Yearly Archives: 2019

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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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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Accountability Drives Business Transformation at VTI Security

Posted on April 8, 2019 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

One of our biggest goals at VTI is to improve consistency and accountability. Before Q360, there were a lot of inconsistencies in how each department operated from office to office; this was a long-standing issue. Q360 gave us a great tool to be able to identify those inconsistencies, and we use it in a way that allows us all to be on the same page. Bonnie Carpenter is the Q360 Administrator at VTI Security. “I am the liaison between our VTI colleagues and the Q360 […]

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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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Assessing the Value of Investing in ERP Software

Posted on December 10, 2018 in Blog by

How do you know when your technology integration business is ready to invest in ERP software? Calculating the return value of an investment can be daunting, even for the experienced executive, but one which includes new ERP Software may be at the top of the list. Say the word “Enterprise” and it means the whole business will be involved and it’s sure to mean “change”- and some folks may not welcome changing from the old ways. New enterprise software will not only affect the technology […]

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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

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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