About Us

Relational Solutions Background


Relational Solutions, demand signal repository experts, was founded in 1996 by Janet Dorenkott and Rob York. Our consultants are experts in delivering enterprise demand signal repositories to the consumer goods industry. Our background is in data warehousing and business intelligence which makes us uniquely qualified to deal with data cleansing and integration issues associated with point of sale (POS) data.


We have built some of the largest scale data warehouses and business intelligence solutions in the country. We were the first company in the country to use and evaluate second generation ETL (extraction/transoformation/load) tools including Informatica & DataStage. We established a reputation as experts in the area of data integration and cleansing and co-authored the first evaluation of ETL tools in the mid 90′s.


Relational Solutions began focusing on the CPG, consumer goods industry when we discovered that every consumer goods company we went into had the same issue… too much data. Too much data coming from too many sources, with varying data elements and inconsistent formats. This data was coming from retailers, syndicated data providers, brokers, EDI files, even internal shipments and orders. We found ourselves redeveloping cleansing and validation processes with every CPG project. In 1998 we started development of POSmart. It started as a data model and ETL cleansing and validation routines. Today POSmart is now a complete, yet open, end to end solution. It includes the data model, cleansing and validation processes, ETL integration engine, an EDI translator, editor and BlueSky Reporting Suite. It also has options that include our Control Center, Report Matrix, Promotion Analysis and Event Alignment.


Our POSmart architecture follows data warehouse best practices. This allows our application to grow and change with your organization’s needs. the application architecture is open and supports virtually any database and business intelligence too. We offer our BlueSky Analytics for consumer goods companies, but we also leverage existing tools such as Cognos, Business Objects, MicroStrategy, Access and Excel! POSmart’s open architecuture is flexible and is designed to grow with your business. It’s flexibility supports many departments over the long term. Our methodology is well proven and our expertise in this space cannot be surpassed.


Relational Solutions office is located just 10 minutes from the airport. We have a strong history of conducting classes in the areas of data modeling, data integration, and business intelligence. Relational Solutions are frequent winners of the CGT (Consumer Goods Technology) Award. We’ve been winner of the Cleveland Weatherhead 100 Fastest Growing Businesses Award. We’ve been on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Businesses List two years in a row. Currently we are finalist in the NEOSA (North East Ohio Software Association), Best Software Product Award. We are also strong supporters of our hometown, Cleveland, Ohio and are committed to helping technology companies thrive in the area.


Our successes include working with some of the best companies in the world including: Sara Lee, Coke, J.M. Smucker, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Lindt and Ghirardelli Chocolatiers, R.J. Reynolds, Amerifit, CoMag Marketing Group, Sherwin Williams, American Greetings, Glidden Paints, Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Ridge Tool, Markwins, Gordon Food Service, Eddie Bauer, Kraftmaid, DealerTire, Merillat, Chase Manhattan Bank, Xerox, Mills Pride, Chrysler, Timken Industries, and many more! !



Officers and Managers



Co-founder and President
Rob York


Co-founder and COO
Janet Dorenkott



Vice President – Software and Architectural Development

Matt Rhoades


Director of Implementation Services
John Ament



Data Center Management Services
Dale Wilson