Yearly Archives: 2018

Mike Abernathy of NSCA Talks About Solutions360 Business Accelerator Partner

Posted on October 15, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions360 by

In this week’s video, we speak with Mike Abernathy of the National Systems Contractors Association about the Business Accelerators program. “The NSCA is a community of systems integrators and systems contractors,” says Abernathy. “Our role and our job is to assist members, and help them with day-to-day business issues.” That’s why Solutions360 has partnered with NSCA and the Business Accelerators. Solutions360 is an integral part of the NSCA’s Business Accelerator program, which helps systems integrators address key challenges and shifting business models, according to Abernathy. […]

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The Value of System IDs in Delivering Support

Posted on October 8, 2018 in Business Process Improvement ,Industry Discussion ,Q360 by

System IDs allow you to identify individual systems by a unique number, defined as a list of serialized assets that belong within the system. In today’s video, Steve Riley, talks to us about one of his passions, the area of the business called Support. “I’ve been seeing a migration or an evolution, from our traditional service model to the support model,” according to Riley. In the article, It’s All About Support Part One: The Overview, Riley discusses the five necessary steps for integrators that intend to provide […]

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NSCA Labor Installation Standards Integrated with Solutions360 Software

Posted on October 1, 2018 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Solutions360 by

A common complaint from integrators is a lack of information to help with job costing. Nobody seems to have enough data in a format that is easily accessible, in order to make well-informed decisions along the course of a project. In June, the NSCA released their updated Labor Installation Standards, providing information which systems integrators can use to assist in the accurate estimation of labor units, one of the biggest factors impacting project profitability or the lack thereof. The new guidelines detail the amount of […]

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VTI Security Talks About How Q360 Increased Efficiencies in Accounting Processes

Posted on September 24, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

VTI Security has been using Q360 for just over one year. Prior to that, the company had been using Dynamics Great Plains for roughly 20 years. Chris Kambeitz is the Accounting Manager at VTI Security. She recently spoke with us about how Q360 has improved her access to data, and increased efficiencies in accounting processes. One of the big changes in the transition to Q360 has been improved access to reporting. “We can get an AP aging report in real time at any point, at […]

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VTI Security Controller Talks about the Ease of Year End with Q360

Posted on September 17, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

VTI Security has been using Q360 for just over one year. Prior to that, the company had been using Dynamics Great Plains for roughly 20 years. According to LInda Larish, Controller at VTI Security, with Great Plains, the month-end process typically took 15-20 days before they got a financial out. In Q360, this process has been reduced to eight days to the point where they are closed and everything is complete. Balancing the AR and AP and all the sub-ledgers are done the first day […]

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What Your Sales Forecast Isn’t Telling You

Posted on September 12, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Business Process Improvement by

In a lot of organizations, your sales forecast is only giving you a partial representation of the truth  The first challenge is to establish objective criteria against the data Sales people are generally very optimistic and hopeful, and as great a trait as that is, it doesn’t always make for great judgement when evaluating where a sales opportunity is within the sales cycle.  One very simple, yet powerful method to get objectivity into the numbers is to define what your various sales cycles look like. You […]

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Preparing for an ERP Implementation

Posted on September 10, 2018 in Blog ,Change Management ,Industry Discussion by

Preparing for an ERP implementation; most companies are not ready and they don’t know it. At InfoComm, Steve Riley, Senior Consultant at Navigate Management Consulting, sat down with Brad Dempsey to discuss ERP implementation readiness. Riley lived through a big implementation when he worked for an integrator. Now he works with integrators preparing them to possibly enter into an ERP implementation. So, he’s been on both sides of the fence. How do you know when you are ready? “When I talk with integrators, the overall […]

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