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Keep Track of Project Management Costs in Real Time to Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted on May 13, 2016 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Increase Project Profitability by
Keep Track of Project Management Costs in Real Time to Improve Your Bottom Line

There’s a vast echoing gap between the mindset of accounting and project management in most businesses. It has a lot to do with time: The PMO works with a today-and-tomorrow mindset – getting the project done, on time, to specs. Accounting works with a history mindset – keeping track of things that have already happened in order to report, analyze profitability, be compliant, and invoice. That gap hurts your PMO and your overall bottom line. Mind the gap! Most Project Management Offices (PMOs) are good […]

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The Pitfalls of Business Process Improvement Initiatives

Posted on February 9, 2016 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions 360 by
The Pitfalls of Business Process Improvement Initiatives

The business of improving your business is serious business.  How many times have you or someone on your team tinkered with a process and had it result in less than desired results?  Perhaps it wasn’t adopted, or only partially adopted by a few on the team.  Or worse, it had adverse results on other areas of the business.  In today’s world of commerce you need to be nimble and constantly thinking about how you can improve; either making things more efficient or creating a better customer experience.  […]

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Common Professional Services Automation Software User Adoption Problems…and How to Fix Them

Posted on January 13, 2016 in Automate Operations ,Blog by
Common Professional Services Automation Software User Adoption Problems…and How to Fix Them

Too often the PSA software market doesn’t do itself any favours in its dealings with customer’s expectations. After 12 years working in the industry, in the sales, delivery and support side of the business, I have seen too many examples of value added resellers and manufacturers mismanaging customer expectations in order to close a sale.  And I’m not sure if this is worse, but often times the mismanagement isn’t done on purpose but due to ignorance on the part of what constitutes a successful implementation. […]

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You know you’re ready for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) when…

Posted on December 21, 2015 in Achieve Business Growth ,Automate Operations ,Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Increase Project Profitability by
You know you’re ready for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) when…

There is a tipping point in every business when the small, nimble team that worked its magic for years starts to degrade under the weight of data. Too many customers to keep track of in your head, larger projects require more juggling to keep track of schedules and costs in a timely manner and the pressure to react just as quickly and effectively keeps increasing as you continue to grow. Typically the first reaction is to hire another (non-billable) person to compile the information. The […]

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How much does workflow management affect your bottom line?

Posted on December 4, 2015 in Blog ,Increase Project Profitability by
How much does workflow management affect your bottom line?

Most businesses have standalone software packages that act as repositories for data and to perform various job specific tasks. It’s common to end up with 3 or more separate systems, each essentially acting as a silo for information, making it difficult to correlate and reconcile your business data. Maintaining hard copies, physical filing cabinets, spreadsheets and/or reports can be used to effectively centralize, aggregate and gain access to data from various sources, up to a certain extent. But, as the volume of information and complexities […]

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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
Showing Integrators how to Keep Their Margins Up at InfoComm15

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
Everyone Is In Sales, But They Need To Know How

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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