Yearly Archives: 2019

Everything You Know About Selecting Enterprise Software Is Wrong

Posted on April 15, 2019 in Around the Web by

By Joe Shepley I’ve been involved in software selection for 18 years, both as a buyer and as a consultant helping buyers find the right product for their needs. I’ve seen CIOs make snap decisions with little to no process, and RFPs that go on forever with no decision ever being made. I’ve seen organizations get tremendous value from their software platform, as well as organizations that spend millions of dollars and never end up using it. And while the many intangible factors in any software […]

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Accountability Drives Business Transformation at VTI Security

Posted on April 8, 2019 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

One of our biggest goals at VTI is to improve consistency and accountability. Before Q360, there were a lot of inconsistencies in how each department operated from office to office; this was a long-standing issue. Q360 gave us a great tool to be able to identify those inconsistencies, and we use it in a way that allows us all to be on the same page. Bonnie Carpenter is the Q360 Administrator at VTI Security. “I am the liaison between our VTI colleagues and the Q360 […]

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Leadership Buy-in is Critical for a Successful ERP Implementation

Posted on February 4, 2019 in Blog by

In previous blog posts, we have discussed at length, the importance of employee engagement for a successful ERP implementation. Without a doubt, it is important to get buy-in from the employees. Everyone must go in with the right attitude and the right mindset – people need to embrace change. Furthermore, if you are not clear about articulating how the scope of an individual’s work is going to change it can present challenges for adoption. So change has to be well planned and well communicated in […]

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How Many Types of Software Are You Using?

Posted on December 31, 2018 in Industry Discussion by

A common complaint from integrators is having too many different pieces of software that don’t talk to one another. “This is not uncommon, because the industry has grown up this way,” according to David McNutt. “There was never a really good piece of software to cover everything. So we use every other good piece of software, to do a number of different functions inside the company. Unfortunately, most of them don’t talk to each other.” “It is not that the pieces of software are bad, […]

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Assessing the Value of Investing in ERP Software

Posted on December 10, 2018 in Blog by

How do you know when your technology integration business is ready to invest in ERP software? Calculating the return value of an investment can be daunting, even for the experienced executive, but one which includes new ERP Software may be at the top of the list. Say the word “Enterprise” and it means the whole business will be involved and it’s sure to mean “change”- and some folks may not welcome changing from the old ways. New enterprise software will not only affect the technology […]

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A Fresh Look at Your Accounting

Posted on November 5, 2018 in Around the Web ,Improve Financial Management by

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

Posted on June 18, 2018 in Automate Operations ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions360 by

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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