What Our Clients Are Saying
Len is an outstanding developer and programmer. I have worked with him over many years and he has developed tools that are fundamentally important to our business. He does fantastic work.
David Nadler, Nadler Advisory Services
Great product--best data collection, collation--coding, and report writing software on the market that is word.doc based. Been through many other different ones designed in house and Symphony beats them all. Len is very supportive, available and great style with us--understands our needs. Highest rating I could give anyone or product. Makes my life easier.
Rich Rosen, Heidrick & Struggles
The data was a HUGE help in getting the attention of our division on key issues focused on attrition. We're now "industry leaders" in turnover..."
Mark Sneff, VP, Global HR - LSDS, Covance, Inc.
I wanted to let you know how thrilled I am that you designed Symphony - it is an amazing piece of work and saves us a lot of time and makes our work on analyzing qualitative data much more enjoyable.
Veronika Cveckova-Kopcik, Research Bridge, Ontario
Our CEO and senior executive clients demand rigor and discipline in the data we utilize to influence change in their organizations. Key decisions hinge on our ability to help our clients make informed choices about direction, organization, and leadership issues. Symphony is a powerful tool that enables us to glean the most provocative and precise insights from the data we collect and ensure that the value we seek to deliver is consistent with the very high expectations our clients have of us.
Ron Carucci, Passages Consulting
Len has been an invaluable partner on a recent project, which had a lot of complexity to it and had to be executed under a very tight deadline. His software made it much easier to produce the deliverable that our client needed and Len was even able to make software improvements in real time to accommodate our special needs.
Michel Buffet, Fisher-Rock
As soon as I went out on my own from a large consulting firm I hooked up with Len to get Symphony into my consulting bag of tools as I had found it invaluable for efficient and insightful interview analysis. While the tool is excellent, Len's generous, responsive service to help a non-techie like me use the tool is off the charts. His help is timely, spot on, personable and he exhibits tireless infinite patience to ensure I get the answers I need.
John Swain, John Swain & Associates Ltd. Toron
Len's great technology and excellent support have significantly enhanced our productivity.
Dennis Perkins, Syncretics Group
Every good project I've ever done begins with a robust and thorough diagnosis. Symphony has proved to be an invaluable tool to me in providing that upfront assessment. It offers a comprehensive yet simple and easy to use methodology that enables me to analyze volumes of qualitative interview data. The reports it produces are very impressive both in terms of satisfying my professional standards and the requirements of my clients. I know of no other tool that can do what Symphony does for me - thank goodness I don't have to look for one!
Chuck Raben, President of Raben Consulting, LLC
If you need to organize interview comments into themes in your next consulting engagement, look no further than Active Java's Symphony application. Its user interface is friendly, and highly intuitive, allowing users to focus on the comments, not the tool. The application integrates nicely with both Microsoft Word and Excel, allowing users to both import documents and produce client-deliverable reports at the click of a button. Active Java founder, Len White, is also incredibly responsive to his user needs, diligently soliciting their input on how he can make this great tool even better.
Chad Albers, Software Engineer at Medidata Solutions
Len has designed excellent software and makes himself available to teach us how to maximise it for our clients. He has been flexible in addressing our needs and has gone the extra mile to help us get the best benefit from his products. Indeed, Len asks for our feedback and invents even better solutions as a result.
Elizabeth Coffey, Spark Leadership Ltd
Len has created an incredible program specifically targeted to help management consultants tackle the challenge of content analysis and produce amazing value for their clients. I have used it on a number of projects to analyze large amounts of interview and survey data, and the software has become more advanced and easier to use each time. Symphony is my go-to-resource for qualitative analysis!
Helen Andersen, Leadership Development Consultant
I've worked with Len at both a large consulting firm and as a sole practitioner, using his product Symphony (which is by far better than any content analysis tool out there on the market). Not only is the product great, the level of service/responsiveness is the same whether you're in small or large firm - it is all top notch. It was a challenge convincing key decision-makers at my previous firm that Symphony was the right tool to replace their outdated in-house tool, and it was Len's willingness to customize Symphony to the firm's needs that sealed the deal. I highly recommend his services.
June Boyle, President at CeRCo Research and Consulting
I have used Len's product - Symphony - several times. It is an excellent product, very useful, practical and easy to use. Len is always available to answer questions or consider recommendations. I highly recommend Len and the Symphony!
Lela Tepavac, President, Fit Leadership, LLC
Len is supportive and helpful ... a delight to work with!
David Van Fleet, Professor at Arizona State University
Symphony raised the level of my coaching work by several notches enabling me to provide 360 degree reports and other kinds of qualitative reviews that were much more rigorous and comprehensive than before.
Leng Lim, Leng Lim Executive Coaching, San Francisco
Len's software offering, Symphony, is really great, but what is the BEST is when you are crunched and on deadline and can't figure out exactly how to get the result you need, Len will call you back within 20 minutes max. He also responds to any notification of a software glitch. If every service provider were like Len, our world would be heavenly!
Elise Walton
Len's product Symphony is one that every company should use. I recently used this product to content analyze 43 pages of write-in comments from a client's Employee Satis. Survey. Len provided excellent support from the training and was available for help whenever I had questions. The client was extremely pleased with the results when they saw how the qualitative data (content themes) validated the quantitative results and we were able to develop a clear-cut action plan with objectives and actionable results. Symphony should be playing in every HR department!
Leslie Ameel, Executive Recruiter at The REM Group