Those who’ve been in the consulting world (be it IT consulting or business consulting) know one thing: CONSULT = CON + INSULT.
They say: It is possible.
They mean: Everything is possible with time and money.
They say: It can be done.
They mean: Only if we can figure out how to.
They say: The information will be there, you just have to look into the system to find it.
They mean: The system doesn’t have automatic notification to trigger the information, by the time you find it, it will be too late.
They say: Our system’s flow from may be different from your operational flow, but for now let’s stick to what we have.
They mean: We have no idea how to map your operational flow to our system's flow so let’s just use our system's flow and save us the trouble.
They say: Our company has the experience of doing the same thing for your competitor.
They mean: The team who has the experience has left our company and you are stuck with a bunch of newbies with no idea what they are doing.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is the cunning world of CON+SULT-ing.