On Average Hides the Truth

Posted on July 15, 2016 in Increase Project Profitability ,Q360 by

“Across our 10 branch offices, sales on average are up 7% last quarter.” This statement tells you exactly nothing. But it sure sounds like good news in a management meeting. And seldom does someone ask the follow-up question.  It turns out that four of the offices each saw their sales double, while most of the other ones are struggling or even trending decreases in sales. That’s the nuance of what’s really happening.  That’s an actionable piece of information, quite the opposite of the former; which might […]

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Solutions360 at InfoComm with AVNation

Posted on June 10, 2016 in Blog ,Solutions 360 by

Micheal Shinn of AVNation interviews John Graham and Tofiq Indawala to learn more about how Solutions360 strives to become our customers’ most valued business partner.

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Give your PMO cost information in real time – and build an ownership culture

Posted on May 13, 2016 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Increase Project Profitability by

There’s a vast echoing gap between the mindset of accounting and project management in most businesses. It has a lot to do with time: The PMO works with a today-and-tomorrow mindset – getting the project done, on time, to specs. Accounting works with a history mindset – keeping track of things that have already happened in order to report, analyze profitability, be compliant, and invoice. That gap hurts your PMO and your overall bottom line. Mind the gap! Most Project Management Offices (PMOs) are good […]

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You know you’re ready for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) when…

Posted on December 21, 2015 in Achieve Business Growth ,Automate Operations ,Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Increase Project Profitability by

There is a tipping point in every business when the small, nimble team that worked its magic for years starts to degrade under the weight of data. Too many customers to keep track of in your head, larger projects require more juggling to keep track of schedules and costs in a timely manner and the pressure to react just as quickly and effectively keeps increasing as you continue to grow. Typically the first reaction is to hire another (non-billable) person to compile the information. The […]

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How much does workflow management affect your bottom line?

Posted on December 4, 2015 in Blog ,Increase Project Profitability by

Most businesses have standalone software packages that act as repositories for data and to perform various job specific tasks. It’s common to end up with 3 or more separate systems, each essentially acting as a silo for information, making it difficult to correlate and reconcile your business data. Maintaining hard copies, physical filing cabinets, spreadsheets and/or reports can be used to effectively centralize, aggregate and gain access to data from various sources, up to a certain extent. But, as the volume of information and complexities […]

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Showing Integrators how to Keep Their Margins Up at InfoComm15

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog by

The team at Solutions360 is looking forward to meeting you at InfoComm15, where we’ll be talking to Integrators about how to keep their margins up at booth #3980.  See how other progressive Integration companies are keeping their margins up and growing profitably. Solutions360’s completely unified business management software is purpose built for A/V Integration companies to run their whole business.  We’ve worked with the fastest growing Integrators to streamline their operations, reduce costs by 15 to 20% and increase their profit margins by as much […]

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Everyone Is In Sales, But They Need To Know How

Posted on October 16, 2014 in Automate Operations ,Blog by

A customer centric focus is key Every employee in an organization supports the sales process, but many don’t realize how their role impacts the bottom line. Successful companies spell it out so everyone understands their contribution to long-term profitability. The idea that everyone is in sales across the company is not a new one, but not all embrace it. If a company wants to create a culture where every employee buys into the concept, it must ensure everyone understands their role in the sales process […]

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