The QuickBooks Solution Provider and QuickBooks ProAdvisor communities have fostered several long lasting and meaningful business relationships, one of the many being with David, Diane, and Shelly ...
It all started with Diane (Baltimore area) & Shelly (Upstate NY) who formed an instant friendship at the very first Intuit conferences held for Retail Solution Providers - they have roomed together at every conference since. David (San Francisco Bay Area) and numerous others around the country started to hang out regularly and formed a posse of resellers that banded together at these events to network and discuss product challenges, sales, marketing, hiring… you name it. It was a knowledgeable and trustworthy group (with an interesting mix of personalities) and most became, and continue to be, members of various Intuit® product advisory councils. In 2012, a group of us started meeting remotely every Tuesday morning via the web to garner even more depth and support. In the end, it was David, Diane and Shelly who formalized the relationship with Above the Ish, LLC (this name has its own backstory, of course).
The idea behind Solution Connection came out of our own need to determine product fit. As trusted advisors and solutions providers, we impart guidance on features and functions of the various products in the QuickBooks® ecosystem and beyond. We have been challenged to find a single resource that goes deep or broad enough to help us help our clients. This led us to employ different approaches to this research: launch and test the products; search the web to see if any others had a similar query; run questions by our network of peers; and so forth. Even if we found a solution, it was not comprehensive. This inspired us to create our own stash of tidbits which helped, but still was not adequate. As a result, the idea of Solution Connection was born. One place to instantly provide feedback on product features across all the products, not just the QuickBooks® Financials but QuickBooks® POS, Payments, Payroll and Field Service Management. Above the Ish won the Intuit Reseller Program Shark Tank contest in 2016 which helped with some initial funding for development of the app.
David Glantz is the principal at Business Cents, a five person, fifteen year-old consulting practice based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Business Cents' focus is on the implementation, business process design, integration, and on-going operations of business systems – accounting, retail/POS, inventory, and everything in, around and between.
In his prior life, David enjoyed a successful 20+ year career as a consultant and professional services executive for accounting and technology software companies. Following the dot-com roller coaster, he decided to leave the creature comforts of the corporate world and carry his passion of helping companies solve business problems to his own platform.
David's first love is his family. He and his wife have raised their four children in the SF Bay Area, and he is now enjoying the next generation as the loving grandfather of two wonderful girls and one adorable boy.
Founder and CEO
Business Information Consultants
Diane Oberlin is the founder and CEO of Business Information Consultants LLC. She has been dedicated to helping businesses successfully manage their accounting and business process needs for over 19 years.
It is Diane’s goal to help businesses get started on the right foot using QuickBooks® software products and connected services. With her hands-on approach, she has helped hundreds of businesses in many different industries. With expert setup and training, she guides businesses to simplify what they are already doing – paying bills, invoicing customers, managing inventory, managing projects, tracking sales tax, managing their retail point of sale needs, dispatching work orders to service technicians in the field, and much more.
Diane truly is a QuickBooks® expert. She has completed several comprehensive QuickBooks training courses and exams in order to become Advanced Certified. She holds the following QuickBooks Certifications:
* Advanced Certified QuickBooks® Pro Advisor: Since 2007
* Certified QuickBooks® Enterprise Solutions ProAdvisor: Since v7
* Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor: Since 2000
* Certified QuickBooks® Point of Sale ProAdvisor: Since v3
* Certified QuickBooks® Online ProAdvisor: Since 2013
Diane has a very close knit family and enjoys spending her spare time with them. She has two adult children. Diane loves being outdoors and staying active - walking, biking, and gardening. She also enjoys live music, traveling and is an avid Ravens and Orioles fan.
Owner & Sr. Consultant
Shelly White is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor and has been working with QuickBooks products and services since the year 2000. She holds all certifications since then in QuickBooks® Pro, Premier, Enterprise, Online, Point of Sale, and Intuit Field Service Management. Shelly is also a member of the Intuit QuickBooks® Solution Provider program.
Shelly earned a MS in Education and a BS in Mathematics from SUNY Cortland and taught Jr and Sr High School students Mathematics for 10 years in the 1990's. She moved on to own and operate a bookkeeping and tax practice for more than a decade. Having worked with financial data coming from a variety of software programs, she quickly learned that QuickBooks was a superior product and chose to build her business upon it.
Today, Bianchi Consultants, focuses entirely on QuickBooks® solutions for business owners. Drawing on her teaching skills, accounting background, and her knowledge of QuickBooks® products and services, Shelly's mission remains to help business owners get a solid handle on the financial end of their business. She has built her reputation on providing prompt, courteous and accurate service throughout the country, with great attention to detail and follow up.
Shelly loves being Nanna to her three grand-kids, cooking her favorite Italian family recipes, traveling the country with her husband Dick in their RV, her yellow lab Lady and her lovable cat Bowsie, and gardening.