About

brian_fb_picture_2014Brian Sittley (Brian@PSSIUSA.COM) is founder and President of Productivity Strategies & Solutions, Inc., a Midwest based provider of ERP, software and technology solutions to the small and mid-sized business.  I welcome your comments and feedback.

We improve our clients’ profitability and lean out their processes by improving the alignment between their business goals and their technology.  Then, we actually help them implement the solutions to make that happen.  We specialize in working with manufacturers and distributors as we have with hundreds across the USA over the past 25 years.

Through this firm, and my previous firm, Productivity Managment, Inc. (PMI) we’ve been providing business management solutions since 1987.  [PSSI grew out of the remnants of PMI, after a nearly disastrous effort to transfer ownership of the firm to some ‘trusted’ employees.  A brief synopsis of that story can be found here.]  Prior to that, I cut my teeth in the PC industry in the early 80’s by being an early team member of one of the leading ComputerLand store chains, also in northern Indiana.  (Yes, I’m one of The Elders — they who speak of floppy disks.)

Before that, I spent a decade in the music and book publishing industries, including the book publishing end of Rolling Stone magazine.  This was back in the 70’s, when that was a really cool thing to say.

My love affair with computers began in 1981, and I’ve never looked back.  Then, it was a passion.  Later, it became a very sexy business.  Everybody wanted you as a ‘guest speaker’ for something.  Today, it’s a business pure and simple.  But one filled, I’ve found, with folks who want to use cool tools to help others — in our case, other businesses — to succeed.  That can be a lot of fun, and a healthy intellectual challenge, too.  You could do worse.

As it turns out, I have a lot of other interests, too, and with any luck, they’ll surface along the way.  I started this blog to share insights, opinions and anecdotes.  To teach and to learn.  To share.  Let’s see what happens…

Comments (5)

  • David Harris Reply

    Great to see your blog is up and on the air.

    Computer access was rare and limited to a special bread of people back in the 80’s and 90’s, and now most of the US population works or plays on a computer every day.

    -Dave

    August 21, 2009 at 4:30 pm
  • Carlton Stith Reply

    Keep up the great work.

    February 25, 2010 at 11:44 am
  • Richard Reply

    I was cutting code and implementing my first warehouse system in the early ’80’s. Those were the days!

    Even though we are over 25 years on it is amazing how many companies still use paper based systems. Also how many don’t get the most from technology.

    September 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm
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  • Meghan Gall Reply

    I stumbled upon this site looking for some information about KPI’s from your archive and am sticking around due to your interesting insights and well written entries. Keep up the good work!

    September 18, 2013 at 10:31 am

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