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Needless to say that 2020 was a rough ride for all of us. Everyone was truly affected by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. We at cBEYONData, aim to remain strong and productive in the face of adversity. Located in Lorton, Virginia, we are a professional services firm that offers top-notch business analytics, data, and visual technologies and implementations.

Recently named and notified that our company was chosen for the Clutch Leaders Awards. Known as the leading B2B review and market resource platform, Clutch annually celebrates the best of the best from the design, development, marketing, and business services sector.

“We are thrilled to be chosen in the Clutch 100 Companies for Sustained Growth.  This confirms our dedication to customer service, determination to find creative solutions, and our history of project success,” said Dyson Richards, CEO.

Take a look at what our clients’ say about our work:

“cBEYONData is making substantial progress on building a platform previously unavailable to us. We’re very happy with the quality of their work thus far and anticipate the tool will be very beneficial in our financial reporting processes in the near future.”

   — Program Manager, Federal Agency

“cBEYONData never upsells a service because they care about the customer’s best interest. They’re upfront about a given approach’s benefits and negatives.”

   — Assistant Director Financial Systems, DOJ Department

Ready to work with a highly dedicated team? Let’s find the best solution for your business or organization. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Please let us know how we can assist you and let’s work together.

We are excited to be featured on the “Carahcast”, Carahsoft’s federal podcast series with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This podcast series comes out weekly and focuses on various solutions, relating to federal customers, that your organization might be interested in.

The podcast features own David Schmidtknecht, Keith Johnson and Theresa Backus Dunn, discussing utilizing CFO Control Tower and AWS to modernize your organization’s financial processes.

Click this link to head to their website and listen to the full podcast!

“I believe the biggest reason for customers moving to the cloud is flexibility. Customers have the ability to provision or decommission resources more easily without large up-front expenditures, this means you can stand up and test a number of different architectures and then tear it down until you find the one that fits your needs.” – Keith Johnson, Co-Founder, cBEYONData

Also, be sure to listen to the other podcasts in the AWS Federal Podcast Series!

We are excited to announce that cBEYONData is going to be virtually attending and sponsoring this year’s Association of Government Accountants Professional Development Training (PDT)! While PDT21 is going to be virtual, AGA is still putting on a great event, with great sessions and speakers including:

  • Josh Linkner Tech Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Erica Dhawan Leading Authority on Collaboration and Innovation, Bestselling Author, Named “Oprah of Management Thinkers”
  • Alex Sheen TEDxTalk Speaker, Author, Internationally-recognized Humanitarian and Founder of the because I said I would movement

PDT21 is going to be the premier training and networking event!

Be sure to head to the PDT21 website to learn more, see the agenda and register to attend.

From the AGA website:

AGA’s Professional Development Training (PDT) brings together a broad audience of more than 2,000 federal, state and local government financial professionals, including federal, state and local government CFOs, inspectors general, accountants, auditors as well as financial professionals from the private sector.  

PDT offers educational sessions over three days of training. Participants can earn up to 21 hours of NASBA-approved continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Participants gain skills and knowledge toward more effective leadership, performance in a cost-constrained environment, solutions to shared challenges, and best practices. Join us to learn from top government financial management professionals and industry experts.

cBEYONData Attending and Sponsoring PDT21 - cBEYONData Blog and Events

cBEYONData was named to the Clutch 100 in a press release from Clutch last week, recognizing the Top B2B Service Providers for Sustained & Fast Growth for 2021. This list is highlighting the 100 fastest-growing companies and the top 100 sustained-growth companies.

We have been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Sustained Growth Companies”. The top 100 sustained-growth companies rank is based on their absolute revenue growth from 2017 to 2020.

cBEYONData is honored to be a part of the Clutch 100 list, along with other great companies, and we are excited to continue growing and seeing success for our clients in 2021 and beyond!

Be sure to read the full press release on their website for more information:

Top B2B Service Providers for Sustained & Fast Growth for 2021

Crystal City, VA — Great Place to Work® has honored cBEYONData as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services™. This is cBEYONData’s second time being named to this prestigious list, this year placing 19th out of the top 50 small and medium companies nationwide. Earning a spot means that cBEYONData is one of the best companies to work for in the country.

The Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 463,000 current employees across the U.S. In that survey, 100% of cBEYONData’s employees said cBEYONData is a great place to work.

“We are so grateful for our dedicated employees who have made us a part of this list for the past two years,” said CEO, Dyson Richards. “Our people make working at cBEYONData a truly awesome experience every day. We celebrate and thank them for all they do to earn this incredible honor.”

The Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

“These companies are proof that strong company culture is not restricted to the physical workplace,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, VP global recognition, Great Place to Work®. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic and remote work, employees at these companies say they feel supported by their leaders, connected to their colleagues, and that managers bring out the best in everyone.”

In 2020, cBEYONData also ranked as a Best Workplace in FORTUNE’s Best Small Workplaces ranking #12.

Great Place to Work Names cBEYONData One of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services

About cBEYONData

cBEYONData is a purpose-built professional services firm that specializes in supporting mission-driven agencies and organizations with the enhancement of business processes, cloud migrations, BI, data management, data analytics, agile project and process management, dashboards, and geo-mapping.

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The federal government has long been looking for ways to improve efficiency and provide better outcomes for the taxpayer. While there is no silver bullet, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) comes very close.

