The Company

About ACL Consulting

ACL Consulting grew out of ACL Conversions which, in turn, descended from ACL Associates, founded in 1990 by Lee Sauer to provide custom software development services to a wide variety of clients.

In January of 2011, the company began working with The JL Technical Group doing data migrations from ACT! to Salesforce utilizing their Exporter® software. In 2013, ACL Conversions was formed (initially under the ACL Associates umbrella) to expand its offerings to include Salesforce implementation, customization and development services.

Over subsequent years, ACL Conversions developed into a full-service Salesforce Sales Cloud consultancy, offering analysis, Quick Starts, full implementations, training, and process automation (utilizing Process Builder, Flow, Lightning Web Components, Visualforce, and Triggers). To reflect this broader focus, the company was renamed ACL Consulting in early 2020.

In 2020, ACL Consulting applied for and was accepted as a Salesforce Consulting Partner.

About Lee Sauer

Lee Sauer has been a software developer for nearly fifty years, working with major Silicon Valley companies and as an independent consultant.

Working with or for companies such as Westinghouse Learning Corporation, Ball Computer Products, Pacific Gas and Electric, Zilog, Acer Computers, and FDI as well as the California Department of Education, the California Bureau of Automotive Repair, and the California Air Resources Board, Lee has developed computer and database software to support an extraordinarily wide range of applications including standardized test scoring and reporting, document processing, bill payment processing, materials management and logistics, executive search, air quality management, smog abatement, vehicle licensing and titling, electronic lien and title, and medical insurance enrollment.

He has given many classes in programming and software development for user groups and taught programming and database design theory for the University of California, Davis Extension Service.

He received a BS in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University.

He is a Certified Sales Cloud Consultant, a Certified Salesforce Platform Developer I, a Certified Salesforce Platform App Builder, a Certified Salesforce Advanced Administrator, and a Certified Salesforce Administrator.


The Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant credential is designed for those who have experience implementing Sales Cloud solutions in a customer-facing role. Candidates should be able to successfully design and implement Sales Cloud solutions that are maintainable and scalable, and contribute to long-term customer success.

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I developers understand how to develop and deploy custom business logic and custom interfaces using the programmatic capabilities of the Lightning Platform. They know when to use declarative versus programmatic methods, and can extend the Lightning Platform using Apex and Visualforce.

The Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder credential is designed for those who can demonstrate skills and knowledge in designing, building, and implementing custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the Salesforce Platform.

The Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator credential is designed for seasoned Salesforce Administrators who have mastered the ability to utilize advanced Saelsforce features and functionality to solve a variety of business problems and are proficient at designing advanced reports, dashboards, and automation processes.

The Salesforce Certified Administrator credential is designed for those who have experience with Salesforce and continuously look for ways to assist their companies in getting even more from additional features and capabilities.

Security and Privacy Policy

We will not, without your explicit permission sell, publish, or share information or data that you entrust to us.

We offer a secure service (SendThisFile) to transmit data files to us. We cannot be responsible for the security of confidentiality of anything sent to us via email, an inherently insecure form of transmission.

We maintain your data for 30 days following the completion of your conversion (or your Test Migration if you do not perform full conversion within that period) unless you request that we retain your data for a longer period.

We do not retain any credit card or bank information either electronically or on paper once your transaction has been completed.

Confidential Materials Statement

We acknowledge that the database you are sending to us is considered Confidential Materials by your business. We are committed to protecting the privacy of any Confidential Materials that are sent to us.

We take the same precautions with your Confidential Materials as we take to protect our own. All Confidential Materials sent electronically will be transmitted through SAS70 type II/SSAE16 compliant data centers.  All Confidential Materials are removed from the data center within ten (10) days after transmission.

Any Confidential Materials used at our site are stored on servers behind a secure Firewall. All your Confidential Materials used by us to complete work you request are removed from our servers and destroyed thirty (30) days after completion unless you explicitly request a longer retention period.