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Lone Star Enhances the Customer Experience with a Focus on Process

Posted on November 19, 2018 in Customer Success Stories ,Industry Discussion ,Q360 by
Lone Star Enhances the Customer Experience with a Focus on Process

Increasing complexity in the AV industry is driving integrators to look at process A focus on process has not always been necessary for success, but it has long been a priority at Lone Star Communications. Ray Bailey, CEO, and Patt Bowles, Chief Customer Experience Officer, share their thoughts on the company’s attention to process and how this drives customer satisfaction. Lone Star has been ISO 9001 certified for 15 years, which is a rare achievement for an integrator. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on […]

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Genesis Integration Harnessed the Power of Data with Q360 PSA Software

Posted on February 12, 2018 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by
Genesis Integration Harnessed the Power of Data with Q360 PSA Software

Big Data is on everyone’s lips as both a challenge and an opportunity for 2018, with a promise that increased information will allow us to yield valuable insights and make better business decisions. Organizations that manage to make sense of their data, and use it to make informed business decisions are gaining competitive advantage. We spoke with Kelly McCarthy, President at Genesis Integration about this trend, and its impact on technology integrators. “With Q360, the amount of data available to us grew considerably, and our […]

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5 Best Practices from AVI Systems for a Successful ERP Implementation

Posted on January 15, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories by
5 Best Practices from AVI Systems for a Successful ERP Implementation

  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 Drives Business Transformation at Adtech Systems

Posted on September 18, 2017 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories by
Q360 Drives Business Transformation at Adtech Systems

Client Profile Adtech Systems opened its doors in 1988 as a projector reseller. Over the years, the company has evolved to become one of the premiere professional audio/visual integrators in New England. Today, Adtech has 170 employees, and operates across three states, serving some of the largest organizations in the region. In March 2015, two local entrepreneurs – Dustin Campbell and Philip Muscatello – purchased a majority interest in Adtech Systems. Dustin and Phil have extensive backgrounds in business operations and management across a variety […]

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Everything You Know About Selecting Enterprise Software Is Wrong

Posted on April 15, 2019 in Around the Web by
Everything You Know About Selecting Enterprise Software Is Wrong

By Joe Shepley I’ve been involved in software selection for 18 years, both as a buyer and as a consultant helping buyers find the right product for their needs. I’ve seen CIOs make snap decisions with little to no process, and RFPs that go on forever with no decision ever being made. I’ve seen organizations get tremendous value from their software platform, as well as organizations that spend millions of dollars and never end up using it. And while the many intangible factors in any software […]

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Accountability Drives Business Transformation at VTI Security

Posted on April 8, 2019 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by
Accountability Drives Business Transformation at VTI Security

One of our biggest goals at VTI is to improve consistency and accountability. Before Q360, there were a lot of inconsistencies in how each department operated from office to office; this was a long-standing issue. Q360 gave us a great tool to be able to identify those inconsistencies, and we use it in a way that allows us all to be on the same page. Bonnie Carpenter is the Q360 Administrator at VTI Security. “I am the liaison between our VTI colleagues and the Q360 […]

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What Should A Lessons Learned Process Focus On?

Posted on April 1, 2019 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Industry Discussion by
What Should A Lessons Learned Process Focus On?

When working on an integration project, how often do we hear the words, “Didn’t this happen last time?” Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. You could say the same about many organizations’ lessons learned process — or more aptly named, their “lessons-re-learned” process. This is because so many organizations incorrectly call the lessons learned process a “postmortem.” That word choice is inappropriate because it reflects a dissection mentality; a search for recrimination […]

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NSCA Next-Generation Leadership Training

Posted on March 25, 2019 in Blog ,Industry Discussion by
NSCA Next-Generation Leadership Training

Is Your Next-Generation of Leadership Ready to Lead? Finding and retaining talent is a hot topic with systems integrators in 2019. NSCA commonly hears how many integrators are struggling with developing new leaders to better understand the business, enlarge their contribution, and add more value. NSCA and our partners at Navigate Management Consulting have listened to this feedback – and are collaborating to bring a unique training program to the integration industry. Next Generation Leadership Training Next-Generation Leadership (Next Gen) Training is an intensive management development […]

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Using As-A-Service to Sell More Hardware

Posted on March 18, 2019 in Around the Web by
Using As-A-Service to Sell More Hardware

A blog entry based upon an article from our partners at GreatAmerica Financial Services There is no way around it. If As-A-Service wasn’t the “thing” before, 2019 is the year of As-A-Service for Managed Service Providers, UC providers and Audio Visual shops. Just last week, Arlin Sorensen, the father of MSP best practice sharing, stated in his daily email, “the days of long term contracts will likely change as the buyers become younger and more friendly to a subscription rather than longer term commitment.” Don’t […]

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VTI Security Increases Efficiency 10-15% with Q360

Posted on March 11, 2019 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by
VTI Security Increases Efficiency 10-15% with Q360

CLIENT PROFILE VTI Security is a national commercial integrator, based in Minnesota. The company opened its doors in 1980 and has grown to over 240 employees with locations in CO, NE, TX, WI and WY. 2018 Revenue: $69 million Q360 Go Live Date: August 1, 2017 THE CHALLENGE – Prior to Q360, VTI Security was using five different software systems. “I have been working for years, slowly migrating our front end systems down to as few as possible,” says Rick Allan, Chief Technology Officer at VTI. […]

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Video Demo 5 – Revenue Recognition Basics in Q360

Posted on March 4, 2019 in Blog by
Video Demo 5 – Revenue Recognition Basics in Q360

The updated ASC 606 accounting standard came into effect for private companies on Jan 1, 2019. These guidelines introduce a fundamentally different model for recognizing revenue versus legacy generally accepted accounting principals (GAAP). Are you ready for the new ASC 606 revenue recognition rules? The new revenue recognition rules applies to nearly all types of revenue-generating transactions. So, if you are a technology integrator and have contracts with customers, then ASC 606 applies to you. At BLC last week, regulation and compliance were hot topics […]

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