Yearly Archives: 2019

Who Owns the Estimating Process – Sales or Operations?

Posted on November 25, 2019 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 by

Who should be responsible for the estimating process? One of the issues that Solutions360 often addresses with customers is the estimating process. Today, our own Tofiq Indawala, is joined by Steve Riley, of Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss who should be responsible for the estimate. “This is a conversation I always have with customers during implementation,” Indawala reports. In terms of process management, who should be creating the estimate, and who should be creating the engineered solution? “We often see sales reps that have experience […]

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Yes, Your Customers Want AV-as-a-Service!

Posted on November 11, 2019 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions360 by

We have been talking a lot lately about the benefits of embracing the AV-as-a-Service business model. But, this is not a new concept, it is just fairly new to the AV space. “Customers are already consuming other technology that way, because it’s being sold like that by vendors in other technology verticals,” says Chad Sowers, Director of Business Development for GreatAmerica Financial Services. “Now, customers are starting to expect the same from AV, and that’s where GreatAmerica comes in. We can essentially be your bank […]

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Solutions360 Announces Launch of New Web Client

Posted on September 30, 2019 in Automate Operations ,Blog ,Change Management ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

Solutions 360 is very excited to announce our completely redesigned Q360 web client   This is the launch of our first end-to-end web client. It is the same technology, the same efficiency and the same functionality that you’ve enjoyed for many, many decades. Now, it’s completely redesigned and available on our new web client. Our new design includes brand new functionality, new efficiency, new features, and everything that you’ve expected out of the fully executed product. This is something that our integrators have been asking […]

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Forecasting for Successful Project Management

Posted on September 9, 2019 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Improve Profitability ,Q360 by

How do you manage and forecast resources in you integration business? “One of the biggest problems we see is that integrators aren’t laying out their projects profitably right from the beginning,” says Brad Dempsey, CEO of Solutions360. “One of the first things you need to do before you’re worried about who’s doing what, is what is the timeline of the project look like? When do I need the different kinds of labor at a much higher level? Not necessarily down to the week, and understanding […]

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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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MSP Summer School: Writing Great Process Documentation

Posted on August 5, 2019 in Around the Web ,Automate Operations ,Industry Discussion by

This summer, we’re taking it back to school. Documentation Summer School, that is. This is where those who are still near the beginning of their documentation journey can explore some of the fundamentals of creating great documentation, and a documentation culture. Some of this will be older material that’s still awesome, but there will also be new pieces designed to fill in the gaps of our previous work on the subject of mastering IT documentation. The best thing about summer school is that it’s casual. Drop […]

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Spinitar Achieves Sustainable Growth with Solutions360

Posted on July 15, 2019 in Achieve Business Growth ,Customer Success Stories ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

At Solutions360, we build the tools that enable integrators to achieve sustainable growth, and manage that growth over the long term.  We view Q360 as the data hub of the business, and our unified software helps integrators gain increased visibility to their data. Spinitar is a long-time customer of Solutions360, and has been using Q360 for about eight years. Over this time, Spinitar has achieved sustainable and predictable growth. Our CEO, Brad Dempsey, recently sat down with David Taccone, CFO at Spinitar, to discuss how […]

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