Yearly Archives: 2019

Revenue vs. Growth

Posted on May 20, 2019 in Around the Web ,Industry Discussion by

We’re growing, but what does that really mean? We have heard so much over the past five or ten years about the concept of growth. Everybody talks about it, but does anybody really knows what it means? What does growth mean to you? That is the topic of this week’s video with Brad Malone and David McNutt. “Especially in the last three years, with the economy opening up, integrators are seeing double digit growth and they’re really proud of it,” says Malone. “But what they’re […]

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Avoid the Pitfalls of Business Process Improvement Initiatives

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Blog by

The business of improving your business is serious business.  How many times have you or someone on your team tinkered with a process and achieved a less than desired result?  Perhaps it wasn’t adopted, or only partially adopted by a few on the team.  Or worse, it had adverse results on other areas of the business.  In today’s world of commerce you need to be nimble and constantly thinking about how you can improve; either making things more efficient or creating a better customer experience.  Change is […]

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Solutions360 Talks Business Transformation at InfoComm 2019

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

The Solutions360 team is busy getting ready for InfoComm 2019, where we will be talking to integrators about how to transform their businesses. Stop by our booth #4975 and learn how other integration companies are keeping up margins and increasing profitability. The Q360 business management software platform is purpose built to run a whole AV integration business from end-to-end. Many of our customers are experiencing explosive growth, and Q360 has helped them to streamline operations and reduce costs, while increasing profit margins. Looking back at […]

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From Service to Support

Posted on May 6, 2019 in Blog ,Change Management ,Industry Discussion by

Service is the act of doing. While support is the act of doing with the interest of your customer’s success in mind. The evolution of service to support is a really hot topic with technology integrators these days. There is widespread acknowledgement that creating streams of revenue from managed services and support will help to create predictable revenue that can make your integration business more sustainable in the long run. Steve Riley, one of our resident experts on support, shares his wisdom on this topic in […]

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Don’t Buy Software without Clear Business Objectives

Posted on April 29, 2019 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

  Integrators often say that they want to replace their current software When I ask why, they normally respond with a list of short comings with their current technology. It is also not uncommon to receive a request for proposal, which usually takes the form of a spread sheet of software features that are desired. This tactic does not address the reason for using technology in the first place, and in many cases does little to really help the business. My recommendation is to not […]

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How Big Is Your Inventory Graveyard?

Posted on April 23, 2019 in Blog by

Integrators almost always end up with extra inventory on every project. Sometimes the client changes their mind, sometimes product is over-ordered, and sometimes there is just a mistake but it’s too costly to return to the vendor. Whatever the scenario, it is quite typical to credit a project when product is returned to the warehouse. Then, many integrators place that product in inventory, but really have no efficient way to reuse that inventory on new customer projects. So, it sits there, never to be used […]

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Everything You Know About Selecting Enterprise Software Is Wrong

Posted on April 15, 2019 in Around the Web by

By Joe Shepley I’ve been involved in software selection for 18 years, both as a buyer and as a consultant helping buyers find the right product for their needs. I’ve seen CIOs make snap decisions with little to no process, and RFPs that go on forever with no decision ever being made. I’ve seen organizations get tremendous value from their software platform, as well as organizations that spend millions of dollars and never end up using it. And while the many intangible factors in any software […]

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