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Video Demo 4 – Q360 Simplifies Project Change Orders

Posted on December 24, 2018 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Solutions360 by
Video Demo 4 – Q360 Simplifies Project Change Orders

There’s no such thing as an AV project with a change order, right?   In this edition of Clear Talk, we continue with the topic of project management. A big part of project management is focusing on the equipment, material, and all the inevitable change orders for a project. The industry has always struggled with how to best manage change orders. How to keep track of them, what changes are happening, when they are happening, who is making them and the reasons for the changes. […]

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A Fresh Look at Your Accounting

Posted on November 5, 2018 in Around the Web ,Improve Financial Management by
A Fresh Look at Your Accounting

Why you may (or may not) need to hire a new CFO / Accountant A blog entry based upon The AV Profession podcast with Tim Albright and guest David McNutt from Navigate Management Consulting When we go into an organization to conduct an assessment, more times than not I end up saying, ‘You might need a new Accountant.’  Now I’m not necessarily talking about replacing someone, but I am talking about a fresh new look at how you think about and go about conducting the accounting in your […]

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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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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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