Business Software Support For Your Profitability

Who We Are & What We Do

We are a full service software consulting firm dedicated to bringing trust, commitment and care back to business software consulting.

Our mission is to simply help small to mid-sized businesses with their software to make them more profitable. Using our team to differentiate our products and services, we seek to develop the most innovative, easy to use and efficient solutions

When small and mid-sized, manufacturing and distribution companies use PositiveVision’s business software services, they save money while reducing inefficiencies and growing revenue.

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Our Software Partners

By leveraging out of the box technology such as SYSPROSage 300 ERP, (formerly known as Sage ERP Accpac), Sage PFW ERP, Sage CRM, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage 50 - U.S. Edition, (formerly known as Sage Peachtree Accounting), Business Intelligence (BI) and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), PositiveVision assists our clients in streamlining inefficient processes, growing revenue streams and reducing costs. As a result, our clients are more productive, competitive and profitable.

Our goal is to improve the performance of your business and be your long term partner by providing you with the resources and expertise you need along with exceptional customer service.


Robert Baran

Robert Baran - Business Management Software SpecialistRobert Baran is the founder and President of PositiveVision. He has worked in a variety of positions including system analyst, computer consultant and programmer, project manager, and division manager for a number of different consulting firms in the Chicago area. In addition, Bob’s resume includes working in the customization division of the original Platinum Software company (now part of Sage). Bob has worked on a variety of Platinum related projects ranging from multiple site Manufacturing ERP systems to Point of Sale systems for a major venue and retail chains. He has written multiple custom programs for Sales Order processing and Sales Analysis data warehouses. Prior to returning to Chicago in 1984, Bob worked with Unix based systems for the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Bob is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from Eastern. He has been trained on a variety of PC and Network based business accounting software, manufacturing ERP, and POS systems, including Batchmaster, Platinum For Windows, Solomon, Great Plains, IndustriOs, Fourth Shift, Macola (now Exact), SYSPROSage 300 ERP (formerly Sage Accpac), Sage 50 U.S. Accounting (formerly Peachtree Accounting), Infor, and Infor's ION technology, Maynard, and SBT.

Bob enjoys spending time with his wife Linda and has been married for 31 years. They have two sons and a daughter in-law. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, reading, and working in the yard.

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Linda Baran

Linda BaranLinda Baran is in charge of the people side of PositiveVision. She coordinates PositiveVision’s marketing and provides assistance to their clients. In addition, Linda manages the office, and handles the accounting. She has worked as an administrative assistant and has been an end user of the Sage product for over 10 years. Linda’s background includes working in a variety of industries including investment, manufacturing and information technology.  Linda also ran a successful business with Pampered Chef in which she earned awards as a result of her sales and management abilities.

Linda is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics with a concentration in social services.

Linda enjoys spending time with her husband Bob and has been married for 31 years. Together they have two sons and a new daughter in-law.  Linda particularly likes having another “girl” in the family.  Linda enjoys spending her time shopping, sewing and reading.

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