Metrics and KPIs Should Drive the Right Behavior

Posted on July 8, 2019 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Industry Discussion by

First, you have to determine, the performance or the behavior you want. Only then can you determine how to measure that performance. This week, Brad Dempsey and Brad Malone, or as we like to call them, The Brad Show, discusses what kind of KPIs integrators should track, and how to use those KPIs to manage accountability. If we look at the typical integration project, the two worst metrics are also the most commonly tracked –  Are you on time and on budget? This is a […]

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Will Your Integration Business Survive Corporate Adolescence?

Posted on July 2, 2019 in Achieve Business Growth ,Around the Web ,Change Management by

Without even defining corporate adolescence, you can figure out what it means. Corporate adolescence is a term Navigate likes to use to describe that awkward stage in a company’s life when they are no longer small—but not yet large.  You have some of the characteristics of each but are not quite one or the other.  And it’s downright uncomfortable. Almost everyone survives human adolescence (somehow).  Unfortunately, the mortality rate for companies is somewhat higher: some don’t.  But the odds of corporate survival go up dramatically […]

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Why You Should Support the NSCA Ignite Initiative

Posted on June 24, 2019 in Blog ,Industry Discussion by

Join Solutions360 and Support the NSCA Ignite Initiative Ignite is an initiative established by the NSCA Education Foundation. The NSCA Ignite program is aimed at attracting and engaging the next generation of audiovisual technology professionals. There is a growing demand for additional talent in our industry, and Ignite’s main goal is to make sure that young people, just embarking on their careers, are aware that the AV industry is here, AND it’s a great place to work! It is up to us to make the […]

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Thank You for Visiting Solutions360 at InfoComm 19!

Posted on June 17, 2019 in Blog ,Improve Profitability ,Q360 by

      It was the 10th year for Solutions360 at InfoComm 19, and another record week in Orlando!             With the championship looming, it was a tough week for our team to be away from Toronto, but Solutions360 was proud to represent #RaptorsNation at InfoComm. In between Raptors games, we spent our days on the show floor talking to integrators about how a unified ERP software package can help you win more business and produce higher margins, while building better customer […]

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Announcing the New Q360 Mobile Application

Posted on June 8, 2019 in Automate Operations ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 by

Solutions360 is very excited to introduce our new mobile application, designed specifically for technicians to perform their functions while on the go. Let’s take a look and see how the Q360 mobile app will make your life easier! As soon as you log in, the main landing page displays your entire task list. With the app you have the ability to drill down for additional detail on any service call or project task that has been assigned. Not sure how to get to the customer […]

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How Can Systems Integrators Defend Labor Hours Beyond the Job Site?

Posted on June 3, 2019 in Around the Web ,Blog by

On this NSCA Industry Insights, Chuck Talks Labor & Installation Standards A questions that NSCA often hears, is how do systems integrators defend labor hours beyond what time is spent on the job site? This issue is especially prevalent for integrators that work with construction managers and general contractors, but even some end-users. “They just see what happens on the job site,” Chuck explains. “We might have a 200 hour project, but we’re only on the job site for a certain period of time. Customers […]

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Use Your Data to Circumvent Risk

Posted on May 27, 2019 in Around the Web ,Improve Financial Management ,Industry Discussion by

A blog entry based upon The AV Profession podcast with Tim Albright and guest David McNutt of Navigate Management Consulting. This podcast is part of a series from The AV Profession about risk management and risk assessment. Today is a deep dive, talking about the risks of not having enough information to make the right decisions in your integration business. “When we work with companies and we begin to pull back some layers of non-transparency, we often see that companies don’t have a lot of […]

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