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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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Dirty Data is Costing Your Business More Money than You Think

Posted on March 6, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by

3 Steps to Get from Bad Data to Good Data – You can’t make good business decisions with dirty data. When you’re planning your resource allocation or you’re auditing your project accounting, if you don’t have one centralized business management software, there may be bad or missing data. That’s costing you precious money and time that can be better served helping your customers.

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5 Things to Consider when Bidding a Project

Posted on February 5, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by

The Art & Science of a Good Project Job Costing Process – Not all projects are created equal. It would be nice if there was an exact science to bidding a project but sadly many factors come into play that could malign your latest bid. You need art and science, a job costing system in place, to make it work.

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