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Solutions360; More than a Vendor, a Valued Partner for the Long Run

Posted on February 28, 2014 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Industry Discussion ,Q360 ,Solutions 360 by

In our 15 years of working with low voltage contractors, almost every single one of them has the same goal; achieving predictable, steady and profitable growth. So if that is the universal goal of business, then why isn’t every business viable and profitable? Data is Elusive The answer often resides in the access to elusive, hard to get at data. Having these numbers at hand, when you need them and in the proper context is crucial. But the real magic is in the application of […]

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How Integrators Provide Service With More Than a Smile

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Achieve Business Growth ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions 360 by

      By Carolyn Heinze On May 22, 2014 An excerpt from the full article The customer may not always be right, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve stellar service. In fact, great service is not a question of whether the client is entitled to it, nor is it just a bonus—a nice thing to offer. It’s a necessity, both for AV firms facing the ongoing and ever-increasing commoditization of technology and the shift from hardware to software (and thus, lower margins), […]

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Solutions360 Continues Educational Road Trip with NSCA’s Integration Business Survival Conference

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Achieve Business Growth ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions 360 by

If your organization wants to see the business, finance, operations, and project management software offerings available from Solutions360, we invite you to join us in Chicago on May 15-16 at the Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase. Representatives from Solutions360 will be there to answer your questions and demonstrate our newest software offerings. We’re also leading a one-hour educational sessions on how to effectively manage and bill for recurring monthly revenue. Presented by NSCA and Commercial Integrator, the Integration Business Survival Conference is your […]

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Project Under-Billing Can Be Your Undoing

Posted on February 5, 2014 in Achieve Business Growth ,Automate Operations ,Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Increase Project Profitability ,Q360 by

Accurate and real-time data is critical to proper cash flow management, and under-billing long-term projects is a leading cause of cash crunches Never fund customer projects with your own money. It’s great advice that can be difficult to heed, especially during large, long-term engagements, but ignore it at your peril. Running projects smoothly and on schedule does not automatically make them profitable, and those that are large and lengthy can be challenging to scope out properly. If you’re not set up for accurate job costing […]

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Solutions360 Gold Sponsor of NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference

Posted on January 5, 2014 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions 360 by

Mark your Calendar: February 27th – March 1st 2014 Improve Your Business IQ, Develop Your Leadership, Secure Your Future Decision-makers will discover how to make creative, influential decisions after learning the new meanings behind current trends, refining skills sets, and understanding the future of the electronic systems industry during NSCA’s 16th annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC). Address your business challenges and find out what your peers are doing to build stronger systems integration firms. Create long-term business success through thoughtful vision and resourceful strategies on some of the hottest topics, […]

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Job Costing Critical Piece to Preserving Margins

Posted on November 18, 2013 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Increase Project Profitability ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions 360 by

Addressing problems quickly can help save projects that might otherwise be doomed. November 18, 2013 | by D. Craig MacCormack Commercial Integrator Magazine 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 […]

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Achieve ERP ROI by Establishing Clear Metrics Early On

Posted on October 7, 2013 in Automate Operations ,Blog ,Q360 by

Knowing what to measure and asking the right questions before you begin your ERP deployment will guarantee your organization reaps the tangible and intangible benefits that will improve your bottom line. Many organizations erroneously decide the return on investment for their ERP implementation is negligible because they’ve fallen prey to the common pitfalls that stymie ROI during the deployment phase. But there is plenty of potential for both tangible and intangible benefits that will significantly impact the business, as long as you establish metrics early […]

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