Yearly Archives: 2019

Why Integrators Should Pivot to a Managed Services Provider Business Model

Posted on October 28, 2019 in Blog by

Why does NSCA put such a focus on what IT VARs are doing, and the managed services provider business model that prevails in the IT space? One question that NSCA often gets from integrators is, “It seems you are steering us towards becoming an IT VAR rather than an AV integration firm. Why is that?” This issue actually came up a lot at the recent Pivot to Profit Conference, and is the topic of our video Question of the Week, with Chuck Wilson. “Really the […]

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Solutions360 Integration with D-Tools Adds Resource Planning and Financial Management with a Focus on Project Profitability for System Integrator™ Customers

Posted on August 27, 2019 in Increase Project Profitability ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions360 by

New Integration Provides D-Tools SI Users with Immediate Access to Advanced Financial Planning and Management, Project Reporting and Related Information to Improve Business Decision Making and Performance CONCORD, CA (August 26, 2019) – D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software has announced an integration between the company’s award-winning estimation, system design, and project management solution – System Integrator (SI) – and Solutions360’s Q360 ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution. The two products combine to create a comprehensive, end-to-end software solution for electronic systems […]

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How Can Integrators Achieve Sustainable Growth?

Posted on August 26, 2019 in Achieve Business Growth ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

How can systems integrators achieve sustainable growth? “I think our biggest challenge in this industry is resources,” says Jay Rogina, Principal at Spinitar. “We need resources all the way through from the account management to the installation. How is that done? Education. We need education starting in the high schools, education all the way through colleges, with on the job training, and a lot of internships. So that’s one way, and that’s one of the biggest challenges, I believe, that we have in this industry. […]

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Solutions360 and D-Tools Create the Foundation for Outstanding Customer Experiences

Posted on August 12, 2019 in Achieve Business Growth ,Automate Operations ,Blog ,Solutions360 by

Solutions360 and D-Tools share a common vision to help integrators increase productivity, efficiency and standardization. From the first interaction with a new customer to the final service touch point, you want the design and engineering experience to be seamless and impressive. But using disparate systems and tools can make that a challenge. We’ve got good news: There’s an answer! Announcing the D-Tools and Solutions360 integration “We are very excited about the integration,” says Tofiq Indawala. “Our customers handle a lot of functions in Q360 including […]

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Why You Should Support the NSCA Ignite Initiative

Posted on June 24, 2019 in Blog ,Industry Discussion by

Join Solutions360 and Support the NSCA Ignite Initiative Ignite is an initiative established by the NSCA Education Foundation. The NSCA Ignite program is aimed at attracting and engaging the next generation of audiovisual technology professionals. There is a growing demand for additional talent in our industry, and Ignite’s main goal is to make sure that young people, just embarking on their careers, are aware that the AV industry is here, AND it’s a great place to work! It is up to us to make the […]

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How Can Systems Integrators Defend Labor Hours Beyond the Job Site?

Posted on June 3, 2019 in Around the Web ,Blog by

On this NSCA Industry Insights, Chuck Talks Labor & Installation Standards A questions that NSCA often hears, is how do systems integrators defend labor hours beyond what time is spent on the job site? This issue is especially prevalent for integrators that work with construction managers and general contractors, but even some end-users. “They just see what happens on the job site,” Chuck explains. “We might have a 200 hour project, but we’re only on the job site for a certain period of time. Customers […]

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NSCA Next-Generation Leadership Training

Posted on March 25, 2019 in Blog ,Industry Discussion by

Is Your Next-Generation of Leadership Ready to Lead? Finding and retaining talent is a hot topic with systems integrators in 2019. NSCA commonly hears how many integrators are struggling with developing new leaders to better understand the business, enlarge their contribution, and add more value. NSCA and our partners at Navigate Management Consulting have listened to this feedback – and are collaborating to bring a unique training program to the integration industry. Next Generation Leadership Training Next-Generation Leadership (Next Gen) Training is an intensive management development […]

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