Blog Post Title:  Recent Project Accomplishments – 2008

  • Vanguard Recordkeeping Services – After only 5 months at Vanguard, Saluti Cahn acknowledged significant operational efficiencies, resulting in savings of approximately $4.5M. This was accomplished by, dissecting and documenting all assigned critical Recordkeeping Operations Procedures.
  • Pentegra Retirement Services – Per our recommendation, Pentegra acquired its competitor, RSGroup, which resulted in Saluti Cahn performing a Consolidation Gap Analysis. We went on to break down and document over a hundred Pentegra DC (defined contribution) /DB (defined benefit) Procedures.
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Saluti Cahn Project Spotlight Lincoln Financial

Saluti Cahn Project Spotlight – Saluti Cahn Retirement New Business / New Plan Conversion for Lincoln Financial

  1. Within the first 3 weeks of the project, Saluti Cahn was able to find positive cost savings for Lincoln Financial.
  2. This was accomplished by a methodical review by Dean Saluti and other Saluti Cahn associates who examined the processes in the following 3 departments:
    1. New Business
    2. Participant Call Center
    3. Transaction Research Units
    4. Customer retention was increased by implementing all of Saluti Cahn’s proposed efficiency and control points.
    5. A fifty percent reduction in processing time was achieved by using the following techniques introduced by Saluti Cahn:
      1. Timelines / Milestones
      2. Call Agendas
      3. Checklists features Saluti Cahn now provides a profile of Saluti Cahn on their website.  Dean (and all of Saluti Cahn) are proud to be included in the local paper and look forward to hearing from new clients soon. 


Dean Saluti – Thank You to our clients

Dean Saluti and all of the Saluti Cahn associates would like to wish our clients a happy, safe holiday season and best wishes for a prosperous 2010.

Since 1978, Saluti Cahn has successfully completed projects for over fifty leading companies in the financial services industry.  That list includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Bank of America –
  2. Bisys –
  3. Fascore Record Keeping Services –
  4. Fidelity Investments –
  5. MFS –
  6. Pentegra Retirement Services –
  7. Rockefeller and Co. –
  8. Sovereign Bank –
  9. State Street Bank –
  10. Vanguard Investments –

Saluti Cahn – 2009 Client Spotlight

Dean Saluti: Project Spotlight – Saluti Cahn Retirement New Business / New Plan Conversion for ADP

  1. First SalutiCahn conducted a detailed Workflow analysis, and identified efficiencies which led to positive cost savings.
  2. Next, Saluti Cahn went through ADP’s New Plan Procedure and after a thorough analysis we were able to decrease conversion time by fifty percent.
  3. To create further efficiencies Saluti Cahn assocites examined ADP job titles / duties were then revamped to reflect changes in the New Plan Procedure.
  4. Dean Saluti examined the capacity to shift job titles / duties along with other measures to ease bottlenecks helped lead to a reduction in processing time.
  5. Saluti Cahn  worked on processing time which was further refined by trimming the handoff time between Sales and New Business.

Dean Saluti’s commitment to clients

Dean Saluti’s thoughts on Saluti Cahn going forward:

Saluti Cahn analyzes its clients IS applications, processes and strategies prior to delivering an outcome which is based on extensive due diligence conducted at the companies site(s). After an engagement is accepted, the company has the chance to review the commitment and decide if they want to accept the terms presented by Saluti Cahn. Our fixed fee payment allows for the company to clearly budget the project and we believe in personalized interactions between Saluti Cahn and its clients. Saluti Cahn accomplishes this goal by providing the principals of the company, Marjorie Cahn and Dr. Dean Saluti onsite for the duration of the engagement.
Saluti Cahn specializes in ever-widening diversity of engagements, including workforce management, Information System conversions, Control Points to manage high growth areas and post merger consolidations.

As an example of Saluti Cahn’s principles of quality the models the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) chose Dr. Saluti to design and circulate the undergraduate and graduate curricula for Manufacturing Systems.  In addition, Dean Saluti was chosen to direct a national study group to establish strategies to compete with the Japanese “Just in Time” methods.

Dean Saluti on advantages going into 2010

Dean Saluti on advantages going into 2010:

Saluti Cahn has redefined the ultimate approach to aiding companies who are looking to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and achieve superior client retention.  The aforementioned qualities are what allow the firm to stand out in the competitive workflow analysis and procedures field with the financial retirement services industry. With our corporate headquarters out of Boston, MA, Saluti Cahn can finish complex projects our competitors cannot due to their reliance on outdated methodologies and lack of IS systems knowledge.

By relying on proprietary methodologies, Saluti Cahn focuses on a process at the key-stroke level of an engagement, which allows us to make decisions other companies normally ignore.

The key to Saluti Cahn’s achievement is based on its distinctive workflow analysis and procedures process; our team of consultant’s breaks down transactions into a simple screening procedure that takes into account the specific needs of each worker in your company.  Bigger companies apply wide-ranging numeric assessments to make decisions, but Saluti Cahn uses a simplified, yet extremely case-specific, methodology which results in a detailed plan to the customer which can then be used as a training manual for the methods utilized post engagement.

Dean Saluti on his volunteer work

Dean Saluti on his volunteer work….

As a Boston local, Dean Saluti has acknowledged recognition from an assortment of community organizations and government entities for his guidance, volunteer activities, and business moral principles. Case in point, the prominent Pirandello Lyceum presented him with the “President’s Award” for “I Migliori in Mens et Gesta” – “The Best in Mind and Deeds.”

 The Saints Cosmas & Damian Society elected Dr. Saluti as “Man of the Year” for his business feats and moral code. Dean Saluti has garnered citations from the Governor of the Commonwealth, the State Senate, the State House of Representatives, the Boston City Council, and from the Mayor of Boston for his business deeds and ethics.

 The Mayor of the City of Boston designated May 7 as “Dr. Dean J. Saluti Day” in Boston. Dr. Saluti is past president of Boston’s historic “First Corps of Cadets,” an association with John Hancock and John Quincy Adams as past “elected” commanders. For the preceding nineteen years, Dr. Saluti has been the president of the Greater Boston Renaissance Lodge of the Sons of Italy. Under Dr. Dean Saluti’s control, the Renaissance Lodge has become one of the nation’s most powerful Italian organizations.

Saluti Cahn wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Saluti Cahn wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

In 2010 we are committed to bringing you the latest news, about workflow analysis, controls and procedures.  Saluti Cahn is dedicated to bring you stories not only about our corporate side, but also our home town of Boston (with the occasional Red Sox story thrown in for good measure).  Saluti Cahn’s Blog Site has contributions from all staff including our President Dean Saluti.   We love what we do, and we want to share our stories about helping companies realize their full potential by engaging us for help in with of our four core competency areas.

We encourage you to join our discussion with stories of your own.  For more about Saluti Cahn please see our website at