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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5 Things to Consider when Bidding a Project

Posted on February 5, 2013 in Blog ,Increase Project Profitability by

The Art & Science of a Good Project Job Costing Process – Not all projects are created equal. It would be nice if there was an exact science to bidding a project but sadly many factors come into play that could malign your latest bid. You need art and science, a job costing system in place, to make it work.

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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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Printed Reports – R.I.P. Resist Impulse to Print

Posted on June 10, 2014 in Automate Operations ,Blog ,Q360 by

Printed Reports R.I.P. = Resist Impulse to Print All businesses rely on reports to tell them how they’re doing. However, if your business has a unified single database you don’t need as many printed reports as you might think. You have access to the power of “Live Data”.  Live Data is real-time information that is relevant, has context with other decision making information and comes from a trusted source.  Resist the impulse to print before you ask for a report. In over two decades of implementing […]

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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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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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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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