Yearly Archives: 2019

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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Everything You Know About Selecting Enterprise Software Is Wrong

Posted on April 15, 2019 in Around the Web by

By Joe Shepley I’ve been involved in software selection for 18 years, both as a buyer and as a consultant helping buyers find the right product for their needs. I’ve seen CIOs make snap decisions with little to no process, and RFPs that go on forever with no decision ever being made. I’ve seen organizations get tremendous value from their software platform, as well as organizations that spend millions of dollars and never end up using it. And while the many intangible factors in any software […]

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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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VTI Security Increases Efficiency 10-15% with Q360

Posted on March 11, 2019 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

CLIENT PROFILE VTI Security is a national commercial integrator, based in Minnesota. The company opened its doors in 1980 and has grown to over 240 employees with locations in CO, NE, TX, WI and WY. 2018 Revenue: $69 million Q360 Go Live Date: August 1, 2017 THE CHALLENGE – Prior to Q360, VTI Security was using five different software systems. “I have been working for years, slowly migrating our front end systems down to as few as possible,” says Rick Allan, Chief Technology Officer at VTI. […]

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Video Demo 5 – Revenue Recognition Basics in Q360

Posted on March 4, 2019 in Blog by

The updated ASC 606 accounting standard came into effect for private companies on Jan 1, 2019. These guidelines introduce a fundamentally different model for recognizing revenue versus legacy generally accepted accounting principals (GAAP). Are you ready for the new ASC 606 revenue recognition rules? The new revenue recognition rules applies to nearly all types of revenue-generating transactions. So, if you are a technology integrator and have contracts with customers, then ASC 606 applies to you. At BLC last week, regulation and compliance were hot topics […]

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Rick Allan of VTI Security on their Partnership with Solutions360

Posted on February 18, 2019 in Blog ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 by

On this edition of Clear Talk, Tofiq Indawala talks with Rick Allan, CTO at VTI Security. VTI Security is a national systems integrator that is based in the Midwest. The company integrates security systems, camera systems and access control systems, and provides solutions to its customers. Prior to Q360, VTI Security was using a combination of six solutions to run the business. “It was all pieced together,” says Allan. “We had to work through VARS, or resellers of the software and not directly with the […]

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