CEO, InQuisient.

“We’ve worked hard to enhance the best aspects of our platform and expand the value of the solution through specific upgrades that deliver real value in performance to help our customers solve their data management, collection, and collaboration challenges,” said Randy DeWoolfson, Chief Innovation Officer, InQuisient.

About InQuisient:
InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform creates order from chaos, enabling the timely, multilateral flow of knowledge across all operational levels. The user-driven browser-based platform upholds the highest standards of security and integrity. With the ability to deploy rapidly for just-in-time results, InQuisient is “Everyman’s data management tool.” For more information, please call 888-230-2181 or visit www.inquisient.com.

InQuisient CEO Named SmartCEO 2015 GovStar Awards Finalist

Scott Dixon Smith named as one of 3 ‘Technical Trailblazers’ in the Small Business Category

Reston VA – September 14, 2015 — Scott Dixon Smith, CEO of InQuisient, Inc., a premier provider of advanced data management solutions, was named a finalist for the 2015 GovStar Awards.

The GovStar Awards, from Washington SmartCEO, celebrate 45 Washington-area government contractors that have demonstrated excellence in the complex and competitive government contracting sector. The 2015 GovStar finalists collectively generate nearly $1.2 billion in annual revenue and employ 6,535 individuals in Greater Washington. This year’s finalists will be profiled in the November/December issue of Washington SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on November 2, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

“The government contracting industry is one of the most complex and competitive business sectors in the world. But day in and day out this year’s finalists come to work with the passion to not only build great businesses but also serve their country, protect U.S. citizens and drive innovation in healthcare, technology and communications,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “They are inspirational, patriotic and driven to succeed. We are honored to recognize them for their achievements.”

“I’m honored to be among the 45 finalists selected by the esteemed panel of judges for this award,” said Scott Dixon Smith, CEO, InQuisient. “It’s exciting to see our advances in enterprise data management technology being recognized, especially at this time when our customer base is growing in the government marketplace.”

InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform helps government organizations more efficiently manage data calls and large projects, and helps them meet several of the Common Baseline requirements under FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reports Act). Users can respond to unexpected data calls or drill down to any level detail of project management with confidence and accountability. The web-based technology is quick to deploy, easy to use, and easy to transition to, while providing the scalability, security, and accountability of a solid enterprise system.

About InQuisient:
InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform creates order from chaos, enabling the timely, multilateral flow of knowledge across all operational levels. The user-driven browser-based platform upholds the highest standards of security and integrity. With the ability to deploy rapidly for just-in-time results, InQuisient is “Everyman’s data management tool.”  For more information, please call 888-230-2181 or visit www.inquisient.com.

Contact:
Sandy Levine
888-230-2181
sandy@inquisient.com

InQuisient Launches New Tools at GEOINT 2015 At Booth #4115 in New Member Showcase

RESTON, Va. – June 23, 2015 – InQuisient, the premiere provider of advanced data management solutions, is introducing two new tools and enhancements to their platform to help government decision makers create order from chaos.

InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform helps government organizations more efficiently manage data calls and large projects. Users can respond to unexpected data calls or drill down to any level detail of project management with confidence and accountability. Quick to deploy and quick to deliver results, the InQuisient platform enables better data-driven decision making at the speed of your mission. This browser-based solution gives end users anytime access to high integrity data, with a clear chain of custody, so they can make informed decisions across all operational levels.

The web-based technology is being embraced by Intelligence, Defense, and Homeland Security customers, because the solution is quick to deploy, easy to use, and easy to transition to, while providing the scalability, security, and accountability of a solid enterprise system. When the ICCIO, or the Director of OMB, or Congress initiates a Data Call, InQuisient ensures the organization can quickly respond with confidence in the accuracy and timeliness of their data.

“In an intelligence or defense situation, decisions constantly need to be made based on ‘today’s truth.’ It’s all about mission success. InQuisient supports that success: the platform helps users rapidly create the system they need to capture the specific data they’re searching for, and automatically gather the data into valuable collaborative reports without the need for a customized IT system. And all with a clear chain of custody and accountability,” said Scott Dixon Smith, CEO of InQuisient. “Consistently, organizations see the value of this solution very quickly.”

With its two new tools, InQuisient has focused on specific challenges where its customers have asked for help. InQuisient’s Project Portfolio Insight Tool is the intelligent ‘big picture’ solution for any large project portfolio management effort. Users can track, review and contribute to the management of numerous projects within a broader portfolio. There is a clear chain of custody and accountability. Using this intuitive application, individual managers can review data and reporting through a single system and interface, instead of trying to compare and collate hundreds of different reports and spreadsheets. With total transparency and enhanced collaboration, leaders are better equipped to manage assets and direct projects. This increases efficiency, reduces unnecessary expenditures, minimizes risk and improves outcomes. Organizations can bypass the need for time-consuming IT development and collect and analyze the data they need at the speed of the mission.

InQuisient’s Data Call Central Tool streamlines the data call process, and lets organizations move away from the days of multiple spreadsheets, SharePoint sites, and Technical Ticketing Systems. It facilitates the efficient collection of information from many parts and people within an organization, rapidly and with a clear chain of custody. The organization can respond to unexpected, time-sensitive data calls rapidly and confidently, with minimal interruption and maximum collaboration. InQuisient’s web-based tool can reduce the organization’s costs of data collection by over 50%.

The InQuisient platform is currently being used in many organizations in the Intelligence Community, within the Department of Defense, and in some Civilian organizations. Please come by Booth #4115 for a demonstration of the platform and its two new tools: Project Portfolio Insight and Data Call Central. Please also join us for the reception Tuesday, June 23, from 4-5 pm at our booth #4115.

About InQuisient:

InQuisient’s enterprise data management platform creates order from chaos, enabling the timely, multilateral flow of knowledge across all operational levels. The user-driven browser-based platform upholds the highest standards of security and integrity. With the ability to deploy rapidly for just-in-time results, InQuisient is “Everyman’s data management tool.”  For more information, please call 888-230-2181 or visit www.inquisient.com.

Media Contact:
Sandy Levine
888-230-2181
sandy@inquisient.com