Yearly Archives: 2018

Brad Malone and Brad Dempsey Discuss ERP Implementation Readiness

Posted on August 13, 2018 in Change Management ,Industry Discussion ,Q360 by

Brad Malone and Brad Dempsey recently sat down to discuss ERP implementation readiness, and the growing partnership between Navigate Management Consulting and Solutions360. An ERP implementation is not something a company does every year; it is a big change, and a lot of that change involves culture. “It involves their existing processes,” according to Malone, “It is really important that before a company starts an ERP implementation that they prepare for it, that they are assessed, and know that they are ready for what they are […]

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Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to Be 2018 NSCA Pivot to Profit Keynote Speaker

Posted on August 6, 2018 in Blog by

Former US Homeland Security secretary to focus on how integrators can help protect clients in age of increased cybersecurity at NSCA Pivot to Profit. Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge will be the keynote speaker at the third annual NSCA Pivot to Profit event on Oct. 23-24 in Atlanta. Ridge, alliantgroup chairman of cybersecurity and technology and 45th Governor of Pennsylvania, will kick off Pivot to Profit 2018 by “sharing his insights on how the industry’s businesses and clients can protect themselves while […]

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Solutions360 Increases Visibility at South Central AV

Posted on July 30, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

Chip Sprague from South Central AV stopped by our booth at InfoComm, and sat down with Brad Dempsey to tell us how Q360 has changed his business. South Central AV has been using the Q360 software platform for just over one year. Prior to Q360, South Central had been using a Unix-based system for 25 years, plus six other systems that operated in silos. The company did not have good visibility into profitability on the project side of the business, which was a big challenge. Sprague, […]

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Solutions360 Software Helps Integrators On-Board Acquisitions

Posted on July 23, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions 360 by

After an acquisition is made, the hard work begins. It’s no secret that mergers and acquisitions are rampant in the AV industry, and the pace of consolidation shows no signs of slowing down. As a result of acquisition, many of Solutions360’s customers are either experiencing or getting ready for explosive growth. Q360 software has been a great tool to help integrators gain command and control of both operations and accounting, smoothing out the bumps of on-boarding a new organization. Brad Dempsey  and  John Graham recently sat […]

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Job Costing Critical Piece to Preserving Margins

Posted on July 16, 2018 in Around the Web ,Improve Financial Management ,Solutions 360 by

Addressing problems quickly can help save projects that might otherwise be doomed. If you’ve been victimized by a profit-sucking job that spiraled out of control before you knew what had happened and had to resort to correcting your procedural mistakes before the next job rather than addressing them before the problem worsened, there is hope. In his NSCA Best Practices Conference session “Job Costing: An Execution Guide for Operations,” Solutions360 president and CEO Brad Dempsey taught attendees some of the ways to recognize and fix […]

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The Company Assessment

Posted on July 9, 2018 in Blog by

By David McNutt Every year I make the oft-annoying appointment to see my personal doctor for a checkup during which he asks all about my life.  What am I eating and drinking, how am I sleeping, am I exercising, what stress am I under, how do I feel, do I have any pain? Occasionally he asks how my tennis or golf game is going, neither of which ever get good reports. I make this effort because, in spite of my own awareness of my health, […]

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NSCA Updates Labor Installation Standards

Posted on July 2, 2018 in Around the Web ,Improve Financial Management ,Industry Discussion by

NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry, has released updated Labor Installation Standard guidelines, providing information that systems integrators can use to accurately estimate labor units – the biggest factor impacting project profitability. As the result of a thorough, months-long peer review by a team of experts from around the country, the new guidelines detail the amount of time it takes to complete project-related tasks, factoring in time spent on material handling, examining drawings/layouts, and equipment installation. The guidelines include labor units […]

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