Yearly Archives: 2013

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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