Yearly Archives: 2018

How to Monitor Project Profitability with Q360

Posted on November 26, 2018 in Blog ,Improve Profitability ,Q360 by

In this edition of Clear Talk, Tofiq Indawala shows us how to monitor project profitability in Q360. First of all, who needs to look at project profitability data? Typically, the accounting team, executives, as well as the sales team and account managers need to tap into projects and check their progress along the way. But, the most frequent users of this data are project managers, who have to control the project from a cost perspective and make sure everything stays on track financially. All access […]

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8 Surprising New Profit Killers for Integrators to Watch For

Posted on June 25, 2018 in Around the Web ,Increase Project Profitability by

  As we speak to members and answer their questions, we tend to notice patterns. Recently, NSCA has been talking to integrators  about “profit killers” – things that help us lose money.   Do you fall prey to any of these?   No. 1: Failure to read the front end of the spec Pay attention to what’s required in Division 0 (instructions to bidders) and Division 1 (general and site conditions). It seems as if more risk is being pushed down to specialty contractors like integrators; […]

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Case Study: How Solutions360 helps SVT make better business decisions

Posted on June 28, 2017 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories by

Roman Burchart remembers the days when project costing at SVT was time-consuming and rife with tedium and murkiness. “We had very limited visibility into our actual project costing,” says Burchart, the Chief Operating

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Lean Methodologies for Integrators

Posted on November 22, 2016 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by

Lean is not just for manufacturers anymore, it’s an important concept for integration companies to start thinking about. Lean Methodologies bring together thinking about the delivery of customer value within the …

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Keep Track of Project Management Costs in Real Time to Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted on May 13, 2016 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by

There’s a vast echoing gap between the mindset of accounting and project management in most businesses. It has a lot to do with time: The PMO works with a today-and-tomorrow mindset – getting the project done, on time, to specs. Accounting works with a history mindset – keeping track of things that have already happened in order to report, analyze profitability, be compliant, and invoice. That gap hurts your PMO and your overall bottom line. Mind the gap! Most Project Management Offices (PMOs) are good […]

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How Integrators Provide Service With More Than a Smile

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Achieve Business Growth ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions360 by

      By Carolyn Heinze On May 22, 2014 An excerpt from the full article The customer may not always be right, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve stellar service. In fact, great service is not a question of whether the client is entitled to it, nor is it just a bonus—a nice thing to offer. It’s a necessity, both for AV firms facing the ongoing and ever-increasing commoditization of technology and the shift from hardware to software (and thus, lower margins), […]

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When you can’t trust the numbers, what do you do?

Posted on May 27, 2013 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Improve Profitability ,Q360 by

“Our business is in growth mode” Says Kelly McCarthy, CEO of Genesis Integration, “and when we tried to get data from the CRM program, the project management system and accounting system to get a clear view of the business, I couldn’t trust the numbers.” When a building is being built that requires audio/visual set ups, Genesis Integration does the design and install. Genesis is a construction company that knows audio/visual. Although the three systems Genesis used were linked, too much time was spent managing three databases. The information was not linked in terms of […]

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