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Proud Sponsor of NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference

Posted on December 29, 2012 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog by

  Mark the Calendar: February 21st – 23rd Join industry business owners and managers at the premier conference for electronic systems integrators to transform through a variety of new strategies to improve your business performance and compare notes with your industry peers on what works and what doesn’t. Glance at the many reasons why this year shouldn’t be missed: Want to go for free? SUBMIT your application. Heard of Keynote Peter Sheahan? READ about him. NSCA has a secret, want to know? WATCH the video. Ever heard of […]

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Job Costing Survival Guide Introduced by Business Process Management Leader, Solutions360,

Posted on December 17, 2012 in Blog ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions 360 by
Job Costing Survival Guide Introduced by Business Process Management Leader, Solutions360,

New Job Costing Survival Guide Illuminates Best Practices and Helps Businesses Assess their Current Job Costing Process to Ultimately Improve Project Profit Margins   Newmarket, Ontario – December 2012 – Solutions360, a leader in business process management and PSA software solutions, is excited to introduce The Job Costing Survival Guide. Solutions360 works with businesses to drive growth, profit and efficiency by sharing best practices in the areas of achieving business growth, automating operations, improving financial management and increasing project profitability. The Job Costing Survival Guide […]

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Are you terrified of implementing new software in your business?

Posted on November 28, 2012 in Achieve Business Growth ,Automate Operations ,Blog ,Improve Financial Management by

Implementing New Software or a Root Canal? If you asked a technology integration business owner whether they would rather have a root canal performed or implement new software in their business, they’d likely opt for the root canal. The thought of reviewing options and then literally, turning operations on its ear to put in a new system is overwhelming at best; fraught with risk at worst. Many business owners will agree that the point of reviewing operations to see what can be streamlined and improved […]

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Are you missing out on a potential 2012 tax credit? Don’t leave money on the table

Posted on September 10, 2012 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management by

Businesses have significant reasons to acquire and install capital equipment and software before the end of 2012 thanks to the Tax Relief Act of 2010 and the Small Business Jobs Act. Also, because the allowable Section 179 deduction is expected to be reduced to $25,000 in 2013, it’s important to plan now to maximize these benefits in 2012. Highlights for tax benefits:  The allowable Section 179 deduction has been extended to $125,000 on the cost of new and used equipment purchased and may be adjusted […]

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Our Systems are Integrated… Really?

Posted on August 24, 2012 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog by

As I review “As Is” business processes at new mid-size customers I constantly run into applications that claimed to be “integrated”.  Customers have environments that have integrated CRM, Accounting, Inventory, Job Costing, Project Management, etc.  However, rarely are these software systems truly integrated.  Behind the thin veil of “integration” is often a mess of data batching, incongruent information, orphaned data, re-keying of information and always lots and lots of spreadsheets cobbled together to try and make sense of it.   But the marketplace is full of […]

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Have you ever considered the cost of paper to your business?

Posted on July 20, 2012 in Automate Operations ,Blog by

The amount of paper used by businesses today is staggering. While the movement towards a paperless office has picked up over the past decade, there are still many ways you can reduce paper consumption. The reality is: often paperless is truly just less paper, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  While the environmental impact of paper is fairly well known, just how much is that paper sitting around your office actually costing you? Reduce.org has some great information on this but some of the more surprising […]

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Sales and Marketing is a Process That Needs Automation

Posted on July 14, 2012 in Automate Operations ,Blog by

Automation in sales and marketing should be about improving the ability to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time via the right channel. Automation or repetition of more generic, higher volume tasks is more likely at the early stages of engagement and lead nurture and then post sale around delivery. More personal, higher value (and higher cost) sales tasks and activities can then be undertaken with qualified leads to close the sale. The first challenge facing most companies is that processes […]

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