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Solutions360 Software Helps Integrators On-Board Acquisitions

Posted on July 23, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions 360 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 ,Solutions 360 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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8 Surprising New Profit Killers for Integrators to Watch For

Posted on June 25, 2018 in Around the Web ,Increase Project Profitability by
8 Surprising New Profit Killers for Integrators to Watch For

  As we speak to members and answer their questions, we tend to notice patterns. Recently, NSCA has been talking to integrators  about “profit killers” – things that help us lose money.   Do you fall prey to any of these?   No. 1: Failure to read the front end of the spec Pay attention to what’s required in Division 0 (instructions to bidders) and Division 1 (general and site conditions). It seems as if more risk is being pushed down to specialty contractors like integrators; […]

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Solutions360 Founder Expects Voice Control and Artificial Intelligence to Permeate Pro AV By 2020

Posted on June 18, 2018 in Automate Operations ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions 360 by
Solutions360 Founder Expects Voice Control and Artificial Intelligence to Permeate Pro AV By 2020

Brad Dempsey of Solutions360 says the company is developing products that integrate Alexa and Google Home into pro AV installations. By D. Craig MacCormack  InfoComm 2018 just wrapped up last week, but Solutions360 president and founder Brad Dempsey is already looking ahead to the next time AVIXA’s annual summer showcase returns to Las Vegas in 2020. That’s not to say Dempsey isn’t excited about InfoComm 2019 in Orlando starting June 12 — but he expects InfoComm’s return to Las Vegas to mark the mainstream adoption of […]

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Thank You for Visiting Solutions360 at InfoComm18!

Posted on June 11, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions 360 by
Thank You for Visiting Solutions360 at InfoComm18!

  It was our 9th year at InfoComm, and another action packed week! A record number of people came by our booth to learn how a unified ERP software package can help you win more business and produce higher margins, while building better customer relationships. We had fun showing how we’ve helped companies just like yours achieve predictable, steady and profitable growth.       As usual, the Drunk Unkles fundraiser was a real highlight of the week! The event was a huge success raising money […]

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The Impact of M&A on the MSP Market

Posted on April 2, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Around the Web by
The Impact of M&A on the MSP Market

By Arlin Sorensen, CEO and Founder of the Heartland Companies It’s all the rage right now. Everyone seems to be a buyer or seller; some are even trying to play both sides of the M&A puzzle. It is hard to find anyone who is not actively considering M&A as a strategy for growth or exit. And while it may be exciting and the seemingly best option for growing or transition, it also comes with some baggage that can become detrimental if not managed well. One […]

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