Yearly Archives: 2019

Culture Shapes the Future of Tempest Technologies

Posted on January 14, 2019 in Blog by

  The following customer success story comes from our partners at Navigate Management Consulting. Helping audio visual and related technology companies achieve better business results. Work hard, play hard.   Take time for your family.   We invest in our employees on a personal level.   We provide opportunities for them to grow, not just along a career path, but also in their personal lives.   “These are the core values of Tempest Technologies,” according to CEO Debbie Williamson. “We are based in a very […]

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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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The Value of System IDs in Delivering Support

Posted on October 8, 2018 in Business Process Improvement ,Industry Discussion ,Q360 by

System IDs allow you to identify individual systems by a unique number, defined as a list of serialized assets that belong within the system. In today’s video, Steve Riley, talks to us about one of his passions, the area of the business called Support. “I’ve been seeing a migration or an evolution, from our traditional service model to the support model,” according to Riley. In the article, It’s All About Support Part One: The Overview, Riley discusses the five necessary steps for integrators that intend to provide […]

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Preparing for an ERP Implementation

Posted on September 10, 2018 in Blog ,Change Management ,Industry Discussion by

Preparing for an ERP implementation; most companies are not ready and they don’t know it. At InfoComm, Steve Riley, Senior Consultant at Navigate Management Consulting, sat down with Brad Dempsey to discuss ERP implementation readiness. Riley lived through a big implementation when he worked for an integrator. Now he works with integrators preparing them to possibly enter into an ERP implementation. So, he’s been on both sides of the fence. How do you know when you are ready? “When I talk with integrators, the overall […]

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Brad Malone and Brad Dempsey Discuss ERP Implementation Readiness

Posted on August 13, 2018 in Change Management ,Industry Discussion ,Q360 by

Brad Malone and Brad Dempsey recently sat down to discuss ERP implementation readiness, and the growing partnership between Navigate Management Consulting and Solutions360. An ERP implementation is not something a company does every year; it is a big change, and a lot of that change involves culture. “It involves their existing processes,” according to Malone, “It is really important that before a company starts an ERP implementation that they prepare for it, that they are assessed, and know that they are ready for what they are […]

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