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Avoid ERP pitfalls that keep you from realizing ROI

Posted on August 13, 2013 in Blog ,Change Management by

It’s not uncommon for organizations go down the ERP path only to realize very little ROI, and it can usually be blamed on lack of preparation, not the software itself. Many organizations fail in their first attempt at implementing ERP software and erroneously conclude there’s little return on investment to be had from their deployment. This false realization is due in part because they didn’t take a step backward before the software selection process. They also didn’t document what they expected to achieve: What were […]

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Follow These Tips to Select the Best PSA Software for Your Business

Posted on July 16, 2013 in Blog ,Change Management by

Rapidly adopting technology for its own sake without thorough understanding of your organization’s challenges is a recipe for failure. Visualizing how you want to do business is critical for selecting software that supports true business transformation. Many organizations rush into company-wide software implementations, mistaking them to be a panacea for whatever ails them, when instead they should be taking a step back to take a hard look at their current and future business requirements. Deploying new technology should be viewed as opportunity to transform how […]

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What Every Integrator Needs to Know – NSCA Web Series

Posted on July 16, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability ,Q360 by

Business Intelligence Presented by: Brad Dempsey, President/CEO of Solutions360 Inc. Successfully growing your business means you utilize data to steer your company in the right direction.  Understand how to develop a dashboard that measures company performance. Learn the top 5 things every business owner should know about their business, how to assemble and present that information Learn the top 5 things every business owner should know about their business from John Graham

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Does Software Have a Place in Your Strategic Planning?

Posted on July 4, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Change Management ,Improve Profitability by

I received an engaging note from a client yesterday about how they perceived the acquisition of our software and it made me curious to see how others viewed software’s place in your business. Eric the CFO at Wayne Automatic said: “Q360 doesn’t sell software.  Instead they enable you with tools to optimize your processes, while simultaneously challenging you to rethink where and how you generate your greatest returns on investment.  Only those individuals who are serious about taking their organizations to the next level should […]

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When you can’t trust the numbers, what do you do?

Posted on May 27, 2013 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Improve Profitability ,Q360 by
When you can’t trust the numbers, what do you do?

“Our business is in growth mode” Says Kelly McCarthy, CEO of Genesis Integration, “and when we tried to get data from the CRM program, the project management system and accounting system to get a clear view of the business, I couldn’t trust the numbers.” When a building is being built that requires audio/visual set ups, Genesis Integration does the design and install. Genesis is a construction company that knows audio/visual. Although the three systems Genesis used were linked, too much time was spent managing three databases. The information was not linked in terms of […]

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Watch Your Profits Increase

Posted on May 6, 2013 in Blog ,Improve Profitability by

How Benchmarking and Best Practices Can Improve Your Business Business as usual is not working. With the various pressures that today’s systems integrators are experiencing, companies must look beyond what they’ve done before, because doing the same thing and getting the same results no longer cuts it when markets are evolving so quickly. The vision of NSCA’s partnership with Solutions360 is a simple one. Using NSCA’s Best Practices and Standards and Solutions360’s Business Management System will allow member companies to take a holistic approach to help improve all facets of their business. This is […]

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Can resource allocation improvements help you bid a job profitably?

Posted on April 18, 2013 in Blog ,Improve Profitability ,Industry Discussion by

Would you send an Engineer to do an Installer’s job?  Starting a bid with unrealistic resource allocation assumptions will negatively impact project profitability before the job even begins.  It’s just one of the things to consider when bidding a project. Having the right people to do the right job is critical, but having realistic labor installation estimates is just as important to not only create a winning bid, but to create efficiencies in your overall project execution. I hear from many people in operations that […]

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