Yearly Archives: 2021

Planning and Forecasting with the OneDashboard

Posted on July 20, 2021 in Business Process Improvement ,Improve Financial Management ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

How can integrators accurately forecast in a project-based world? Welcome to episode two of our OneDashboard video series. Brad Dempsey is joined by Joel Harris of Navigate Management Consulting to discuss this very exciting time for us here at Solutions360. OneDashboard is one of our biggest innovations, maybe even in the history of the company. How many times have you heard this in the integration industry? But I’m too busy to plan. My customers are constantly changing things. I just can’t do it. If you […]

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Why Is WIP Management Important?

Posted on July 12, 2021 in Business Process Improvement ,Improve Financial Management ,Industry Discussion by

On this episode of ClearTalk, our Director of Product Management, Tofiq Indawala, is joined by Brad Malone, from Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss that three-letter word WIP. What is it? What does it mean? And why is WIP management important? WIP management is a derivative of good project management and it’s also a belief system. There are basically two components of WIP – labor and equipment. You also have your projected and your actuals. This is the highest level of information. “When I look at […]

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Introducing Q360’s OneDashboard to Rule Them All

Posted on June 14, 2021 in Business Process Improvement ,Improve Financial Management ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

OneDashboard to Rule Them All In today’s video, John Graham, Executive Vice President of Solutions360, is joined by Joel Harris from Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss a big topic. We’re talking about OneDashboard. Integrators have vast amounts of information available to them, the challenge is making it useful. Your data should give you the ability to steer your integration company into the future. With this, comes the premise of forecasting. We often hear that the integration business is like a snowflake business – there’s no […]

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Estimating Methodologies for Integrators

Posted on April 27, 2021 in Improve Profitability ,Increase Project Profitability ,Q360 by

What are the best estimating methodologies? In Part I of this series, we looked at the myth of the perfect project estimate and discussed how assumptions and risks factor into an estimate. Today, we continue this conversation and examine the estimation process. There are three basic methodologies used for estimating, with some variants. 1. Parametric estimate The first is a parametric estimate, where we know two or three parameters of a project and we extrapolate a range from those parameters – which are usually tracked […]

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Best Practices for Preparing for Your Busy Season as an Integrator

Posted on April 20, 2021 in Around the Web ,Industry Discussion by

From all the conversations we’ve had with integration owners, the one challenge we hear about a lot is “busy season.” There are no hard-and-fast rules in the systems integration industry – mainly because no two businesses are exactly the same. But there are still certain consistencies that integration companies face: the cyclical nature of the business. For a lot of integrators, busy season comes in the summer – usually starting around Memorial Day and heading into the fall due to the construction that takes place […]

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Q360 Is the Best Workflow Tool for Integrators

Posted on April 14, 2021 in Automate Operations ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 by

What does it mean that Q360 is a business process management and workflow tool? When you look at an integration business in terms of workflows, Q360 helps to organize data so processes can be standardized across the organization. This allows integrators to reduce risk and create predictable outcomes. In today’s video, Tofiq Indawala, Director of Product Management, and John Graham, the Executive Vice President of Solutions360 share how Q360 helps integrators achieve this within their organizations. Q360 takes an end-to-end holistic approach to create business […]

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Introduction to Q360

Posted on April 6, 2021 in Automate Operations ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

Welcome to another episode of the Solutions360 ClearTalk Podcast. Today, our Executive Vice President, John Graham, joins us for an introduction to Q360, and to discuss how it is different from other ERP software platforms. Q360 is a full ERP system specifically designed for technology integration companies. And that’s a subtle difference, but it makes all the difference in the world. “Technology integrators are in a challenging business,” says Graham. “There’s a lot of little nuances in how they operate that are tricky for most […]

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