Yearly Archives: 2019

Avoid the Pitfalls of Business Process Improvement Initiatives

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Blog by

The business of improving your business is serious business.  How many times have you or someone on your team tinkered with a process and achieved a less than desired result?  Perhaps it wasn’t adopted, or only partially adopted by a few on the team.  Or worse, it had adverse results on other areas of the business.  In today’s world of commerce you need to be nimble and constantly thinking about how you can improve; either making things more efficient or creating a better customer experience.  Change is […]

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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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Managing Growth

Posted on January 21, 2019 in Change Management ,Industry Discussion by

In the face of increasing complexity, managing growth is a top priority for systems integrators The systems integration industry has become increasingly complex. Twenty years ago you didn’t have to focus on business processes in order to be successful, but you do today. “We have evolved beyond the days of three guys in a van,” says Brad Malone. “But the AV industry is full of integrators that started out this way.” Successful integrators are adapting to this new reality, but managing growth is not always […]

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Solutions360 Software Helps Integrators On-Boarding Acquisitions

Posted on July 23, 2018 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions360 by

After an acquisition is made, the hard work begins. It’s no secret that mergers and acquisitions are rampant in the AV industry, and the pace of consolidation shows no signs of slowing down. As a result of acquisition, many of Solutions360’s customers are either experiencing or getting ready for explosive growth. Q360 software has been a great tool to help integrators gain command and control of both operations and accounting, smoothing out the bumps of on-boarding a new organization. Brad Dempsey  and  John Graham recently sat […]

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The Value of an Organization’s Vision

Posted on May 14, 2018 in Blog ,Industry Discussion by

How important to a company is a shared vision — one that resonates with every person in the organization and is felt by every client? Let’s find out by looking at the typical progression and growth of an audiovisual integration company. Many AV integration companies (and many companies in other industries, too) start small, with three to five people filling a multitude of roles and performing many tasks. These roles and responsibilities often overlap, so the founding members understand one another’s jobs and probably share […]

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Tame the Anarchy of Innovation with a Process-Driven Culture

Posted on April 16, 2018 in Around the Web ,Change Management by

By Ivan Seselj Almost universally, innovation is regarded as a positive force. In fact, in today’s fast-paced business environment, it’s often considered essential for business survival. For example, consider how many businesses — especially in the technology space — now have a Chief Innovation Officer whose job it is to originate new ideas, while recognizing and fostering innovative ideas generated by others. Anarchy, on the other hand, is generally associated with destruction and conjures up images of insurrection, disorder, chaos and mayhem. So what do […]

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7 Ways to Rekindle Your Love of Process Improvement

Posted on February 26, 2018 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement by

By Ivan Seselj Are your business processes crying out for a little love? The best way to ensure that your processes remain static, out of date and rarely used, is to deprive them of love and attention from your teams. When processes are routinely ignored or viewed as a hurdle that teams would rather bypass, it signals a need for change. And yet, engaging people in the task of prioritizing process improvement is a challenge that many organizations encounter. 7 Ways to Rekindle Your Love […]

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