Interestingly, the federal financial management (FM) community is leading the way in adopting RPA to improve the efficiency of back-office operations. It may be because FM processes are often very repetitive which makes RPA a great fit, but they are the driving force behind much of the RPA push in the federal government. Led by Michael Huffman of cBEYONData, the members of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) recognized this phenomenon and decided to study the adoption of RPA within the federal FM community.

The results of our study have been recently published in a paper that is available on the AGA website. We found that while the FM community are early adopters, there is a very exciting path forward and significant automation opportunities still to come. Will it result in massive transformation? Time will tell, but those we interviewed are excited and ready to find out. So are we!

Head to AGA’s website to read more!

Clutch has just announced the Clutch 100, a list of the 100 highest-performing service providers across the globe. These award winners represent the top-performing firms on their site regardless of service line.

We are honored to be named a member of the Clutch 100 for Sustained Growth for 2020! The top 100 sustained-growth companies are ranked based on their absolute revenue growth rate from 2016 to 2019. It is an honor to be listed on Clutch as #78 in the top 100!

“We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the leading Big Data Consultants two years in a row!” – Theresa Backus Dunn, Director of Marketing

Based in the heart of Washington, DC, Clutch is a B2B market research firm. Their team independently interviews the past clients of companies listed on their site. This direct feedback ensures that all of the verified reviews on Clutch add value for the reader.

“The Clutch 100 growth lists represent the top service providers based on revenue growth over the years,” said Clutch Founder Mike Beares. “Their recognition is only possible because of their willingness to participate and their commitment to delivering the best services to their clients.”

We are grateful for every one of our wonderful customers who made this possible by leaving us reviews on Clutch. Here is what they had to say about working with us.

“Their attention to detail and knowledge of the product is very strong. We’re always learning something new from them and they provide a lot of valuable input.” – Financial Systems Officer, Legislative Branch

This award and our perfect 5-star rating were made possible by all of our wonderful clients!

To learn more about us and our previous project, read the reviews left by clients on our Clutch profile. Ready to get started on your next project, contact us.

cBEYONData is announcing that Dyson Richards has joined our leadership team as Chief Executive Officer. Dyson Richards applies three decades of experience and skills building federally focused IT and consulting companies to continue to enhance cBEYONData’s reputation as a leading product development and professional services firm. Dyson works with customers, government leaders, strategic partners and cBEYONData’s practitioners to align corporate offerings with the evolving needs of our current and future clients. Dyson served in the U.S. Navy where he operated nuclear power plants aboard the USS Enterprise. After 8 years of service, he leveraged his Navy roots in the government contracting industry serving in roles of increasing responsibility at Newport News Shipbuilding, Keyfile Corporation, Vredenburg, American Management Systems (AMS), RGS, USfalcon, and Xcelerate Solutions. Dyson holds a M.S. degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a B.S. degree from The New School in New York.

With this announcement, Dave Schmidtknecht is also named the new Chief Solutions Officer. Dave Schmidtknecht has over 30 years of technical and management experience in the Information Technology industry and is responsible for setting long term sales and delivery strategy for cBEYONData’s suite of products and solutions.  In his new role of Chief Solutions Officer, Dave will focus on leading the development, sales, and customer success of the CFO Control Tower and BAS solution lines.   The recent sales success and list of prospects continue to grow at a rapid pace requiring a dedicated executive to support to these solutions.  Dave will focus on providing a strong vision for the CFO CT line of solutions in addition support our CFO CT customers and delivery teams. Dave is a recognized leader in business analytics and federal financial management and has a long track record of managing a number of successful firms.  Prior to founding cBEYONData, Dave worked as a Vice President at Data Management Group, Controller at Collaborex and, Practice Lead at Noblestar.  Dave has his CPA and PMP and holds a M.S. degree in Finance and B.S. degree in Accounting from Strayer University.

We are excited about the future of cBEYONData and will continue to grow and innovate, with the mission of supporting our customers.

We are pleased to announce that cBEYONData will be sponsoring and attending the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) 2020 Technology & Transformation Summit (TTS) on November 18th! Our team will be hosting a “virtual booth”, where we can virtually talk with attendees, answer questions and also outline our services and solutions.

While we are excited to sponsor TTS 2020, we cannot wait to hear from incredible speakers and leaders and learn about the latest in the digital transformation of government, as well as the Innovation Challenge award winner!

From the Technology & Transformation Summit website:

This event will bring more than 1,300 government leaders and industry experts together to discuss how IT innovation, workforce as an enabler, security and cloud are transforming mission delivery.

Digital transformation is now, more than ever, a major focus for federal, state and local governments in performing their missions more efficiently and effectively.

Don’t miss out! Register to attend today and don’t forget to say hello on November 18th!

We are pleased to announce that cBEYONData has been named one of the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ 2020 by Fortune and Great Place to Work. cBEYONData recently became a “Great Place to Work Certified” company, where our employee’s completed a survey to submit, and found cBEYONData to be an excellent workplace. With this certification, cBEYONData was available to be named on the “Best Small and Medium Workplaces” list from Fortune.

cBEYONData was ranked #12 out of 100 companies in the USA, and we are extremely proud of this accomplishment. We are very grateful to Fortune and Great Place to Work for this honor, but also extremely grateful to our employees, who have provided 100% positive feedback about our company culture and workplace environment.

See the full Fortune Best Small & Medium Workplaces 2020 list here and be sure to check out our company profile to learn more about our company review and what our employees are saying about us!