Cindy Jutras, President of Mint Jutras, is a widely recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance. Utilizing over 40 years of corporate experience, Cindy has spent the past 10 years benchmarking the performance of software solutions in the context of the business benefits of technology. She writes for and speaks to business leaders around the world. She founded Mint Jutras, a research and advisory firm, in 2011, focusing on enterprise applications with ERP at the core. Prior to joining the research and analyst community, Cindy spent 30 years primarily with ERP (and predecessors to ERP) software companies in a variety of roles. Cindy has traveled the world speaking at executive conferences on her original supply chain concept, Virtually Vertical Manufacturing. She is the author of the book ERP Optimization as well as numerous magazine articles and has published hundreds of benchmarks and other research reports.