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Meet Glenn Kinstler, Relationship Manager at 2B Solutions(www.2bsolutions.com). Kinstler has lived in Birmingham most of his life and has been with 2B Solutions for 12 years. Read on to get to know more about 2B Solutions and the great things they are doing in Birmingham and beyond.
Hi Glenn! Let’s get started — Tell us more about 2B Solutions.
2B Solutions is a Microsoft Silver Partner specializing in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Inventory Management Solutions. The company was formed in 2003 and we are currently located in Innovation Depot.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about your field?
I hate to say it, but some customers often think IT is cheap, fast and easy. Everything should cost 99 cents like the app store! Well, it’s not that simple. IT projects take time, and not always development time. Systems need to be whiteboarded and discussed before any real development takes place. Not everyone sees that or understands the complexities.
What exciting news or product/service announcements does your company have on the horizon?
We are developing several products based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, including matter/client management solutions for law firms, and a new citizen engagement solution for municipal governments. Also, we are in final negotiations with a very exciting global project in the pharmaceutical space. We should have big news to share soon!
How do you feel about Bham’s tech scene?
We believe the ecosystem is really starting to take off dramatically. There is more awareness of the region’s tech companies and capabilities than ever before. I think the future is very bright. Birmingham has a lot to offer startups and tech companies.
Anything else about you or your company you want us to share?
I’m a husband, father, dog lover, and a craft beer connoisseur. And I think this is a very exciting time for Birmingham. All of the construction and redevelopment downtown is incredible. In two years, downtown will be completely different, and it’s amazing to watch.
Thanks so much for sharing, Glenn!
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