Yearly Archives: 2019

The Importance Of Setting Business Benchmarks

Posted on January 7, 2019 in Blog by

NSCA recently took a deep dive into the importance of setting business benchmarks by Chuck Wilson Most likely, the idea of spending an inordinate amount of time reviewing your company’s financial performance isn’t high up on the list of fun things to do. But, over the past few years, integrators have had to do a lot of growing up. If we want to survive, we can no longer be an industry that isn’t ready to move forward. We now provide organizations with some of the […]

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NSCA Delivers These 14 Services for Integration Firm Members Every Day

Posted on December 3, 2018 in Around the Web ,Industry Discussion by

From tracking cyber and safety regulations that affect their companies to addressing insurance needs and compliance issues, these 14 services are the tip of the iceberg in terms of what NSCA provides to its members every day. The tagline for trade organization for the integration industry NSCA is “Your Voice, Your Business Resource, Your Trusted Advisor.” Members use the many resources and our trustworthy advice on a daily basis. It’s only when they get themselves in a bind do they need to exercise the value […]

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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. […]

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NSCA Labor Installation Standards Integrated with Solutions360 Software

Posted on October 1, 2018 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Solutions360 by

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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Why SVT Sees 15 Percent Year-Over-Year Growth

Posted on August 20, 2018 in Around the Web ,Customer Success Stories by

Josh Shanahan says growth at SVT is due to “symmetry across operations in communications, planning and objectives.” Learn more about what that means. As president of NSCA, one of Josh Shanahan’s primary focuses is on helping other integration firms improve processes and profitability. It’s not surprise, therefore, that at his own company SVT he attributes its recent growth — essentially a 15 percent year-over-year clip — to streamlined process improvements from pre-sales to delivery. Another big driver of SVT’s growth, Shanahan adds, is the “symmetry […]

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Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to Be 2018 NSCA Pivot to Profit Keynote Speaker

Posted on August 6, 2018 in Blog by

Former US Homeland Security secretary to focus on how integrators can help protect clients in age of increased cybersecurity at NSCA Pivot to Profit. Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge will be the keynote speaker at the third annual NSCA Pivot to Profit event on Oct. 23-24 in Atlanta. Ridge, alliantgroup chairman of cybersecurity and technology and 45th Governor of Pennsylvania, will kick off Pivot to Profit 2018 by “sharing his insights on how the industry’s businesses and clients can protect themselves while […]

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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

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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