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Lone Star Enhances the Customer Experience with a Focus on Process

Posted on November 19, 2018 in Customer Success Stories ,Industry Discussion ,Q360 by
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 Bowles, Chief Customer Experience Officer, share their thoughts on the company’s attention to process and how this drives customer satisfaction. Lone Star has been ISO 9001 certified for 15 years, which is a rare achievement for an integrator. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on […]

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Genesis Integration Harnessed the Power of Data with Q360 PSA Software

Posted on February 12, 2018 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by
Genesis Integration Harnessed the Power of Data with Q360 PSA Software

Big Data is on everyone’s lips as both a challenge and an opportunity for 2018, with a promise that increased information will allow us to yield valuable insights and make better business decisions. Organizations that manage to make sense of their data, and use it to make informed business decisions are gaining competitive advantage. We spoke with Kelly McCarthy, President at Genesis Integration about this trend, and its impact on technology integrators. “With Q360, the amount of data available to us grew considerably, and our […]

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5 Best Practices from AVI Systems for a Successful ERP Implementation

Posted on January 15, 2018 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories by
5 Best Practices from AVI Systems for a Successful ERP Implementation

  Preparation and organization were keys to AVI’s successful Q360 implementation       Anyone who has ever experienced an ERP implementation, will tell you there is nothing ‘easy’ about it. But according to Kendra Lettau, Process Management Architect at AVI System, there is much that can be done to make an ERP implementation run smoothly. AVI Systems went live with Q360 in September, 2015. A little more than two years later, the company can look back and point to some best practices that helped […]

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Q360 Drives Business Transformation at Adtech Systems

Posted on September 18, 2017 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories by
Q360 Drives Business Transformation at Adtech Systems

Client Profile Adtech Systems opened its doors in 1988 as a projector reseller. Over the years, the company has evolved to become one of the premiere professional audio/visual integrators in New England. Today, Adtech has 170 employees, and operates across three states, serving some of the largest organizations in the region. In March 2015, two local entrepreneurs – Dustin Campbell and Philip Muscatello – purchased a majority interest in Adtech Systems. Dustin and Phil have extensive backgrounds in business operations and management across a variety […]

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Should Integrators Reward Value or Effort?

Posted on February 22, 2021 in Around the Web ,Blog by
Should Integrators Reward Value or Effort?

I find that people are often rewarded by how busy they are, rather than how productive they are. I was recently working with a company and the president said, “I want people who put in lots of effort.” I asked him to define that. “I want them working from seven in the morning until ten at night,” he said. I asked him whether he would know if they accomplished anything valuable. “Well,” he replied, “At least I’d know they were busy giving the effort.” Given […]

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3 Security Trends to Watch in 2021

Posted on February 8, 2021 in Around the Web ,Blog by
3 Security Trends to Watch in 2021

Security is an everlasting concern for enterprise IT. Here’s what experts say are some of the top security trends to watch in 2021 – as “normal” gets redefined. Here’s one prediction that you can bet on: Forecasting enterprise security trends will never go out of style. That’s not a bold call but it’s a bankable one. Technology trends come and go, but security is an everlasting issue. There’s no finish line where everyone gets to clink glasses and declare: “All secure!” In the same vein, […]

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What Happens When the Project Estimate Doesn’t Match Reality?

Posted on February 3, 2021 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Increase Project Profitability ,Solutions360 by
What Happens When the Project Estimate Doesn’t Match Reality?

There is widespread belief in the integration industry, that the most important measure for a project manager is to be ‘on time and on budget,’ and that a good project manager will make it so. But this assumes that the estimate is accurate. Is this a familiar conversation in your integration business? “Well, our estimates have to be good.” “Why?” “Because we always hit them.” This would be all right in a world with perfect estimates, but what happens when the project estimate doesn’t match […]

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Customer Success Manager Is One of Solutions360’s Most Innovative Roles

Posted on January 25, 2021 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by
Customer Success Manager Is One of Solutions360’s Most Innovative Roles

Meet John Lyall, Customer Success Manager at Solutions360. The idea of a Customer Success Manager is a relatively new development, that is rapidly changing and evolving our customer relationships. John meets with Solutions360 customers to understand their needs and help them achieve their business goals. “I look to build strong value-added relationships with our customers by understanding their business goals and discussing strategies to help them achieve these goals. I listen to customers as they voice their needs within Solutions360,” says Lyall. The Solutions360 Support […]

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3 Tips to Help Integrators Grow Services Revenue

Posted on January 18, 2021 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions360 by
3 Tips to Help Integrators Grow Services Revenue

Integrators regularly ask Solutions360 for advice about how to grow their services revenue. It often goes something like this, “How do we start this, because we have a break fix business? We get calls from our clients and we are very reactive and we take care of them, but we really want to build that business to be a higher percentage of our overall revenue. How do we do that?” Today, Steve Riley, from Navigate Management Consulting, outlines the three steps integrators should take to […]

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Understand the Power of Variable Costs

Posted on January 11, 2021 in Around the Web ,Blog by
Understand the Power of Variable Costs

  Integrators that understand the power of variable costs know that every dollar saved goes directly to profits. This is Part 1 in our new blog series from Joel Harris, which explains the power of variable costs for your integration business. More than 20 years ago, I discovered the hidden profit enhancement found in focusing on reducing overhead costs, and on making certain that direct costs were truly variable costs. My company had acquired a failed roll-up with a national footprint, with great customers and […]

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The Time Billing Paradox

Posted on January 4, 2021 in Blog ,Improve Financial Management ,Increase Project Profitability ,Solutions360 by
The Time Billing Paradox

What is the best way to get your team to buy in to the importance of time tracking? On this episode of the Navigator, Brad Dempsey and Brad Malone talk through the time billing paradox, and the struggle people have when they hear the two scary words – time tracking. This is one of the biggest hornet’s nests Solutions360 deals with during an ERP implementation. One of the main issues is that people feel micromanaged when they must be responsible for tracking their time. It […]

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