Yearly Archives: 2018

How Many Types of Software Are You Using?

Posted on December 31, 2018 in Industry Discussion by

A common complaint from integrators is having too many different pieces of software that don’t talk to one another. “This is not uncommon, because the industry has grown up this way,” according to David McNutt. “There was never a really good piece of software to cover everything. So we use every other good piece of software, to do a number of different functions inside the company. Unfortunately, most of them don’t talk to each other.” “It is not that the pieces of software are bad, […]

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Video Demo 4 – Q360 Simplifies Project Change Orders

Posted on December 24, 2018 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Solutions360 by

There’s no such thing as an AV project with a change order, right? In this edition of Clear Talk, we continue with the topic of project management. A big part of project management is focusing on the equipment, material, and all the inevitable change orders for a project. The industry has always struggled with how to best manage change orders. How to keep track of them, what changes are happening, when they are happening, who is making them and the reasons for the changes. Q360 […]

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Solutions360 Drives Predictable Growth at Bridges Systems Integration

Posted on December 17, 2018 in Blog by

COMPANY PROFILE – Bridges SI has been operating in the National Capital Region since 2010, and has grown to a $12 million plus integration firm with 45 employees. As a certified Veteran Owned Small Business, the company is proud to serve the federal government and honored to make a difference in their day-to-day operations. We recently spoke with Brent Berger, Co-Founder and Partner at Bridges SI, about how Solutions360 has helped drive profitable and predictable growth. “Solutions360 did 95% of what we need out-of-the-box. The go-rate […]

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Assessing the Value of Investing in ERP Software

Posted on December 10, 2018 in Blog by

How do you know when your technology integration business is ready to invest in ERP software? Calculating the return value of an investment can be daunting, even for the experienced executive, but one which includes new ERP Software may be at the top of the list. Say the word “Enterprise” and it means the whole business will be involved and it’s sure to mean “change”- and some folks may not welcome changing from the old ways. New enterprise software will not only affect the technology […]

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NSCA Delivers These 14 Services for Integration Firm Members Every Day

Posted on December 3, 2018 in Around the Web ,Industry Discussion by

From tracking cyber and safety regulations that affect their companies to addressing insurance needs and compliance issues, these 14 services are the tip of the iceberg in terms of what NSCA provides to its members every day. The tagline for trade organization for the integration industry NSCA is “Your Voice, Your Business Resource, Your Trusted Advisor.” Members use the many resources and our trustworthy advice on a daily basis. It’s only when they get themselves in a bind do they need to exercise the value […]

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Video Demo 3 – How to Monitor Project Profitability with Q360

Posted on November 26, 2018 in Blog ,Improve Profitability ,Q360 by

In this edition of Clear Talk, Tofiq Indawala shows us how to monitor project profitability in Q360. First of all, who needs to look at project profitability data? Typically, the accounting team, executives, as well as the sales team and account managers need to tap into projects and check their progress along the way. But, the most frequent users of this data are project managers, who have to control the project from a cost perspective and make sure everything stays on track financially. All access […]

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Lone Star Enhances the Customer Experience with a Focus on Process

Posted on November 19, 2018 in Customer Success Stories ,Industry Discussion ,Q360 by

Increasing complexity in the AV industry is driving integrators to look at process A focus on process has not always been necessary for success, but it has long been a priority at Lone Star Communications. Ray Bailey, CEO, and Patt Bowles, Chief Customer Experience Officer, share their thoughts on the company’s attention to process and how this drives customer satisfaction. Lone Star has been ISO 9001 certified for 15 years, which is a rare achievement for an integrator. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on […]

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