Yearly Archives: 2018

How Many Types of Software Are You Using?

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 … Read More

Video Demo 4 – Q360 Simplifies Project Change Orders

There’s no such thing as an AV project with a change order, right? In this edition of Clear Talk, we continue with the topic of project management. A big part of project management is focusing on the equipment, material, and … Read More

Solutions360 Drives Predictable Growth at Bridges Systems Integration

COMPANY PROFILE – Bridges SI has been operating in the National Capital Region since 2010, and has grown to a $12 million plus integration firm with 45 employees. As a certified Veteran Owned Small Business, the company is proud to serve … Read More

Assessing the Value of Investing in ERP Software

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 … Read More

NSCA Delivers These 14 Services for Integration Firm Members Every Day

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 … Read More

Video Demo 3 – How to Monitor Project Profitability with Q360

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 … Read More

Lone Star Enhances the Customer Experience with a Focus on Process

Increasing complexity in the AV industry is driving integrators to look at process A focus on process has not always been necessary for success, but it has long been a priority at Lone Star Communications. Ray Bailey, CEO, and Patt … Read More

Lone Star Communications Manages Growth with Solutions360

Client Profile Lone Star Communications, a leader in the life safety industry, opened its doors in 1991. For over a quarter century, the company has served the Texas healthcare and K-12 education markets. In 2016, Lone Star acquired Houston-based Halco … Read More

A Fresh Look at Your Accounting

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 … Read More

The Misguided Reason Companies Don’t Transition to Managed Services

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 … Read More