What Should A Lessons Learned Process Focus On?

Posted on April 1, 2019 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Industry Discussion by

When working on an integration project, how often do we hear the words, “Didn’t this happen last time?” Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. You could say the same about many organizations’ lessons learned process — or more aptly named, their “lessons-re-learned” process. This is because so many organizations incorrectly call the lessons learned process a “postmortem.” That word choice is inappropriate because it reflects a dissection mentality; a search for recrimination […]

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NSCA Next-Generation Leadership Training

Posted on March 25, 2019 in Blog ,Industry Discussion by

Is Your Next-Generation of Leadership Ready to Lead? Finding and retaining talent is a hot topic with systems integrators in 2019. NSCA commonly hears how many integrators are struggling with developing new leaders to better understand the business, enlarge their contribution, and add more value. NSCA and our partners at Navigate Management Consulting have listened to this feedback – and are collaborating to bring a unique training program to the integration industry. Next Generation Leadership Training Next-Generation Leadership (Next Gen) Training is an intensive management development […]

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Using As-A-Service to Sell More Hardware

Posted on March 18, 2019 in Around the Web by

A blog entry based upon an article from our partners at GreatAmerica Financial Services There is no way around it. If As-A-Service wasn’t the “thing” before, 2019 is the year of As-A-Service for Managed Service Providers, UC providers and Audio Visual shops. Just last week, Arlin Sorensen, the father of MSP best practice sharing, stated in his daily email, “the days of long term contracts will likely change as the buyers become younger and more friendly to a subscription rather than longer term commitment.” Don’t […]

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VTI Security Increases Efficiency 10-15% with Q360

Posted on March 11, 2019 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

CLIENT PROFILE VTI Security is a national commercial integrator, based in Minnesota. The company opened its doors in 1980 and has grown to over 240 employees with locations in CO, NE, TX, WI and WY. 2018 Revenue: $69 million Q360 Go Live Date: August 1, 2017 THE CHALLENGE  Prior to Q360, VTI Security was using five different software systems. “I have been working for years, slowly migrating our front end systems down to as few as possible,” says Rick Allan, Chief Technology Officer at VTI. […]

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Video Demo 5 – Revenue Recognition Basics in Q360

Posted on March 4, 2019 in Blog by

The updated ASC 606 accounting standard came into effect for private companies on Jan 1, 2019. These guidelines introduce a fundamentally different model for recognizing revenue versus legacy generally accepted accounting principals (GAAP). Are you ready for the new ASC 606 revenue recognition rules? The new revenue recognition rules applies to nearly all types of revenue-generating transactions. So, if you are a technology integrator and have contracts with customers, then ASC 606 applies to you. At BLC last week, regulation and compliance were hot topics […]

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NSCA: We Are Under Attack By Proposed Legislation and You Must Act

Posted on February 25, 2019 in Around the Web ,Change Management by

A cluster of regulatory legislation that could negatively affect the integration business is on the docket. During its annual NSCA Member Meeting at the 2019 Business & Leadership Conference, the trade organization will ask integrators to step up. This is not a drill, says NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson. In 2019, there are several licensure bills and regulatory legislation in multiple key states poised to negatively affect integration firms’ businesses. The trade organization is fighting tirelessly, but during the annual NSCA Member Meeting at the 21st annual […]

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Rick Allan of VTI Security on their Partnership with Solutions360

Posted on February 18, 2019 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

On this edition of Clear Talk, Tofiq Indawala talks with Rick Allan, CTO at VTI Security. VTI Security is a national systems integrator that is based in the Midwest. The company integrates security systems, camera systems and access control systems, and provides solutions to its customers. Prior to Q360, VTI Security was using a combination of six solutions to run the business. “It was all pieced together,” says Allan. “We had to work through VARS, or resellers of the software and not directly with the […]

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