Business Process Improvement

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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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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ERP and BPM with BI: When 1+1+1=4

Posted on January 23, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement by

Business Intelligence – with implementation of an ERP system & overlaying BPM, you can harness your centralized data is the big strategic advantage.

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Job Costing Survival Guide Introduced by Business Process Management Leader, Solutions360,

Posted on December 17, 2012 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by
Job Costing Survival Guide Introduced by Business Process Management Leader, Solutions360,

New Job Costing Survival Guide Illuminates Best Practices and Helps Businesses Assess their Current Job Costing Process to Ultimately Improve Project Profit Margins   Newmarket, Ontario – December 2012 – Solutions360, a leader in business process management and PSA software solutions, is excited to introduce The Job Costing Survival Guide. Solutions360 works with businesses to drive growth, profit and efficiency by sharing best practices in the areas of achieving business growth, automating operations, improving financial management and increasing project profitability. The Job Costing Survival Guide […]

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Are you terrified of implementing new software in your business?

Posted on November 28, 2012 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Change Management by

Implementing New Software or a Root Canal? If you asked a technology integration business owner whether they would rather have a root canal performed or implement new software in their business, they’d likely opt for the root canal. The thought of reviewing options and then literally, turning operations on its ear to put in a new system is overwhelming at best; fraught with risk at worst. Many business owners will agree that the point of reviewing operations to see what can be streamlined and improved […]

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Our Systems are Integrated… Really?

Posted on August 24, 2012 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement by

As I review “As Is” business processes at new mid-size customers I constantly run into applications that claimed to be “integrated”.  Customers have environments that have integrated CRM, Accounting, Inventory, Job Costing, Project Management, etc.  However, rarely are these software systems truly integrated.  Behind the thin veil of “integration” is often a mess of data batching, incongruent information, orphaned data, re-keying of information and always lots and lots of spreadsheets cobbled together to try and make sense of it.   But the marketplace is full of […]

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