Yearly Archives: 2013

Solutions360 to Sponsor NSCA Best Practices Conference

Posted on September 30, 2013 in Blog ,Industry Discussion by

Solutions360 is the Supporting Sponsor of this fall’s NSCA Best Practices Conferences to be held in October and November 2013. As a technology partner of the NSCA, Solutions360 looks to support integrators by helping them to improve efficiency and introduce best practices to enable growth. Solutions360 will be on hand exhibiting key growth strategies as well as leading a session on Job Costing for the Operations Department; what is it and how do you use it to run more profitable projects. During this session Brad […]

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Watch Your Profits Increase

Posted on May 6, 2013 in Blog ,Improve Profitability by

How Benchmarking and Best Practices Can Improve Your Business Business as usual is not working. With the various pressures that today’s systems integrators are experiencing, companies must look beyond what they’ve done before, because doing the same thing and getting the same results no longer cuts it when markets are evolving so quickly. The vision of NSCA’s partnership with Solutions360 is a simple one. Using NSCA’s Best Practices and Standards and Solutions360’s Business Management System will allow member companies to take a holistic approach to help improve all facets of their business. This is […]

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Can resource allocation improvements help you bid a job profitably?

Posted on April 18, 2013 in Blog ,Improve Profitability ,Industry Discussion by

Would you send an Engineer to do an Installer’s job?  Starting a bid with unrealistic resource allocation assumptions will negatively impact project profitability before the job even begins.  It’s just one of the things to consider when bidding a project. Having the right people to do the right job is critical, but having realistic labor installation estimates is just as important to not only create a winning bid, but to create efficiencies in your overall project execution. I hear from many people in operations that […]

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Dirty Data is Costing Your Business More Money than You Think

Posted on March 6, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by

3 Steps to Get from Bad Data to Good Data – You can’t make good business decisions with dirty data. When you’re planning your resource allocation or you’re auditing your project accounting, if you don’t have one centralized business management software, there may be bad or missing data. That’s costing you precious money and time that can be better served helping your customers.

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5 Things to Consider when Bidding a Project

Posted on February 5, 2013 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by

The Art & Science of a Good Project Job Costing Process – Not all projects are created equal. It would be nice if there was an exact science to bidding a project but sadly many factors come into play that could malign your latest bid. You need art and science, a job costing system in place, to make it work.

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Job Costing Survival Guide Introduced by Business Process Management Leader, Solutions360,

Posted on December 17, 2012 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability by

New Job Costing Survival Guide Illuminates Best Practices and Helps Businesses Assess their Current Job Costing Process to Ultimately Improve Project Profit Margins   Newmarket, Ontario – December 2012 – Solutions360, a leader in business process management and PSA software solutions, is excited to introduce The Job Costing Survival Guide. Solutions360 works with businesses to drive growth, profit and efficiency by sharing best practices in the areas of achieving business growth, automating operations, improving financial management and increasing project profitability. The Job Costing Survival Guide […]

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Job Costing Software is Key to Construction Profits

Posted on July 13, 2012 in Blog ,Improve Profitability by

Even in the best of economies more contractors go belly up than not. Knowing this, many builders reason that the best solution for dealing with risk is to keep their business modest. And yet, many fail. Nonetheless, for every failure, there is a success. What separates the winners from the losers? Job Costing software and best practices. Using job costing software is a lot easier than most trade pros believe it to be. The Small Business Administration study that established how risky the construction industry […]

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