In 2015 Paul Kramme started Kramme Consulting to provide independent Consultation Services to sign-industry businesses. The services apply to sign-industry businesses independent of the software used. Two related but independent Consultation Services are offered: (1) Financial Analysis, and (2) Pricing Evaluation. The objective of both services is to improve the profitability of a clients business.
A Financial Analysis consultation is INDEPENDENT of the Point of Sale software platform. The process consists of an in-depth analysis of General Ledger Profit and Loss data over a selected time-period, and deliverables that provide an analysis summary as well as recommendations of areas where improvement is warranted.
The Pricing Evaluation consultation is currently available ONLY to users of Cyrious Control Software. The process consists of an in-depth analysis of part data and estimated part usage data over a selected time-period, and deliverables that produce updates to part data that are needed to achieve client selected gross margin targets as well as an implementation strategy.
Based on educational background, experience, and client questions it became clear that a need existed for analysis tools to evaluate a business’s profitability and / or competitiveness of product pricing. The concept for the Financial Analysis tool began in 2009 and concluded 2011. The Pricing Evaluation tool began in 2016 and enhancements continue to be made.
I am a 1963 graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA in Mathematics. With over 54-years in the workplace I have used my analytical skills, background, and experiences in multiple businesses and industries including 10 years in the sign business.
I sold my sign business in 2003 and joined Cyrious Software on a part-time basis in 2004. Since then I have worked with hundreds of sign industry clients helping them implement products, assisting them with pricing strategies, and providing guidance in the use of general ledger programs.