Business Process Improvement

Better Processes Equals Better Projects

Posted on May 19, 2020 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement by
Better Processes Equals Better Projects

When was the last time your integration business focused on process improvement? Process management is an exercise in efficiency – it is all about doing the correct things while minimizing waste. There are a lot of programs out there that address process standardization and improvement in more words than I’ll use — programs such as Lean, Six Sigma, Business Process Engineering, SIPOC (Supplier, Input, Process, Output, Customer), and so on. More study on any of these topics will certainly yield positive benefits, especially at an integration […]

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Video Demo: Q360 Cash Flow Forecasting Dashboard

Posted on May 4, 2020 in Business Process Improvement ,Improve Financial Management ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by
Video Demo: Q360 Cash Flow Forecasting Dashboard

We are excited to release the newly updated cash flow forecasting dashboard in Q360 Why is cash flow forecasting important? The object of cash flow forecasting is to compare how much cash you receive each month to how much cash you must disburse. Solutions360’s new worksheet tool will help you to forecast both sides of this equation. This month-by-month look forward can help integrators manage growth, as well as predict any impending cash flow crisis. 7 Tips for accurate cash flow forecasting in your integration […]

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10 Critical Reports in Q360 to Help You Make Informed Business Decisions

Posted on April 27, 2020 in Business Process Improvement ,Improve Financial Management ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by
10 Critical Reports in Q360 to Help You Make Informed Business Decisions

Author: Tofiq Indawala, PMP As businesses face this unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having access to critical business data has become even more vital. Businesses need critical data faster and more reliably then ever before to help make important business continuity decisions. In this article, we will review a few reports that will help you narrow in on the critical information to help you make the right business decisions. 1. Sales Forecast The sales forecast will help you narrow in on what and […]

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Q360 Helps Integrators Develop Best Practices for Access Control

Posted on February 10, 2020 in Automate Operations ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by
Q360 Helps Integrators Develop Best Practices for Access Control

What is the best way for integrators to track of all those customer passwords? One the of questions Solutions360 always hears from integrators is how to store all their access information. Access control is a problem across the integration industry.  Technicians are installing IoT devices in customers’ network environments, and all of these devices have passwords and usernames. Plus, the servers and computers that technicians use also have passwords and usernames. Access control is also important from a managed service perspective. Many MSPs need to […]

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Close the Profitability Loop in Your Job Costing Process

Posted on January 6, 2020 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Increase Project Profitability ,Q360 by
Close the Profitability Loop in Your Job Costing Process

Job costing is one of the most complicated issues that Solutions360 has seen in the integration industry. Solutions360 has worked with more than 200 integrators, and fewer than 10 percent were satisfied with their job costing process, prior to implementing Q360. Often there was no job costing process in place, so estimates were based on gut feel. And many integrators were not fully burdening costs. All of this contributes to a lack of visibility into the accuracy of an estimate. In today’s competitive environment, as […]

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Dashboards in Q360 Turn Data into Information

Posted on December 23, 2019 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 by
Dashboards in Q360 Turn Data into Information

What differentiates integrators that use dashboards in Q360 from those that don’t? Today, Tofiq Indawala, Director of Product Management, is joined by Brad Malone from Navigate Management Consulting to talk about dashboards in Q360. How do Solutions360 customers use dashboards? “A lot of integrators traditionally just look at the day-to-day operation and don’t understand what direction the ship is actually heading,” says Indawala. “They’re dealing with a lot of spreadsheets, a lot of data, a lot of information. But when you look at data in […]

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Who Owns the Estimating Process – Sales or Operations?

Posted on November 25, 2019 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 by
Who Owns the Estimating Process – Sales or Operations?

Who should be responsible for the estimating process? One of the issues that Solutions360 often addresses with customers is the estimating process. Today, our own Tofiq Indawala, is joined by Steve Riley, of Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss who should be responsible for the estimate. “This is a conversation I always have with customers during implementation,” Indawala reports. In terms of process management, who should be creating the estimate, and who should be creating the engineered solution? “We often see sales reps that have experience […]

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