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Is Sales Per Man Hour Passe?

Posted on November 11, 2014

A recent Progressive Grocer article, by Paul DelFino of Opportunity Inc., goes into great detail regarding a subject near and dear to our hearts.




DROSTE Software is pleased to announce that Ball's Food Stores based in Kansas City, KS has signed on to deploy DROSTE Workforce Optimization throughout their 28-store...




James Beard Award-winner and Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Barbara Lynch regarded as one of Boston's - and the country's - leading chefs and restaurateurs launches ...




As I travel throughout the U.S. it seems that no one in the airport is without a mobile device. Whether they're 8 or 80, they are all using mobile devices of some sort!...




I'm a big believer in finding tools that make life easier. Especially in business, where a majority of my day is spent making calls, communicating with clients and managing staff, anything I can use that makes my business...



5 Reasons You Don't Want SOPA to Pass

Posted on February 1, 2012

SOPA and PIPA are the latest acronyms to flood the interwebs, many of the articles promising death and destruction should either of these bills pass in the Congress. I whole-heartedly agree they are not good for America...




Is your business ready for the mobile revolution? At DROSTE, we are releasing our first client-branded Mobile App, DROSTE iOrder and we know this is the wave of the future. As smartphones get smarter (hello, Siri), businesses must advance...




It's not easy to book time against something that doesn't, in the short term, return dividends. However, it is imperative for you and your team to spend time thinking creatively about what's next on the horizon...



What's over the horizon - Discovery

Posted on November 05, 2011

A few weeks ago, I talked a bit about virtualization and the proliferation of virtual servers in today's business. As I mentioned at the time, virtual servers have become a great resource...



Clear Skies Ahead for the Cloud

Posted on September 30, 2011

Our world would be very different if Columbus and his intrepid team had maintained the theory that the world was flat and never tried sailing beyond the horizon. But because of their courage and determination...



Reducing the ‘Un'-Reducable Cost

Posted on September 15, 2011

The latest financial news from Wall Street hasn't been very encouraging. S&P's downgrading of America's credit rating sent the stocks into a swan dive that seems to have stabilized, but given the current state of our economy, and Washington's attempt to balance our nation's budget...



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The Benefits of “Almost" Being There

Posted on August 16, 2011

Cloud is the latest buzzword in the world of Information Technology, Computing and Data Warehousing. While companies as varied as IBM and Amazon have their own versions of the Cloud (and their own definitions), it appears to be a concept...




A few weeks ago, Apple released its earnings statement for Q3 2011, and revealed its best quarter in the company's 30+ years history. Additionally, Apple has sold more than 25 million iPads since the device's debut a little over fifteen months ago...




Considering it's summer and that's normally a slow season for many businesses, there has been a ton of news in the past few weeks regarding the grocery industry. Perhaps the most shocking prediction is a report from Nielsen...



Summer is here, bring on the sun!

Posted on June 7, 2011

Despite its unerring consistency, every year when summer arrives, I'm always caught a little off guard. And this year, with our temperatures here in the Northeast jumping from cold to 90 in the span of a day, it seemed an even more surprising turn...




Personally, I believe great customer service has to do with commitment; a commitment to not only customers, but to our products and our mission, and a commitment to resolving problems and issues efficiently...



Is your business ready for an App?

Posted on March 22, 2011

A few weeks ago, Kathy and I attended the Bozzuto's Independent Retailer Conference with two of our employees, Megan and Jeff, to discuss iOrder, our iPhone app. At the invitation of Bozzuto's, we had a...



Where did February go?

Posted on March 4, 2011

Wow, what a busy month. I can't believe we've made it to March. I was fortunate to do some traveling in February, visiting with existing clients and also some new ones in the Pacific Northwest and California. I spent a little over a week on the “right" coast and even had time...




We just wanted to give a public shout-out to our client, Nugget Markets, for again being named one of the Top 100 Companies to Work For by Forbes Magazine. As many of you know, this is a prestigious list, and even more impressive is that Nugget falls at



Are you a smarty pants?

Posted on January 13, 2011

We are releasing our first in a series of iPhone Apps! Honestly, I cannot remember when I had this much fun waking up and coming into work each day. Smartphones have become a ubiquitous part of our culture, making a lot of things far...



Happy holidays from DROSTE

Posted on December 21, 2010

I have been flying all over the country lately and one nice thing about that, besides the frequent flyer miles, is that I get to read more than usual. I love books that make me think and ones that I can apply to making my company stronger and more competitive.



My, how technology has grown!

Posted on November 19, 2010

As I stood in the security line at the airport during my last business trip, I saw something that caught my attention. Considering how often I fly, this is no mean feat. A guy next to me handed the security guard his phone...



Is your iceberg melting?

Posted on October 28, 2010

I have been flying all over the country lately and one nice thing about that, besides the frequent flyer miles, is that I get to read more than usual. I love books that make me think and ones that I can apply to making my company stronger and more competitive.



A difference of one degree

Posted on October 4, 2010



Meet our newest team member

Posted on September 28, 2010

DROSTE Consultants, Inc. is proud to announce the recent hiring of Michael Patno, a Software Implementation and Training Specialist, who joins Droste with over 10 years experience at Kronos and 11 years of experience at Market Basket, where he was a Front End Manager for five years.




“There's an app for that™" has become as common a catchphrase as “You deserve a break today." Apple's iPhone is now a part of our vernacular, making smartphone integration an important piece of any company's puzzle. Fortunately, Droste is ready.




Whatever you call it, Estimate, Quote, Bid, or Proposal, it is important to deliver professional estimates to your prospective clients in a timely manner. The longer it takes to get a proposal into your customers' hands the higher the chance they have already accepted a competitor's bid.




This year's FMI Show finished up last month. I must say that, in general, it was quieter than it has been in the past. However, there was considerable excitement around our booth as we introduced our new iPhone app.



Welcome to our new site!

Posted on March 11, 2010

Welcome to the improved and updated DROSTE Consultants website. We are excited to introduce and inform customers and potential customers about what we do, how we do it and why we do it so well. We have spent a lot of time (years, in fact) creating products that fit...