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8 Surprising New Profit Killers for Integrators to Watch For

Posted on June 25, 2018 in Around the Web ,Increase Project Profitability by
8 Surprising New Profit Killers for Integrators to Watch For

  As we speak to members and answer their questions, we tend to notice patterns. Recently, NSCA has been talking to integrators  about “profit killers” – things that help us lose money.   Do you fall prey to any of these?   No. 1: Failure to read the front end of the spec Pay attention to what’s required in Division 0 (instructions to bidders) and Division 1 (general and site conditions). It seems as if more risk is being pushed down to specialty contractors like integrators; […]

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Solutions360 Founder Expects Voice Control and Artificial Intelligence to Permeate Pro AV By 2020

Posted on June 18, 2018 in Automate Operations ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions 360 by
Solutions360 Founder Expects Voice Control and Artificial Intelligence to Permeate Pro AV By 2020

Brad Dempsey of Solutions360 says the company is developing products that integrate Alexa and Google Home into pro AV installations. By D. Craig MacCormack  InfoComm 2018 just wrapped up last week, but Solutions360 president and founder Brad Dempsey is already looking ahead to the next time AVIXA’s annual summer showcase returns to Las Vegas in 2020. That’s not to say Dempsey isn’t excited about InfoComm 2019 in Orlando starting June 12 — but he expects InfoComm’s return to Las Vegas to mark the mainstream adoption of […]

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Thank You for Visiting Solutions360 at InfoComm18!

Posted on June 11, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions 360 by
Thank You for Visiting Solutions360 at InfoComm18!

  It was our 9th year at InfoComm, and another action packed week! A record number of people came by our booth to learn how a unified ERP software package can help you win more business and produce higher margins, while building better customer relationships. We had fun showing how we’ve helped companies just like yours achieve predictable, steady and profitable growth.       As usual, the Drunk Unkles fundraiser was a real highlight of the week! The event was a huge success raising money […]

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How Infinity Sound Generated More Sales through Existing Channels

Posted on June 4, 2018 in Around the Web ,Customer Success Stories ,Industry Discussion by
How Infinity Sound Generated More Sales through Existing Channels

Over the next few months, we’ll take an inside look at how the NSCA 2018 Excellence in Business award winners have adapted to our constantly changing industry. The story of Infinity Sound is first on the list. For its innovative ways of repositioning the company, Infinity Sound was named an NSCA 2018 Excellence in Business award winner in the Business Performance category. Knowing that its capture rate had remained the same over the last few years – even though the company was gaining more clients and leads – Infinity […]

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Better Decision Making – Part 2

Posted on May 28, 2018 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Industry Discussion by
Better Decision Making – Part 2

Part One of our discussion about decisions addressed how managers should approach them. Part Two raises some ideas and questions for further consideration about who should make them: you or someone else. What is a decision? It’s “the course of action you intend to take when it isn’t obvious what to do.” This means decisions are only needed when you don’t have information that would make the intended action obvious—because if all the desired information is available, the decision would “make itself”. So when you hear […]

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The 5 Most Common Business Process Management Hurdles

Posted on May 22, 2018 in Around the Web ,Business Process Improvement by
The 5 Most Common Business Process Management Hurdles

By Sarah Berkowski Organizational change management requires dedication, clarity of vision and patience to be effective. While every organization will face a different set of challenges when undertaking a business process management (BPM) initiative, the challenges often fall into one of the five categories below. 1. Lack of Leadership Commitment When the management team is truly committed to meeting an objective, leaders pull out all the stops. Money, people and other resources flow freely. When management is not fully committed, leaders leave their people adrift. Priorities […]

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The Value of an Organization’s Vision

Posted on May 14, 2018 in Blog ,Industry Discussion by
The Value of an Organization’s Vision

How important to a company is a shared vision — one that resonates with every person in the organization and is felt by every client? Let’s find out by looking at the typical progression and growth of an audiovisual integration company. Many AV integration companies (and many companies in other industries, too) start small, with three to five people filling a multitude of roles and performing many tasks. These roles and responsibilities often overlap, so the founding members understand one another’s jobs and probably share […]

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