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Mike Abernathy of NSCA Talks About Solutions360 Business Accelerator Partner

Posted on October 15, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions360 by
Mike Abernathy of NSCA Talks About Solutions360 Business Accelerator Partner

In this week’s video, we speak with Mike Abernathy of the National Systems Contractors Association about the Business Accelerators program. “The NSCA is a community of systems integrators and systems contractors,” says Abernathy. “Our role and our job is to assist members, and help them with day-to-day business issues.” That’s why Solutions360 has partnered with NSCA and the Business Accelerators. Solutions360 is an integral part of the NSCA’s Business Accelerator program, which helps systems integrators address key challenges and shifting business models, according to Abernathy. […]

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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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What Your Sales Forecast Isn’t Telling You

Posted on September 12, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Business Process Improvement by
What Your Sales Forecast Isn’t Telling You

In a lot of organizations, your sales forecast is only giving you a partial representation of the truth  The first challenge is to establish objective criteria against the data Sales people are generally very optimistic and hopeful, and as great a trait as that is, it doesn’t always make for great judgement when evaluating where a sales opportunity is within the sales cycle.  One very simple, yet powerful method to get objectivity into the numbers is to define what your various sales cycles look like. You […]

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The 4 P’s for a Successful ERP Implementation

Posted on August 27, 2018 in Automate Operations ,Blog ,Solutions360 by
The 4 P’s for a Successful ERP Implementation

By Tofiq Indawala, PMP Implementing an ERP system is one of the most valued investments that a company can make.  It brings every element of your operations on to a single platform, allowing you to run operations from a single point of information.  There are many articles out there discussing requirements gathering for an ERP, feature lists, and how to manage the implementation project.  However, there are few that discuss the most critical elements for success.  You may have prepared and developed a plan for […]

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Solutions360 Software Helps Integrators On-Board Acquisitions

Posted on July 23, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions360 by
Solutions360 Software Helps Integrators On-Board Acquisitions

After an acquisition is made, the hard work begins. It’s no secret that mergers and acquisitions are rampant in the AV industry, and the pace of consolidation shows no signs of slowing down. As a result of acquisition, many of Solutions360’s customers are either experiencing or getting ready for explosive growth. Q360 software has been a great tool to help integrators gain command and control of both operations and accounting, smoothing out the bumps of on-boarding a new organization. Brad Dempsey  and  John Graham recently sat […]

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Job Costing Critical Piece to Preserving Margins

Posted on July 16, 2018 in Around the Web ,Improve Financial Management ,Solutions360 by
Job Costing Critical Piece to Preserving Margins

Addressing problems quickly can help save projects that might otherwise be doomed. If you’ve been victimized by a profit-sucking job that spiraled out of control before you knew what had happened and had to resort to correcting your procedural mistakes before the next job rather than addressing them before the problem worsened, there is hope. In his NSCA Best Practices Conference session “Job Costing: An Execution Guide for Operations,” Solutions360 president and CEO Brad Dempsey taught attendees some of the ways to recognize and fix […]

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NSCA Updates Labor Installation Standards

Posted on July 2, 2018 in Around the Web ,Improve Financial Management ,Industry Discussion by
NSCA Updates Labor Installation Standards

NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry, has released updated Labor Installation Standard guidelines, providing information that systems integrators can use to accurately estimate labor units – the biggest factor impacting project profitability. As the result of a thorough, months-long peer review by a team of experts from around the country, the new guidelines detail the amount of time it takes to complete project-related tasks, factoring in time spent on material handling, examining drawings/layouts, and equipment installation. The guidelines include labor units […]

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