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Assessing the Value of Investing in ERP Software

Posted on December 10, 2018 in Blog by
Assessing the Value of Investing in ERP Software

How do you know when your technology integration business is ready to invest in ERP software? Calculating the return value of an investment can be daunting, even for the experienced executive, but one which includes new ERP Software may be at the top of the list. Say the word “Enterprise” and it means the whole business will be involved and it’s sure to mean “change”- and some folks may not welcome changing from the old ways. New enterprise software will not only affect the technology […]

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How to Monitor Project Profitability with Q360

Posted on November 26, 2018 in Blog ,Improve Profitability ,Q360 by
How to Monitor Project Profitability with Q360

In this edition of Clear Talk, Tofiq Indawala shows us how to monitor project profitability in Q360. First of all, who needs to look at project profitability data? Typically, the accounting team, executives, as well as the sales team and account managers need to tap into projects and check their progress along the way. But, the most frequent users of this data are project managers, who have to control the project from a cost perspective and make sure everything stays on track financially. All access […]

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The Misguided Reason Companies Don’t Transition to Managed Services

Posted on October 29, 2018 in Blog by
The Misguided Reason Companies Don’t Transition to Managed Services

It’s not a good reason to ignore that managed services or as-a-service revenue is vital to a sustainable business, but the excuse suggested at NSCA’s 2018 Pivot to Profit is probably right. Have you ever wondered why so many AV integration firms are reluctant or unwilling to transition to including more managed services revenue into their business plan? It’s not like they don’t know it’s important. It’s the signature challenge for the AV integration market – one that’s pounded home at industry events, webinars and in countless […]

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Q360 Makes it Easy for Sales Reps to Prepare for Customer Meetings

Posted on October 22, 2018 in Automate Operations ,Blog ,Solutions360 by
Q360 Makes it Easy for Sales Reps to Prepare for Customer Meetings

How long does it take you to prepare for customer meetings?   How accessible is all of your customer information?   In Q360, all the data for a customer is located in one spot, which increases visibility, making it easier for sales reps to manage customer relationships.   A common complaint from systems integrators is that none of their systems talk to each other. This makes it challenging for sales reps to get a snapshot of what is happening with their customers in real time. […]

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NSCA Labor Installation Standards Integrated with Solutions360 Software

Posted on October 1, 2018 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Solutions360 by
NSCA Labor Installation Standards Integrated with Solutions360 Software

A common complaint from integrators is a lack of information to help with job costing. Nobody seems to have enough data in a format that is easily accessible, in order to make well-informed decisions along the course of a project. In June, the NSCA released their updated Labor Installation Standards, providing information which systems integrators can use to assist in the accurate estimation of labor units, one of the biggest factors impacting project profitability or the lack thereof. The new guidelines detail the amount of […]

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VTI Security Talks About How Q360 Increased Efficiencies in Accounting Processes

Posted on September 24, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by
VTI Security Talks About How Q360 Increased Efficiencies in Accounting Processes

VTI Security has been using Q360 for just over one year. Prior to that, the company had been using Dynamics Great Plains for roughly 20 years. Chris Kambeitz is the Accounting Manager at VTI Security. She recently spoke with us about how Q360 has improved her access to data, and increased efficiencies in accounting processes. One of the big changes in the transition to Q360 has been improved access to reporting. “We can get an AP aging report in real time at any point, at […]

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VTI Security Controller Talks about the Ease of Year End with Q360

Posted on September 17, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by
VTI Security Controller Talks about the Ease of Year End with Q360

VTI Security has been using Q360 for just over one year. Prior to that, the company had been using Dynamics Great Plains for roughly 20 years. According to LInda Larish, Controller at VTI Security, with Great Plains, the month-end process typically took 15-20 days before they got a financial out. In Q360, this process has been reduced to eight days to the point where they are closed and everything is complete. Balancing the AR and AP and all the sub-ledgers are done the first day […]

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