Yearly Archives: 2018

The Misguided Reason Companies Don’t Transition to Managed Services

Posted on October 29, 2018 in Blog by

It’s not a good reason to ignore that managed services or as-a-service revenue is vital to a sustainable business, but the excuse suggested at NSCA’s 2018 Pivot to Profit is probably right. Have you ever wondered why so many AV integration firms are reluctant or unwilling to transition to including more managed services revenue into their business plan? It’s not like they don’t know it’s important. It’s the signature challenge for the AV integration market – one that’s pounded home at industry events, webinars and in countless […]

More info »

Mike Abernathy of NSCA Talks About Solutions360 Business Accelerator Partner

Posted on October 15, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions360 by

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. […]

More info »

Managed Services: What Are You Waiting For?

Posted on April 9, 2018 in Around the Web ,Change Management by

It’s tough for AV integrators to make money selling expensive gear, but there’s a better way for them to maintain a close relationship: managed services. March 19, 2018 D. Craig MacCormack OK, what’s your excuse? We’ve been telling you for years that your competitors are offering managed services and yet you’re still not doing it. We even chose our 2015 Integrator of the Year in part because of their proficiency in literally thinking outside the box and working to perfect their recurring revenue model to […]

More info »

Does Managed Service Demand Exist for AV Solutions?

Posted on February 19, 2018 in Blog ,Improve Profitability ,Industry Discussion by

posted by Chuck Wilson on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Unified Communications and IT Blog In a recent Twitter debate, I was challenged on a statement I made in this article, recently published in Commercial Integrator. In this piece, I said that until AV companies have the right people in place, they won’t be able to make the jump to a recurring revenue model. The debate began with a good friend of mine suggesting that: “The growth of managed services will be determined solely by the […]

More info »

Using ‘As-a-Service’ Solutions: 4 Benefits to Share with Clients

Posted on August 21, 2017 in Blog ,Improve Profitability by

by Dan Newman If any of your small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients are still buying software on a disk, it’s time for you to have a talk with them. As a matter of fact, if any-sized business hasn’t yet adapted to the as-a-service (aaS) model of software, platform, and infrastructure delivery, they’re missing out on a huge opportunity to make business tremendously more agile while improving cost and competitiveness. Remember the days of annual software upgrades, or the frustration of sharing a file with […]

More info »

How Spinitar’s Self-Directed Teams and ‘Family’ Culture Helped It Reach $60M

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Blog ,Change Management ,Customer Success Stories ,Industry Discussion by

Through a name change, new philosophy and even a recession, Spinitar has grown to a $60 million company that shows unmatched loyalty to its employees, builds unique project teams and even works with competitors May 24, 2017 D. Craig MacCormack Commercial Integrator Magazine Click here to read the full article You’ve probably never heard of Presentation Products, Inc., but it’s a company with more than a 30-year history of installing and integrating some of the most progressive AV systems in the industry — and of treating […]

More info »

Does Software Have a Place in Your Strategic Planning?

Posted on July 4, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Change Management ,Improve Profitability by

I received an engaging note from a client yesterday about how they perceived the acquisition of our software and it made me curious to see how others viewed software’s place in your business. Eric the CFO at Wayne Automatic said: “Q360 doesn’t sell software.  Instead they enable you with tools to optimize your processes, while simultaneously challenging you to rethink where and how you generate your greatest returns on investment.  Only those individuals who are serious about taking their organizations to the next level should […]

More info »

Blog Tags

Archives

business management software