About Us

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Earnest & Associates (E&A) are profitability improvement specialists supporting mid-market companies in the wholesale/distribution and manufacturing industries. Our proven solutions help our customers improve performance, thrive on change and capitalize on new opportunities.

E&A is Invested in Your Success

Since 1978, our profitability improvement specialists have helped hundreds of companies increase their productivity and profitability through the implementation of information technology. Our consultants invest time in understanding your unique business challenges in order to engineer solutions that are right for you.

Our Customer Profile

400 active ERP accounts.

400

HQs in 28 States

28

+1,000 Physical Locations

1,000

+15,000 Physical Employees

15,000

+$13 Billion in Sales

$13 Billion

+12,500 Computer Users

12,500

+15 Million Square Feet

15 Million

+2,000 Truck on the Road

2,000

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Since its founding in 1978, Earnest & Associates has established itself as the largest services company in North America dedicated to supporting the Infor ERP product line, including Infor Distribution SX.e, Infor Distribution FACTS and Infor ERP TakeStock for the wholesale/distribution industry; and Infor VISUAL for the manufacturing industry. From its humble beginnings as a shoestring operation dedicated to writing software code for mainframe computer users, E&A today supports over 400 companies located in 25 U.S. states and Puerto Rico who collectively employ over 15,000 people and generate annual revenues in excess of $8 billion dollars. These companies rely on E&A’s expertise to help manage their enterprise software systems including accounting, e-commerce, finance, inventory, purchasing, sales, warehouse management and other specialized applications.

E&A History

Founded

Earnest & Associates is founded by Tim Earnest in Glen Burnie, Maryland. 1978

Applications

E&A writes custom applications for the Honeywell platform. 1978-1983

Enterprise Applications

E&A becomes a reseller of packaged enterprise applications by Software Solutions. 1984

Top 20 Reseller

E&A is a consistent Top 20 reseller for Software Solutions. 1985-1997

National Sales Leader

E&A is named the national sales leader for Software Solutions. 1998

New Office Location

E&A opens a sales and technical support office in Greensboro, North Carolina. 2003

Employee Growth

E&A grows to 40 employees. 2003

Solution Partner of the Year

E&A is named Solution Partner of the Year by Infor. 2004

New Office Location

E&A opens a sales and technical support office in Miami Lakes, Florida. 2004

E&A University

E&A University is founded. 2005

New Office Location

E&A opens a sales and technical support office in Springfield, Illinois. 2007

Employee Growth

E&A grows to 60 employees. 2008

New Office Location

E&A opens a sales and technical support office in Meriden, Connecticut. 2011

Employee Growth

E&A grows to 70 employees. 2011

Top Producer

E&A is recognized as Infor’s top producer in North America. 2014

Partnership

E&A partners with StratMax to offer Customer Stratification services. 2015

Having served the small to midsize business (SMB) market for over 30 years, we understand that significant human, financial and technical resource constraints pose very real obstacles for many companies that attempt to implement best-in-class information systems and processes.

ISOC Philosophy

The ISOC™ philosophy represents our solution to enterprise systems management in the SMB marketplace. With ISOC, we have made the acquisition and maintenance of best-in-class ERP systems and processes a practical reality; while marginalizing the threat of runaway ERP projects that fail to deliver on their promises. ISOC Through the ISOC systems management process, our customers can successfully implement high caliber business solutions with the assurance that:
  • Systems solutions are properly fitted to the business environment
  • Resources expended are not disproportionate to the desired outcome
  • Resources are not expended unless absolutely necessary – and not until the time needed
  • Solutions are delivered in the most efficient time frame possible
  • Risk tolerance is commensurate with the systems solution objective
We believe our ISOC approach allows our customers to successfully deploy their systems solutions within their unique set of constraints and yield the highest return on their investment in the shortest time frame possible.

Headquartered in the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area, E&A has offices in eight states.

EA Locations

E&A Corporate Headquarters

Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area

Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area Office

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808 Landmark Drive, Suite 110 Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Toll-Free: 1.888.766.6076 T. 410.766.6076 (Baltimore, MD) F. 410.766.6323
Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA Office

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1805 Old Alabama Road, Suite 325 Roswell, GA 30076 T. 678.597.4980 F. 678.597.4981
Boston, MA

Boston, MA Office

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7 West Street Walpole, MA 02081 T. 508.668.9180 F. 508.660.8732
Greensboro, NC

Greensboro, NC Office

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301 South Elm Street, Suite 209 Greensboro, NC 27401 T. 336.272.1241
Mechanicsville, VA

Mechanicsville, VA Office

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6400 Mechanicsville Turnpike Mechanicsville, VA 23111 T. 804.521.4043 F. 804.521.4004
Meriden, CT

Meriden, CT Office

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1501 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450 T. 203.639.3900 F. 203.639.3912
Miami, FL

Miami, FL Office

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6175 NW 167th Street, Suite G-16 Miami, FL 33015 T. 305.822.5353 F. 305.822.5848
Springfield, IL

Springfield, IL Office

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1999 Wabash Avenue, Suite 103 Springfield, IL 62704 T. 217.546.7225 F. 217.546.7222