Yearly Archives: 2018

Keep it Simple for Gold Medal Business Processes

Posted on March 19, 2018 in Business Process Improvement ,Industry Discussion by

By Sarah Berkowski For two weeks last month, some of the world’s premier athletes came together in Pyeongchang, South Korea to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics. While some of the sports featured in the games may be unfamiliar to many parts of the world — think biathlon or curling — there’s no denying all of the participants were at the top of their respective sports. The same holds true for the upcoming playoffs in professional basketball and ice hockey. While the sport and […]

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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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Solutions360 Delivers Real-Time Data Analytics for Better Business Decisions

Posted on June 10, 2014 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 by

Printed Reports R.I.P. = Resist Impulse to Print All businesses rely on reports to tell them how they’re doing. However, if your business has a unified single database you don’t need as many printed reports as you might think. You have access to the power of “Live Data”.  Live Data is real-time information that is relevant, has context with other decision making information and comes from a trusted source.  Resist the impulse to print before you ask for a report. In over two decades of implementing […]

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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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Project Under-Billing Can Be Your Undoing

Posted on February 5, 2014 in Blog ,Improve Profitability by

Accurate and real-time data is critical to proper cash flow management, and under-billing long-term projects is a leading cause of cash crunches Never fund customer projects with your own money. It’s great advice that can be difficult to heed, especially during large, long-term engagements, but ignore it at your peril. Running projects smoothly and on schedule does not automatically make them profitable, and those that are large and lengthy can be challenging to scope out properly. If you’re not set up for accurate job costing […]

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Dirty Data is Costing Your Business More Money than You Think

Posted on March 6, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by

3 Steps to Get from Bad Data to Good Data – You can’t make good business decisions with dirty data. When you’re planning your resource allocation or you’re auditing your project accounting, if you don’t have one centralized business management software, there may be bad or missing data. That’s costing you precious money and time that can be better served helping your customers.

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ERP and BPM with BI: When 1+1+1=4

Posted on January 23, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement by

Business Intelligence – with implementation of an ERP system & overlaying BPM, you can harness your centralized data is the big strategic advantage.

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