5 Best Practices from AVI Systems for a Successful ERP Implementation

Posted on January 15, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories by

  Preparation and organization were keys to AVI’s successful Q360 implementation       Anyone who has ever experienced an ERP implementation, will tell you there is nothing ‘easy’ about it. But according to Kendra Lettau, Process Management Architect at AVI System, there is much that can be done to make an ERP implementation run smoothly. AVI Systems went live with Q360 in September, 2015. A little more than two years later, the company can look back and point to some best practices that helped […]

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Q360 Helps Spinitar Develop Metrics to Create Accountability

Posted on January 8, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories by

Spinitar is an audio visual and communications company with over 100 staff and branch offices around the southwestern U.S. We spoke with Jay Rogina, CEO at Spinitar. Below are some excerpts from our interview – S360: You have been a Solutions360 customer for just over a year. Prior to engaging us you had several software initiatives in place at Spinitar. How would you say things are different with Q360? JR: I think the relationship between Solutions360 and Spinitar has been solid, but more importantly a […]

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Wayne Automatic Increases Revenues and Profitability with Q360

Posted on January 2, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories by

In the 20 years that Solutions360 has been working with low voltage contractors, almost all of them express the same goal to achieve predictable, steady, profitable growth. So, if this is the universal goal for low voltage contractors then why isn’t every single one of them viable and profitable? The answer often resides in access to data of the business. Data is often elusive, but having these numbers at hand when you need them, and in the proper context, is crucial. Q360 is an end-to-end […]

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Lessons Learned On The Path To Triple-Digit Managed Services Growth

Posted on December 25, 2017 in Blog ,Improve Profitability by

This VAR had to radically change its business to become a managed services provider (MSP), but another year of triple-digit growth confirms it was the right move.   We’ve covered numerous success stories in Business Solutions over the past decade highlighting multiple benefits of selling managed services. Among those benefits are: steady monthly revenue, a less hectic work environment, and higher profit margins than selling project-based and break-fix IT services. If selling managed services really is better, why would more than 60 percent of IT […]

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What MSPs Need to Know About Starting – And Growing – A Cloud Practice

Posted on December 20, 2017 in Blog ,Improve Profitability by

By Trisha Leon Source: CompTIA CompTIA’s guide, “Accelerating Your Cloud Business a Practical Guide for Solution Providers,” explains how businesses can take advantage of opportunities in the cloud. Because solutions providers have gained their clients’ trust and have knowledge of their needs, they are in an excellent position to help their clients choose the best cloud options. In building your cloud-based business, CompTIA suggests asking the following questions: Have you defined your business model and set metrics to track its progress? Having clear focus will […]

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6 Critical Steps to Prepare Your AV Business for Sale

Posted on December 4, 2017 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by

These six pieces of advice will help you prepare for what could be the most important financial move of your life — selling your AV business. by Ari Fuchs Are you looking to sell your AV business in the next twelve months? Maybe a near-term sale isn’t quite on your radar. Maybe your time frame is 3 years? Five years? Many middle-market businesses have changed hands in the past several years, and the AV industry has certainly seen its fair share of activity. There is […]

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Solutions360 Increases Visibility at AVI Systems

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

Company Profile – AVI Systems started 43 years ago as a small supply company in North Dakota, and has grown into a global provider of audio visual solutions with 15 offices in the U.S. The company is unique in the AV industry, in that it is 100 percent employee owned, which contributes to a distinctive culture. As owners, the employees have a different mindset, and there is a strong team environment. “With the ESOP, we are an open book business, and making data readily available […]

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