At WeedWare, we believe there is a better way to manage Cannabis businesses. While many companies are focused on meeting state tracking systems, we spent our time building a next generation ERP management system. In addition to meeting state tracking requirements, we provide the tools you need to build a successful Cannabis empire. We’re excited to show you how choosing WeedWare is the best decision you can make for your business.
WeedWare was founded by Jason Saunders, an executive with extensive experience in the ERP SaaS industry. Prior to serving as CEO of WeedWare, Jason Saunders led Alliance Software Group to explosive and consistent growth of over 40% year over year. Jason attributes this sustained growth to premium quality software and an unwavering commitment to customer support.
WeedWare has partnered with some of the largest brands in the Cannabis industry to find the best practices, business processes, and current software pain points that needed to be solved. By working closely with industry partners during development we were able to build a system that uniquely fit the needs of the Cannabis industry.
Chief Executive Officer
In 2012, when Jason joined the Parent Company, Alliance Software Group, it had a single outdated software program which had evolved from DOS technology. Over the next few years, he modernized the company and its software and developed the platform for the suite of products now including WeedWare. While restructuring the organization and building the core product, he has engaged various clients and successfully implemented several medium to large-scale custom development projects. Jason’s far-sighted approach has been to give each client more than they bargained for while avoiding short-cuts and one-off products, to expand and solidify the platform and add functionality with each new product, thus extending the range of issues and industries for which the company can offer attainable and affordable solutions. Jason has presided over consistent revenue growth that has averaged more than 40% annually compared to a negative growth rate when he joined the team.
Jason’s mission is to lead the development of the company’s short and long-term strategy, creating and implementing the vision and mission, evaluating the work of other executives within the company, maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities and industry developments. His goals are ensuring that the company maintains high social responsibility wherever it does business, monitoring, assessing and minimizing risks to the company and setting clear, measurable and describable strategic goals.
Chief Operating Officer
Brian is an Operations Executive with experience working in various global markets – having most recently worked in China, also spending a number of years in Australia and Singapore. His career focus has been multi-faceted; internal expertise is derived in designing, developing and implementing forward-thinking policies, programs and process to ensure efficacy and boost profits. Externally, dedication lies in bringing success to clients through creative approaches and customer satisfaction excellence.
Responsible for the development, design, operation, and improvement of the systems that create and deliver the company products. Marshaling limited resources to the most productive uses with the aim of creating maximum value for the company, developing and cascading the organization’s strategy/mission statement to the lower-ranking staff, and implementing appropriate rewards/recognition and coaching/corrective practices to align personnel with company goals, planning by prioritizing customer, employee, and organizational requirements. Maintaining and monitoring staffing, levels, Knowledge-Skills-Attributes (KSA), expectations and motivation to fulfill organizational requirements, driving performance measures for the operation (including a consideration of efficiency versus effectiveness), often in the form of dashboards convenient for review of high level key indicators.
Rod brings significant global leadership experience with both Fortune 500 organizations as well as entrepreneurial ventures. He was EVP, Corporate Development for iCrossing, leading 7 successful acquisitions over 6 years prior to and after the sale of iCrossing to the Hearst Corporation in 2010. Well known as a leader in the Phoenix Tech Community, he coaches and mentors CEO’s and their teams in strategy and business planning. Rod holds a Bachelors degree in business from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ and a Masters degree from the Columbia School of Business in NYC. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Entrepreneurship program in the business school at Grand Canyon University, teaching “Intrapreneurship” and Innovation.
Vince loves connecting with people. He has an extended network of friends, colleagues, and associates and he enjoys making introductions and creating relationships that benefit both parties. He has experience working with Fortune 100 companies including Intel and Macy’s; local Arizona businesses, and startup companies. Vince is skilled at identifying needs, finding creative solutions, and getting results for his companies. The cornerstone of his approach with clients is tailoring his services to the company’s current needs in order to ensure the end result is right for his clients. Vince threw the shot put for Arizona State University, was ranked in the top 10 worldwide for the sport, and competed at two Olympic trials.
Vince meets with customers to drive product sales and knowledge, generates new leads by meeting with consumers, and follows up with any clients to make sure that they are satisfied with product. He also works with the marketing department to develop new sales strategies and always looks for new ways to make products attractive to customers.
WeedWare’s Implementation & Integration Methodology is an cohesive, project management based process that can be adapted and applied to any scale of project, large or small. This comprehensive, step-by-step process draws on best practices and proven approaches to problem solving, decision making and organizational performance. This practice ensures that projects are delivered on time, on budget, and with the desired results.
DEFINE: Identify & Analyze
The foundation of any successful project, this phase allows WeedWare and the client to partner in identifying the needs of the project and clarify timing, cost and performance parameters. It highlights specific results and the values that the project should produce, balanced against the appropriate level of available resources. This phase also begins the process of assessing the baseline data of the legacy systems, preliminary readiness checks and preparing for implementation.
DELIVER: Build & Deploy
Following the alignment of goals, performance metrics and data validation, this phase will begin system configuration, continue data validation and hardware set-up. Training for all users (administrators & end-users) will occur during this phase. Testing is done to ensure that configuration and use-cases are accounted for. Upon completion of further validation and UAT, development freeze and deployment will occur.
This phase allows us to ensure that everything is running smoothly. From Go-Live checklists to on-going system monitoring, WeedWare is committed to supporting it’s clients post Go-Live into the next phase of business – full integration and BAU.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT
Throughout each phase, a project manager is responsible for your implementation success. They will ensure that progress is being made according to the agreed upon timeline, any blockers are discussed and either removed or prioritized. They are also accountable for full transparency when it comes to the status of each task and subsequent milestones via dashboard reporting and status update meetings.
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