We are a team of software developers and business analysts. We specialize in moving data between systems and moving data from systems into visual dashboards and analytics solutions.
Metric-X is a Microsoft Partner and a Tableau Partner based in Rochester, Michigan. We are also a Rent Manager API Partner.
The Problems We Solve
Companies approach us when they are looking for help with these kinds of problems:
- Decisions made with insufficient data
- Too much time spent collecting and organizing data
- Complicated spreadsheets
- Stale reports
- Difficulty in analyzing data and finding trends
Metric-X brings together software engineers and business analysts who enjoy building software in a simple, collaborative way. It is very intrinsically rewarding to work with clients and team members to design and build a solution, and to then see our clients use and get value from the solution we built. Knowing that hundreds of people go to work each day and use systems we helped build gives us joy.
We have very little employee turnover because we have an environment where people can develop their skills and grow. Team members get coaching and we ensure that each person’s job responsibilities are providing the learning they require to grow as professionals.
We have a set of Guiding Principles that Saad reinforces constantly. These are discussed during the hiring process and ensure alignment in philosophy within our team.
Metric-X was founded in 2000 by Saad Shah in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to starting Metric-X, Saad worked at EDS and Cambridge Technology Partners. For Saad, the most enjoyable aspect of working at these companies had been taking a client’s business problem and turning it into a functioning software system.
At EDS Saad learned effective ways to develop people and the importance of having repeatable processes for building software. At Cambridge Technology Partners, Saad learned how to build high-performing teams through techniques such as norming and design workshops, and to simplify complex tasks by applying the 80/20 rule and using “parking lots.”
Our team has experience working with large and small companies. Below is a sampling of companies that our team has done work for on information technology projects, including Business Intelligence, Data Consolidation, Customer Relationship Management, and Custom Software Development:
- Financial Services: Citibank, Banco Mercantil (Venezuela), Dana Commercial Credit, Kemper Insurance Companies, St. George Bank (Australia)
- Telecommunications: AT&T Wireless, Axtel Communications (Mexico), BellSouth Ecuador, Telefonica del Peru, Cingular Wireless, OnStar
- Manufacturing: General Motors, Chrysler, Hayes Lemmerz, General Dynamics
- Energy: First Solar